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by mnmike
January 9th, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1263
Views: 172834

Re: MSP Airport

I thought Delta already had a direct Providence flight? They did a couple years ago anyway.
by mnmike
January 8th, 2019, 7:31 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 1995
Views: 262404

Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

It's weird that this site still has to carry its 'iconic' baggage. If this is a mediocre development, then... what is everything else that's been built in the last two decades? I mean, this will literally be the best high-rise building built in Minneapolis since at least 2007 (Carlyle), and I'd arg...
by mnmike
January 7th, 2019, 6:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 1995
Views: 262404

Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

I really couldn't care less about the pull in for the hotel...I think it would actually improve this part of Hennepin, keeping some activity going there often, and you know it would be a well maintained area with that type of hotel. The sign, I can see being an issue, I do like that we aren't clutte...
by mnmike
December 15th, 2018, 1:31 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Rafter - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)
Replies: 328
Views: 63072

Re: Mortenson / USBank site - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)

PS. J2...maybe you don’t intend it, but you’re coming off awfully condescending and rude. This is usually a pretty friendly place for commentary where one isn’t berated for not sounding like an architect or engineer. Maybe lighten up a little, I’m not as clueless as you seem to think...I have enough...
by mnmike
December 15th, 2018, 1:27 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Rafter - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)
Replies: 328
Views: 63072

Re: Mortenson / USBank site - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)

Textured precast with depressions (instead of actual glass) that matched the window patterns would also maybe be an option?
by mnmike
December 13th, 2018, 4:05 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Rafter - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)
Replies: 328
Views: 63072

Re: Mortenson / USBank site - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)

I guess the simplest solution would be to make it appear as if there were windows there, as so many other buildings do. Most buildings don't make you say, "oh, there is where the elevator shafts are", even if they share an exterior wall. You seem very defensive here...I apologize if you had somethin...
by mnmike
December 13th, 2018, 1:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Rafter - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)
Replies: 328
Views: 63072

Re: Mortenson / USBank site - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)

Actually doesn't look as bad as I thought it would....but the blank spot where the elevators are will be terrible. The blank spot where the elevators are is already enclosed on the building. It is the section of charcoal precast with the row of windows down the middle, to the right of the construct...
by mnmike
December 13th, 2018, 11:37 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Rafter - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)
Replies: 328
Views: 63072

Re: Mortenson / USBank site - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)

Actually doesn't look as bad as I thought it would....but the blank spot where the elevators are will be terrible.
by mnmike
November 30th, 2018, 7:53 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1764
Views: 308204

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Anyone else lamenting that the Ichiban site is still vacant? It kinds kills the activity on that end of the mall. Even if the building is torn down it'll be great to have this corner activated! Always...and every other vacant spot along Nicollet...and the fact that there hasn't been any news in the...
by mnmike
October 16th, 2018, 4:47 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Duluth - General Topics
Replies: 26
Views: 10589

Re: Kozy Bar block, Duluth

Would be nice if the block could be saved and restored...but I suppose not likely to happen.
by mnmike
September 13th, 2018, 4:51 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 240 Hennepin Ave - 21 stories - 256'
Replies: 130
Views: 42376

Re: Harlem Irving and CA Ventures - 240 Hennepin Ave - 18-20 stories

I like it! And it is as tall as a typical 24 story residential building.
by mnmike
August 29th, 2018, 5:24 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 36th and Bryant Area
Replies: 121
Views: 16574

Re: 36th and Bryant Area

As pro development as I am...I can't say I wouldn't be a little upset that my home of however many years was suddenly going to have a 4 story apartment building next door? I think most would...it isn't a surprising reaction...and it isn't as if Bryant is the same as Henn, Lyndale or France, where I ...
by mnmike
August 28th, 2018, 1:13 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1099
Views: 180464

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

I was wondering what happened to this...it was announced a year or more ago. Now we know:)
by mnmike
August 6th, 2018, 3:18 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1383
Views: 168220

Re: Nicollet Mall

I know it's not the same as actually being there, but a quick Google Maps trip down 16th Street (imagery from 2017-18) and it's almost indistinguishable from Nicollet. Some chain restaurants. A Panera. A few local upscale bars. Corporate buildings built with no regard for the mall. Some brutalism. ...
by mnmike
August 1st, 2018, 5:46 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 1995
Views: 262404

Re: Gateway Tower (RBC Plaza Jr.) - 30 stories - 458'

I feel like...whatever anyone's opinion is on the current proposal, it should be pointed out that we are still pretty close to the original timeline, aren't we? I think they have only had one small extension? So regardless of what is going on here...it isn't like a building should already be finishe...
by mnmike
August 1st, 2018, 10:52 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1023
Views: 176301

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

That is actually a pretty nice looking ramp...as far as ramps go. And it is a nice visual and physical buffer to the edge of the neighborhood. Not a horrible use for that little space.
by mnmike
July 28th, 2018, 10:25 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 1995
Views: 262404

Re: Gateway Tower (RBC Plaza Jr.) - 30 stories - 458'

I think if the lower portion had some kind of anchor I’d be really happy with this. Would be a good spot for another try at a downtown movie theater, or some other active “anchor” use. Like the pinstripes idea or a new home for a comedy club, a downtown Best Buy...something.
by mnmike
July 12th, 2018, 11:50 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent Smith Lot - 5th Ave and 7th St - Micro Apartments and Diner
Replies: 10
Views: 3289

Re: Thrivent Smith Lot - 5th Ave and 7th St - Micro Apartments and Diner

I mean the uptown diner guy...they were part of that Sexton II proposal.
by mnmike
July 12th, 2018, 10:09 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent Smith Lot - 5th Ave and 7th St - Micro Apartments and Diner
Replies: 10
Views: 3289

Re: Thrivent Smith Lot - 5th Ave and 7th St - Micro Apartments and Diner

He wanted a diner waaaaay back in the Sexton phase II proposal. Been waiting a long time.
by mnmike
July 12th, 2018, 10:07 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Calhoun Towers - 3430 List Place (295' - 24 stories)
Replies: 80
Views: 18634

Re: Calhoun Towers - 3430 List Place (2x 281' - 24 stories)

Funny thing is...the tower that is there already from the 60s was supposed to have a twin.

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