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by Didier
June 26th, 2012, 9:57 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)
Replies: 577
Views: 86082

Re: 222

What does "this building belongs in St. Louis Park" even mean?
by Didier
June 26th, 2012, 2:09 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)
Replies: 577
Views: 86082

Re: 222

I'm not convinced this block is a good fit for anything super tall.
by Didier
June 26th, 2012, 12:10 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 288941

Re: Central Corridor LRT

Not sure if I'm buying that there's huge demand for express downtown-to-downtown service on the CCLRT. An express bus route in 94 should be totally sufficient for the time being, and maybe down the road a limited express train could be set up using the Minneapolis-Chicago infrastructure (assuming th...
by Didier
June 26th, 2012, 10:03 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 288941

Re: Central Corridor LRT

Traffic on University between the Westgate and Prospect Park stations has been moved to the north side of University as re-pavement begins on the south side. Construction is moving fast.
by Didier
June 25th, 2012, 1:06 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Vikings Stadium Miscellaneous Discussion
Replies: 1660
Views: 173612

Re: Vikings Stadium

Here is the rendering 4-d refers to. http://blogs.citypages.com/sports/images/vikesoverview.jpg This is probably my favorite concept of any I've seen for the Metrodome site. The large buildings theoretically give the stadium additional uses (team offices, a hotel possibly) while the common area is c...
by Didier
June 21st, 2012, 11:35 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Xcel Energy HQ - 401 Nicollet
Replies: 539
Views: 81836

Re: Xcel Energy HQ

I'm not as down on skyways as most people here, but having a skyway into the library is a terrible idea.
by Didier
June 21st, 2012, 9:19 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Field Station (the Hotel) & Target Field Station (the Station)
Replies: 1016
Views: 137314

Re: The Interchange (At Target Field)

Thanks for posting the larger picture. Looks great!
by Didier
June 21st, 2012, 9:15 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 1033
Views: 183418

Re: Nicollet Residences

By that logic, why stop at 35? Why not just built 1,000 stories?
by Didier
June 21st, 2012, 8:16 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Trader Joes (Lyndale and 27th)
Replies: 132
Views: 14538

Re: Trader Joes (Lyndale and 27th)

The problem with that passage is that it assumes Trader Joe's is looking to build a new grocery store primarily for those in the immediate neighborhood who can walk there. Everything else aside with the design, Trader Joe's is clearly banking on drawing people from beyond that limited neighborhood, ...
by Didier
June 21st, 2012, 12:29 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 1033
Views: 183418

Re: Nicollet Residences

First of all, this is nothing but conjecture about other people's money. Second, the people who were going to live in the first 27 stories of this 35-story building will still live in the first 27 stories of the 27-story building. Obviously everybody on this message board would have preferred 35 sto...
by Didier
June 20th, 2012, 10:35 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Field Station (the Hotel) & Target Field Station (the Station)
Replies: 1016
Views: 137314

Re: The Interchange (At Target Field)

Where is Target Field in relation to that rendering?
by Didier
June 20th, 2012, 10:33 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Surly Brewery - (Malcolm Avenue & 5th Street SE)
Replies: 178
Views: 47002

Re: Surly Brewery Site

I kind of feel like wherever this ends up being will be a letdown of sorts. The logistics of actually brewing a lot of beer just work against having it in a cool area. I live about a half mile from the U of M area site, and while it would be cool to have it that close, that's definitely not a "cool"...
by Didier
June 20th, 2012, 9:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Xcel Energy HQ - 401 Nicollet
Replies: 539
Views: 81836

Re: Xcel Energy HQ

We're starting to veer off topic a bit, but in short I generally agree that a park there wouldn't be a great draw.
by Didier
June 20th, 2012, 12:41 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: ENL House Apartments - (3020 University Avenue)
Replies: 26
Views: 6887

Re: Prospect Place Apartments - 3020 University Avenue

When I went by yesterday it looked like the brick work is complete and there were letters on the building that read: "Prospect Place."
by Didier
June 20th, 2012, 12:40 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Green on 4th - 2901 4th Street SE
Replies: 69
Views: 23557

Re: Prospect Park Station - 2901 4th St. SE

What is the leading Surly site? Kind of a random location for a taproom, though I guess the area could change quite a bit in two or three years.
by Didier
June 20th, 2012, 12:36 pm
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: 10th & Hennepin Proposal (Alatus)
Replies: 15
Views: 2937

Re: ATLAS at the Grey hound terminal.

Should we have a mod change the threat title to avoid future angst and confusion?
by Didier
June 20th, 2012, 12:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Xcel Energy HQ - 401 Nicollet
Replies: 539
Views: 81836

Re: Xcel Energy HQ

Maybe I'm just confused, but in the rendering it looks like the big glass parts of the building would be along 4th Street, and I thought the proposed library park would include the block directly across 4th that is currently a surface parking lot? Or maybe I wasn't clear when I said "open up." I did...
by Didier
June 20th, 2012, 9:35 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Green on 4th - 2901 4th Street SE
Replies: 69
Views: 23557

Re: Prospect Park Station - 2901 4th St. SE

The one major negative for this station is that there is a big parking ramp diagonally across the street from where this building will be going (if I understand it's location correctly).
by Didier
June 20th, 2012, 9:33 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 1033
Views: 183418

Re: Nicollet Residences

I believe I read that the Xcel building would only have 40 parking spaces, which seems quite low.
by Didier
June 20th, 2012, 9:25 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Xcel Energy HQ - 401 Nicollet
Replies: 539
Views: 81836

Re: Xcel Energy HQ

Looking at the renderings, the new Xcel building looks to be configuring itself to open up onto the new proposed library park there.

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