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by Konante
September 22nd, 2015, 9:36 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Kraus-Anderson, HQ Apartments, Finnegans "Brewtel" - 9th St S/5th Ave S
Replies: 403
Views: 71504

Re: New Kraus-Anderson HQ (9th St. S/5th Ave. S)

Is the residential component bowed/curved? It looks like it's probably just the cornice but I can't tell for sure.
by Konante
September 16th, 2015, 11:50 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.
Replies: 321
Views: 60233

Re: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

I love the all glass-walled living room opening onto the angled balconies. It adds a dimension that effectively confuses my eye into believing it's not a basic box tower.
by Konante
August 24th, 2015, 3:43 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1009
Views: 162782

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

Seriously just rode by this yesterday thinking i hope that Gardner stays open just a few more years. Then I saw it on loopnet last night and got a little sad. I hear you. I tried to patronize the store as much as I could when I needed anything they might stock. It's a bummer to lose retail like thi...
by Konante
August 24th, 2015, 2:57 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Western Container Building/Arctic Cat HQ - 500 3rd Street N
Replies: 115
Views: 17115

Re: Western Container Building - 500 3rd Street North

I rode by here earlier today and it sounds like there is some work going on. Saw one guy outside with the doors to the basement open working with a bobcat, and heard a bunch of pipe-clanging type noise on the upper floors. So...some things going on. But similar to amiller92, I doubt it was a big crew.
by Konante
August 24th, 2015, 2:54 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1009
Views: 162782

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

Was in Gardner Hardware earlier today and they're closing up shop. Asked if they knew what was replacing the store and they didn't know. Said the building hadn't been sold yet.
by Konante
August 14th, 2015, 1:21 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 5th Avenue Flats - 500 4th Street N
Replies: 22
Views: 2801

Re: Steelcase (506 4th St N)

Solhelm needs to stop. Soltva, Solhavn and now this?
by Konante
July 29th, 2015, 2:49 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Condos, construction liability laws, etc.
Replies: 85
Views: 2899

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Those warranties are important. I live in a boom era-condo that had insufficient windows and several construction defects. Ultimately everyone needed to buy new windows and the entire exterior of our building was replaced, since shoddy construction meant water was getting inside and rotting some of...
by Konante
July 21st, 2015, 11:31 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 363483

Re: Downtown East (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo / Radisson R

Five stories and they want surface parking between the hotel and the Wells Fargo building? Adding paint and some ivy, as proposed, will not save the awfulness of the huge blank concrete wall. A resoundingly disappointing proposal.
by Konante
July 8th, 2015, 8:53 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)
Replies: 375
Views: 49951

Re: 10th & Marquette Development

Amidst the excitement, you may have missed that the developers are petitioning the Planning Commission to allow them to use EIFS on this beauty [PDF]. The examples they provide are less than inspirational -- a rogues gallery of bad design. Oh, man. Not only will it make your building hideous it's o...
by Konante
June 23rd, 2015, 4:12 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Latitude 45 - 301 Washington Avenue South
Replies: 374
Views: 74462

Re: Latitude 45 - (301 Washington Avenue South)

Today I noticed that they have started putting up the Formica fake wood on the 3rd st side of the building. They still are very slow with getting the rest of the siding up on this building. They started the siding/brickwork back in January, if not slightly before. Trouble getting the right material...
by Konante
May 19th, 2015, 2:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 800 Washington Ave S (Guthrie Ramp liner parcel)
Replies: 146
Views: 25730

Re: Guthrie Ramp Block Vacant Site - (800 Washington Avenue)

9 story hotel with an activity-centric amenity? I'm thrilled.
by Konante
March 24th, 2015, 7:03 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Latitude 45 - 301 Washington Avenue South
Replies: 374
Views: 74462

Re: Latitude 45 - (301 Washington Avenue South)

Wedgeguy wrote:Great to finally see some brick veneer going up on the street sides of the building. This has been a terribly slow project to get completed.
I wonder if there was/is an issue with getting materials on time b/c the pace for completing the outside doesn't fit.
by Konante
February 27th, 2015, 11:09 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 365 Nicollet (334' - 30 stories)
Replies: 624
Views: 109987

Re: Opus Ritz Block Development

bapster2006 wrote:Speak of the devil:

http://m.bizjournals.com/twincities/blo ... tower.html
When the story includes the quote "[c]onstruction could start between now and 2017[,]" I'm not holding my breath.
by Konante
February 12th, 2015, 1:15 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Montage (Nye's redevelopment) - 116 E Hennepin Avenue
Replies: 581
Views: 62196

Re: Nye's Redevelopment - 100 block of E Hennepin Avenue

If the river front towers from the recent past caused damage it is very believable this could/would inflict damage. At what point does it become the church's responsibility to reinforce its structure? Can they effectively block development for a five block radius? I'm asking rhetorically, of course...
by Konante
February 11th, 2015, 11:19 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Montage (Nye's redevelopment) - 116 E Hennepin Avenue
Replies: 581
Views: 62196

Re: Nye's Redevelopment - 100 block of E Hennepin Avenue

I really like the way the podium and tower appear to twist, separately, and in a way that coordinates with the odd shape of the parcel. Cheers! Also, the NIMBY church needs to sit down and accept the reality of being in a large metropolitan area; big things are built nearby and sometimes next door. ...
by Konante
January 30th, 2015, 6:23 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)
Replies: 1522
Views: 238177

Re: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)

I think what it gets down to is that LPM is not at a "100% location", as they say in commercial real estate. It's not on the park, it's not on Loring Greenway, and it's not the skyway system. It may sound stupid, but if LPM was just 1.5-2 blocks closer to the core, or on the skyway system, I think ...
by Konante
June 24th, 2014, 8:39 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Velo Apartments - (103 Second Street North)
Replies: 174
Views: 35530

Re: Velo Apartments - (103 Second Street North)

John wrote:^^^One of the best apartment projects in the North Loop.
I initially agreed with that sentiment, but I walked around the site a few days ago and I think it's one of the worst. It looks remarkably cheap.
by Konante
March 28th, 2014, 10:18 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Corner Apartments - (2nd St NE and 1st Ave NE)
Replies: 44
Views: 9759

Re: Corner Apartments - (2nd St NE and 1st Ave NE)

That's a nice looking rendering. The variably spaced panels of glass add a lot of interest and prevent it from looking as basic and boxy as it otherwise could.

Are floors 2-7 going to have low ceilings or will this be concrete/steel?
by Konante
March 10th, 2014, 9:53 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Eclipse
Replies: 461
Views: 43774

Re: The Eclipse

I fully understand Stanton's concerns but he needs to understand his primary motivations are not perfectly aligned with the City's. He cares about right now and completing a successful and profitable project. Nothing wrong with that but Minneapolis is appropriately taking a long-term view as well. H...
by Konante
February 19th, 2014, 11:32 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks
Replies: 197
Views: 24972

Re: Minneapolis Riverfront

Takes a while to get through that but wow is it worth doing. It's obvious a lot of hard work and knowledge went into it, and the ideas are terrific.

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