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by Gman12
September 29th, 2014, 10:50 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Bing Maps
Replies: 4
Views: 374

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: 2066
Views: 55458

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: 359111

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: 1174

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: 59672

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: 59672

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: 3360

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: 5680

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: 1052

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: 88
Views: 21642

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: 977
Views: 149947

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: 977
Views: 149947

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: 977
Views: 149947

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: 873
Views: 132486

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: 1238
Views: 156312

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: 1598
Views: 284555

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/...
by Gman12
May 2nd, 2014, 1:30 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Xcel Energy HQ - 401 Nicollet
Replies: 539
Views: 80532

Re: Xcel Energy HQ - (401 Nicollet Mall)

mplser wrote:I thought Xcel was keeping their old building and expanding to the new one? no?
Xcel will be vacating Marquette Plaza in 2016 and consolidating in the new building and 414 with a skyway connecting the offices. There are also long term plans, 30+ years out, for 414 and the substation below it.
by Gman12
May 2nd, 2014, 8:37 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 977
Views: 149947

Re: Downtown Office Market

there will never be a building over 1,000 ft in this town unless target wants one. hopefully they won't move more employees out to the 'burbs. the "super tall" speculation here of the past couple years was fun but not realistic. if u like mega buildings visit chicago. oh, and bill cooper is an ass....
by Gman12
April 14th, 2014, 1:36 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists
Replies: 309
Views: 27144

Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

I have a high powered luxury sedan and I like to get out of the 494/694 loop and go golfing, fishing, and hunting. :twisted: I do, however, walk to work everyday.

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