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by Gman12
October 15th, 2014, 12:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 2001
Views: 271563

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: 75767

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...
by Gman12
October 8th, 2014, 12:43 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists
Replies: 324
Views: 38275

Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

FISHMANPET wrote:Last night I drove by myself to Dinkytown, parked on the street for only a quarter, and got food to go from a chain restaurant.
Was it 5 Guys? I was ravenous and did the same thing a couple weeks ago instead of biking.
by Gman12
September 29th, 2014, 10:50 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Google Maps, Apple Maps, etc.
Replies: 229
Views: 44411

Re: Bing Maps

I think your're right about July. I can see myself in the Bing streetside downtown on my bike from when I rode past one of the Bing cars in July.
by Gman12
September 26th, 2014, 9:48 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2077
Views: 69516

Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

this project is so obviously polarizing. but from a pure design aesthetic i'd be curious poeple's opinions. some think it a hulking monstrosity. some like it's modernist lines and skyline profile. it reminds me of the guthrie theater debate. i know people who dismiss the buildng as nothing more tha...
by Gman12
September 25th, 2014, 12:23 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 367226

Re: Downtown East Project (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo)

If Target were to become a sponsor we could put in roundabouts to calm traffic on Portland or Park and make them look like Target logos from the aerial shots of the stadium. Along the same lines as the Target logos in the plaza outside Target Field.
by Gman12
September 3rd, 2014, 1:47 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Wine
Replies: 15
Views: 1237

Re: Wine

I went to a wedding recently at a Winery in Pepin.

http://www.villabellezza.com/
by Gman12
August 29th, 2014, 1:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.
Replies: 321
Views: 60899

Re: Stanton Condo Building - 516 S. 8th St.

^^^You got to give him credit for getting the job done. He's no nonsense. But unfortunately he's out of touch. When he makes the statement “When the city wakes up and understands that you need more parking, then we’ll do something,” it displays an arrogant attitude that's completely out of step wit...
by Gman12
August 28th, 2014, 4:37 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.
Replies: 321
Views: 60899

Re: Stanton Condo Building - 516 S. 8th St.

I don't know much about the parking though but I do have a friend of a friend who lives at the Sexton and he was told that he will be able to purchase a parking space at 50% market, for 12K. I'm curious about this. Development on this site, in any form past or present, has always touted that it wou...
by Gman12
August 25th, 2014, 5:08 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Capital Long Range Improvement Committee (CLIC)
Replies: 17
Views: 3792

Re: Minneapolis Capital Long Range Improvement Committee (CL

I don't feel qualified enough to make recommendations to the City Council and Mayor.
by Gman12
August 19th, 2014, 1:05 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Black helicopters Downtown & Police Militarization
Replies: 100
Views: 5878

Re: Black helicopters downtown

Last night was wild, felt like a movie. I happened to be driving by the Federal Reserve and heard a loud noise so I turned off my radio and looked through my sun roof and saw a helicoper flying extremely low. Then I heard another one and looked up as it looked like it almost clipped the Federal Rese...
by Gman12
August 7th, 2014, 8:55 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Taxis on Nicollet
Replies: 18
Views: 1101

Re: Taxis on Nicollet

Uber can also use Nicollet.
by Gman12
July 24th, 2014, 3:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Encore - 935 2nd Street South
Replies: 97
Views: 23914

Re: Encore - (935 Second Street South)

Just wait for the inevitable 'its not tall enough' post.
by Gman12
July 8th, 2014, 10:06 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1013
Views: 181996

Re: Downtown Office Market

I'd be surprised if we see something significant this decade. Xcel's 12,000 employees plus thousands of contractors/hired engineering firms are spread around the country, thus only building the new 9 story building. Wells Fargo is building the two 18 story buildings, which I assume will open up spac...
by Gman12
July 4th, 2014, 7:31 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1013
Views: 181996

Re: Downtown Office Market

The more exciting news is they also bought the vacant parcel along Hennepin and parking ramp at 25 First Street North ( just north of 222 Hennepin apartments). I'm thinking we may finally see this vacant lot developed into something in the next few years! Shorenstein is not a developer, however, I ...
by Gman12
July 3rd, 2014, 2:30 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1013
Views: 181996

Re: Downtown Office Market

FBI moved out of 111 a year or two ago to their new place in the suburbs.
by Gman12
July 1st, 2014, 12:09 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Alia Tower - 200 Central - 483' / 40 Stories
Replies: 897
Views: 154038

Re: Alatus St. Anthony Tower (Washburn-McReavy Site)

I was wondering to myself when we'd see something tall again on that side of the river, since Mill and Main 2 has taken the last prime riverfront spot. I hope we don't see 7 thru 9...absolutely awful.
by Gman12
June 28th, 2014, 11:16 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1269
Views: 179032

Re: MSP Airport

Saw AF1 at MSP.

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by Gman12
June 11th, 2014, 8:38 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1597
Views: 291351

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

I'm not going to be surprised at all at any accidents involving cars on the Green Line. The blue line has existed for 10 years now and I still see people driving down the tracks/stopping on the tracks on a weekly basis. I'm afraid the learning curve might take a while, especially for out of towners/...

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