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by spearson
July 8th, 2015, 7:42 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 4Marq - 400 Marquette Ave (313' - 30 Stories)
Replies: 835
Views: 153916

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

seanrichardryan wrote:Is it odd this project doesn't have a traditional plywood & pipe pedestrian tunnel? Not feeling the safety from those nets.
There was one for a while as the tower went up, but it's been gone for a number of weeks now.
by spearson
June 3rd, 2015, 1:47 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Hampton Inn & Suites - (19 8th Street North)
Replies: 274
Views: 48732

Re: Hampton Inn & Suites - (19 8th Street North)

So they have repainted the exterior of this place, same colors but different sheen. It's now flat, and it must have been satin or something with a slight sheen because it allowed the slightest imperfections to show. With the flat sheen it actually looks a lot less tacky in the daylight.
by spearson
May 22nd, 2015, 7:22 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 800 Washington Ave S (Guthrie Ramp liner parcel)
Replies: 146
Views: 25791

Re: Guthrie Ramp Block Vacant Site - (800 Washington Avenue)

Munch'n wrote:Saturday's proposal....

http://ow.ly/i/aVStn
Mortenson's proposal is soo much better looking.
by spearson
May 20th, 2015, 7:16 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1379
Views: 157905

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

The StarTribune mentioned updated renderings released Tuesday night, anyone have a link or pictures of them?
by spearson
May 11th, 2015, 7:28 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 364047

Re: Downtown East Project (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo)

TroyGBiv wrote:The majority of that data center is underground - I think maybe 4 or 5 floors down.
I think it's more than this, closer to 7-8 levels below ground.
by spearson
May 8th, 2015, 11:28 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 364047

Re: Downtown East Project (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo)

There are plenty of things that grow fine in the shade... And there are plenty of other options to hide a concrete wall, have some optimism!
by spearson
May 8th, 2015, 11:22 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Maverick - 100 Hennepin Avenue S
Replies: 206
Views: 33064

Re: 100 Hennepin Avenue S

Last chance to excite people? You have to be blind to not be visually excited coming across the bridge.. it's not like an entire skyline doesn't dominate your entire field of vision.
by spearson
April 15th, 2015, 8:24 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 4Marq - 400 Marquette Ave (313' - 30 Stories)
Replies: 835
Views: 153916

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

F&C is saying that the building will top out in early May.
http://finance-commerce.com/2015/04/4ma ... -off-soon/
by spearson
April 15th, 2015, 7:30 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Hampton Inn & Suites - (19 8th Street North)
Replies: 274
Views: 48732

Re: Hampton Inn & Suites - (19 8th Street North)

In the case of this section, yes.
by spearson
April 14th, 2015, 1:03 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Hampton Inn & Suites - (19 8th Street North)
Replies: 274
Views: 48732

Re: Hampton Inn & Suites - (19 8th Street North)

Skyway is open again.
by spearson
April 10th, 2015, 7:59 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Hampton Inn & Suites - (19 8th Street North)
Replies: 274
Views: 48732

Re: Hampton Inn & Suites - (19 8th Street North)

I work on the same floor as the construction management crew in the Pence building. The skyway level in the building has been completed for a couple weeks, the connecting skyway looks like it has been finished this week. The connecting skyway renovating was done by a different contractor than morten...
by spearson
April 6th, 2015, 12:46 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Plaza (former Gaviidae II)
Replies: 106
Views: 18218

Re: RBC Plaza / Gaviidae II renovation

I was actually pleasantly surprised with the interior street level of the building. I walked through the building many times over the last few months while the interior was under construction and had no idea the main level was getting changed to a glass wall between Gaviidae2 and RBC Plaza. It looke...
by spearson
April 2nd, 2015, 8:36 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1379
Views: 157905

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Two things, a) that's city life for you, and b)that is literal proof of the soul sucking nature of a blank wall on the sidewalk. From City Center to 4th Street, there is crap for a sidewalk presence from any building, and it shows. On the positive side, development is pushing down that direction so ...
by spearson
March 10th, 2015, 12:33 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Hampton Inn & Suites - (19 8th Street North)
Replies: 274
Views: 48732

Re: Hampton Inn & Suites - (19 8th Street North)

Seeing some solid use of that cooling station would be amazing.
by spearson
March 10th, 2015, 9:07 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Hampton Inn & Suites - (19 8th Street North)
Replies: 274
Views: 48732

Re: Hampton Inn & Suites - (19 8th Street North)

As a person that works next door, it's definitely not eye candy, but it's better than the parking lot. They just took down all the scaffolding visible in Nick's picture and the entrance is going to look decent. As john said, the metal accents made a huge impact on it's appearance, lessening it's che...
by spearson
March 10th, 2015, 8:55 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Adult-Oriented Businesses in Downtown Minneapolis
Replies: 80
Views: 14268

Re: Adult-Oriented Businesses in Downtown Minneapolis

I'm late to this thread, but as a married mid 30's male with no kids, I would be sad to see strip clubs and sex world close. In fact it's sad to see so many people push to have them closed because of "family" this or "moral compass" that. Downtown needs seedy areas, that's what makes downtowns great...
by spearson
March 2nd, 2015, 9:16 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 4Marq - 400 Marquette Ave (313' - 30 Stories)
Replies: 835
Views: 153916

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

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8669/16480303419_376fc009af_b.jpg https://i.imgur.com/L42KCB9l.jpg I love the look of Marquette Ave! I hope that as this end of the avenue fills out that the ground floor of 111 Washington is renovated to be more friendly to Marquette. It's such a great building, and t...
by spearson
February 20th, 2015, 8:25 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)
Replies: 382
Views: 52742

Re: 10th & Marquette Development

Sad that this will displace Devil's Advocate, I like that place.
by spearson
February 19th, 2015, 9:48 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Anoka State Hospital - Anoka
Replies: 13
Views: 3710

Re: Anoka State Hospital - Anoka

The latest city council meeting has notes that they(city/county) are trying to use them for veteran housing and are searching for funding.

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