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by TWA
July 3rd, 2013, 6:23 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 528
Views: 47787

Re: Future cars

http://www.fastcoexist.com/1681942/we-m ... y-far-away

"We May All Be Driving Electric Cars In The Future, But That Future Is Really Far Away"
by TWA
June 25th, 2013, 8:44 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Red Line (Cedar Avenue BRT)
Replies: 447
Views: 52652

Re: Red Line (Cedar BRT)

there is the political/diplomatic angle to consider as well. If suburbanites don't feel they have a stake in transit, why would they support spending money on it? Really well said. Everyone wants to be in on the party. Issue is that there are so many commercial nodes around town it makes it difficu...
by TWA
June 25th, 2013, 7:31 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Saint Paul Streetcar Study
Replies: 88
Views: 11887

Re: Saint Paul streetcar study

^ Would they make that route a direct DT St Paul to Uptown line with a transfer to go up snelling? Or you think it would be a forced transfer at snelling as the "midtown" line would end there?
by TWA
June 25th, 2013, 7:12 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Elan Uptown
Replies: 422
Views: 52670

Re: Elan Phase II - (2828 Dupont Avenue South)

Imagine how much different the construction industry must be warm weather cities where work can easily be done year-round...
by TWA
June 20th, 2013, 7:24 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Open Streets
Replies: 20
Views: 2366

Re: Open Streets

In the most positive light, they are being rude. They are using an existing event/organization as a platform to promote their own ideas. Sure they have free speech, and they have a right to be on a public road. But they didn't go through the hassle of raising the money, getting the permits, plannin...
by TWA
June 19th, 2013, 9:09 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: "Cut and Cover"
Replies: 2
Views: 649

Re: "Cut and Cover"

http://railsystem.net/cutandcover.htm

Breakdown of what the cut and cover construction process involves.
by TWA
June 19th, 2013, 8:56 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Mozaic (all phases)
Replies: 581
Views: 72696

Re: Mozaic

After reading the vague design points- 3 buildings going E-W. Northernmost building 3 stories, middle is 6 and southernmost building 8 stories. I hope it's not just 3 flat-sided rectangles. Especially from the south looking north, all you would see would be the broad side of an 8 story office buildi...
by TWA
June 18th, 2013, 6:55 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: General retail news
Replies: 0
Views: 845

General retail news

I couldn't find an already existing thread that is just about general local retail news. If there is one, please move this to the proper thread. http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/news/2013/06/12/total-wine-entering-twin-cities.html Sounds like a wine/liquor/beer/awesome superstore is scouting th...
by TWA
June 14th, 2013, 9:37 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Speed Building
Replies: 20
Views: 3406

Re: Speed Building

Semi related: growth in China and India.

"China will build the equivalent of New York every other year for the next 20 years"

http://www.fastcoexist.com/1682111/the- ... magery#-13

Cool article
by TWA
June 14th, 2013, 6:07 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Rampton Apartments - (201 2nd Avenue Southeast)
Replies: 67
Views: 13074

Re: Rampton Apartments - (201 2nd Avenue Southeast)

Can I just say that this may be my favorite project in town? I just mean from the stance of covering up a ramp and the creativity of it all. These are the types of projects we need in the future.
by TWA
June 13th, 2013, 8:50 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Mozaic (all phases)
Replies: 581
Views: 72696

Re: Mozaic

Sounds promising and I second the opinion that the building massing in the second phase should be smaller than the behemoth first. Also, so many of the developments in Uptown now are so large (1/2 block at least) it's nice for some variety. On the hotel side, I think that a smaller boutique hotel wo...
by TWA
June 12th, 2013, 5:53 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Minneapolis & St. Paul Fantasies and Speculations
Replies: 445
Views: 57349

Re: Minneapolis & St. Paul Fantasies and Speculations

The trend for vacancy rates downtown is extremely promising and all developers know that. For all we know, some out of town developer has a project in the works already. They know it takes almost 2 years for a project to fully come on line. However, lenders and developers are wary of pure spec build...
by TWA
June 11th, 2013, 11:00 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Hampton Inn & Suites - (19 8th Street North)
Replies: 274
Views: 48693

Re: Mortenson Hotel - (19 8th Street North)

John wrote:
mullen wrote:that's cool. Hampton Inn is a good brand.
Hampton Inn ( in recent years) has attempted to do pretty good designs for their urban hotels, so hopefully we'll see a decent looking building here.
I feel like they love the faux-historical brick-heavy design.
by TWA
June 10th, 2013, 11:55 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Mozaic (all phases)
Replies: 581
Views: 72696

Re: Mozaic

Giving this thread a bump.

Last I had heard, there was supposedly a meeting a couple months ago- anyone heard anything about this?
by TWA
June 10th, 2013, 11:38 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: The Walkway - (1312 West Lake Street)
Replies: 467
Views: 74954

Re: The Walkway - (1312 West Lake Street)

I was at stella's on Saturday- the view of downtown was blocked. The hostess even complained to me about how their view was gone.
by TWA
June 10th, 2013, 8:26 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Institutional Anti-Urbanism
Replies: 38
Views: 2935

Re: Institutional Anti-Urbansim

mulad wrote:"Why Conservatives Hate Citi Bike So Much, in One Venn Diagram"

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/20 ... -bike.html

They had me at "vaguely french"
by TWA
June 10th, 2013, 8:23 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Speed Building
Replies: 20
Views: 3406

Re: Speed Building

I recently taken on a tour of our hvac company's shop where they are now building 3d models of the entire utility systems for new buildings and pre-fabricating whole wall sections with the utilities in them already. The sections I looked at were for a medical facility- so it wasn't just electrical, ...
by TWA
June 10th, 2013, 6:46 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Solhavn - (815 2nd Street North)
Replies: 87
Views: 18262

Re: Solhavn - (815 2nd Street North)

looks like a 6 story shoe box. I know it's hard to judge a building at this point, but I must say there is almost no architectural detail on this at all. Hopefully the skin will look nice.
by TWA
June 10th, 2013, 6:37 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1009
Views: 162847

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

Do you think the city is waiting until a lot of construction is done before they re-surface any roadways? I'm not sure how the city prioritizes roadworks projects, and also don't know how construction effects roads to be honest. It always seems to me like it would cause a beating on a new surface.
by TWA
June 5th, 2013, 9:20 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP to Rochester High Speed Rail
Replies: 461
Views: 56594

Re: Zip Rail to Rochester

Just seems cheaper and easier in every way to terminate at SPUD and using existing transit modes to get to MSP and downtown Minneapolis (Green Line, Route 94, 54/Riverview). I don't think the value of having a single seat ride to Minneapolis Interchange outweighs the cost (capital or operating) whe...

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