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by Nathan
August 17th, 2018, 1:40 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: West Elm Hotel & Condos - 102-120 1st Street N
Replies: 109
Views: 9109

Re: West Elm Hotel & Condos - 102-120 1st Street N

Did you see it go up? I'm surprised by that!
by Nathan
August 16th, 2018, 8:57 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Upper Harbor Terminal
Replies: 49
Views: 6304

Re: Upper Harbor Terminal

They're actually pretty cool and interesting... almost every proposal for the river first design challenge maintained the industrial infrastructure for whatever reason.
by Nathan
August 15th, 2018, 4:54 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 884
Views: 109330

Re: Southside - General Topics

I was just at the restaurant Sunday night! It was popping. Crazy.
by Nathan
August 15th, 2018, 12:05 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 884
Views: 109330

Re: Southside - General Topics

People are going to lose their damn minds.

Looks nice though!

Hopefully late night fare will move back in or relocate!
by Nathan
August 15th, 2018, 10:31 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: West Elm Hotel & Condos - 102-120 1st Street N
Replies: 109
Views: 9109

Re: West Elm Hotel & Condos - 102-120 1st Street N

Hey, look, another example of historic district guidelines making things worse! Honestly, just a cornice would make a big difference here. It's hard to see in small renderings but there is a graduated brick cornice, reminiscent of the gothic inspired details of other buildings in the neighborhood. ...
by Nathan
August 15th, 2018, 9:48 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: West Elm Hotel & Condos - 102-120 1st Street N
Replies: 109
Views: 9109

Re: West Elm Hotel & Condos - 102-120 1st Street N

Yeah, not that they should repeat themselves, but I think the Spoonriver building that they show in the packet, designed by the same firm, has a more appropriate material palette for this location. The Spoonriver building being right next to it really makes the point. Aside from palette (which I th...
by Nathan
August 15th, 2018, 6:59 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: West Elm Hotel & Condos - 102-120 1st Street N
Replies: 109
Views: 9109

Re: West Elm Hotel & Condos - 102-120 1st Street N

At first I really thought maybe turning the "U" shaped opening towards the street would be an improvement but then I don't think that really represents the north loop genuinely. Show me a historic building in the neighborhood that has a U shape much less one facing the street. Every major building i...
by Nathan
August 14th, 2018, 8:56 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City of Minneapolis Office Building - 501 4th Ave S - 11 stories / 171'
Replies: 206
Views: 25365

Re: City of Minneapolis Office Building - 501 4th Ave S - 11 stories / 171'

Has anybody figured out what the future potential graphic is in this?

Is it suggesting that the offices could be expanded on top of the ramp next door? Or that it's for private development?

It just has that with no real explanation.
by Nathan
August 14th, 2018, 3:19 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: West Elm Hotel & Condos - 102-120 1st Street N
Replies: 109
Views: 9109

Re: West Elm Hotel & Condos - 102-120 1st Street N

I really love the design. That Maganese brick is always much more rich in reality than renderings and drawings. I think the accent color on the balconies and retail bays is genius - basically the amalgamation of the Chicago brick tones throughout the neighborhood. It's geometric and a bit bulky, but...
by Nathan
August 6th, 2018, 10:12 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1347
Views: 140080

Re: Nicollet Mall

I constantly hear negative reviews about 16th street from former Denver locals and from people who travel around. I don't think it's anything worth being jealous about. Just because it exists ideologically does not mean it's good. Do I wish there was smaller scale retail nicollet? Maybe, but Washing...
by Nathan
August 2nd, 2018, 10:48 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: 771 University Ave. (A Good New Home)
Replies: 7
Views: 563

Re: 771 University Ave. (A Good New Home)

What's not subjective is deciding to make light of something that an American Indian group has been working very hard on, on a strict budget to bring the character and feel of their heritage into a building that young adults can build on their future and history all together into a productive space....
by Nathan
August 2nd, 2018, 10:05 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: 771 University Ave. (A Good New Home)
Replies: 7
Views: 563

Re: 771 University Ave. (A Good New Home)

Oh, get over yourself. I'm not making fun of the American Indian source material. I'm making fun of a poorly executed, simplistic, and jokey interpretation of it. Poorly executed? I think this looks great. It also mentions in the article how they've been planning this for 7 years and are still look...
by Nathan
August 2nd, 2018, 9:57 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: 771 University Ave. (A Good New Home)
Replies: 7
Views: 563

Re: 771 University Ave. (A Good New Home)

MNdible wrote:
August 2nd, 2018, 8:44 am
How sustainable of them that they were able to salvage the ground floor windows from an abandoned Pizza Hut!
How interesting to make fun of design choices that are supposed to be a reflection of American Indian heritage design and culture.
by Nathan
August 1st, 2018, 5:00 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: 771 University Ave. (A Good New Home)
Replies: 7
Views: 563

771 University Ave. (A Good New Home)

I just stumbled on this project while browsing F and C... I love it. Great cause, fun design. Can't wait.

https://finance-commerce.com/2018/07/a- ... struction/
by Nathan
August 1st, 2018, 12:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Harlem Irving and CA Ventures - 240 Hennepin Ave - 18-20 stories
Replies: 37
Views: 2761

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

The DMNA LUC agenda next week includes: An 18-20 story, 350-unit apartment tower with 350 underground(!) parking stalls on Hennepin Avenue between Washington and 3rd. It's proposed by Harlem Irving, the developers of the the Link/Fresh Thyme in Prospect Park. Tushie Montgomery is the same architect...
by Nathan
August 1st, 2018, 6:28 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 240 Park Ave S - Zygi's Apartments
Replies: 21
Views: 2547

Re: 240 Park Ave S - Zygi's Apartments

That's pretty nice actually! Banal, but Decent proportions, cohesive design traits, nice looking materials and street front, and hidden parking. Color me surprised!
by Nathan
July 27th, 2018, 12:35 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC Plaza Jr.) - 30 stories - 458'
Replies: 1701
Views: 182822

Re: Gateway Tower (RBC Plaza Jr.) - 30 stories - 458'

THE DEAL was.... We (the Representatives of The Citizens of Minneapolis), give you, the winners of the"proposal contest" development rights to this parcel- YOU (United Properties) give us an ICONIC BUILDING.... That has not been fulfilled. This is the corner of Washington and Hennepin Avenues, for ...
by Nathan
July 26th, 2018, 2:19 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC Plaza Jr.) - 30 stories - 458'
Replies: 1701
Views: 182822

Re: Gateway Tower (Four Seasons/RBC) - 43 stories - 513'

The building is a little boring now, but at least it's a little more uniform in look, not as confused.
by Nathan
July 19th, 2018, 8:43 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC Plaza Jr.) - 30 stories - 458'
Replies: 1701
Views: 182822

Re: Gateway Tower (Four Seasons/RBC) - 43 stories - 513'

About 40 people from the four seasons have been staying at the hotel that I work at. I mentioned to a couple different guests that we were excited to have them as neighbors. All of them said that a hotel here is rumors only. That the media has promoted it but there's nothing official. So maybe it's ...
by Nathan
July 12th, 2018, 2:27 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 73
Views: 9512

Re: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)

I'm definitely feeling the 3 towers though its almost like they're too spaced out.

I really hope they'd be three unique towers though, the currently approved tower is... Just alright. I'm not sure I like that white bread enough to make a sandwich out of it.

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