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by sushisimo
July 3rd, 2015, 11:44 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Scherer Field/Hall Island
Replies: 19
Views: 4225

Re: Scherer Field/Hall Island

Oh man. Also, I was scrolling through that link and saw schematics showing a recreated Hall's Island. I thought the DNR (I think it was them) laughed the Parks Board under the table about that, saying no way in hell are they going to be dumping fill and messing around with the river.
by sushisimo
July 3rd, 2015, 9:21 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium LRT Station, Ped Bridge & Plaza (MSFA block)
Replies: 466
Views: 54432

Re: Downtown East LRT Ped Bridge & Stadium Plaza (MSFA Block

Why don't they just build a giant conveyor belt ramp like you see next to a plane's luggage hold at the airport? Game-goers could waddle/stumble up to it, a Vikings Handler tosses them onto the moving belt, and up and into the stadium they go. /snark
by sushisimo
June 13th, 2015, 12:08 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 4Marq - 400 Marquette Ave (313' - 30 Stories)
Replies: 835
Views: 153915

Re: 4Marq - (313' - 30 Stories)

mattaudio wrote:fifth street towers
Oh. The Fifth Street Towers. Those towers which have been called that for decades. Carry on.
by sushisimo
June 13th, 2015, 6:52 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 4Marq - 400 Marquette Ave (313' - 30 Stories)
Replies: 835
Views: 153915

Re: 4Marq - (313' - 30 Stories)

Wedgeguy wrote:the 150 Towers across the street.
The what?
by sushisimo
June 9th, 2015, 7:40 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1379
Views: 157834

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

kyl wrote:no white women would work on her laptop after dark.
This is quickly becoming my favorite thing since "fetishized Google maps".
by sushisimo
May 29th, 2015, 1:29 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1379
Views: 157834

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Eh, I don't know. I think North Star, for sure the Baker Center block, and maybe into TCF is pretty cluster-effy. I've seen fairly obvious tourists and Twins fans bumbling and turning around in this stretch. And of course, that's where it's the oldest and most narrow. It seems the skyways west of Ni...
by sushisimo
May 23rd, 2015, 1:14 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Maverick - 100 Hennepin Avenue S
Replies: 206
Views: 33064

Re: 100 Hennepin Avenue S

No. No more brick. Especially being next to the awful 222.
by sushisimo
May 14th, 2015, 6:41 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Maverick - 100 Hennepin Avenue S
Replies: 206
Views: 33064

Re: 100 Hennepin Avenue S

I guess I'm confused at to what John is trying to express. On the one hand, I'm hearing taller, place-making, etc., and then the St. Anthony Historic District is mentioned with more brick. I personally would like a James Dayton MacPhail/Bookman Stacks-ish edifice here, especially at this height.
by sushisimo
May 8th, 2015, 9:54 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Maverick - 100 Hennepin Avenue S
Replies: 206
Views: 33064

Re: 100 Hennepin Avenue S

Yeah, this was the last chance to excite people coming across the bridge. The only thing left now is dancing showgirls and a tuxedoed guy handing out I ♥ MPLS pins and York peppermint patties to cars at the stoplight by the Federal Reserve.
by sushisimo
May 8th, 2015, 8:20 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Maverick - 100 Hennepin Avenue S
Replies: 206
Views: 33064

Re: 100 Hennepin Avenue S

There isn't any aggressive nightlife in this area. These townhouses do have a 1st Ave. address, but the bar mess doesn't cross Washington really. Save maybe for The Tangiers (I've only been twice, seemed controlled enough). Otherwise, you have $50k wedding reception guests from Aria, Jetset and Marv...
by sushisimo
May 8th, 2015, 6:43 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Maverick - 100 Hennepin Avenue S
Replies: 206
Views: 33064

Re: 100 Hennepin Avenue S

Take another look at the parcel. What else are you going to put on that narrow parking lot? A busy Whole Foods and Nightlife stumbling by and/or up to your door? I think that's some strange projection.
by sushisimo
May 7th, 2015, 8:40 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Maverick - 100 Hennepin Avenue S
Replies: 206
Views: 33064

Re: 100 Hennepin Avenue S

I like it. Better than 222, but still ties-in in a neighborly way. I'm kinda bummed that probably every tree on this block will be trashed, but such is the life in Mpls. As for the colors maybe appearing drab in winter, I'd say I'm welcoming this material/color scheme. Enough brown and warmth, it ge...
by sushisimo
April 1st, 2015, 10:15 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Post Office
Replies: 70
Views: 8310

Re: Minneapolis Post Office

First Street between Hennepin and Third Avenue just might be one of the most drab streets downtown. True, but that's exactly where this market would be and would probably turn it around quite a bit. And I don't get the whole mental barrier thing. The post office is in the center of four burgeoning ...
by sushisimo
February 27th, 2015, 5:41 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 365 Nicollet (334' - 30 stories)
Replies: 624
Views: 110400

Re: Opus Ritz Block Development

At least the style takes notes from the highrise on the other side of the Library (not featured).
by sushisimo
February 25th, 2015, 7:50 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)
Replies: 382
Views: 52734

Re: 10th & Marquette Development

...Ok - not a fan of the wig place, but if the building was renovated as is - hopefully would attract some new tenants and keep some of the existing. As for the design - not a fan of the color as presented, nor it's flat facade, but it's different which is good in some ways. Ok, what type of retail...
by sushisimo
February 25th, 2015, 12:56 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Commons - Downtown East Park
Replies: 687
Views: 95974

Re: The Commons - Downtown East Park

“What we’re really doing is triggering memories,” said Council Member Jacob Frey, whose ward 3 includes the park. “In 10 years time, I want to talk to ... someone who says, ‘You know, 10 years ago I was over on that bench making out furiously with your mother before you were born.’” :lol: Who would ...
by sushisimo
February 25th, 2015, 8:39 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1043
Views: 159432

Re: Downtown Restaurant News

mamundsen wrote: and all the tap rooms around town?

To me it's an interesting change. Thoughts?
I think it's this. It seems the new wave of downtown patrons aren't as interested in that scene anymore.
by sushisimo
February 21st, 2015, 10:50 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment
Replies: 384
Views: 67007

Re: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment

Didn't Perkins+Will work on the Duval proposal?
by sushisimo
February 20th, 2015, 10:48 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)
Replies: 382
Views: 52734

Re: 10th & Marquette Development

.Let's compile a list of realistic ways to make this development better, in a way that city staff, the Planning Commission, and elected officials can use that information to influence a better project outcome. 1. Fire the architects. I actually like the tower, but I'm a sucker for that stark, graph...
by sushisimo
February 19th, 2015, 9:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)
Replies: 382
Views: 52734

Re: 10th & Marquette Development

My two cents: 1) No. 2) *mic drop*

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