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by mullen
December 30th, 2014, 2:09 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1946
Views: 227993

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

i think most of us just want a really tall building in our downtown. to exceed the unwritten IDS height limit. that's all. skyscrapers can be aspirational features. drive into chicago on 94 and it's like entering the emerald city. pretty much does it for me. hokey, silly.. the little kid who took th...
by mullen
December 30th, 2014, 8:27 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1946
Views: 227993

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

that United properties building looks interesting.
http://www.startribune.com/local/minnea ... 63771.html
by mullen
December 29th, 2014, 8:39 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1946
Views: 227993

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

that Lileks piece is spot on. as usual he get's it. knows and loves dt mpls and wants it to thrive and go beyond mediocre. the Duval project is the only proposal that is not mediocre.
by mullen
December 24th, 2014, 6:54 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting
Replies: 642
Views: 27497

Re: Minneapolis Fiber

USI is awful, their basic service within the city is sketchy and slow. you can track when people get home from work and start using the net from home, the service either stops or slows to even slower rate. you call cust service and that's their explanation. so put in more infrastructure to maybe han...
by mullen
December 23rd, 2014, 12:22 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1946
Views: 227993

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

his take about perhaps office space demand not so much driving the Duval proposal was interesting. i think it reads as someone who knows the market and the players who operate within it. lack of space is one of the factors which drives the building of tall towers in mega cities such as chicago and n...
by mullen
December 23rd, 2014, 10:07 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1946
Views: 227993

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

oh thanks for that link. look at all that red. sheesh.
by mullen
December 23rd, 2014, 9:36 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1946
Views: 227993

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

70 surface lots dt? i guess someone counted. that's pathetic. I like his take on all of this.
http://www.startribune.com/local/minnea ... page=1&c=y
by mullen
December 22nd, 2014, 2:05 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Skyway System
Replies: 511
Views: 60754

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

the only people who matter do not want the skways open later though. the building owners. and this is the flaw of the skyways. sucks life off the street and only really works during the 9-5 business day. (6-6) or whatever. no coordinated wayfinding system, no coordinated hours. been this way for 50 ...
by mullen
December 22nd, 2014, 9:34 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Surly Brewery - (Malcolm Avenue & 5th Street SE)
Replies: 178
Views: 46623

Re: Surly Brewery - (Malcolm Avenue & 5th Street SE)

did anyone make it to Surly's yet? it was crazy busy. I drove by but didn't go in, were lines of people. it's much larger than I anticipated.
by mullen
December 22nd, 2014, 9:02 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Mozaic (all phases)
Replies: 581
Views: 71705

Re: Mozaic

yea this is really curious. they were so far down the process and had gone out of their way to secure grants from the state. mozaic will be delayed until they secure some tennants.
by mullen
December 22nd, 2014, 7:41 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Mozaic (all phases)
Replies: 581
Views: 71705

Re: Mozaic

I take that back. There's a been recent major hiccup in this development.
http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/b ... mplex.html
by mullen
December 22nd, 2014, 7:29 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Mozaic (all phases)
Replies: 581
Views: 71705

Re: Mozaic

it's up for a met council grant. seems to be moving along.
http://finance-commerce.com/2014/12/moz ... il-grants/
by mullen
December 19th, 2014, 10:07 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1946
Views: 227993

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

it's a simple, elegant building. i hope they can round up financing so we're probably looking at least a 4 year process for a building this tall.
by mullen
December 18th, 2014, 7:31 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Downtown History
Replies: 22
Views: 2362

Re: Downtown History

back then? i have no idea personally. i'm just relaying an anecdote my brother told me. (he's a former priest of the archdiocese) considering the buildings historic status yes they would have a choice today. yes many cracks are the result of this near constant traffic vibration. the tunnel could hav...
by mullen
December 17th, 2014, 10:21 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 977
Views: 149910

Re: Downtown Office Market

cranes everywhere. apartments, some condo, office space, multi-use. how is the long term outlook not keeping up specifically? what major companies have relocated to the 'burbs? i mean recently, not 60 years ago when general mills left for golden valley. recently i can think of a few major firms that...
by mullen
December 17th, 2014, 8:03 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Downtown History
Replies: 22
Views: 2362

Re: Downtown History

another travesty of 94 west of the core is that the catholic archdiocese allowed the freeway to run so close to the Basilica. this would be unheard of today.
by mullen
December 16th, 2014, 12:08 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1946
Views: 227993

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

the city specifies in the RFP height and something iconic and this is the best three of our local developers can do. this mortenson project is fine infill on another block. not at this intersection of important mpls streets. if this is the best these developers can come up with during a downtown boo...
by mullen
December 12th, 2014, 2:17 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1946
Views: 227993

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

i don't mind this preliminary doran rendering. it's certainly better than i imagined him every developing. that said, the duval and united projects stand out.
by mullen
December 12th, 2014, 2:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1946
Views: 227993

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

promising on all fronts.
by mullen
December 12th, 2014, 9:46 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1355
Views: 147138

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

people have been asking for city center's mall frontage to be revamped for 30 years and only minimal tweaks have happened and then coupled with a lively bus stop makes for an uninviting pedestrian experience. i have no idea what's behind that pinkish concrete city center facade but it's continued ex...

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