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by blindeke
October 22nd, 2017, 11:30 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 554
Views: 116996

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Hey is there no rendering of the 1984 Marshall building yet? http://www.twincities.com/2017/10/18/ne ... ll-avenue/
by blindeke
October 22nd, 2017, 11:30 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 554
Views: 116996

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Vagueperson wrote:
August 31st, 2017, 9:48 pm
Is that an insult, Bill?
No. Meant sincerely.
by blindeke
August 30th, 2017, 11:49 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 554
Views: 116996

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Thanks to all on the Forum for inspiring today's blogpost: http://tcsidewalks.blogspot.com/2017/08 ... thing.html
by blindeke
August 4th, 2017, 12:55 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: St. Croix River Crossing
Replies: 197
Views: 30255

Re: St. Croix River Crossing

LOL
by blindeke
August 4th, 2017, 12:39 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: St. Croix River Crossing
Replies: 197
Views: 30255

Re: St. Croix River Crossing

Looking for someone to write a streets.mn post on this bridge and why it's "good/bad/mixed". Any takers?
by blindeke
August 4th, 2017, 11:53 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Galtier Plaza
Replies: 73
Views: 11987

Re: Galtier Plaza

Did all of you see this? Some pretty damning quotes about that building.

https://twitter.com/FrederickMelo/statu ... 9132348416

Who owns the building anyway?
by blindeke
May 3rd, 2016, 6:39 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Alia Tower - 200 Central - 483' / 40 Stories
Replies: 908
Views: 141599

Re: Alatus St. Anthony Tower (Washburn-McReavy Site)

Hey would anyone here be willing or able to write a post on this project for streets.mn? I think it'd be a great topic and we could use a bit of conversation on this, how it relates to city goals or fits or doesn't fit downtown.

I'd love it! Let me know if you'd like a hand.

-Bill Lindeke
by blindeke
April 18th, 2014, 8:54 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists
Replies: 312
Views: 29024

Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

I am terrible. I confess.
by blindeke
April 18th, 2014, 5:12 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists
Replies: 312
Views: 29024

Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Have you walked past the Met Council building? No doors face the street! Well, none aside from a couple of emergency exits that don't have any exterior handles. This explains a lot In met council's defense, that horrible building was designed and built for some other government agency, and then the...
by blindeke
April 18th, 2014, 5:06 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists
Replies: 312
Views: 29024

Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

I used to be for removing the skyways, and I think the argument for that is very well reasoned, but I have flip-flopped and now think the skyways have unique charm. My reasoning is if a mall can sustain 4 stories of foot traffic, a good urban area should be able to handle 2. Simplistic argument per...
by blindeke
November 27th, 2013, 12:49 pm
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Block E (archive)
Replies: 351
Views: 42754

Re: Block E

just cause that's what probably woulda happened doesn't mean it's what shoulda happened.

also, check out city center in that rendering. LOL.
by blindeke
November 27th, 2013, 9:47 am
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Block E (archive)
Replies: 351
Views: 42754

Re: Block E

not just one free drink, but you'd get to drink all day for free. or that's what i've heard.
by blindeke
November 27th, 2013, 7:30 am
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Block E (archive)
Replies: 351
Views: 42754

Re: Block E

The closest thing to a seedy stroll down Hennepin is this amazing artsy video from 1982 that someone forwarded to me yesterday. it's captivating, and you can see why downtown had a very different feel back then, and was cool enough to inspire Tom Waits songs, when today it would sound more like boy ...
by blindeke
November 1st, 2013, 9:38 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Goodwill (University & Griggs) - former Whitaker Buick
Replies: 35
Views: 7524

Goodwill (University & Griggs) - former Whitaker Buick

This rendering of the Whitaker Buick site at University & Griggs just crossed my desk. A friend of mine owns property on the alley behind this building, and received this in the mail. But I've not heard any other details about it. Any thoughts? Anyone have more info? At first glance, 2 stories is a ...
by blindeke
August 19th, 2013, 6:55 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Pedal Pubs
Replies: 20
Views: 2760

Re: Pedal Pubs

Nick wrote:
blindeke wrote:And for some reason, they're "controversial?" I swear, next year, I'm gonna get a job driving one of those things and blog about it...
Last time I saw one of their job postings, car ownership was a prerequisite.
Well that's lame. There goes my killer New Yorker piece.
by blindeke
August 16th, 2013, 9:25 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Pedal Pubs
Replies: 20
Views: 2760

Re: Pedal Pubs

And for some reason, they're "controversial?" I swear, next year, I'm gonna get a job driving one of those things and blog about it...
by blindeke
August 16th, 2013, 9:23 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Pedal Pubs
Replies: 20
Views: 2760

Re: Pedal Pubs

I completely agree that I am uncompelling. Regardless, people from the burbs discovering awesome dive bars is pretty much the gold standard of urbanism.
by blindeke
January 30th, 2013, 4:44 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Schmidt Brewery Apartment Conversion
Replies: 40
Views: 12326

Re: Schmidt Brewery Apartment Conversion

Thanks for the plug. The only local papers i'm aware of in StP: Highland Villager, the downtown one you mentioned, the West Side Voice, the Park Bugle (St Anthony Park), the North End News (which often reprints Villager articles). Of those, only the Villager has a full time reporter and has lots of ...

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