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by moda253
July 24th, 2014, 9:56 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Tolling Urban Freeways
Replies: 136
Views: 8730

Re: Tolling Urban Freeways

Let's see if I buy this. Come up with a way for the state government collect money by tolling the roads that we have now. Doing that will lead to a system being put in place where less people will pay to use the roads that the government collects money on? Nope I don't buy that one bit. If you don'...
by moda253
July 23rd, 2014, 1:44 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Tolling Urban Freeways
Replies: 136
Views: 8730

Re: Tolling Urban Freeways

A better system will be in place once we stop tipping the scales towards SOVs. Is it not social engineering that we've built a system where there's a 15 minute commute by SOV, subsidized 58% by taxpayers, yet a transit alternative takes over an hour? Let's see if I buy this. Come up with a way for ...
by moda253
July 9th, 2014, 11:25 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59270

Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

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by moda253
May 23rd, 2014, 8:33 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59270

Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

I don't know, saying the game is going to have a national and international impact on our global image, when I have no knowledge about any city that has hosted a Super Bowl ever, it kind of makes me doubt that. I feel like the appeal to this is fairly limited to people that are just interested in f...
by moda253
May 23rd, 2014, 8:29 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59270

Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

I'm going to have to disagree on the "national and international exposure," at least to people that aren't super in to sports. This isn't like the Olympics where Mary Carillo has time to go to Siberia for a human interest piece, it's a football game, as well as a lot of activities and press for peo...
by moda253
May 21st, 2014, 11:01 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hazelton Road - Edina (road diet project)
Replies: 11
Views: 1457

Re: Hazelton Road - Edina (road diet project)

Nope. Pretty sure eurofetishism is the only reason you guys like them. You know the most roundabout rich place I've been in the last five years? That bastion of liberal eurofetishism, Green Bay, Wisconsin. That city is full of roundabouts. Is that what the kids are calling beer bellies these days?
by moda253
May 16th, 2014, 9:12 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59270

Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Yeah but the page reads sort of strange. It seemed ot me that they were saying that this is what they were delivering From the page: With our concept for the People’s stadium in Minnesota, LINE approaches the project as an opportunity to reimagine an event center experience from the perspective of t...
by moda253
May 16th, 2014, 8:08 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59270

Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

mullen wrote:HKS architects have a page devoted to concept regarding vikes stadium. interesting stuff.
http://www.hksinc.com/places/vikings/
That isn't the stadium we are getting.
by moda253
May 8th, 2014, 11:57 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59270

Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

He isn't getting any money is he? He's being forgiven the tax on the property and he is terminating parking contracts early. It probably is a wash for him. he could have said no I want to continue to have my lot used for parking, go pay someplace else.
by moda253
May 8th, 2014, 11:54 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59270

Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

John21 wrote:
moda253 wrote:So waiving the property taxes costs 90k but saves a million and people are going to whine about it?
Who is saving the $1 million?
The Project?

Listen if this is just going to be a sit and bitch about an NFL owner why don't we just lock this thread up again?
by moda253
May 7th, 2014, 1:31 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59270

Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

I don't think most people are upset with him. Most people are upset with politicians who are handing him money. If they would have handed someone else money would that make it better? he did have to cancel parking leases that could have run longer. And are they giving him money or are they forgivin...
by moda253
May 7th, 2014, 8:31 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59270

Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

So waiving the property taxes costs 90k but saves a million and people are going to whine about it?
by moda253
May 2nd, 2014, 9:47 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Field Station (the Hotel) & Target Field Station (the Station)
Replies: 1016
Views: 136537

Re: Target Field Station

http://www.minnpost.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_detail/herc_main.jpg Feel free to call this another large building, and I will agree that the smell from afar is overblown (as was the case when Target Field was built). But get that close and there are most definitely unpleasant odors....
by moda253
May 1st, 2014, 9:46 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Field Station (the Hotel) & Target Field Station (the Station)
Replies: 1016
Views: 136537

Re: Target Field Station

Thanks for the info Nick, very interesting. The station and surrounding development is nice, just definitely not worth the price tag for what it is IMO. Also find it strange that an 80M transit project hangs what should be a 10k passage connecting a major trail on the city's budget. The only true b...
by moda253
April 29th, 2014, 11:56 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 287934

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

They are all terrible. Seriously, if it isn't the work that is bad it's the detail.
by moda253
April 18th, 2014, 12:26 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 287934

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Sweet Jesus. http://www.startribune.com/local/stpaul/255736521.html I am so glad I stopped giving money to that organization. EDIT: Ah, beat to the punch. Kerri Miller is the worst. There, I said it. Why is MPR still located in the city? Move someplace quite for pete's sake. Why stay located in th ...
by moda253
April 17th, 2014, 4:23 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59270

Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Asgard is much more appropriate than Valhalla.

Asgard (Old Norse Ásgarðr, “Enclosure of the Aesir) is one of the Nine Worlds of Norse mythology and the home and fortress of the Aesir, one of the two tribes of gods
by moda253
March 27th, 2014, 2:53 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4468
Views: 403773

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

Remind me why we can't move the stupid bike path?
by moda253
March 25th, 2014, 8:09 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59270

Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

We have not had a game blacked out here since Dec 4 1997. We may have had trouble selling out and have gotten some local businesses to pony up a handful of times, but still that is a pretty damn good run. The trend going forward (just like baseball did) is going to not increase the amount of seats i...
by moda253
February 19th, 2014, 3:19 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59270

Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

The design of the buildng wasn't right for an implosion. there was no solid roof to help pull the debris inward. Or at least I recall reading that somewhere.

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