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by MN Fats
January 15th, 2015, 10:39 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: St. Paul Office Market
Replies: 78
Views: 19306

Re: St. Paul Office Market

mattaudio wrote:I'm sure 800k sf would have housed senators with plenty of room.
:lol: Great point! They had to have known about it too, since it was apparently on the market for a while, right?
by MN Fats
January 15th, 2015, 9:18 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: The Demise of the Ice Castle
Replies: 9
Views: 2542

Re: The Demise of the Ice Castle

bus14 wrote:I recall reading one is planned for the Super Bowl year.
You recall correctly.
They also told the owners that the St. Paul Winter Carnival has agreed to build an eight-story ice castle — its first since 2004.
http://www.startribune.com/local/minnea ... 68691.html
by MN Fats
January 13th, 2015, 2:24 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1549
Views: 181332

Re: Uptown Restaurant News

Tryg's is closing too...

http://www.kare11.com/story/entertainme ... /21700551/

I don't get to uptown much, but from a distance it seems like restaurants in the area closing at a high rate. What's the reason for this? Or am I just imagining it?
by MN Fats
January 7th, 2015, 12:35 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Mall of America - Bloomington
Replies: 976
Views: 148158

Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

The Rainforest Cafe is temporarily closing and moving to the third floor.

http://www.kare11.com/story/news/local/ ... /21392825/
by MN Fats
January 6th, 2015, 3:54 pm
Forum: Cities Around the World
Topic: London
Replies: 17
Views: 2533

Re: London

Perhaps it's changed for the better since you've been talindsay? It was 2011 when I was there. I did encounter the maintenance signs and service outages but only a couple times. And even then, a bus was a reliable alternative. I took the Northern Line from Highgate to Goodge St and back everyday, bu...
by MN Fats
January 5th, 2015, 7:03 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Star Tribune
Replies: 233
Views: 26773

Re: Star Tribune

He's on the KQ morning show too, I think they're still the #1 morning show... but don't quote me on that.
by MN Fats
January 5th, 2015, 1:29 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Star Tribune
Replies: 233
Views: 26773

Re: Star Tribune

Didier wrote:I can't think of any major Star Tribune sportswriter who doesn't have some affiliation with a local radio station, for example, but I can't think of one Pioneer Press guy who does.
Bob Sansevere. But your point still proves true.
by MN Fats
January 5th, 2015, 1:28 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Star Tribune
Replies: 233
Views: 26773

Re: Star Tribune

Sort of off-topic, but what would they call it if and when they merge? Pioneer Tribune? Star Press? I would vote for the PP name to just go by the wayside and keep it as the Star Tribune. It's just cleaner. But I could understand why and would expect that many would be upset by that.
by MN Fats
January 5th, 2015, 1:20 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 2001
Views: 271688

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Didier wrote:Honestly, the most identifiable building in Minneapolis was probably the Metrodome. The Guthrie is unique, but it's not really well known.
You're right. And the new Vikings stadium will inevitably take its place, especially after the Final Four and Super Bowl.
by MN Fats
January 5th, 2015, 9:18 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Highland Park Target Express
Replies: 52
Views: 8057

Re: Highland Park Target Express

mattaudio wrote:Is that close to the Sam Goody?
Yup, just up the road near that payphone bank.
by MN Fats
December 30th, 2014, 2:25 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: 2024 Olympic Bid?
Replies: 128
Views: 11853

Re: 2024 Olympic Bid?

It would be interesting to see what the Twins would do while the games would be going on. I can't imagine they would want to be in town with everything else going on. They would get zero attention and it be next to impossible to get to Target Field. So you could use Target Field for something as ba...
by MN Fats
December 30th, 2014, 11:19 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 2001
Views: 271688

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Why are so many only talking about skyscrapers when we are talking about iconic buildings. Is the Sydney opera house not iconic? The Walt Disney Concert Hall? The Guggenheim? Maybe even The Guthrie Theater on a local level Of course all of those buildings are iconic. I'm just discussing "iconic" th...
by MN Fats
December 30th, 2014, 10:31 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 2001
Views: 271688

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Iconic has much more to do with historical prestige than height. Being tallest is one way to get prestige (eg. the Empire State Building); another is a famous architect (Pan Am Building); another is an unusual design (Flatiron Building). You don't need more than one for something to become the icon...
by MN Fats
December 30th, 2014, 10:14 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 2001
Views: 271688

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

PhilmerPhil wrote:tall ≠ iconic
Why not both? All of the buildings I recognize on that page are very tall.
by MN Fats
December 30th, 2014, 9:43 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: 2024 Olympic Bid?
Replies: 128
Views: 11853

Re: 2024 Olympic Bid?

I would also guess the the Target Center would have to be replaced even after the renovation it's scheduled to under go. I don't think the Target Center would have had to be replaced, they used a temporary "recyclable" facility at the 2012 London games. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basketball_Aren...
by MN Fats
December 29th, 2014, 2:07 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: 2024 Olympic Bid?
Replies: 128
Views: 11853

Re: 2024 Olympic Bid?

matt91486 wrote:I mean, in fairness to a hypothetical bid, we would have really limited venue construction needs at this point.
We would still have needed a main stadium, no? The new Vikings stadium won't be big enough to fit an oval running track. TCF Bank Stadium wouldn't fit it either.
by MN Fats
December 29th, 2014, 11:06 am
Forum: Cities Around the World
Topic: London
Replies: 17
Views: 2533

Re: London

I lived in London for three months in college and their transport system is literally world-class. It was a treat to utilize a system so seamlessly in a way that only a large world capital can offer.
by MN Fats
December 26th, 2014, 4:15 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Does Minneapolis allow signs on its downtown buildings?
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Does Minneapolis allow signs on its downtown buildings?

This was brought up in another forum and got me wondering... why aren't there signs on the skyscrapers in Minneapolis? Like the Wells Fargo or Travelers buildings in St Paul. Is there an ordinance? What others cities do this? Do you think it's good or bad?
by MN Fats
December 26th, 2014, 2:08 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Ayd Mill Road
Replies: 163
Views: 27467

Re: Cover Ayd Mill Road

Capping Ayd Mill doesn't address the primary complaint with Ayd Mill, at least at the north end. People don't want a park because it's needed so much as that it would mean the end of commuter highway traffic dumping into Lex-Ham and Merriam Park neighborhoods rather than 94 where it should be, and ...
by MN Fats
December 17th, 2014, 11:17 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 2001
Views: 271688

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Well, the observation decks are obviously big draws. That's a different thing. Right. For example the Space Needle in Seattle or the St Louis Gateway Arch. Everyone knows there's an observation deck, so that's on the list of destinations you'll go to if you're in town. Empire State Building, Willis...

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