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by IllogicalJake
March 3rd, 2015, 12:50 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists
Replies: 324
Views: 37741

Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

After going carless, my partner just got a job that requires a car. So back to being a car household I go.

(On the bright side, he's sticking to zipcar even for work needs for a while to not rush the process. I did not realize that they're decently cheaper than Car2Go)
by IllogicalJake
March 3rd, 2015, 12:47 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Video Games
Replies: 155
Views: 15795

Re: Video Games

I was really hoping it would be TTD in 3d, but it's fallen a bit short. I'd kill for a real true TTD-alike in a proper 3d engine with some eye candy. I still play OpenTTD itself for hours upon hours. My latest region is all Japanese in the year 2050. God I love building Maglev lines. On the topic o...
by IllogicalJake
March 3rd, 2015, 12:46 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Rock the Garden, Soundset, Outdoor Music Festivals, etc.
Replies: 50
Views: 2769

Re: Rock the Garden

I could totally be up for volunteering. I'll have to check it out. Who else was at the last one?
by IllogicalJake
March 3rd, 2015, 12:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Xcel Energy HQ - 401 Nicollet
Replies: 539
Views: 82809

Re: Xcel Energy HQ - (401 Nicollet Mall)

Could residents really have to spend 2+ minutes driving to their parking spot? Do lower (i.e. quicker) parking spots correlate with higher stories/ better units? The world wants to know. I'd guess the apartments are going to have some floors of reserved spots on the lower levels, then non-reserved ...
by IllogicalJake
March 2nd, 2015, 4:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Mill City Quarter - 300 South 2nd Street
Replies: 201
Views: 44161

Re: Mill City Quarter - (300 South 2nd Street)

I'm not exactly optimistic about this woonerf being anything other than an access road for parking. Good luck getting Minnesota drivers to yield to pedestrians. Is this actually an issue? I walk downtown every day and honestly haven't noticed a problem with people yielding. If anything, people yiel...
by IllogicalJake
February 28th, 2015, 4:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 365 Nicollet (334' - 30 stories)
Replies: 624
Views: 111499

Re: Opus Ritz Block Development

Ok - looked at the proposed design fronting Nicollet again. Lots of glass fronting the Mall, but one entryway? Do these developers NOT read/listen to studies/experts on how to create a successful building design at the street-level in an urban environment? To be successful and to create an exciting...
by IllogicalJake
February 26th, 2015, 8:20 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Xcel Energy HQ - 401 Nicollet
Replies: 539
Views: 82809

Re: Xcel Energy HQ - (401 Nicollet Mall)

Silophant wrote:I believe he's referring to the Xcel Energy building, not 4Marq.
Yeah, thought I was in the 4Marq thread with that photo. Oops. I never connected a building Xcel's size with needing a ramp podium.
by IllogicalJake
February 26th, 2015, 4:55 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Xcel Energy HQ - 401 Nicollet
Replies: 539
Views: 82809

Re: Xcel Energy HQ - (401 Nicollet Mall)

seanrichardryan wrote:Look Ma! No parking podium!
The 7(?) floors of parking will be much more obvious when its windowless facade goes up, I think.
by IllogicalJake
February 26th, 2015, 12:34 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Latitude 45 - 301 Washington Avenue South
Replies: 374
Views: 75701

Re: Latitude 45 - (301 Washington Avenue South)

I'm really interested in how they're pricing these units. Looking forward to that info.
by IllogicalJake
February 25th, 2015, 9:15 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1269
Views: 178001

Re: MSP Airport

Got it.

God I'm slow tonight. Sorry.
by IllogicalJake
February 25th, 2015, 8:43 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1269
Views: 178001

Re: MSP Airport

Chauncey87 wrote:A332? B763? B744?

What is going on with these numbers?

B747-400?
B767-300?
A330-200?
Why the need to try and be so cute?
A standardized naming convention is... cute?

Would you prefer Boeing 6 and 6S?
by IllogicalJake
February 25th, 2015, 11:45 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Video Games
Replies: 155
Views: 15795

Re: Video Games

Most exciting part of Skylines isn't the release but what modders will be able to do with it. SC4 players know that the modding community has well outlived EA's support of the game. But Colossal Order is going all-in on modding and flexibility, and just released their detailed modding notes , for an...
by IllogicalJake
February 25th, 2015, 9:38 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Commons - Downtown East Park
Replies: 687
Views: 96952

Re: The Commons - Downtown East Park

Still is: But the presentation lists that block as "LRT Station Block" and not part of "The Commons" I mean, it makes sense, and I wondered how they would incorporate the top of a parking garage into a grassy park. I'm sure something will still be done to make it an inviting plaza. But I'm feeling ...
by IllogicalJake
February 25th, 2015, 8:27 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Commons - Downtown East Park
Replies: 687
Views: 96952

Re: The Commons - Downtown East Park

So is the LRT station block no longer a part of "The Commons" ...?

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by IllogicalJake
February 23rd, 2015, 12:16 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2378
Views: 271764

Re: Public Transit News and Happenings

Digital Advertising Coming: http://finance-commerce.com/transit/2015/02/16/digital-advertising-coming-to-metro-transit-system/ Maybe soon they'll even replace the ads on the bus/train itself. I can't wait for the Denham's Dentifrice sing-along. There were some digital screens hung from the train ce...
by IllogicalJake
February 22nd, 2015, 9:13 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1208
Views: 182871

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Here's a flagship Walgreens that *just* opened in Honolulu. I'm guessing ours would be similar. http://www.bizjournals.com/pacific/gallery/157571?r=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bizjournals.com%2Fpacific%2Fnews%2F2015%2F02%2F20%2Fwalgreens-opening-flagship-hawaii-store-in.html https://i.imgur.com/cIesTiB.jpg htt...
by IllogicalJake
February 21st, 2015, 5:56 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Pet Pictures
Replies: 32
Views: 2592

Re: Pet Pictures

I couldn't not share this one... They love each other.

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by IllogicalJake
February 18th, 2015, 11:11 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 2001
Views: 269795

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Just put out a letter that says "Who has or can get their hands on the most money and wants to build a building?" But... that's exactly whan an RFP is, and that's never been hidden. Finances are always going to take first place. Always! This is business, as much as it means more than that to us. Th...
by IllogicalJake
February 16th, 2015, 3:30 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Rumors: A Historical Record of Mystery
Replies: 1114
Views: 92973

Re: Rumors: A Historical Record of Mystery

Every time I jump back into this, I become more and more convinced there's something more sinister at play here than fooling forumers. Here's a profile I dug up in the fake ring of profiles: "Samuel Horowitz," a private investor from NYC. This isn't a character that ever popped up on SSC (as far as...
by IllogicalJake
February 15th, 2015, 11:47 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 4Marq - 400 Marquette Ave (313' - 30 Stories)
Replies: 835
Views: 154794

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

At 18 floors currently.
Floor 19 will be up Monday.
Floor 20 by Friday.

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