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by spearson
August 30th, 2019, 7:20 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Once and Future Dayton's
Replies: 284
Views: 41845

Re: The Once and Future Dayton's

Caught a few glimpses of the inside this week. Walking along 8th they had a door open and the first floor area within still looked pretty barren. Then on the second floor back by where the mens's suits used to be they are building some new walls around the skyway change from Daytons to the Radisson ...
by spearson
August 12th, 2019, 9:03 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 1985
Views: 245744

Re: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

So fascinating to see them auger those holes. Just piles of super bright fine sand (I'm guessing sandstone). Looked like beach sand.
by spearson
July 31st, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 1985
Views: 245744

Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

At the corner of 3rd and Henn they are now excavating the limestone bedrock, very fascinating to see how much rock is down there. If you stand opposite on Washington you can get a nice view of it.
by spearson
June 13th, 2019, 9:48 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1733
Views: 283727

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

They were out there again this morning, opposite side of the parking lot (I think a 405 parcel).
by spearson
June 12th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1733
Views: 283727

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Got off the Northstar this morning and it looked like there was a boring crew on the 408 4th Ave N Hines lot. They were in the corner close to the station and the bike trail. Probably nothing, but I know Hines once had a nice rendering for this site..
by spearson
June 21st, 2018, 2:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Renaissance Square / The Andrus
Replies: 38
Views: 7138

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: 66662

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: 382
Views: 51185

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: 284
Views: 41845

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: 159
Views: 26399

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: 128
Views: 23532

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: 3700

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: 284
Views: 41845

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: 20998

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: 1365
Views: 152763

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: 12653

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: 788
Views: 67184

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: 3404

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: 3404

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.

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