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by J2arkitekt
June 7th, 2019, 6:31 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 748
Views: 58046

Re: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics

While it’s popular to look at what is happening in NE Minneapolis and say that gentrification is driving artists out, the reality across the country is that artists moving into a neighborhood are the first wave of the gentrification. It’s as true now as it was in Jane Jacobs’ Greenwich Village of th...
by J2arkitekt
February 20th, 2019, 9:17 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Rafter - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)
Replies: 320
Views: 53087

Re: Rafter - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)

Thanks for the info, I find this very disappointing. I think the aesthetic make up of the building is very important. I do not feel a developer should be able to makes aesthetic changes, such as color, without a public hearing. In my opinion, the color of the façade of the building can determine ho...
by J2arkitekt
February 20th, 2019, 7:17 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Rafter - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)
Replies: 320
Views: 53087

Re: Rafter - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)

The city packet for your reading pleasure: http://www.minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/public/@cped/documents/webcontent/wcmsp-201737.pdf I’m very confused. This seems to be the last time 333 Hennepin went before the planning commission, why don’t the newest renderings, or the building, look aesthetica...
by J2arkitekt
December 15th, 2018, 6:16 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Rafter - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)
Replies: 320
Views: 53087

Re: Mortenson / USBank site - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)

PS. J2...maybe you don’t intend it, but you’re coming off awfully condescending and rude. This is usually a pretty friendly place for commentary where one isn’t berated for not sounding like an architect or engineer. Maybe lighten up a little, I’m not as clueless as you seem to think...I have enoug...
by J2arkitekt
December 13th, 2018, 7:22 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Rafter - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)
Replies: 320
Views: 53087

Re: Mortenson / USBank site - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)

I guess the simplest solution would be to make it appear as if there were windows there, as so many other buildings do. Most buildings don't make you say, "oh, there is where the elevator shafts are", even if they share an exterior wall. You seem very defensive here...I apologize if you had somethi...
by J2arkitekt
December 13th, 2018, 2:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Rafter - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)
Replies: 320
Views: 53087

Re: Mortenson / USBank site - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)

Actually doesn't look as bad as I thought it would....but the blank spot where the elevators are will be terrible. The blank spot where the elevators are is already enclosed on the building. It is the section of charcoal precast with the row of windows down the middle, to the right of the construct...
by J2arkitekt
December 13th, 2018, 1:34 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Rafter - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)
Replies: 320
Views: 53087

Re: Mortenson / USBank site - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)

Actually doesn't look as bad as I thought it would....but the blank spot where the elevators are will be terrible. The blank spot where the elevators are is already enclosed on the building. It is the section of charcoal precast with the row of windows down the middle, to the right of the construct...
by J2arkitekt
December 13th, 2018, 11:29 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Rafter - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)
Replies: 320
Views: 53087

Re: Mortenson / USBank site - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)

View from the bridge over the tracks at 5th Street NE.
IMG_8171_Small.jpg
by J2arkitekt
July 6th, 2018, 7:48 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Rafter - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)
Replies: 320
Views: 53087

Re: Mortenson / USBank site - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)

I think 4Marq looks very 1960’s office building with those bevels. Flat is flat though.
by J2arkitekt
July 5th, 2018, 8:06 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Rafter - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)
Replies: 320
Views: 53087

Re: Mortenson / USBank site - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)

Aside from white precast (also used on 365 Nicollet), I don’t see it.
by J2arkitekt
June 11th, 2018, 11:25 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Rafter - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)
Replies: 320
Views: 53087

Re: Mortenson / USBank site - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)

Lisa I. RoadBot wrote:
June 9th, 2018, 8:05 am
I liked the early drawings of this building, with the "Tetris" look to the exterior.
If you like tetris, I wouldn't fret. Give it time.
by J2arkitekt
March 30th, 2018, 12:45 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Construction Webcams
Replies: 55
Views: 26097

Re: Construction Webcams

SurlyLHT wrote:
March 28th, 2018, 8:23 am
Anyone find the Hennepin 333 cam? I've tried looking for it.
http://webcampub.multivista.com/index.c ... 04FE290BC6
by J2arkitekt
March 13th, 2018, 4:44 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 748
Views: 58046

Re: Northeast (and Southeast) - General Topics

That's a lot of surface parking. [/quote] There are a lot of businesses and events that go in the buildings in that area that are pretty dependent on that surface parking. [/quote] Completely true, but these proposals talk about “district parking” while at the same time using every free inch for su...
by J2arkitekt
March 11th, 2018, 9:41 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 748
Views: 58046

Re: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics

I'm tremendously disappointed by these two proposals. They both make use of land that is not even part of the RFP (one only uses the rail right of way, the other takes huge swaths out of the park, redraws the boundaries of the RFP and ignores the 100' easement by required for the transmission lines ...
by J2arkitekt
December 6th, 2017, 9:28 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 748
Views: 58046

Re: Northeast (and Southeast) - General Topics

Whenever I see townhome style projects in Minneapolis I always feel like they miss the mark. These are fine, definitely targeting the more affordable market, but I'm holding out hope that a developer dares to build something similar to this: http://rew-online.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/state-an...
by J2arkitekt
July 27th, 2017, 12:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 111
Views: 19144

Re: Northeast (and Southeast) - General Topics

This solution has been done before, but better - https://goo.gl/maps/U5Pw3n21roB2 Wrapped ramp, townhomes, a walkable courtyard. And somehow pulled it off without 7-10 different colors. I'm sure it will get better as it gets refined, but the current proposal feels dated before it makes it off the pa...
by J2arkitekt
July 27th, 2017, 8:09 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 111
Views: 19144

Re: Northeast (and Southeast) - General Topics

It is very rare for an entire city block in an urban location to be up for development all at once. Its disappointing to see that this is all that was proposed. Aesthetics aside, it seems like a missed opportunity.
by J2arkitekt
July 25th, 2017, 2:43 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Rafter - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)
Replies: 320
Views: 53087

Re: Mortenson / USBank site - 333 Hennepin Ave E (~28 stories / 280 units)

I frequently drive by the building on 4th St and 13th Ave, and I challenge anyone to argue the aesthetic merits of this monstrosity. Challenge accepted. The design of the building addresses the pedestrian experience with a permeable and transparent façade, canopies over the adjacent sidewalk, and a...

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