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by MSPtoMKE
August 16th, 2018, 5:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Upper Harbor Terminal
Replies: 46
Views: 5884

Re: Upper Harbor Terminal

Why are keeping that useless industrial infrastructure? Gas Works Park in Seattle is a very popular area to visit that has maintained some of the old industrial infrastructure on the site. Part of it is that it has a great view of the Skyline overlooking Lake Union, but the ruins themselves are pop...
by MSPtoMKE
August 10th, 2018, 4:13 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1347
Views: 139921

Re: Nicollet Mall

And even LaSalle! It's only a block west from Nicollet, but LaSalle always looks dead. Yeah, LaSalle north of Grant is pretty sad. Being wedged between Nicollet and Hennepin, pretty much every building treats it as its backside to be ignored. The only thing even resembling an active use I can think...
by MSPtoMKE
June 8th, 2018, 3:09 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Rush Line Corridor BRT
Replies: 446
Views: 40759

Re: Rush Line Corridor BRT

Between 1:05 to 1:10 for MOA to Maplewood Mall, about 10 mins less to MSP.
https://www.metrotransit.org/Data/Sites ... 40/054.pdf
by MSPtoMKE
February 7th, 2018, 4:54 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Google Maps
Replies: 201
Views: 26171

Re: Google Maps

Google’s 2D aerial imagery for a swath of Downtown Minneapolis has also been updated. It may be based on the 3D imagery that was loaded. It is higher resolution than the rest of the metro area imagery, but the stitching gets a bit wonky at the edges. Google Earth says it is from June 1st 2017, so on...
by MSPtoMKE
December 12th, 2017, 12:34 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 915
Views: 131732

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

The new establishment is one of several ways Jack Link's is building its visibility in downtown Minneapolis. Last month, the Wisconsin-based jerky purveyor opened a retail store in the renovated Target Center, its first in the country. This month, Jack Link's employees are starting to move into new...
by MSPtoMKE
November 18th, 2017, 3:27 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2068
Views: 185400

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

A couple minor comments/questions about the Nicollet Mall routings. The 10 will take Washington to 3rd to cross the river, while the 17/25 will use the old routing of Washington to Marquette/2nd to 1st to reach the bridge. Why not just pick one? It doesn't do a better job of serving the area north o...
by MSPtoMKE
October 11th, 2017, 5:44 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Google Maps
Replies: 201
Views: 26171

Re: United Properties / Four Seasons "Gateway" Project (Nicollet Hotel Block)

I believe google maps now defaults to the 3D view which is more outdated. If you toggle 3D off, you will see a more recent image. For example, US Bank Stadium is completed in the 2D view. Huh. I get the same images in 2D and 3D, and none of US Bank, the Wells Fargo Towers and related developments, ...
by MSPtoMKE
August 20th, 2017, 1:48 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1347
Views: 139921

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

I don't think the reasoning was ever officially explained very well, but I don't think they would have been able to do one consistent detour route throughout the entirety of the construction project very easily. When buses were first rerouted to Marquette, 2nd, and 3rd, there was a resurfacing proje...
by MSPtoMKE
August 17th, 2017, 1:30 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1194
Views: 144136

Re: MSP Airport

*sigh* Sun Country will change strategy and become a "No Frills" airline. http://www.startribune.com/changing-direction-in-flight-sun-country-ceo-outlines-no-frills-strategy-for-msp-airline/440782193/ There is talk of charging for things like carry on bags, adding seats to planes, and offering buy-o...
by MSPtoMKE
July 2nd, 2017, 1:47 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Useful research links
Replies: 15
Views: 1927

Re: Useful research links

Does anyone know why seemingly all of MNDOT's links are broken now? Did they migrate to a new web address or something? over the last number of months whenever i try opening a webpage or pdf that turns out to be MNDOT's, it never works. I've tried it in both chrome and internet explorer, but neithe...
by MSPtoMKE
June 30th, 2017, 9:50 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Google Maps
Replies: 201
Views: 26171

Re: Google Maps

I think it is fairly common for imagery updates to roll out over a couple days to various platforms. According to the desktop version of Google Earth, the imagery is from April 5th of this year.
by MSPtoMKE
June 13th, 2017, 2:21 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Maverick - 100 Hennepin Avenue S
Replies: 206
Views: 31860

Re: Maverick - 100 Hennepin Avenue S

Starbucks opened today. I've seen some photos, it looks pretty nice.
by MSPtoMKE
June 13th, 2017, 1:18 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: 3D Apple Maps
Replies: 14
Views: 1203

Re: 3D Apple Maps

I'd give it a little time. When I first tried to view the 3D imagery on my iPhone or iPad, I had the same problem. However I could view it on the desktop version of Apple Maps. Now it has appeared on my mobile devices. Anyways, the imagery is newer than Google's, but not super recent. I'd say late s...
by MSPtoMKE
May 19th, 2017, 3:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1194
Views: 144136

Re: MSP Airport

Looks like KLM will continue service through the winter, instead of ending this fall as originally planned. Service will still be less than daily, although the flight will be upgraded to a 787-9 in October. That will be the first 787 flight for MSP. http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t...
by MSPtoMKE
April 19th, 2017, 7:24 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Red Line (Cedar Avenue BRT)
Replies: 444
Views: 50076

Re: Red Line (Cedar Avenue BRT)

Well, that's... disappointing... I was hoping that they would be able to use some of the running time savings with the opening of the online station (and possibly running a bit faster near MOA with the modified routing) to be able to expand 15 minute service to at least Saturdays so the Red Line wou...
by MSPtoMKE
April 14th, 2017, 10:17 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Franklin Avenue
Replies: 41
Views: 3560

Re: Franklin Avenue

Looks like the onramp closure ends next Tuesday, but then the WB I-94 exit to Hennepin/Lyndale closes the next day through the end of the month. The official detour goes along 11th St. to Hennepin. After that work on the Lowry tunnel begins...
by MSPtoMKE
March 28th, 2017, 7:15 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1467
Views: 147488

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Half serious post right here, but I gotta say, part of me gets frustrated with all these South Mpls restaurants opening up in other parts of the city... Lu's Glam Doll Bad Waitress Revival Hola Arepa Pizzeria Lola (kinda) Makes me feel less special! When are we gonna get an Anchor, or Brasa, or a L...
by MSPtoMKE
March 2nd, 2017, 6:25 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 50821

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

Together, we can create a bird-free Downtown. This is OUR land, animals have no place here!
by MSPtoMKE
January 14th, 2017, 11:44 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Discontinued Bus Routes
Replies: 5
Views: 866

Re: Discontinued Bus Routes

Route 27 used to extend beyond Lake St. Station and followed what is now the southern part of Route 7, except that it used to deviate to serve 50th St. Station as well. Route 7 ended at Lake St.

Route 24 was what is now the southern half of Route 9.
by MSPtoMKE
December 19th, 2016, 3:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1194
Views: 144136

Re: MSP Airport

Just an update on the new T2 gates they are now being used. They only seem to be used by SW airlines at this point. Southwest will be using 8-12 and Sun Country 1-7. 6 will be used by Icelandair and Condor as well. I forget, is it 14 gates now? So there are still a few unused? *ahem* jetBlue! *ahem*

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