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by Michael
January 29th, 2016, 6:49 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1367
Views: 154262

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Very Disappointing. http://www.startribune.com/redesign-of-nicollet-mall-redo-won-t-include-any-brick-like-pavers/367033751/ Brick pavers out from the entire mall, including the sidewalks. Large poured concrete slabs will replace them. Maybe we get some stenciling on them if they can come under budg...
by Michael
January 28th, 2016, 6:57 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 363724

Re: Downtown East - Wells Fargo / Radisson Red / Edition Apt

Wells Fargo can keep its signs up near Vikings stadium, for now Vikings had argued the signs photo-bomb the adjacent U.S. Bank Stadium. Judge Donovan Frank's ruling came Thursday afternoon. http://www.startribune.com/wells-fargo-can-keep-its-signs-up-near-vikings-stadium-for-now/366906871/ First hea...
by Michael
January 22nd, 2016, 3:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Skyway System
Replies: 517
Views: 63905

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

I agree with just about everything he said. Especially the ending: "How can the skyways be improved? The non-uniform opening hours have burned me more than once as have the limited weekend hours. There needs to be better grocery options and more places to sit. And I still feel passionately about re...
by Michael
January 13th, 2016, 1:05 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: T3 - Hines Dock Street Office Project
Replies: 135
Views: 29711

Re: T3 - Hines Dock Street Office Project

The girth of those members hardly seems adequate. One thin wooden member would certainly be inadequate, but as you can see there will be many members lined up one after the other. The cumulative effects of all that wood should be entirely satisfactory. So, you're saying that with sufficient numbers...
by Michael
January 6th, 2016, 8:30 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 1988
Views: 247457

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Somewhat different slant: "United Properties: We will deliver ‘iconic’ Minneapolis tower" Read more: http://finance-commerce.com/2016/01/united-properties-we-will-deliver-iconic-minneapolis-tower/#ixzz3wWPmaQFB http://finance-commerce.com/2016/01/united-properties-we-will-deliver-iconic-minneapolis-...
by Michael
January 6th, 2016, 11:59 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Writing Campaign
Replies: 14
Views: 1726

Re: Writing Campaign

This: You're much better off getting involved in the process. Join your neighborhood board, get to know your councilmember personally. As for requesting certain businesses, I think you should just email them. If you have a list of businesses, perhaps forward that to the Downtown Council. The Downtow...
by Michael
January 4th, 2016, 8:35 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 1988
Views: 247457

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

acs wrote:Can we still use the "i" word for this project?
insipid?
by Michael
January 4th, 2016, 3:50 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Plaza (former Gaviidae II)
Replies: 106
Views: 18168

Re: RBC Plaza (former Gaviidae II)

My look at it is they had a lousy business plan. They built a 14 plex for downtown that does not have captive residential to fill those large theaters. Agreed. They had already closed by the time the SOO Line had opened, so I can't personally gauge what the demand was. Even so (and though I was the...
by Michael
January 1st, 2016, 9:10 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Plaza (former Gaviidae II)
Replies: 106
Views: 18168

Re: RBC Plaza (former Gaviidae II)

St. Anthony Main is one of our favorite theaters! Sent from my Z958 using Tapatalk I'm very fond of it as well, actually. Evelia (the S.O.) and I probably patronized them about 2-3 times a month in 2015 when it's pleasant enough to walk. Still, If there were a few state-of-the-art screens downtown ...
by Michael
December 31st, 2015, 12:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Plaza (former Gaviidae II)
Replies: 106
Views: 18168

Re: RBC Plaza (former Gaviidae II)

That would be nice. The near-total lack of places to eat anything after 5pm that isn't a sit-down restaurant makes downtown suck. When I think of what would make downtown better, it isn't another department store. It is street level quick-service restaurants. You know things are bad when the only o...
by Michael
December 30th, 2015, 11:38 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59483

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

I've noticed this too. Even without snow, it frosts over some mornings. The stadium is enclosed and heated but I'm guessing they aren't heating it to 70. They are probably just heating it to 45 or 50 so water lines won't freeze. I'm guessing when the stadium is fully heated there will be enough hea...
by Michael
December 11th, 2015, 4:03 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment
Replies: 384
Views: 66826

Re: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment

Streetscapes: No tears for teardown of forgettable TCF Bank building:

http://www.startribune.com/streetscapes ... 361582301/
by Michael
October 13th, 2015, 8:24 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59483

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

HiawathaGuy wrote:I live timeline snaps. I actually grabbed these at the beginning of the month.

I've been working on a time-lapse video as well. Still working on the kinks. Had been debating posting it somewhere...
by Michael
May 11th, 2015, 10:48 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59483

Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

2nd to Last Queens Post going in Right Now:

http://www.vikings.com/stadium/new-stadium/webcam.html
by Michael
May 6th, 2015, 8:18 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 4Marq - 400 Marquette Ave (313' - 30 Stories)
Replies: 835
Views: 153743

Re: 4Marq - (313' - 30 Stories)

What are some feelings on this building not having balconies? Given how many apartment complexes offer balconies, I can't believe 4Marq went this route. I personally try to find apartments with balconies because it reduces my cabin fever. Haven't seen a lot of discussion on the omission of private ...
by Michael
April 6th, 2015, 7:10 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Commons - Downtown East Park
Replies: 687
Views: 95823

Re: The Commons - Downtown East Park

grant1simons2 wrote:They needed to make their article title funnier of course
https://youtu.be/h3SbGmUQQr4
by Michael
March 1st, 2015, 8:46 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 4Marq - 400 Marquette Ave (313' - 30 Stories)
Replies: 835
Views: 153743

Re: 4Marq - (313' - 30 Stories)

AccordGuy wrote:Thank you for the video.
I drove past this project today, and the more the façade goes up, the more I really like it.
You're welcome ;)

I find myself liking the look of the building as well.
by Michael
February 15th, 2015, 5:19 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 363724

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

Flickr has been known to limit the number of image calls as a referral from another web site. Not something they generally advertise but I have seen it, yes (and do see it here).

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