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by mullen
July 16th, 2015, 8:27 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59386

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

"A grotesque monument" to misplaced priorities, broken politics, and submission to blackmail. You can't separate the building from how it got built. Architecture-wise, it's bound to be iconic. An icon is defined by 'a person or thing regarded as a representive symbol of something.' So just what doe...
by mullen
July 16th, 2015, 8:15 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion
Replies: 359
Views: 28329

Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

so can we agree betsy hodges sucks as mayor?
by mullen
July 16th, 2015, 7:06 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59386

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

the commenter below that chicago arch blog post is rich: "It’s a nightmarish boondoggle, a grotesque monument, an anti-avian thunderdome" thunderdome! well it is a football stadium. seems u either love or loathe this building. but design wise is it really grotesque? sports hold all cities hostage wi...
by mullen
July 16th, 2015, 6:21 am
Forum: Cities Around the World
Topic: Des Moines
Replies: 63
Views: 7444

Re: Des Moines

I am heartened that it took 2 entire days before someone made that comment. I have older issues of Iowa Architect and I see when caliber of architects and projects that Des Moines has pulled in to help give it more respect. I've seen Des Moines go thru a great transformation in the last 20 years. I...
by mullen
July 10th, 2015, 6:55 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 321
Views: 33705

Re: Nice Ride Minnesota

this has become recreational service serving lakes, river. look at the whole swath of s mpls with zero stations. the original intent of this bike share was for daily commuting, service trip use. sadly it's evolved into a recreational amenity as that jives with american's view of biking as a recreati...
by mullen
July 10th, 2015, 6:37 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1010
Views: 157740

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.
by mullen
July 8th, 2015, 12:43 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)
Replies: 382
Views: 51092

Re: 10th & Marquette Development

orginal block e had EIFs didn't it. exhibit A why this petition should be denied.
by mullen
May 27th, 2015, 10:42 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Commons - Downtown East Park
Replies: 687
Views: 95767

Re: The Commons - Downtown East Park

A misting effect
by mullen
May 18th, 2015, 5:10 pm
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis (cancelled)
Replies: 1001
Views: 110025

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis

so LA get's a rendering of their stadium and a plan. we get fuzzy details about a possible stadium and bungled PR campaign to lobby legislators. he hasn't even officially secured the land yet has he? (mcguire) they don't want to release it because it's still far from a done deal. and we're supposed ...
by mullen
April 27th, 2015, 8:47 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4468
Views: 403879

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

how much of the project's funding is certain and what more is left to secure from the state? I've read quotes from peter mclaughlin that they've secured 80%
by mullen
April 27th, 2015, 8:36 pm
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis (cancelled)
Replies: 1001
Views: 110025

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis

mayor was trying to protect city's massive investment in vikes stadium. she quietly backed the wilf's getting the expansion nod. i think mcguire should've gone to the county from the beginning. some PR and political stumbles since the expansion press conference. they didn't have their ducks in a row.
by mullen
April 9th, 2015, 6:24 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59386

Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

the cladding is definitely darker than the renderings/models. i don't mind a darker black but the renders show a lighter brown. it's going to look very futuristic with this black and clear glass.
by mullen
April 9th, 2015, 6:12 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Commons - Downtown East Park
Replies: 687
Views: 95767

Re: The Commons - Downtown East Park

good points wedgeguy. and yes the comparison here is union sq not central park... which is magnificent, but so is our grand rounds.
by mullen
March 31st, 2015, 5:08 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Sculpture Garden & Walker Art Center
Replies: 31
Views: 6083

Re: Minneapolis Sculpture Garden & Walker Art Center

I'm definitely not in love with the new landscaping, particularly at the main entrance. It looks ruthlessly cheap and suburban. Berms? Ugh. Why. This corner is the most visible side of the museum and the gateway to one of the biggest attractions in the Twin Cities paired with the Sculpture Garden. ...
by mullen
March 26th, 2015, 6:48 pm
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis (cancelled)
Replies: 1001
Views: 110025

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis

Yesterday's entire production was so completely amateur and not becoming of an allegedly major sports league. Actual popular sports in North America have cities and their leaders lined up to welcome expansion or relocated teams. The MLS, despite having many large wealthy markets without a team has ...
by mullen
March 25th, 2015, 3:58 pm
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis (cancelled)
Replies: 1001
Views: 110025

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis

Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk reiterated his opposition to a new The MLS stadium. https://twitter.com/patricktcondon/status/580801358573371392?s=09 https://twitter.com/patricktcondon/status/580801040615804928?s=09 McGuire says they haven't figured out if a public component will be necessary. What...
by mullen
March 25th, 2015, 3:19 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: West Loop / Farmers Market / Royalston Station
Replies: 48
Views: 7018

Re: West Loop Neighborhood

as much as i love soccer i came away from that news conference shrugging my shoulders. this ownership has a self imposed or league imposed july 1 deadline to have stadium finalized. dr mcguire mentions having a stadium dialog with the community when a question is posed about public money. this is th...
by mullen
January 16th, 2015, 7:48 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59386

Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

reserving judgement waiting for the exterior install. it's a really massive building. i can see it from the 46th street 35w elevated bus station.

and i don't like the walker expansion, in retrospect. it's a hulking, cold presence on hennepin. it should be more light and transparent.
by mullen
January 15th, 2015, 1:37 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)
Replies: 374
Views: 63870

Re: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)

bye ugly, cinderblock, overcrowded wahlgreens. another eyesore will bite the dust. just like the south lyndale location.

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