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by holmstar
July 24th, 2014, 8:23 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4527
Views: 426082

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Archiapolis wrote:However, I need to point out that I'm ridiculing someone's OPINION.
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Feel free to ridicule MY position, I won't be offended.
Why must we ridicule ANYONE's opinion? How about we just stick to reasoned debate and dial back the snark/sarcasm meters a bit. :roll:
by holmstar
July 24th, 2014, 6:37 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Schmidt Brewery Apartment Conversion
Replies: 40
Views: 12393

Re: Schmidt Brewery Apartment Conversion

I think they should have painted the back of each letter gray, or some other neutral color. Right now the letters on the opposite side of the bridge (from whatever side you're viewing) mess up the effect of the letters on the near side.
by holmstar
July 23rd, 2014, 12:08 pm
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. Earlier this morning, only the western one was there.
by holmstar
July 21st, 2014, 1:10 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Tolling Urban Freeways
Replies: 136
Views: 8779

Re: Interstate 494

many places have all toll interstates it's not some radical idea. the us constitution does not say free interstates are a right. it's a privilege and we're spoiled. True, but our metro was built on free to use freeways. Changing that would cause financial pain for a lot of people. Maybe the end sta...
by holmstar
July 21st, 2014, 12:54 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Tolling Urban Freeways
Replies: 136
Views: 8779

Re: Interstate 494

mattaudio wrote:We're lying to ourselves if we think our current way of life and land use is somehow good for lower income folks.
So we might as well make it worse, right?
by holmstar
July 21st, 2014, 12:53 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Tolling Urban Freeways
Replies: 136
Views: 8779

Re: Interstate 494

Extra Lanes do not solve Holiday Traffic Congestion Problems. Our interstates should not be designed and our tax money should not be spent to make a small percentage of people's ride to their cabin 30 minutes faster 15 summer friday afternoons a year. It should be built to accommodate the people an...
by holmstar
July 21st, 2014, 12:36 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Tolling Urban Freeways
Replies: 136
Views: 8779

Re: Interstate 494

I do support making all urban freeway lanes into toll lanes. So you support what amounts to a strongly regressive tax? I know, I know. You want to encourage people to live closer to work, use public transit, etc. But that's a lot easier said than done for most people, especially those on the low en...
by holmstar
July 21st, 2014, 12:20 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Tolling Urban Freeways
Replies: 136
Views: 8779

Re: Interstate 494

I am serious, we should have more tolled urban freeway lanes and fewer "free" freeway lanes. If I want to pay to go somewhere faster, that's good right? If I don't want to, maybe I'll think twice about my trip. Hey, why not just make all freeway lanes toll lanes. I mean, if you don't want to meande...
by holmstar
July 21st, 2014, 11:53 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Tolling Urban Freeways
Replies: 136
Views: 8779

Re: Interstate 494

494 capacity expansion in Plymouth begins today. This should really be a MnPASS lane. It's ridiculous how people want general purpose lanes. I'd rather have a lane that allows me to pay for performance, if we're going to be adding pavement. Just imagine if every freeway in the metro had a lane conv...
by holmstar
July 20th, 2014, 8:06 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment
Replies: 384
Views: 67690

Re: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment

Isn't the tower planned to go on the site of the shorter (4 story) building? (The one on the northwest corner)
by holmstar
July 19th, 2014, 9:58 pm
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis (cancelled)
Replies: 1001
Views: 115112

Re: Major League Soccer in Minnesota

Watched MN United defeat Swansea City (English premier league) 2-0 tonight. Good game! Before the game Nick Rogers (MN United team president) stated: The premier league already gets the respect that they rightfully deserve. … That’s the standard,” he said. “You never know, if we’re able to get a res...
by holmstar
July 18th, 2014, 10:13 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Riverview Corridor Streetcar
Replies: 810
Views: 79725

Re: Riverview LRT

We need to destroy the concept of "regional equity." If Brooklyn Park or Woodbury had the same land use and transit demand as the Midtown corridor, I could understand an investment equity call. But come on. I'm probably preaching to the choir here, but let's do what we can to change that dynamic po...
by holmstar
July 17th, 2014, 1:14 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2067
Views: 64581

Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

The first big pieces of steel appear to be getting installed today. (the big crane is currently lifting one of the green trusses)
by holmstar
July 17th, 2014, 12:52 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Riverview Corridor Streetcar
Replies: 810
Views: 79725

Re: Riverview LRT

From the document: Phase 1 CTIB Transitways The following projects have been identified as CTIB’s Phase 1 Program of Projects: • Southwest LRT • Bottineau LRT • Orange Line BRT • Gateway Exclusive BRT (if selected as the LPA) • Robert Street Arterial BRT (if selected as the LPA) • Riverview Light Ra...
by holmstar
July 13th, 2014, 11:34 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2067
Views: 64581

Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

It can reach 400ft when fully extended.
by holmstar
July 11th, 2014, 6:27 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Downtown)
Replies: 68
Views: 13477

Re: Hennepin Avenue (Downtown)

Park lot (pallet park) is filled with theater goers
by holmstar
July 11th, 2014, 1:33 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 55 MPH vs 60 MPH
Replies: 2
Views: 635

Re: 55 MPH vs 60 MPH

In my opinion, the posted speed limit should match the design speed of the highway. If civil engineers consider that speed to be safe, then why shouldn't the law? Also, people tend to have a feel for the design speed. It feels safe to go fast on a straight level road with wide lanes/shoulders, so pe...
by holmstar
July 11th, 2014, 8:59 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 1283
Views: 8777

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Channel 5 news always wants you to be outraged about something. Stirring up drama seems to be goal #1. I don't bother watching it anymore.
by holmstar
July 9th, 2014, 9:57 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2067
Views: 64581

Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

The big crane appears to be getting raised today.
by holmstar
July 8th, 2014, 9:36 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1011
Views: 173090

Re: Downtown Office Market

ING building:
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Personally, I like it.

Be glad it wasn't this:
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