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by HuskyGrad
October 24th, 2016, 3:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4468
Views: 403879

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Visualization of the upcoming Type III light rail vehicles. Biggest difference is that the seats in the center section will all face each other, increasing capacity. https://i.imgur.com/X2uCcmT.png I've always hated the four-person rows, where you're knocking knees with the person across from you. ...
by HuskyGrad
October 24th, 2016, 6:54 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Architecture Firms
Replies: 18
Views: 2480

Re: Architecture Firms

Here's some loathing of an ESG design in Portland.
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showpos ... tcount=801
by HuskyGrad
August 22nd, 2016, 11:17 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium LRT Station, Ped Bridge & Plaza (MSFA block)
Replies: 466
Views: 54230

Re: Stadium LRT Station, Ped Bridge & Plaza (MSFA block)

We could've had a glass bottom bridge for only $3.4 million. ;)
http://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/22 ... med-bridge
by HuskyGrad
July 20th, 2016, 8:43 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59387

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

There was a window that looked like one of the landscaping rocks was thrown through it on the north side of the stadium this morning.
by HuskyGrad
July 1st, 2016, 9:35 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Oaks Station Place
Replies: 72
Views: 16937

Re: Oaks Station Place

So, is the management just holding onto hope of renting this giant space someday? Such a shame it's still empty. They should split it up. From what I've heard there's a desire by the owner to have a restaurant fill the full space and no desire from banks to fund such a thing. It really should be su...
by HuskyGrad
June 16th, 2016, 11:09 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59387

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

It seems that the design of this thing is a bit flawed. They had to bring back the Abilene High Lift to clean the windows. That's going to be a significant reoccurring expense.
by HuskyGrad
May 9th, 2016, 7:46 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)
Replies: 586
Views: 75497

Re: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)

A photo I took yesterday of track work occurring in the MSP airport tunnels, where they were single-tracking. The tracks were shifted out of the way to replace the supports underneath. They're blocks with what look like rubberized gaskets/boots surrounding them: https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7325/...
by HuskyGrad
May 3rd, 2016, 10:38 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59387

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Hahaha bait and switch...... really????? It's a friggen video board. Design elements change during the process at times. It isn't like tehre hasn't been a ton of upgrades to the building during the process but yeah they were just hoping that nobody was going to notice that they promised media mesh ...
by HuskyGrad
May 3rd, 2016, 7:41 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59387

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Has anybody seen this up close yet? Looking at the images on the MediaMesh page, when that system is illuminated, it looks as though it is a solid screen, so I guess based on what I can see on the webcam it's hard to tell exactly what it is they installed. But I'll agree that the initial renderings...
by HuskyGrad
April 22nd, 2016, 7:36 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Prince
Replies: 28
Views: 1959

Re: Prince

Should we give 1st Avenue the honorary name of Alphabet Street?
by HuskyGrad
April 18th, 2016, 9:29 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Type II LRVs - Siemens S70
Replies: 153
Views: 23843

Re: Type II LRVs - Siemens S70

My presumption has been the sound is the sanders located on the vehicles. They help create more traction during positive and negative acceleration.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOPaWGzjXOk
by HuskyGrad
April 16th, 2016, 2:43 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59387

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Looks like that HVAC duct on the concourse level will be blocked by a display or ad board.
by HuskyGrad
April 8th, 2016, 10:25 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59387

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

They placed the first section of structure for the Bridge to Nowhere.
by HuskyGrad
April 5th, 2016, 12:19 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Kraus-Anderson, HQ Apartments, Finnegans "Brewtel" - 9th St S/5th Ave S
Replies: 403
Views: 71509

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

So I've noticed these police officers at a number of construction sites downtown. I presume they are mostly there for traffic control. Who ultimately pays for these officers, since they are being taken out of regular duty?
by HuskyGrad
April 5th, 2016, 9:34 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 1984
Views: 245525

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Business Journal is saying that they want a 5 star hotel with this development. Possibly a Four Seasons. Weird...there is a Four Seasons plane at MSP right now. More on that. Guaranteed this isn't a destination, just maintenance. http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2015/04/27/four-seasons-hotel-group-lau...
by HuskyGrad
March 27th, 2016, 10:06 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 746
Views: 80076

Re: Soccer Stadium and Snelling-Midway Development

Bill heads to the Senate tax committee on Thursday.
http://www.senate.mn/schedule/schedule. ... e=standing
by HuskyGrad
March 17th, 2016, 1:44 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 746
Views: 80076

Re: Soccer Stadium and Snelling-Midway Development

Residential parking permits would impact businesses year round, whereas the stadium will impact parking a handful of hours per year.
by HuskyGrad
March 16th, 2016, 10:26 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 746
Views: 80076

Re: Soccer Stadium and Snelling-Midway Development

I hate the cliche comment about traffic concerns but this one's fairly legit. I'm curious how difficult/costly it is for the city to issue the blocks most impacted by stadium parking overflow residential permits so only residents can park during non-business hours. When my parents lived in Lincoln ...
by HuskyGrad
March 15th, 2016, 8:34 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2317
Views: 232187

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Would anyone know if any of the archives in the area would have records of transit maps and schedules for the area?

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