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by gopherfan
November 27th, 2018, 6:59 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Labeling the Transit System
Replies: 35
Views: 2093

Re: Labeling the Transit System

mattaudio wrote:
November 27th, 2018, 1:24 pm
Can't wait until Northstar is the brand of all-day regional service on modern DMUs. Anyone want to photoshop a Northstar livery onto a DMU?
I have to take you up on this! See Fantasy Map Thread...
by gopherfan
November 27th, 2018, 6:57 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Fantasy maps
Replies: 170
Views: 20745

Re: Fantasy maps

Maybe someday will get a DMU Northstar train...
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by gopherfan
November 26th, 2018, 1:10 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Labeling the Transit System
Replies: 35
Views: 2093

Re: Labeling the Transit System

On tonight's Transportation Committee agenda they will hopefully be answering this question once and for all. See the map below. Essentially aBRT will be branded as part of the METRO family, ie. METRO A Line, METRO B Line, etc. and all other forms of rapid transit will be METRO Color. So LRT, BRT, S...
by gopherfan
October 9th, 2018, 9:18 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1782
Views: 196114

Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 35ish stories - ~500'

Someone please show United Properties that this is much closer to the definition of iconic https://www.nardi-associates.com/olympic-tower
by gopherfan
August 17th, 2018, 12:04 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Upper Harbor Terminal
Replies: 49
Views: 6947

Re: Upper Harbor Terminal

The Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks in Bethlehem, PA should really be the precedent for this project! They did a really good job of letting the public get up close and personal with it. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Levitt+Pavilion+SteelStacks/@40.6151439,-75.3687552,3a,75y,65.03h,76.23t/data=!3m8!1...
by gopherfan
July 18th, 2018, 8:09 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4327
Views: 370971

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Pretty good info about the agreement here. Council to pay $18.5M to remove their existing siding track over 5 years. Then the council will own the corridors and be responsible for maintenance and liabilities, however TCWR will pay council fees for maintenance (undisclosed amount). In terms of liabil...
by gopherfan
May 31st, 2018, 8:22 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)
Replies: 563
Views: 69725

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: 6188

Re: Bunge Mill (SE Como)

Just the main tower remains Image
by gopherfan
May 4th, 2018, 11:09 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Northern Star Council Leadership Center
Replies: 4
Views: 1177

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: 6188

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: 6188

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: 339
Views: 39491

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: 339
Views: 39491

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: 624
Views: 106817

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: 2164
Views: 197498

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: 624
Views: 106817

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: 54310

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: 54310

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: 54310

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

Why not something more branded Image

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