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by Smoothuser
December 23rd, 2015, 8:22 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Construction Webcams
Replies: 55
Views: 26922

Re: Construction Webcams

My friend has a site that compiles the images and creates a timelapse. A few of the rejected images here from the 21st-23rd are panned up.

http://www.biosmierfin.com/
by Smoothuser
October 24th, 2014, 4:39 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1735
Views: 285769

Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

Google street view taken in September 2014 is updated for some of Downtown Minneapolis. ex: http://goo.gl/maps/jNMDU
by Smoothuser
October 9th, 2014, 9:58 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site
Replies: 1049
Views: 124612

Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Air Rights Development

...Two words: Adaptive Re-use. I like it when old things are incorporated with new things, or in this case, the 3 story existing building's shell could be the base for the ramp + residential tower. People (i.e. myself) find the current shell of the building beautiful, not necessarily its function. ...
by Smoothuser
October 8th, 2014, 7:57 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Junction Flats - (643 Fifth Street North)
Replies: 121
Views: 27943

Re: Junction Flats - (643 Fifth Street North)

mattaudio wrote:Someday the garbage burner parcel will be the hottest redevelopment opportunity....
I can't wait for the Garbage Burner Artist Lofts.
by Smoothuser
September 24th, 2014, 1:40 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: St. Cloud Airport
Replies: 19
Views: 3464

Re: St. Cloud Airport

I'd argue that, for many people (especially for the 200,000 in the St. Cloud metro area, and probably for another half million in the northwest suburbs), it probably does make sense. Currently, they only have, what, 100 seats a day flying out of there? You'd certainly think they should be able to m...
by Smoothuser
September 21st, 2014, 9:29 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 510 Marquette Avenue
Replies: 137
Views: 31011

Re: 510 Marquette Avenue

Construction as of 9/21: https://i.imgur.com/vaT6wy7.jpg
by Smoothuser
September 21st, 2014, 9:25 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 4Marq - 400 Marquette Ave (313' - 30 Stories)
Replies: 835
Views: 153746

Re: 4Marq - (313' - 30 Stories)

Construction as of 9/21: https://i.imgur.com/EQHkfZ5.jpg
by Smoothuser
September 21st, 2014, 9:24 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Xcel Energy HQ - 401 Nicollet
Replies: 539
Views: 81476

Re: Xcel Energy HQ - (401 Nicollet Mall)

Construction as of 9/21: https://i.imgur.com/9EdCVKp.jpg
by Smoothuser
September 18th, 2014, 9:59 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Guerrilla Urbanism
Replies: 63
Views: 5816

Re: Guerrilla Urbanism

EOst wrote:Also, real people just don't use them: http://marketingland.com/the-death-of-the-qr-code-37902
Just got to say, I am real. And I use them all the time for Bitcoin.
by Smoothuser
September 18th, 2014, 9:52 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting
Replies: 642
Views: 28861

Re: Minneapolis Fiber

So I saw Hennipin County Fiber trucks out by my work on Hwy 55 and got excited. Then saw this: http://www.startribune.com/local/west/118296159.html

However, this was from 2011 and I still watch the sea of cars sit on 55 every morning.
by Smoothuser
September 9th, 2014, 9:00 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Video Games
Replies: 155
Views: 15229

Re: Video Games

I really, really enjoyed the transit systems in Cities XL but it didn't have too much staying power with me due to the inability to rezone existing zones--it made the growth feel unrealistic. Also it needed a good copy editing like craaaaaazy. Yeah Cities XL is basically just a sandbox. No real "si...
by Smoothuser
September 9th, 2014, 4:43 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics
Replies: 1058
Views: 143551

Re: Uptown Development Map and General Discussion

Google street view of treehouse construction. Looks like it's topped out at 1 story. http://goo.gl/maps/uIvtn
by Smoothuser
September 9th, 2014, 2:56 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 1033
Views: 183047

Re: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)

A number of photos have been posted to Metro Transit's Flickr feed looking at the LRT tracks from this building. Start here and click leftwards: https://www.flickr.com/photos/metrotransitmn/15167830736/in/photostream/ (Flickr used to have a calendar-based navigation method... I miss that...) Thanks...
by Smoothuser
September 9th, 2014, 12:07 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blake Road Corridor
Replies: 31
Views: 5053

Re: Blake Road Corridor

During nearly all day Blake isn't carrying four lanes worth of traffic and in justify a road diet from five lanes to three lanes. Blake's challenge is the back up caused waiting to cross TH7. Cambridge is so near TH7 that the overly long lights crossing cause congestion backing up into the Cambridg...
by Smoothuser
September 5th, 2014, 12:20 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Video Games
Replies: 155
Views: 15229

Re: Video Games

Just found this thread! Here's some before/after images from a game called Cities XL that I immensely enjoy. This is an older city I spent many months slowly improving and growing.

https://imgur.com/a/EEUfz#0

If anybody else plays this and/or wants to chat about it, please let me know.
by Smoothuser
September 2nd, 2014, 6:41 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Mall of America - Bloomington
Replies: 973
Views: 134633

Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Quick phone quality pic I took of the north end of the mall. Sitting at the intersection of Ikea way and Lindau.

https://i.imgur.com/jhBb5KM.jpg
by Smoothuser
August 31st, 2014, 12:37 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: IDS Center
Replies: 248
Views: 64617

Re: IDS Center

The IDS seems like a more jarring change. There were already some comparably tall buildings when the Foshay was completed. https://i.imgur.com/XmiuMHM.jpg Some sources say this is 1945, others 1930. I don't know how much the skyline changed between those years though. Maybe for its time the Foshay w...
by Smoothuser
August 28th, 2014, 6:59 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1556
Views: 148300

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Sort of a bike infrastructure related question, but I'm wondering what thoughts are on the "best" system for bike parking, particularly in apartment buildings. My building just has a bunch of bog standard bike racks (just a bunch of bars in a row) and I basically hate it. It's really easy for peopl...
by Smoothuser
August 27th, 2014, 7:00 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 1027
Views: 119182

Re: Suburbs - General Topics

Tcmetro wrote: If one really wants to nerd out, you can take a look at Chinese Street View: http://map.qq.com/
And there goes my day.

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