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by sushisimo
January 13th, 2015, 2:57 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 367250

Re: Downtown East Project (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo)

I'm half expecting Frank Vascellero and Amelia Santianiello to walk in there.
by sushisimo
January 12th, 2015, 12:41 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Skyway System
Replies: 517
Views: 68030

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

That map looks like it's trying to be the 1972 Vignelli subway map for NYC, but for Minneapolis skyways. It doesn't quite work as since you're on foot, walking your entire trip distance. So, "stylizing" the routes kills some much needed wayfinding details.
by sushisimo
January 8th, 2015, 10:30 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: AC Marriott Hotel - 401 Hennepin Ave (Andrews Hotel site)
Replies: 353
Views: 55789

Re: AC Marriott Hotel (401 Hennepin Ave / Andrews Hotel site

That right there was a gratifying read, and applies to so many sagas on this board.
by sushisimo
December 24th, 2014, 10:27 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 2001
Views: 271669

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

That is some excellent math. Makes sense. From the rendering, I was thinkin: East/West/Top, in dividing the space up. It has to do with that carve out. The east part with the trees on top would be the apartments. The equal tower portion behind that is the hotel. And, the rest of the tower (square fo...
by sushisimo
December 18th, 2014, 9:26 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 2001
Views: 271669

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

I thank mpb for the renderings; giving us perspective, massing, etc. I'm now not liking this Duvall proposal. It's like a giant 2008 flash drive up in the air. I kinda want to pay 40 million dollars to study a 5th proposal.
by sushisimo
December 17th, 2014, 5:13 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 2001
Views: 271669

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

From the renderings, my eye seems to be reading a slight parallelogram footprint. I'm sure it's rectangle, and the rendering perspective is creating the funky angles toward the top of the tower especially.
by sushisimo
December 15th, 2014, 10:57 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 2001
Views: 271669

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

I like the Duval proposal, and I'm sure there'd be tweaks, but keeping with the sleek lines. I'm looking to see some creative ideas on how this development promotes the idea of leading people to the river. Right now, the Hennepin, Washington, Nicollet area is truly a nasty experience for pedestrians...
by sushisimo
December 12th, 2014, 8:56 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 2001
Views: 271669

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

How do any of the proposals showcase how to get from the Mall to the river?
by sushisimo
December 6th, 2014, 2:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Montage (Nye's redevelopment) - 116 E Hennepin Avenue
Replies: 581
Views: 68554

Re: Nye's Polonaise Room - 100 block of E Hennepin Avenue

A quote from a recently posted archived article about the Forum: “The case for the Forum building and the Nankin restaurant [which eventually relocated in the City Center complex and later closed] thus becomes a eulogy. The values of these places are intuitive more than rational, and they transcend ...
by sushisimo
November 16th, 2014, 7:09 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Paxon - (324 First Street North)
Replies: 115
Views: 27515

Re: The Paxon - (324 First Street North)

I kind of like the material they used. Stick built, but pretty decent on the outside. I am kind of confused on the blue lighting at night. Meanwhile, the crazy Velo, with colors all over the place, has delicate white light shining upon a blue tower cornice with nothing on it.
by sushisimo
November 9th, 2014, 11:37 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 2001
Views: 271669

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

This town cracks me up. City: "Build a thing!" Developer: "I'm on it!" City: "Great. Now, it needs to be over 20 stories tall, but (leans over the table in a darkly lit corner with a Bourbon and a wink) a preferable max of 56.99 stories." Developer: "So, beneath the IDS height." City: "Whuuuuut woul...
by sushisimo
November 6th, 2014, 12:06 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Paxon - (324 First Street North)
Replies: 115
Views: 27515

Re: The Paxon - (324 First Street North)

Looks like The Paxon has a blue uplit portion on the upper beveled facade that fronts the rail tracks and 1st St. Haven't taken a pic yet.
by sushisimo
October 28th, 2014, 9:56 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Center Renovation
Replies: 463
Views: 71531

Re: Target Center Renovation

If they don't have the money, don't do it. What are these articles supposed to invoke, hand-wringing. Hardly.
by sushisimo
October 16th, 2014, 8:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 2001
Views: 271669

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

The only reason why a park or plaza is being discussed is because there might be a streetcar line through here. Making a park or plaza would make the station more appealing that just concrete and iron. I get that, but I just don't think this block/development/station should be a resting point. I th...
by sushisimo
October 16th, 2014, 5:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 2001
Views: 271669

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

I don't think a park or plaza in the typical sense works well here. With Hennepin and Washington flanking it, it seems like a tense place for idle recreation. I would like to see that finger/linear park idea pushed. Like a greenway weaving through mixed use towers on Ritz and Nicollet blocks and the...
by sushisimo
September 13th, 2014, 10:20 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Velo Apartments - (103 Second Street North)
Replies: 174
Views: 35720

Re: Velo Apartments - (103 Second Street North)

At night, both blue panels are downlit (autocorrect doesn't like that). So, I'm hoping some VELO letters are going up there, or why else punch that part of the building up, put blue panels and light it?
by sushisimo
August 13th, 2014, 10:13 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)
Replies: 1522
Views: 239970

Re: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)

Or even that giant vacant lot at Nicollet and 18th. Nicollet/Franklin wouldn't be much more convenient for someone on Clifton or Oak Grove than the Lund's. You can live in the area without a car and still get groceries, you just have to make a lot of small trips. But the thought of going grocery sh...
by sushisimo
July 27th, 2014, 10:22 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)
Replies: 1522
Views: 239970

Re: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)

Targeteers have got to be good for at least 20% occupancy.
by sushisimo
July 19th, 2014, 5:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)
Replies: 577
Views: 86793

Re: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)

LOL. I think a lot of it has to do with the previous proposals, which were much taller and dramatic. Our hopes were as high as the floor count. At this point, I'm pretty fine with it other than the chocolate brown metal siding that looks like Menards had a liquidation sale on pole barn materials. Th...
by sushisimo
July 16th, 2014, 9:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Embassy Suites (Plymouth Building) - 12 6th Street S
Replies: 286
Views: 44677

Re: Conrad Hotel in the Plymouth Building - 12 6th Street S

I'm curious how they'll deal with the skyway connections. Especially on the back going to the 15 Building. Currently it's a weird little diagonal connection.

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