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by elliotDTown
August 16th, 2019, 9:40 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 8th St., KA, Thrivent, Centre Village projects/non emergent after hours issue permits
Replies: 1
Views: 697

Re: 8th St., KA, Thrivent, Centre Village projects/non emergent after hours issue permits

The way I see most of it is that winter will be coming and we will have a few months or quietness for the most part. I'm sure NY wasn't too quiet during there booms of development.
by elliotDTown
December 15th, 2018, 2:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1963
Views: 239200

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

Have been living downtown for about 4 years almost and I still love the skyway access and getting around in the winter without the need of winter clothes.
by elliotDTown
September 10th, 2018, 2:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Wells Fargo Redevelopment - 801 Portland - 16 stories - 180'
Replies: 82
Views: 15185

Re: Wells Fargo Redevelopment - 801 Portland

Skyways. So very last century? Not from MN originally but I tend to like the skyways and use them more than not. A native bachelor farmer wouldn’t use them. [emoji6] But pulling on your parka and mittens to walk four frozen blocks is definitely from the century before that. As are wider sidewalks, ...
by elliotDTown
September 7th, 2018, 8:40 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Wells Fargo Redevelopment - 801 Portland - 16 stories - 180'
Replies: 82
Views: 15185

Re: Wells Fargo Redevelopment - 801 Portland

Multimodal wrote: Skyways.

So very last century?
Not from MN originally but I tend to like the skyways and use them more than not.
by elliotDTown
June 17th, 2018, 7:49 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Ironclad Apartments & Moxy Hotel - Washington & Chicago
Replies: 156
Views: 26566

Re: Ironclad Apartments & Moxy Hotel - Washington & Chicago

I share an appreciation for the ~urban feel~ of a street between 12 story buildings. But also, winter days here are short. My last place was just north of the freeway and I really enjoyed a dose of sun as I walked home from the bus in the evening. My perception from looking at shading diagrams is t...
by elliotDTown
June 8th, 2018, 2:06 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1963
Views: 239200

Re: RE: Re: United Properties / Four Seasons

Two other things I noticed was that RBC wants a sign at the top of the building facing downtown, I'm pretty sure there is an ordinance against that. That's the first thing I noticed. I hope the city doesn't allow a variance to the sign ordinance. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk Why not allow...
by elliotDTown
March 2nd, 2018, 2:55 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)
Replies: 375
Views: 49695

Re: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)

Correct, they reviewed it and rejected it. Which is more a reflection of the toothlessness of our historic protection laws. They seem to be focused on noteworthy events or connections to important figures and miss the fact that there are so few old commercial buildings left downtown that they shoul...
by elliotDTown
January 23rd, 2018, 10:45 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Skyway System
Replies: 511
Views: 61864

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

A couple weeks ago a friend was having a birthday party at the gay 90's, and my partner and I ate elsewhere downtown beforehand. We tried using the skyways to get most of the way there to the lumber exchange (?) (according to a random skyway map we found), but part of it was closed so we couldn't m...
by elliotDTown
January 22nd, 2018, 3:45 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Skyway System
Replies: 511
Views: 61864

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

Seriously, the Minneapolis skyway system is so confusing. I've had numerous people in Seattle tell me that they visited and hated them as they couldn't figure out how to navigate them but felt obligated as many of their destinations were off of the skyways. Treating them as numbered/colored routes ...

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