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by spearson
April 21st, 2017, 1:27 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks
Replies: 197
Views: 25160

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks

More history: From a MNHS Article MNHS Article : Had explorer Hennepin arrived a few ticks of the geologic clock later, there would have been no falls for him to rename. Less than 1,000 feet upstream from the cataract, the limestone that capped the soft sandstone ended. Had the falls eroded this far...
by spearson
April 21st, 2017, 12:54 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks
Replies: 197
Views: 25160

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks

Interesting reading about Spirit Island on this page: https://www.esci.umn.edu/courses/1001/1 ... GES/2.html

Basically a variation of Avatar. A spiritual place, mined and destroyed by the white man.
by spearson
March 6th, 2017, 10:25 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Alia Tower - 200 Central - 483' / 40 Stories
Replies: 907
Views: 141341

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

If this continues on as planned, can Alatus counter sue the neighborhood group for any increases in cost due to their appeal?
by spearson
March 3rd, 2017, 9:58 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 1033
Views: 183457

Re: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)

Having 100 beers is just a cop-out. Pick 20 good beers. The fact that you have 100 taps just means that you've got money to waste on unnecessary taps and an unwillingness to exert any editorial control over your beer list. Just another bar that has to work with the same distributors that every othe...
by spearson
January 9th, 2017, 11:03 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Once and Future Dayton's
Replies: 292
Views: 45182

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Macy's Building

I'm bummed about this. Love the 12th floor eating area. Love the few holiday events on the 8th floor. Because I walk through it every day, it's probably the only place I've shopped for clothes in the last few years. I really hope the women's bathroom is preserved in some way. it's classic, as well a...
by spearson
November 2nd, 2016, 2:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment
Replies: 384
Views: 67003

Re: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment

You can't polish a turd, but you can roll it in glitter.
by spearson
September 13th, 2016, 1:50 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment
Replies: 384
Views: 67003

Re: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment

Well according to the city of minneapolis PropertyInfo site, there are two 2016 remodeling permits that are still open NON-STRUCTURAL DEMOLITION AT NEC ON FLOORS 1-4 (sza) certificate of occupancy required NO special inspections required NO and Scope: INSTALL 10TH COMMON CORRIDOR WALLS AND REMODEL E...
by spearson
August 25th, 2016, 7:42 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: 700 Central Avenue Northeast Apartments
Replies: 120
Views: 23961

Re: 700 Central Avenue Northeast Apartments

Oh wow, I didn't notice that exterior is actually a brickmold half circle arch.. That's even more strange! Half circle exterior, eyebrow inside.. wierd. Edit, I see the back side of the building has on the exterior side the archtop windows. I'm assuming at some point a new brick facade with the half...
by spearson
August 23rd, 2016, 8:17 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: 700 Central Avenue Northeast Apartments
Replies: 120
Views: 23961

Re: 700 Central Avenue Northeast Apartments

Eyebrow arched windows, boxed off, and then filled in with a half circle.. that looks silly.
by spearson
July 8th, 2016, 12:57 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1737
Views: 289075

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Are they also doing changes to the street level? I like the area at street level (all the flowers look nice), but it's not useful. I wish they had more areas to to sit and enjoy nice summer weather. Especially with the majority of food trucks moving over in that area, I really wish US Bank, and 5th ...
by spearson
December 1st, 2015, 8:55 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 364022

Re: Downtown East - Wells Fargo / Radisson Red / Edition Apt

I like the arches, but it might look better if the entire arch was all window (Or filled in like the big corner windows) instead of being broken up by so much brick at each level.
by spearson
September 9th, 2015, 8:54 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site
Replies: 1049
Views: 124771

Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Air Rights Development

My only reason for posting was to show that it is still labeled as "on the boards" which is what block 70 says as well. Whatever that means I don't know. Not trying to derail, but just saying to consider it may be a rendering of a dead idea.

Though the fact that 70 is a recent upload is intriguing.
by spearson
September 9th, 2015, 8:49 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site
Replies: 1049
Views: 124771

Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Air Rights Development

Took me a while to see that there are page buttons at the bottom. Three pages to be exact. I like their designs.
by spearson
September 9th, 2015, 8:43 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site
Replies: 1049
Views: 124771

Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Air Rights Development

I think we've rehashed that washington proposal a few times over the last couple years. It looks familiar the more I look at it.
by spearson
September 9th, 2015, 8:37 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site
Replies: 1049
Views: 124771

Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Air Rights Development

Looking at the same data, the above picture was uploaded 2013-01, so at least block 70 is recent.. Makes me much more interested.
by spearson
September 9th, 2015, 8:12 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site
Replies: 1049
Views: 124771

Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Air Rights Development

I'll keep my expectations low, the partnering company: Humphrey's and Partners also list this as still "on the boards", which is obviously not for this location. http://humphreys.com/project/washington-ave-tower/#project-tabs1 edit to remove image tags http://www.humphreys.com/wp-content/uploads/201...
by spearson
September 4th, 2015, 8:08 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Embassy Suites (Plymouth Building) - 12 6th Street S
Replies: 286
Views: 44287

Re: Embassy Suites (Plymouth Building) - 12 6th Street S

Are there any site plans for the renovation posted anywhere? They are adding all kinds of steel supports in the back above the parking garage and am curious what they are doing!
by spearson
August 3rd, 2015, 12:48 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 816
Views: 71659

Re: Northeast (and Southeast) - General Topics

Has anyone heard anything new on the Grain Belt sign? We're approaching 10 months since news broke about Schells possibly buying it. Property records indicate it is tax forfeited land (which was fofeited as of the end of June), which now puts it's ownership with I'm assuming Hennepin County. It is l...
by spearson
July 19th, 2015, 6:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: AC Marriott Hotel - 401 Hennepin Ave (Andrews Hotel site)
Replies: 353
Views: 55001

Re: AC Marriott Hotel (401 Hennepin Ave / Andrews Hotel site

Most likely just like the Hampton, no basement. They'll dig out spots for footings and that's it.

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