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by sushisimo
October 31st, 2015, 3:11 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Xcel Energy HQ - 401 Nicollet
Replies: 539
Views: 81833

Re: Xcel Energy HQ - 401 Nicollet

I'm wondering, are they going to slap some more ham/maroon paint on this sucker? It already looks beat up and washed out.
by sushisimo
October 17th, 2015, 2:37 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1197
Views: 168294

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Minneapolitan wrote:
But we got this
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LMAO! They couldn't even ring up sale items. The cashier was flipping through a barcode binder. I looked over my shoulder to see where 1998 was.
by sushisimo
October 5th, 2015, 12:23 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 363985

Re: Downtown East - Wells Fargo / Radisson Red / Edition Apt

UrbWave wrote:I think if they painted the screening to match the crown it would appear less jarring. They are not finished with construction so there's still hope.
Yes. Right now, it looks like a penthouse dog park. Not that it's a bad idea.
by sushisimo
September 24th, 2015, 5:57 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Holidazzle Market
Replies: 148
Views: 12098

Re: Holidazzle Market

I'm hoping for a Winter Pride scenario.
by sushisimo
September 24th, 2015, 12:53 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1010
Views: 161125

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

And hot-desking is a whole other ball of wax, which is what I was reacting to in the original article. -1 And thanks mamundsen for the link to what the new, erm, Mel's Cargo workspaces will be like. It all seems pretty par for the course for new, corporate office environments. My contract ends tomo...
by sushisimo
September 23rd, 2015, 2:28 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1010
Views: 161125

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

Many design/creative places go with this open format. And these places do attract a lot of Millennials, so there you go. I'm a bit older but contract in this field, and when I land in a wide open environment with everybody at one table, I just get antsy and ADD. Sure, there are "breakaway" offices o...
by sushisimo
September 22nd, 2015, 2:56 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1010
Views: 161125

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

Perkins+Will said their new office will have 50 non-assigned work spaces with no hierarchical restrictions. Co-work type spaces seem to be the newest trends and it looks to have people moving to the cities. I must be entering old-fart age, because I just hate this trend and personally want it to re...
by sushisimo
September 22nd, 2015, 11:14 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1010
Views: 161125

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

I think the current one is flat with 4-5 revolving doors. Can't remember if it has a double entry for a thermal break. It's just the revolving doors and then you're in/out. As for the rest of the entrance, I'm trepidatious about big, structural changes. The one side of the entry is more airy incorp...
by sushisimo
September 22nd, 2015, 8:22 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Kraus-Anderson, HQ Apartments, Finnegans "Brewtel" - 9th St S/5th Ave S
Replies: 403
Views: 71660

Re: New Kraus-Anderson HQ (9th St. S/5th Ave. S)

I'm starting to like the barn-o-beer a lot more after seeing these renderings.
by sushisimo
September 17th, 2015, 1:27 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 4Marq - 400 Marquette Ave (313' - 30 Stories)
Replies: 835
Views: 153880

Re: 4Marq - 400 Marquette Ave (313' - 30 Stories)

Wait til the pigeon smears take hold! It could end up looking like one of Jackson Pollock's drip paintings ;) But seriously pigeons are becoming quite a problem downtown, especially on Nicollet Mall. At least the skyway glass between IDS and Macy's seems to be taking a few out, from the looks of th...
by sushisimo
September 11th, 2015, 10:45 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 365 Nicollet (334' - 30 stories)
Replies: 624
Views: 110318

Re: 365 Nicollet - (Opus Ritz block)

3Point12 Pi in the Sky Apartments
by sushisimo
August 27th, 2015, 8:12 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Xcel Energy HQ - 401 Nicollet
Replies: 539
Views: 81833

Re: Xcel Energy HQ - 401 Nicollet

At least the window grilles/pane dividers are real. From a distance I thought maybe they were those stick-on strips.
by sushisimo
July 31st, 2015, 9:22 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Xcel Energy HQ - 401 Nicollet
Replies: 539
Views: 81833

Re: Xcel Energy HQ - (401 Nicollet Mall)

Now that the facade is going up, I'm seeing that they're going for the "Deli Meat Combo Platter" color scheme with the two buildings. Chicken, Pastrami, Honey Roasted Turkey, etc. Speaking of the pastrami/reddish panels on the new building, are they supposed to look patchy and faded? It's like they...
by sushisimo
July 31st, 2015, 8:15 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Condos, construction liability laws, etc.
Replies: 85
Views: 2908

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Or apartments for that matter. If the cladding on Nic on 5th falls off and smashes an LRT, do we say "Eh, C'est la vie, apartments. Thank god it's not condos or imagine the litigation!"
by sushisimo
July 30th, 2015, 9:19 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Condos, construction liability laws, etc.
Replies: 85
Views: 2908

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

What happens when an apartment complex turns condo? Are there any of these state laws applied then? I'd guess not, and the new association would have due diligence to identify the building's features that are going haywire and secure funds to fix.
by sushisimo
July 19th, 2015, 6:34 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: AC Marriott Hotel - 401 Hennepin Ave (Andrews Hotel site)
Replies: 353
Views: 54985

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

Yes. I think something sneaky is going on here.
by sushisimo
July 17th, 2015, 9:10 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1197
Views: 168294

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

It's time to pull the plug. The vibe at Macy's is always like the store is in some sort of hospice care. They hardly put any effort into refreshing the place, especially the lower level which feels like a morgue for bedding and crystal. This line has stuck in my head and always makes me chuckle, "Ma...
by sushisimo
July 10th, 2015, 1:52 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1010
Views: 161125

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

this building was featured on every episode of the old mary tyler moore show. the show's wjm tv station offices were there. if you ever want to see a slice of 70's mpls watch the opening credits and first few minutes of this show. awesome stuff. And if you catch the right seasons, you can see the I...
by sushisimo
July 10th, 2015, 7:35 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Xcel Energy HQ - 401 Nicollet
Replies: 539
Views: 81833

Re: Xcel Energy HQ - (401 Nicollet Mall)

Now that the facade is going up, I'm seeing that they're going for the "Deli Meat Combo Platter" color scheme with the two buildings. Chicken, Pastrami, Honey Roasted Turkey, etc. Speaking of the pastrami/reddish panels on the new building, are they supposed to look patchy and faded? It's like they'...
by sushisimo
July 5th, 2015, 9:55 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Scherer Field/Hall Island
Replies: 19
Views: 4223

Re: Scherer Field/Hall Island

seanrichardryan wrote:Well, lets see. They let them expand on parkland and vacate two public streets. Totally treated like shit. Then they want more parkland to build on instead of using one of their numerous river adjacent surface lots. Must be tough.
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