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by gopherfan
May 31st, 2018, 8:22 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)
Replies: 560
Views: 67742

Re: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)

I don't think I've seen anything that shows the station designs in one location, so here's all of them from the Corridor Management Committee presentations. https://www.scribd.com/document/3802252 ... on-Designs
by gopherfan
May 26th, 2018, 6:41 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Bunge Mill (SE Como)
Replies: 32
Views: 5765

Re: Bunge Mill (SE Como)

Just the main tower remains Image
by gopherfan
May 4th, 2018, 11:09 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Northern Star Council Leadership Center
Replies: 4
Views: 1085

Re: Northern Star Council Leadership Center

Webcam https://www.workzonecam.com/projects/ma ... orkzonecam
Project is already almost complete! http://www.explorebasecamp.org/Leadership-Center

Official opening is September 15, but looks like it is to be staffed by July 23rd.
by gopherfan
May 4th, 2018, 7:16 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Bunge Mill (SE Como)
Replies: 32
Views: 5765

Re: Bunge Mill (SE Como)

Bye Bye Bunge! Demo has begun, and by the looks of the renders, the iconic sign will go too. http://www.mndaily.com/article/2018/03/ ... ighborhood

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by gopherfan
April 30th, 2018, 11:28 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Bunge Mill (SE Como)
Replies: 32
Views: 5765

Re: Bunge Mill (SE Como)

Groundbreaking for the Riverton Community Housing project took place last week https://www.facebook.com/rivertoncommun ... 6504661806
by gopherfan
March 10th, 2018, 1:41 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northern Lights Express
Replies: 331
Views: 37825

Re: Northern Lights Express

Took 10 minutes, not 5 :p

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by gopherfan
March 6th, 2018, 11:50 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northern Lights Express
Replies: 331
Views: 37825

Re: Northern Lights Express

I would say the lot is at least 80% full most days, have seen it at 95-99% full when the weather is bad. With the current speed restrictions in the Northtown Yard, the bus is actually faster to downtown than Northstar in generally traffic, and as twincitizen points out, actually goes to the CBD. SO ...
by gopherfan
February 5th, 2018, 9:37 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 365 Nicollet (334' - 30 stories)
Replies: 618
Views: 100566

Re: 365 Nicollet (334' - 30 stories)

365's parking ramp has new lighting tricks up its sleeve!
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by gopherfan
January 26th, 2018, 11:07 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1993
Views: 176477

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

CTA's Loop Link BRT stations and dedicated lanes worked real well when I visited this past summer, despite Chicago downtown traffic. Image
by gopherfan
January 24th, 2018, 7:26 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 365 Nicollet (334' - 30 stories)
Replies: 618
Views: 100566

Re: Ritz Residences - 365 Nicollet Mall (334' - 30 stories)

I recall reading that all construction equipment that was blocking sidewalks or roadways had to be removed by the middle of January(ish) for the Super Bowl. So they'll likely bring back a crane in February. I doubt it. The crane wasn't blocking the sidewalks, the building is almost done, plus it co...
by gopherfan
January 19th, 2018, 12:31 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Skyway System
Replies: 473
Views: 53355

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

Also, when NYC Pentagram was brought in to do the new wayfinding and image of Nicollet I was hoping the downtown council might take them on for a redesign or new wayfinding of the skyway, but sadly not... Something like these could have been great https://www.pentagram.com/work/penn-station-west-end...
by gopherfan
January 19th, 2018, 12:16 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Skyway System
Replies: 473
Views: 53355

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

I'm also a fan of http://rachelbrandon.com/better-signage-for-the-skyway-part-3-of-the-minneapolis-skyway-redesign/ http://rachelbrandon.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/mpls-skyway-signage1.jpg The existing is just so awful, dated, unreadable and way to kitchy. Let's be honest, the lakes aren't downt...
by gopherfan
January 19th, 2018, 7:19 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Skyway System
Replies: 473
Views: 53355

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

Why not something more branded Image
by gopherfan
January 17th, 2018, 12:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1993
Views: 176477

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Thinking more about a good pilot route, what about giving the six some dedicated space. It can get pretty slow on Hennepin in the afternoon. Hennepin is set to undergo reconstruction in 2020. https://www.hennepindowntown.com/ Now is the time to push for better bus routing downtown. Also, the 6 is s...
by gopherfan
December 26th, 2017, 11:19 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Twin Cities Future Transit Map
Replies: 372
Views: 47093

Re: Twin Cities Future Transit Map

One of the ideas I've been kicking around in my head for awhile is an express LRT line between the DT's. Umm, you know the Green Line was originally planned to be this, but the neighborhoods didn't want something else to divide communities like 94, and the Met Council wanted development, so a 94 ro...
by gopherfan
December 18th, 2017, 12:51 pm
Forum: Cities Around the World
Topic: Seattle
Replies: 46
Views: 4391

Re: Seattle

by gopherfan
December 13th, 2017, 8:42 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City of Minneapolis Office Building - 501 4th Ave S - 11 stories / 171'
Replies: 197
Views: 23205

Re: New City of Minneapolis Office Building

Does anyone know the budget of this new city office project? For some reason I doubt it will be anywhere near 200m dollars, so I think we should keep our expectations a little more reasonable. Based on the design fees of $6.2M, if it's based on an average 12% of construction budget, safe to say pro...
by gopherfan
December 8th, 2017, 11:37 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Nicollet-Central Streetcar
Replies: 839
Views: 71901

Re: Nicollet-Central Streetcar

If Frey has his eyes set on Broadway/Washington streetcar, I think that's a win! Nicollet will never happen since it had the perception of being a debacle. If the line turned down Hennepin for two blocks and connected to the Hennepin Avenue/Warehouse District Station, I think then you'd have a prett...
by gopherfan
December 7th, 2017, 12:24 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northern Lights Express
Replies: 331
Views: 37825

Re: Northern Lights Express

Could we, as a group, maybe, just maybe, refrain from posting about fantasy extensions to routes that haven't yet been built, or even funded? It's fine to have those thoughts in your head (and maybe even whip up a map for your own personal enjoyment), but I am really not sold on the value of broadc...

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