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by aguaman
May 14th, 2013, 6:36 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Chittenden and Eastman Lofts & Flats - 2400-10 University
Replies: 37
Views: 8209

Re: 2402 University (Chittenden and Eastman Building)

awesome. please post interior/structural photos if you have any...
by aguaman
May 14th, 2013, 6:33 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: The Great River Passage Plan
Replies: 21
Views: 3440

Re: The Great River Passage Plan

we are fortunate to have this amenity in the city. nice long range vision. but i hope it's kept undeveloped and wild. too bad the new xcel power plant was allowed to be built on the river.
by aguaman
May 14th, 2013, 6:28 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Schmidt Brewery Apartment Conversion
Replies: 40
Views: 12313

Re: Schmidt Brewery Apartment Conversion

happy to see this project advancing. i hope some of the gritty isn't lost.
by aguaman
May 14th, 2013, 6:25 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: The Penfield - (101 10th Street East)
Replies: 158
Views: 33631

Re: The Penfield - (101 10th Street East)

unfortunate that in minnesota culture people can't seem to figure out the importance of harmonizing building height with adjacent structures. this one should have been two or three floors higher...
by aguaman
May 14th, 2013, 6:23 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: TC Habitat for Humanity - (1954 University Avenue)
Replies: 39
Views: 9075

Re: 1954 University Ave (TC Habitat)

just slightly taller than the power lines. hmm, why not taller? could have put 10 floors of habitat housing above...
by aguaman
May 14th, 2013, 6:17 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Episcopal Homes - (1890 University Avenue)
Replies: 33
Views: 10623

Re: 1890 University Ave (former Porky's site)

height is good. and better urban feel with this architectural type. too bad the other property wasn't designed for it's context:
http://goo.gl/maps/uTB9C
it looks so suburban.
by aguaman
May 14th, 2013, 6:14 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: 825 Carleton St
Replies: 3
Views: 1590

Re: 825 Carleton St

it would be helpful to have more 8-12 floor buildings constructed along the green line. this is a good start...
by aguaman
May 14th, 2013, 6:11 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Vikings Stadium Miscellaneous Discussion
Replies: 1660
Views: 173377

Re: Vikings Stadium

lousy layout. 4th street is still screwed up. along with two lrt lines. this design should straighten out 4th.
this was a great opportunity to fix that problem created from the metrodome. now minnesota is stuck with that mess for another 50 years.
by aguaman
April 16th, 2013, 8:17 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 287957

Re: Green Line (Central)

This is pretty standard for light rail. Look at Interstate Ave in portland, OR. You don't want stupid drivers blocking the tracks. This is what it was always going to be. i don't recall seeing this as anywhere else? where have you seen it enough to call it the standard? i think it is so awesome in ...
by aguaman
April 16th, 2013, 8:04 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 287957

Re: Green Line (Central)

the concrete walls serve as a barrier to keep vehicular traffic from obstructing the tracks, especially at right turns. i have witnessed many vehicles 'offtracking' in downtown st paul on cedar street. if a train was there, the front driver side of the vehicle would be struck by the lrv. or should i...
by aguaman
April 16th, 2013, 7:40 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Surly Brewery - (Malcolm Avenue & 5th Street SE)
Replies: 178
Views: 46937

Re: Surly Brewery Site

hopefully they'll be smart enough to keep the grain elevators for advertising use: https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll=44.973246,-93.211135&spn=0.003837,0.006539&t=h&z=18&layer=c&cbll=44.973246,-93.211135&panoid=QwrUKK1A2uuyaiTn23wJlg&cbp=12,79.19,,0,-33.96 why is so much history torn down in minn...
by aguaman
April 11th, 2013, 1:38 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Western U Plaza - (300 University/Old Home Dairy)
Replies: 49
Views: 13229

Re: 300 University (Old Home Dairy)

A conditional use permit was applied for which is requesting up to 65' height from 45'. possibly 57' height.
by aguaman
April 11th, 2013, 12:07 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 510 Marquette Avenue
Replies: 137
Views: 30961

Re: 510 Marquette Avenue

looks like taking away 3 vertical columns on the facade and keeping the 4th repeated from left to right so that the facade has 8 or 9 glazed frames for each elevation. hard to put into words since i'm not a designer. see april 5th edition on page 5...
by aguaman
April 11th, 2013, 8:03 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Field Station (the Hotel) & Target Field Station (the Station)
Replies: 1016
Views: 136550

Re: The Interchange (At Target Field)

The small triangle of land highlighted in the drawing has no discernible owner, so legally the county must use eminent domain to acquire it for the project. It seems the city had a road easement on the spot for over 100 years, so the property owner either died or abandoned it at some point, as it w...
by aguaman
April 11th, 2013, 7:53 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 510 Marquette Avenue
Replies: 137
Views: 30961

Re: 510 Marquette Avenue

That building has an interesting history. There is a very old building under there...a tower was added and it was "modernized" along the way. Even after the tower was added, they street level facade was still in place. Why would they destroy this facade?!? http://stmedia.startribune.com/images/210*...
by aguaman
April 8th, 2013, 11:33 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Central Exchange - (773-785 University Avenue)
Replies: 21
Views: 5454

Re: 773-785 University (Central Exchange)

should upgrade those old cobra lamps. they look like they should be running along a highway, not an urban transit corridor.
by aguaman
March 28th, 2013, 6:08 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Hamline Station - (1333 University Avenue)
Replies: 49
Views: 15714

Re: 1333 University Ave

St Paul Early Notification System Notice 1. Applicant’s Name: Project for Pride in Living Inc. 2. Project Description: ____Hamline Station_______________________ The site, which is currently a vacant parking lot, is directly adjacent to what will be the Hamline/University light rail station on the C...
by aguaman
March 22nd, 2013, 7:11 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 287957

Re: Green Line (Central)

I was looking for news updates on the Green Line, since the snow will soon be melting, but instead got a surprise. The Central Corridor website has been redesigned to match the Met Council's: http://metrocouncil.org/Transportation/Projects/Current-Projects/Central-Corridor.aspx?source=child This is...
by aguaman
February 21st, 2013, 4:56 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: Historic Photos
Replies: 49
Views: 7795

Historic Photos

by aguaman
February 21st, 2013, 7:38 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Field Station (the Hotel) & Target Field Station (the Station)
Replies: 1016
Views: 136550

Re: The Interchange (At Target Field)

graffiti art would be appropriate for a garbage burner. i recommend we commission a Banksy similar to this: http://payload.cargocollective.com/1/0/633/1629490/Banksy_tox_Camden-London_June11_1000.jpg or this: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/75/Banksy_Broom_Rat_New_Orleans.jpg/1...

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