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by spearson
June 21st, 2018, 2:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Renaissance Square / The Andrus
Replies: 19
Views: 4197

Re: Renaissance Square / The Andrus

I agree with Lileks, I'd rather see it returned back to its original crisp appearance. I know it's just a low detail rendering of what they want to do, but I hate the arches and this new version somehow looks cheaper than the 80s version we have today. That said, I can't believe this building has sa...
by spearson
December 21st, 2017, 8:39 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment
Replies: 384
Views: 64985

Re: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment

Such a half-assed looking renovation, definitely seems like a holdover until a realistic redevelopment comes along.
by spearson
October 13th, 2017, 10:54 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)
Replies: 362
Views: 45825

Re: 10th & Marquette Handicraft Building Development

We were given a meaningful answer by twincitizen, so I don't think it was out of line to ask the question.
by spearson
October 9th, 2017, 9:03 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Once and Future Dayton's
Replies: 259
Views: 34655

Re: Former Dayton's Building

I feel like it makes no sense to sever the skyway connection to the Radison Blu that went through the old Men's suit section.
by spearson
October 3rd, 2017, 7:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Alatus Residential Project - 228 South 12th Street (32 stories - ~348'/405')
Replies: 157
Views: 23977

Re: Alatus Residential Project - 228 South 12th Street

I think that thing would look pretty nice.
by spearson
October 3rd, 2017, 3:03 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 100
Views: 17419

Re: Doran/General Mills Development - 215 2nd St SE (236' - 20 Stories)

HPC agenda has an update on this. Now 26 stories and slimmer. Looks so much better.
by spearson
September 26th, 2017, 10:27 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Anoka State Hospital - Anoka
Replies: 13
Views: 3634

Re: Anoka State Hospital - Anoka

The housing for homeless veterans is gaining traction. Anoka's council minutes (9-18 reg mtg minutes and 9-25 worksession minutes) have more details, but it is close to actually happening. Anoka is having a rally to raise awareness of the project. Thursday, September 28, 2017, from 5-7p.m. at the Hi...
by spearson
August 30th, 2017, 7:52 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Once and Future Dayton's
Replies: 259
Views: 34655

Re: Former Dayton's Building

Man I really miss that 12th floor lunchroom. I can't find a good replacement for their buffalo chicken sandwich with delicious fries.
by spearson
August 30th, 2017, 7:43 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Old Thrivent HQ Block - 4th Ave and 6th St (existing building & new parking ramp)
Replies: 160
Views: 20377

Re: Thrivent's Surface Parking Lots

What does this mean for some other County owned buildings? For example the Family Justice Center sits on a lot that is over half the size of the block. That would a nice property to get back on the tax rolls....
by spearson
June 21st, 2017, 1:33 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1355
Views: 145634

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Walked the mall down by Xcel today and am completely disappointed they couldn't find a way to save all those mature crab apple trees. Those were great trees!
by spearson
June 5th, 2017, 10:19 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: 420 E Hennepin Ave
Replies: 94
Views: 11879

Re: 420 E Hennepin Ave

Any chance that this will make for a substantial development? Irregular blocks like this can make for a unique building. 20 stories would be nice even.
by spearson
June 2nd, 2017, 8:48 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 739
Views: 56127

Re: Northeast (and Southeast) - General Topics

Grainbelt sign renovation plans are up on the june 6th Heritage Preservation agenda. Nice to finally see that moving forward.
by spearson
May 25th, 2017, 10:18 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Century Plaza redevelopment - 330 South 12th St
Replies: 23
Views: 3307

Re: Century Plaza redevelopment - 330 South 12th St

I vaguely paid attention during all that drama, so for all intents and purposes, what's the deal with that image? Was it an actual real concept image, or an elaborate fake rendering?
by spearson
May 24th, 2017, 2:40 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Century Plaza redevelopment - 330 South 12th St
Replies: 23
Views: 3307

Re: Century Plaza redevelopment - 330 South 12th St

I don't really see this as a huge letdown, this is a nice looking usable building.
by spearson
April 21st, 2017, 1:27 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks
Replies: 196
Views: 23524

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks

More history: From a MNHS Article MNHS Article : Had explorer Hennepin arrived a few ticks of the geologic clock later, there would have been no falls for him to rename. Less than 1,000 feet upstream from the cataract, the limestone that capped the soft sandstone ended. Had the falls eroded this far...
by spearson
April 21st, 2017, 12:54 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks
Replies: 196
Views: 23524

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks

Interesting reading about Spirit Island on this page: https://www.esci.umn.edu/courses/1001/1 ... GES/2.html

Basically a variation of Avatar. A spiritual place, mined and destroyed by the white man.
by spearson
March 6th, 2017, 10:25 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Alia Tower - 200 Central - 483' / 40 Stories
Replies: 873
Views: 130813

Re: 200 Central - Alatus Tower (Washburn-McReavy Site) 483' / 40 Stories

If this continues on as planned, can Alatus counter sue the neighborhood group for any increases in cost due to their appeal?
by spearson
March 3rd, 2017, 9:58 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 1033
Views: 180145

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

Having 100 beers is just a cop-out. Pick 20 good beers. The fact that you have 100 taps just means that you've got money to waste on unnecessary taps and an unwillingness to exert any editorial control over your beer list. Just another bar that has to work with the same distributors that every othe...

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