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by sushisimo
January 7th, 2013, 10:14 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Vikings Stadium Miscellaneous Discussion
Replies: 1660
Views: 173887

Re: Vikings Stadium

The facade of cockeyed giant cinnamon sticks is certainly quaint looking, and should smell wonderful on game day.
by sushisimo
January 5th, 2013, 12:43 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)
Replies: 577
Views: 86185

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

I don't think there's been a lick of construction since the water main break, which is two days lost at this point. In the grand scheme of things, not tragic IMO. I'm wondering what the financial ripple effects of this will be. Yikes!
by sushisimo
December 30th, 2012, 2:53 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1010
Views: 163803

Re: Downtown Office Market

but Minneapolis and St. Paul really need to work together and not fight against each other. I'd almost say that St. Paul has taken 3rd place behind a very strong and turd-like shaped Bloomington-Eden Prairie economic hub. Anybody who is in a job hunt and looking for mover-and-shaker companies knows...
by sushisimo
December 19th, 2012, 1:54 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Vikings Stadium Legislation/Financing Package
Replies: 261
Views: 18371

Re: Vikings Stadium

:lol: Finally, somebody thinking outside the (litter) box.
by sushisimo
December 6th, 2012, 5:50 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Park
Replies: 78
Views: 12034

Re: Gateway Park

An unfortunate aspect about this location is that it is bounded by three very auto-centric roads. For sure. The one 911 call I've made was when somebody got hit crossing Washington at Nicollet/ING Building. That intersection pisses me off royally, from a pedestrian and driver's point of view. Great...
by sushisimo
December 6th, 2012, 3:45 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 1033
Views: 183809

Re: Nic on Fifth - (455 Nicollet Mall)

Wedgeguy wrote:a turd on the skyline.
33 South Sixth.
by sushisimo
December 6th, 2012, 2:33 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 1033
Views: 183809

Re: Nic on Fifth - (455 Nicollet Mall)

Nice! Although, the Xcel expansion building looks way off.
by sushisimo
December 5th, 2012, 9:57 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 1033
Views: 183809

Re: Nic on Fifth - (455 Nicollet Mall)

Only in Minneapolis can a McDonald's get smashed down, immediately followed by a base-to-crown tower dissertation.
by sushisimo
December 1st, 2012, 11:55 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: StoneBridge (2nd Street South & 11th Avenue South)
Replies: 339
Views: 56800

Re: StoneBridge (2nd Street South & 11th Avenue South)

MNdible wrote:But Montecondeux is good. You should trademark that.
It couldn't hurt. No worse than Else Warehouse.
by sushisimo
November 30th, 2012, 5:57 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: StoneBridge (2nd Street South & 11th Avenue South)
Replies: 339
Views: 56800

Re: StoneBridge (2nd Street South & 11th Avenue South)

Wasn't there originally a French sounding name to this project, even before the Park Vista naming? Like, The Montecondeux or something?
by sushisimo
November 14th, 2012, 5:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Union Restaurant - (733 Hennepin Avenue)
Replies: 107
Views: 14431

Re: Union Restaurant - (733 Hennepin Avenue)

I wish the stones would retract upward or hang lower depending on the outside temp. That would be the coolest thermometer/sculpture ever!
by sushisimo
November 13th, 2012, 10:58 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: A Strip Mall - (129 Plymouth Avenue North)
Replies: 60
Views: 7675

Re: 129 Plymouth Ave N

The property consists of abandoned excess right of way from a cancelled roadway project and is less than one acre (34,338 sq. ft.) in size. Interesting. Could this be the old I-335 project. I know that proposal had the highway angling across the river from Boom Island to about this location. At any...
by sushisimo
November 8th, 2012, 11:56 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Mill City Quarter - 300 South 2nd Street
Replies: 201
Views: 43742

Re: Mill City Quarter - (300 South 2nd Street)

fotoapparatic wrote:Also I hope they keep the diagonal potential bike/pedestrian corridor open to the river under 1st st south. that would be a cool little greenway.
Total agreement.
by sushisimo
November 4th, 2012, 9:54 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 1033
Views: 183809

Re: Nicollet Residences - (455 Nicollet Mall)

Are we honestly obsessing over Arcades, now? Really, guys? Arcades??? My gosh, what other useless frills do we wish Minneapolis had? An Obelisk, perhaps? A Monument Avenue? Besides, doesn't Gaviidae already function essentially as a wide arcade? :lol: *spit take*. Wait, Foshay is an obelisk! But se...
by sushisimo
October 30th, 2012, 9:14 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)
Replies: 577
Views: 86185

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

The vacant lots around this project will likely become "hot" properties in the eyes of developers, so it has the potential to spur a mini building boom in the area. Never. The non-parking lot blocks in this area are governmental and insurance buildings. Nobody wants to hang out here, roam around or...
by sushisimo
October 26th, 2012, 12:56 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)
Replies: 577
Views: 86185

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

Yeah, just more of the same. They started 5th floor framing today, on the 1st Avenue side.
by sushisimo
October 25th, 2012, 10:12 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Izzy's Ice Cream Factory
Replies: 176
Views: 32276

Re: Izzy's Ice Cream Factory

^ Thinking about it now, I'd may have liked Izzy's operation to go in on the ground floor adjacent to Whole Foods somehow. A neat synergy, IMO.
by sushisimo
October 17th, 2012, 9:06 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Capella Tower - 225 South 6th St
Replies: 66
Views: 14996

Re: Capella Tower & LaSalle Plaza

I'd rather go back to the revolving restaurant trend.
by sushisimo
October 14th, 2012, 8:26 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: IDS Center
Replies: 248
Views: 65077

Re: IDS Center

^ Liking that somebody knows that Orvin Olson Park is the best kept secret in town.
by sushisimo
October 13th, 2012, 1:11 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: IDS Center
Replies: 248
Views: 65077

Re: IDS Center

fotoapparatic wrote:I wonder what the minimalist modernist architect feels about flashy colored lights... lol
That was my immediate thought as well, I wept a little for Philip Johnson. The simple white lights looked clean and austere, and now it seems odd and tacky. But whatevs, my two cents are spent.

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