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by uncle phil
September 23rd, 2016, 10:52 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 365 Nicollet (334' - 30 stories)
Replies: 624
Views: 110036

Re: Ritz Residences - 365 Nicollet Mall (334' - 30 stories)

It was the Sheraton-Ritz, not the Ritz-Carlton...
by uncle phil
September 13th, 2016, 3:24 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 365 Nicollet (334' - 30 stories)
Replies: 624
Views: 110036

Re: 365 Nicollet - (Opus Ritz block)

Does anyone think the balconies are strangely reminiscent of Studio Gang's Aqua in Chicago? There, they have horrible problems with thermal bridging because its a continuous slab. I really hope the renderings are just idealistic/representative because that would be a terrible mistake in our climate...
by uncle phil
September 10th, 2016, 9:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59370

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Yes, but that also allows much greater flexibility depending on the events at the stadium. I'll be curious to see what the plaza set up is for things such as the Twin Cities Marathon...
by uncle phil
September 9th, 2016, 9:05 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 365 Nicollet (334' - 30 stories)
Replies: 624
Views: 110036

Re: 365 Nicollet - (Opus Ritz block)

by uncle phil
September 4th, 2016, 11:06 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics
Replies: 1058
Views: 141890

Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Garbage is a flat fee, plus an additional charge depending on the size of your trash can. Recycling/organics is "free".
by uncle phil
September 3rd, 2016, 12:10 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinkytown
Replies: 417
Views: 78976

Re: Dinkytown

Hope the sssdude nutz store actually benefits from the additional traffic. That guy has done a great job and his donuts are definitely better than Tim Horton's...
by uncle phil
September 2nd, 2016, 11:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Athletic Department Practice Facilities
Replies: 76
Views: 13440

Re: Athletic Department Practice Facilities

Finally there is a plan for a new T&F facility. Looks like it's gonna be a really tight fit to squeeze everything in that area though...

http://www.startribune.com/regents-will ... 392219321/
by uncle phil
August 25th, 2016, 12:19 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Alia Tower - 200 Central - 483' / 40 Stories
Replies: 896
Views: 138461

Re: 200 Central - Alatus Tower (Washburn-McReavy Site) 483' / 40 Stories

That's not what he said...he said smaller, but still large in scale would be appropriate. Personally, I think it looks fine for the most part.
by uncle phil
August 23rd, 2016, 4:03 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Commons - Downtown East Park
Replies: 687
Views: 95767

Re: The Commons - Downtown East Park

There should be an amazing children's playground and/or spray ground....it'd attract families from all over. They have this amazing children's park in downtown Chicago and something like that -- albeit at a smaller scale -- would be a great fit here. The one in Chicago may be the best free playgrou...
by uncle phil
August 9th, 2016, 2:15 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 788
Views: 67160

Re: Northeast (and Southeast) - General Topics

Looks like they are re-striping the Hennepin Ave bridge to have narrower traffic lanes and a bike lane with more of a buffer..
by uncle phil
August 2nd, 2016, 9:04 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: White Castle and Holiday at Central & Hennepin
Replies: 119
Views: 12337

Re: White Castle and Holiday at Central & Hennepin

A requirement of 5 members present is not the same as one of 5 members voting....
by uncle phil
July 30th, 2016, 10:50 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: White Castle and Holiday at Central & Hennepin
Replies: 119
Views: 12337

Re: White Castle and Holiday at Central & Hennepin

I imagine there are specific reasons why there are no underground/indoor gas stations around, mostly likely pertaining to gas storage and ventilation requirements...
by uncle phil
July 29th, 2016, 10:48 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium LRT Station, Ped Bridge & Plaza (MSFA block)
Replies: 466
Views: 54229

Re: Stadium LRT Station, Ped Bridge & Plaza (MSFA block)

"Skyway System The Skyway will be open for all U.S. Bank Stadium events. Event hours for the skyway are subject to change based on the event. The Daily Hours for the Skyway are: Monday – Friday | 6:30 AM – 10:00 PM Saturday | 9:30 AM – 8:00 PM Sunday | Noon (12:00 PM) – 6:00 PM For major events held...
by uncle phil
July 28th, 2016, 7:16 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Rafter - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)
Replies: 328
Views: 56404

Re: Mortenson / USBank project - 333 Hennepin Ave E

And the new bank building is coming along pretty quickly...
by uncle phil
July 27th, 2016, 9:18 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 788
Views: 67160

Re: Northeast (and Southeast) - General Topics

More accurately, a credit union branch, not a bank. Trustone actually mentions the project in their July newsletter. They are moving their current Northeast branch (at the Ukrainian Center along Main St.) to this location...
by uncle phil
July 25th, 2016, 12:39 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1733
Views: 283453

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Hodges must be against this...she was really against losing property tax revenue for the proposed United FC stadium. ;)
by uncle phil
July 25th, 2016, 12:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium LRT Station, Ped Bridge & Plaza (MSFA block)
Replies: 466
Views: 54229

Re: Stadium LRT Station, Ped Bridge & Plaza (MSFA block)

I thought the latest deal, as of November, ended up at about 2/3 of the cost and 90% of the advertising revenue.
by uncle phil
July 21st, 2016, 8:27 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Commons - Downtown East Park
Replies: 687
Views: 95767

Re: The Commons - Downtown East Park

There is an area of Gold Medal Park that SHOULD be re-sodded often due to the damage from dog piss...

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