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by holmstar
October 5th, 2014, 9:35 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1263
Views: 172847

Re: MSP Airport

Other than the benefits of using less carbon fuels and the construction jobs, how can spending 25 million be justified when the savings are only 10 million over 30 years, and that's assuming there is no maintenance costs or replacements. I think they're saying that $10 million is the net savings in...
by holmstar
October 4th, 2014, 11:08 am
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis (cancelled)
Replies: 1001
Views: 115112

Re: Farmers Market Soccer Stadium

Everything that's been published thus far has stated that no public money would be sought for a soccer specific stadium, so let's not get into the public funding discussion again.
by holmstar
October 2nd, 2014, 2:45 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1764
Views: 308257

Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

It looks like someone took an old mobile home and fed it like 30 other old mobile homes.
by holmstar
October 2nd, 2014, 10:30 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 1033
Views: 184441

Re: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)

mplsjaromir wrote:^^^ That's insanely badass
-1
by holmstar
October 2nd, 2014, 10:29 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 366152

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

Nice. I like how the cranes/trusses of the new stadium are sort of receding into the fog.
by holmstar
October 2nd, 2014, 9:34 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Let's establish some rules on rumors?
Replies: 100
Views: 4247

Re: Let's establish some rules on rumors?

FISHMANPET wrote:Where are we vilifying people that post rumors?...

...The rumor fetishes that some people have is just bizarre to me.
Irony.
by holmstar
October 2nd, 2014, 9:29 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northern Lights Express
Replies: 355
Views: 44040

Re: Downtown-to-Downtown Rail Capacity Study

Minneapolis should be the end-point of NLX, but via St Paul. The barrier there is that trackage no longer exists direct from St. Paul north towards Duluth. There used to be the NP Skally Line to Duluth via Old 61 (through Hinckley) but tracks are removed between Hugo and North Branch, and south of ...
by holmstar
October 2nd, 2014, 8:28 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Let's establish some rules on rumors?
Replies: 100
Views: 4247

Re: Let's establish some rules on rumors?

All I see is "insiders" post rumors and then get upset when we don't all worship the poster and take everything they say as fact. One doesn't need to worship someone to make them feel they are providing value, nor directly attack them to make them feel worthless. There's a whole lot in between. But...
by holmstar
October 2nd, 2014, 7:02 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Let's establish some rules on rumors?
Replies: 100
Views: 4247

Re: Let's establish some rules on rumors?

?? What are you talking about? I honestly want to know specifics. No one here begrudges anyone posting rumors. I think people that doubt or question rumors are begrudged far more than the people that post rumors, yet somehow the doubters are viewed as aggressors and the rumor posters are viewed as ...
by holmstar
October 1st, 2014, 12:24 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Let's establish some rules on rumors?
Replies: 100
Views: 4247

Re: Let's establish some rules on rumors?

How about sub-threads for "Public News" and "General Discussion" for each development? The news sub-thread contains only publicly verifiable information. Everything else goes in the general discussion sub-thread. Or if people REALLY don't want to read about rumors in the general discussion thread, a...
by holmstar
September 30th, 2014, 4:36 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Rumors: A Historical Record of Mystery
Replies: 1114
Views: 89659

Re: Opus Ritz Block Development

If everyone on Wikipedia discussed what their favorite part about Nicollet mall, or what Minneapolis city council should do on the Minneapolis page rather than being corrected to facts it wouldn't be a very good resource for anyone. This site strives to be a good resource about projects happening i...
by holmstar
September 30th, 2014, 12:55 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 4Marq - 400 Marquette Ave (313' - 30 Stories)
Replies: 835
Views: 154516

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

spdcheetah wrote:There is no plan at this time to complete this project.
I imagine that they wouldn't be doing it if they didn't plan to complete it... :mrgreen:
by holmstar
September 30th, 2014, 10:47 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2067
Views: 64581

Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Lifting again.
by holmstar
September 30th, 2014, 9:25 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2067
Views: 64581

Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

The lift for the second piece of the main truss has begun.

EDIT: They appear to be setting it back down. Maybe something isn't quite right with the rigging.
by holmstar
September 29th, 2014, 2:30 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Downtown-to-Downtown Rail Capacity Study
Replies: 87
Views: 12475

Re: Downtown-to-Downtown Rail Capacity Study

One set of rolling stock with 30 minute frequency would mean an average speed of 53mph (11.5 miles with 2 minutes for loading/unloading at each end). That might be doable, but would mean that it would have to be traveling something like double that speed for the middle part of the journey.
by holmstar
September 29th, 2014, 9:21 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 1283
Views: 8777

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

He's referring to SW and Bottineau.
by holmstar
September 29th, 2014, 8:32 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Bickford and Steelcase - 515 3rd Street North
Replies: 70
Views: 6845

Re: Steelcase (525 3rd St N)

I'm wondering whether they will actually be deconstructed shipping containers, or simply materials that resemble the sides of shipping containers.
by holmstar
September 29th, 2014, 7:08 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2067
Views: 64581

Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

The next piece of the steel truss appears to be going up today. They're currently rigging it to the crane.
by holmstar
September 27th, 2014, 5:43 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Rumors: A Historical Record of Mystery
Replies: 1114
Views: 89659

Re: Opus Ritz Block Development

David Greene wrote:Some people are *way* too sensitive.
And some people don't know how not to crap on what other people enjoy, and then when they do, don't understand why the other people don't want to share anymore.
by holmstar
September 26th, 2014, 2:25 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 1283
Views: 8777

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Preemption should work fine on the lower traffic intersections as long as it resumes intelligently. For a long time the Hiawatha signals would always resume at the start of the signal pattern, which sometimes resulted in being stopped waiting several minutes for a green if multiple trains came throu...

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