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by holmstar
April 29th, 2014, 10:03 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Field Station (the Hotel) & Target Field Station (the Station)
Replies: 1016
Views: 138699

Re: Target Field Station

Come on guys, the canopy is a decorative element. There are actual human-scaled shelters with (partial) protection from the elements underneath it. Do you really think a canopy that high up would provide any protection whatsoever from wind, sideways rain/snow, etc.? See photos: https://forum.street...
by holmstar
April 29th, 2014, 3:20 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Mozaic (all phases)
Replies: 581
Views: 73325

Re: Mozaic

If Code42 does bring more than 1,000 workers into Uptown, I wonder what some of the ripple impacts (positive or negative) will be from this project on things like parking, restaurants, retail, housing, hotels, transit, office market, etc. Thoughts? Well, dropping in a few hundred software engineers...
by holmstar
April 29th, 2014, 1:01 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Field Station (the Hotel) & Target Field Station (the Station)
Replies: 1016
Views: 138699

Re: Target Field Station

E) a giant "canopy" with no weather protection
From the looks of it, it wouldn't be very difficult to add a plexiglass roof to the "canopy". I'd wager that will happen at some point (once enough people complain).
by holmstar
April 25th, 2014, 8:08 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site
Replies: 1052
Views: 131152

Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Air Rights Development

A Ryan official confirmed this week that the tower plan hasn't been finalized and could get taller. It's from someone at Ryan, so it's more than just a rumor. And I agree with min-chi-cbus that it's fun to hear about this sort of thing. This isn't a wiki, it's a forum. I understand the argument tha...
by holmstar
April 14th, 2014, 2:03 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP to Rochester High Speed Rail
Replies: 466
Views: 60729

Re: Zip Rail to Rochester

A note on http://goziprail.org/stay_informed/ from 1/29/2014 states: "A second round of public meetings are planned for Spring 2014."

Has anyone heard anything on this?
by holmstar
March 31st, 2014, 4:41 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Forum Etiquette
Replies: 219
Views: 17744

Re: Forum Etiquette

I could understand if I was trying to search the entire forum, but you would think it could handle searching just one topic, even for fairly common terms.
by holmstar
March 31st, 2014, 4:24 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Forum Etiquette
Replies: 219
Views: 17744

Can't search a topic for "parking"? Really?!

I wanted to search for info on parking in the LPM apartments thread, so I went to the thread and in the search bar, typed "parking". This is what I get: The following words in your search query were ignored because they are too common words: parking. You must specify at least one word to search for....
by holmstar
March 27th, 2014, 9:20 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4527
Views: 426086

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

What a nightmare. The new tunnels under the channel are estimated to cost $270-345 million depending on the length. Honest question, can anyone ball park what it would cost to tunnel under Hennepin from the Midtown Greenway to 94? It couldn't be *THAT* much more that $345M could it? It seems like I...
by holmstar
February 28th, 2014, 4:20 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Eclipse
Replies: 461
Views: 44182

Re: The Eclipse

I don't think anyone was suggesting building a European street on the roof, the point was that narrow spaces *can* be inviting. It's up to designers/architects to make that happen.
by holmstar
February 25th, 2014, 5:04 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 365 Nicollet (334' - 30 stories)
Replies: 624
Views: 111139

Re: Opus Ritz Block Development

What if someone wants to talk about spreadsheets? :mrgreen:
by holmstar
February 25th, 2014, 11:34 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Nonsense Words
Replies: 37
Views: 3830

(Obviously)

Am I the only one that finds it a little annoying that any time someone uses I.M.O or I.M.H.O, "(obviously)" is appended. Yeah, I get it, but do we really need to see this every time? Also, it's a little funny that lux.ury is considered a dirty word on this site, but today's lux.ury housing is tomor...
by holmstar
February 24th, 2014, 4:07 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Saint Paul Streetcar Study
Replies: 88
Views: 12054

Re: Saint Paul Streetcars

While the limestone is harder, it still not that hard. I doubt it would make much difference to a tunnel-boring machine.
by holmstar
February 24th, 2014, 10:57 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Saint Paul Streetcar Study
Replies: 88
Views: 12054

Re: Saint Paul Streetcars

Are you suggesting that there would be fewer utilities to relocate by tunneling through the limestone? The utility companies operating in St Paul a hundred years ago were also aware that it is easy to tunnel through limestone, and that's why there is already a multi-layered maze of utility tunnels u...
by holmstar
February 21st, 2014, 9:14 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1383
Views: 168233

Re: Nicollet Mall

What I want to know: When do we get the levitating street car shown on page 10? :mrgreen:
by holmstar
February 19th, 2014, 2:08 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 763
Views: 103910

Re: Northstar

I suppose they could put one of those "WARNING!!! Do not reverse! Severe tire damage will result!" type set-ups in the oncoming lane, but I also suppose the people that ignore the gate would ignore the big yellow sign warning them of the potential tire damage.
by holmstar
February 19th, 2014, 11:42 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 763
Views: 103910

Re: Northstar

Apparently the driver of the second car, the one that was hit by trains going both ways, admitted to driving around the crossing arm.
by holmstar
February 14th, 2014, 6:54 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1263
Views: 172847

Re: MSP Airport

matt91486 wrote:That said, it does have a Cinnabon, which is a definite plus.
I'm not so sure I'd call that a "plus"... Maybe if you're a fan of diabetes.
by holmstar
February 5th, 2014, 4:10 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Mayo Clinic Square
Replies: 512
Views: 76088

Re: Mayo Clinic Square (formerly Block E)

Not keen on the name "Mayo Clinic Square" but thing it's a great new direction for Block E and will better connect the business district with the entertainment district. Hopefully will increase skyway and street activity and support move retail/dining in the area. I'd guess that people will general...
by holmstar
January 9th, 2014, 8:49 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Saint Paul Union Depot
Replies: 374
Views: 66326

Re: Saint Paul Union Depot


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