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by gray_marc
December 3rd, 2013, 6:26 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Stick vs. Concrete / Construction Quality Issues
Replies: 110
Views: 23505

Re: Stick vs. Concrete Construction

twincitizen wrote:This interview with David Graham of ESG architects sheds some light on various topics such as stick vs. concrete, massing, unit count, finances, and monotony of recent designs, etc. Definitely worth a read.

http://www.startribune.com/housing/233862501.html
Awesome!
by gray_marc
December 2nd, 2013, 7:06 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Walker Library
Replies: 153
Views: 28409

Re: Walker Library

fotoapparatic wrote:it's simple and sleek and addresses the street well. a lot of the aesthetic of the metal panels is lost in photographs.
Agreed. I appreciate the library in the flesh rather than pictures.. At night time it looks even better!
by gray_marc
December 2nd, 2013, 7:02 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 788
Views: 67512

Re: Northeast - General Topics

MplsSteve wrote:One thing that could be done right now to help calm the busy streets in Northeast would be enforcing the speed limits. I can tell that it's not being done at all on University Ave.
Speed cameras?
by gray_marc
December 2nd, 2013, 6:56 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Stick vs. Concrete / Construction Quality Issues
Replies: 110
Views: 23505

Re: Stick vs. Concrete Construction

The idea of those wood skyscrapers worry me! Not sure how high up I'd go.. :shock: http://i.imgur.com/z6XQ9Js.png Although there's no denying it looks pretty rad. I'm pretty sure most buildings will be using things like Newark's recycled concrete tubes - It seems authorities are approving of much mo...
by gray_marc
December 2nd, 2013, 6:48 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Midtown Global Market
Replies: 47
Views: 7092

Re: Midtown Global Market

This project dramatically improved the area. The Market builds bridges between many different ethnic communities who interact with each other at a level not found elswhere. It's successful and the city should reinforce this for the future. Amen! This is a very valid point.. It works for the communi...
by gray_marc
December 2nd, 2013, 6:45 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Stone Arch 2 - (520 2nd Street Southeast)
Replies: 82
Views: 25208

Re: Stone Arch 2 - (520 2nd Street Southeast)

lordmoke wrote:Isn't cement board supposed to be limited to 30% of a building's surface?
I thought this too..? Anybody know the facts here?
by gray_marc
December 2nd, 2013, 6:42 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: The Walkway - (1312 West Lake Street)
Replies: 467
Views: 75032

Re: The Walkway - (1312 West Lake Street)

John wrote:If you want the feeling of how dense and urban Uptown is becoming walk across the 29th street bridges on either Lyndale or Hennepin Ave and look out at all the new apartments along the Midtown Greenway. Very impressive.
Completely agree. Love the area and the vibes from the buildings here!
by gray_marc
December 2nd, 2013, 6:38 am
Forum: Photography
Topic: Historic Photos
Replies: 49
Views: 7814

Re: Historic Photos

Wow... All of the buildings that have been torn down:
http://www.lileks.com/mpls/gone.html

Certainly makes me appreciate the buildings that we STILL have!
by gray_marc
December 2nd, 2013, 6:33 am
Forum: Photography
Topic: My first post.. Something Beautiful
Replies: 1
Views: 791

My first post.. Something Beautiful

Hey Guys!

About time I signed up and got involved.. And I wanted to start with something you'd all appreciate :D
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