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by topher hoefer
April 13th, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'
Replies: 240
Views: 40192

Re: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 48 stories / 550'

Attended the meeting yesterday. Only one person spoke in opposition which was a resident of the Legacy. Obviously not happy with the new building blocking their view of the riverside. Anyway, all items for Eleven passed 6-0! This is rich. They just stole the view of the river from the west bank off...
by topher hoefer
February 16th, 2016, 9:39 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium LRT Station, Ped Bridge & Plaza (MSFA block)
Replies: 466
Views: 54184

Re: Stadium LRT Station, Ped Bridge & Plaza (MSFA block)

Ugh. As annoyed as I am with the Wilfs getting every little thing they want.... naming the station this makes the most sense. Colloquially, this will be referred to as "the stadium" stop. Examples of stuff I hear; "Go downtown and transfer at the stadium" "Get off at the stadium and walk down to the...
by topher hoefer
October 30th, 2015, 11:37 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: AC Marriott Hotel - 401 Hennepin Ave (Andrews Hotel site)
Replies: 353
Views: 54804

Re: AC Marriott Hotel (401 Hennepin Ave / Andrews Hotel site

The gradual decline (Which seems to have reached tipping point) of the 90s is relevent because every hotel room looking out over hennepin will be facing a building in disrepair. With LaFemme out of the picture, the 90s is no longer going to be financially viable, meaning this hotel may have a new ne...
by topher hoefer
September 1st, 2015, 10:56 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: T3 - Hines Dock Street Office Project
Replies: 135
Views: 29526

Re: T3 - Hines Dock Street Office Project

I bike through there every day and it's getting progressively worse. The fissue is deeper and the elevation between sides is now noticibly different. It feels like the T3 side is pulling away and sinking. The most notavble difference has been in the last two days.
by topher hoefer
July 2nd, 2015, 9:48 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 363373

Re: Downtown East Project (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo)

I'm beginning to get really curious as to what will end up on the north side of the west tower. With the hotel going in the spot to the east, it would make sense that they would stick with their original plan for residential, but it doesn't seem to be part of 'The Edition'. Every mention of The Edit...
by topher hoefer
June 30th, 2015, 11:33 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: AC Marriott Hotel - 401 Hennepin Ave (Andrews Hotel site)
Replies: 353
Views: 54804

Re: AC Marriott Hotel (401 Hennepin Ave / Andrews Hotel site

Does the general population think that actual gay people run the 90s? I hope people know that it's owned and operated by the same guys that run Deja Vu and a bunch of other tacky establishments. At this point, they're giving us a bad name by having the most recognizable gay bar in the city also be t...
by topher hoefer
May 20th, 2015, 8:10 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1357
Views: 150577

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Looks as though they've scrapped the set aggregate surfacing material. I am glad. The test patch at Hennepin and 4th is a mess. Scraped up and dusty and crumbling. Not tough enough for our winters.
by topher hoefer
April 23rd, 2015, 1:55 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Hampton Inn & Suites - (19 8th Street North)
Replies: 274
Views: 48684

Re: Hampton Inn & Suites - (19 8th Street North)

They can try to convince us that "It's not like what you would see in the suburbs' all they want, but one look at those pictures... Holy holly hobby cheesy tchotchke. It's not my taste. But it sure is my mom's! ...and she lives in the suburbs. Whatever. I'll probably never set foot in the place, so ...
by topher hoefer
April 8th, 2015, 10:32 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59086

Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

The portions of the finished exterior (The eave above the eastern entrance and the small patch on the northeast side) are less than impressive. It looks like aluminum siding, complete with buckling and uneven seam work. I am hoping for the best here and that it looks better than the shed in my back ...
by topher hoefer
April 2nd, 2015, 8:04 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1357
Views: 150577

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Walking down Nicollet last night around 5:30 I was surprised to see how many people were hanging out, up to no good. Hotboxing the enclosed bus stop in front of Xcel, teenage boys harassing a woman, grown men yelling profanities at each other, two women getting into a screaming match in front of Cit...
by topher hoefer
March 6th, 2015, 3:48 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 363373

Re: Downtown East Project (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo)

Wells Fargo wrote in a stipulation that all construction would be done before workers moved in. We can expect the north sides of these blocks to reach completion when the towers do. Apartments on the west block (if they still go that route) and a hotel on the east will make for a great mix. This is ...
by topher hoefer
February 5th, 2015, 11:34 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S
Replies: 407
Views: 73500

Re: Thresher Square Hotel & Washington/Chicago Apartments

super bummed about the skyway. I work right across Washington and it would be awesome to have an indoor connection from the mill district to the rest of the city. I also thought the grocery store was only interested if there was a connection? I'm afraid this doesn't bode well for the parking garage ...
by topher hoefer
December 23rd, 2014, 9:48 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 1033
Views: 182921

Re: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)

Eight or nine dudes in suits walking around in the ground floor retail space this morning. They had all the lights on and it was amazing how different the corner of 5th and Marq looked with it lit up. It'll be a huge improvement once something goes in there. Fingers crossed that they were liking wha...
by topher hoefer
November 6th, 2014, 12:23 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: T3 - Hines Dock Street Office Project
Replies: 135
Views: 29526

Re: T3 - Hines Dock Street Office Project

Check out that map... I'm dying to know what they mean by "North Loop Green - Future Phase" in the space between this and the baseball stadium. Please please please be a housing TOWER.
by topher hoefer
October 15th, 2014, 9:40 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site
Replies: 1049
Views: 124461

Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Air Rights Development

Rollerdome will be back. So will running clubs in the winter. So will Monster truck rallies and high school sports and cultural events and trade shows and tons of new stuff we haven't even thought of yet. Out of more than 300 event days per year at the Metrodome, less than 100 featured professional ...
by topher hoefer
August 26th, 2014, 12:05 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59086

Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

http://www.startribune.com/blogs/272734301.html

Here comes the pedestrian bridge!
by topher hoefer
August 22nd, 2014, 12:03 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 363373

Re: Downtown East Project (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo)

Well Fargo has mandated that all construction be complete before employees move into the building. Everything is being scheduled out to be completed at the same time and that includes the residential portions.
by topher hoefer
July 31st, 2014, 3:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59086

Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

That makes more sense. I bet the white ones laying on the ground are the final structure pieces, being prepped for raising into place.
by topher hoefer
July 31st, 2014, 11:10 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59086

Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Is anyone else surprised the steel is green? I don't remember any color in the renderings. I kinda hate the green. White or natural silver would have been better.
by topher hoefer
May 21st, 2014, 1:51 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Marshall - (515 14th Avenue Southeast)
Replies: 238
Views: 43133

Re: The Marshall - (515 14th Avenue Southeast)

This building is hideous. The colored panels are.. rust? yellow? orange? It's going to be hard to walk into the Target Express without gagging a little every time.

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