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by Gman12
April 2nd, 2015, 8:12 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1357
Views: 150643

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Walking down Nicollet last night around 5:30 I was surprised to see how many people were hanging out, up to no good. Hotboxing the enclosed bus stop in front of Xcel, teenage boys harassing a woman, grown men yelling profanities at each other, two women getting into a screaming match in front of Ci...
by Gman12
March 31st, 2015, 4:33 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: UrbanMSP-esque sites in other cities
Replies: 23
Views: 2446

Re: UrbanMSP-esque sites in other cities

I was actually looking for one for San Diego...a lot of tower cranes down there.
by Gman12
March 26th, 2015, 4:53 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: West Loop / Farmers Market / Royalston Station
Replies: 48
Views: 7012

Re: West Loop Neighborhood

I like the idea of a cap, but yeah probably not likely. Some ideas: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zGBEIFippUNc.kljyYCFJAV2Q Any chance this momentum could cross the BNSF and convince Xcel and Mpls Public Works to redevelop their large land holdings between 394/BNSF? I doubt any time soon. ...
by Gman12
March 16th, 2015, 8:15 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Local Business Recommendations
Replies: 58
Views: 3581

Re: Local Business Recommendations

Can anyone recommend a Chiropractor downtown?
by Gman12
March 12th, 2015, 10:55 am
Forum: Photography
Topic: Bapster2006's reprocessed 1980's photos
Replies: 87
Views: 10121

Re: Bapster2006's reprocessed 1980's photos

Fantastic pictures. Thanks for posting!
by Gman12
March 5th, 2015, 9:34 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 4Marq - 400 Marquette Ave (313' - 30 Stories)
Replies: 835
Views: 153648

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

Don't panic yet...there is rebar sticking out of the columns on the top floor ready for the next floors columns to be poured around them.
by Gman12
February 27th, 2015, 11:39 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Xcel Energy HQ - 401 Nicollet
Replies: 539
Views: 81387

Re: Xcel Energy HQ - (401 Nicollet Mall)

Supertall parking ramp and tear down the rest.
by Gman12
February 13th, 2015, 5:01 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Apartment Construction Boom (2011-??)
Replies: 334
Views: 37482

Re: Apartment Construction Boom (2011-??)

I really hope people want to keep moving downtown and that the mini boom isn't over already. When I tell people I live downtown a lot of them respond with 'thats so cool, I would like to also, but its too expensive...'
by Gman12
January 22nd, 2015, 11:17 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Xcel Energy HQ - 401 Nicollet
Replies: 539
Views: 81387

Re: Xcel Energy HQ - (401 Nicollet Mall)

Amarillo is a hell hole and a pain in the ass to get to with no direct flights from MSP. Be glad if you are never forced to go there.
by Gman12
December 30th, 2014, 1:27 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Development & RR Corridor/MinHi Line
Replies: 177
Views: 31085

Re: Hiawatha Avenue Grain Elevators & Freight Rail Corridor

It is very rare for the cost/benefit ratio ever getting to a point that makes sense to bury transmission lines. This type of line would likely cost 10-15 times as much as it's current configuration to convert to underground, it is not as simple as just throwing a cable in the ground, not to mention ...
by Gman12
December 5th, 2014, 5:17 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Third Wave Coffee Shops
Replies: 94
Views: 5760

Re: Third Wave Coffee Shops

I dunno, how does pre-ground irony taste?
by Gman12
December 4th, 2014, 5:15 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Third Wave Coffee Shops
Replies: 94
Views: 5760

Re: Third Wave Coffee Shops

Pre-ground coffee?!? Don't worry, things will pick up for you. ;)
by Gman12
November 27th, 2014, 2:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Latitude 45 - 301 Washington Avenue South
Replies: 374
Views: 74445

Re: Latitude 45 - (301 Washington Avenue South)

Not yet, just the windows that they have installed so far.
by Gman12
November 21st, 2014, 11:31 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Xcel Energy HQ - 401 Nicollet
Replies: 539
Views: 81387

Re: Xcel Energy HQ - (401 Nicollet Mall)

I wish this would get replaced, but it will definitely be around for while, long term plans are for 30 years out. One of the ugliest buildings downtown and kind of a dump except for the VP level. Who in their right mind would design an office building with windows you'd see in a jail? I am curious t...
by Gman12
November 15th, 2014, 2:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Surdyk's/US Bank/West Photo Block
Replies: 38
Views: 5408

Re: Superior Plating site

Surdyks keeps prices down? Huh. I like the place, but I'd never confuse it for being a good value. They're prices are very competitive and have a great selection, which is why I keep going there. Also look for the white un-advertised sale signs on the shelves for good deals. Of course if you want t...
by Gman12
November 5th, 2014, 8:34 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Health Insurance
Replies: 10
Views: 655

Re: Health Insurance

I had a large increase after steady rates previously as well. Had been $130 for 2010-2014, for 2015 $210 with individual Blue Cross plan. Only claim has been one flu shot. Hopefully there's an explanation for the sharp increase. I'll probably raise my deductible since I never use it. What I don't ge...
by Gman12
November 3rd, 2014, 1:09 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1963
Views: 239446

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

That has been there all summer for the utility work thats going on under Washington. The deadline for proposals still isn't until Dec. 11th and a decision sometime next year.
by Gman12
October 27th, 2014, 5:17 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks
Replies: 197
Views: 24951

Re: Minneapolis Riverfront

Nice video. Something new to me, the new Kayak launch. To me it is VERY close to the falls. How do they think that is safe? I did notice some separation... But I don't know. Seems scary. It looks like the launch would be into the upper part of the lock, which is separated from the current. Then if ...
by Gman12
October 15th, 2014, 12:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1963
Views: 239446

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Time for the developers that the Rumorists assured us were working on something for the Ritz block, to propose something iconic here. I think it would be cool to get creative here instead of just a full block building for the first couple floors of this to be designed sort of as a gateway and run th...
by Gman12
October 8th, 2014, 2:17 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Latitude 45 - 301 Washington Avenue South
Replies: 374
Views: 74445

Re: Latitude 45 - (301 Washington Avenue South)

I don't know if that's a fair comparison. This location is not nearly as bad a place for giant wall as Riverwest's. And the bigger problem with Riverwest is that it's basically a fortress. L45 is going to have street level retail, and meet the street in a much, much friendlier way. Agreed. RiverWes...

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