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by spearson
July 3rd, 2014, 2:08 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1010
Views: 161096

Re: Downtown Office Market

http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/blog/real_estate/2014/07/sources-shorenstein-to-buy-washington-square.html Looks like the three washington square buildings are about to be sold again (biz reports closing in a month). The article reports that 111 Washington is mostly vacant, which is fascinatin...
by spearson
July 1st, 2014, 12:31 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 510 Marquette Avenue
Replies: 137
Views: 31037

Re: 510 Marquette Avenue

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Windows are getting closer to done on the one side. I think this will end up looking nice, especially at night. Still curious about what the plans are for street level.
by spearson
July 1st, 2014, 12:27 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 4Marq - 400 Marquette Ave (313' - 30 Stories)
Replies: 835
Views: 153878

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

Empty!

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Also looks like they are bracing the old foundation (which looks like an old foundation - maybe even the Times Building foundation..) Seems like the parking ramp made for a quick excavation.
by spearson
June 26th, 2014, 2:03 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1043
Views: 159325

Re: Downtown Restaurant News

acs wrote:Oh. My. God. Finally! It can't come soon enough. I know there are a lot of unique and classy restaurants downtown, but sometimes you just want a ton of good cheap wings at a sports bar.
Actually BWW is damn expensive for what it is. Both beer and wings are way overpriced.
by spearson
June 18th, 2014, 10:46 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 4Marq - 400 Marquette Ave (313' - 30 Stories)
Replies: 835
Views: 153878

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

Looks like Veit will also be doing the parking ramp demo for this project as well.. Pretty soon it's going to be a half block hole! So excited for this block to be finished.
by spearson
June 16th, 2014, 2:09 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 510 Marquette Avenue
Replies: 137
Views: 31037

Re: 510 Marquette Avenue

Just noticed on Friday that they are starting to put in windows into the big openings.
by spearson
June 12th, 2014, 8:11 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 4Marq - 400 Marquette Ave (313' - 30 Stories)
Replies: 835
Views: 153878

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

If they have some type of ambient glow illuminating the skirting in a similar manner to how Target Field lights up their similar parking ramp skirt, I think it would look decent at night.
by spearson
June 3rd, 2014, 10:42 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 4Marq - 400 Marquette Ave (313' - 30 Stories)
Replies: 835
Views: 153878

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

Article in tcbmag.com mentioned a hopeful june start date by mortenson: The firm’s development work may sometimes draw less attention, but Mortenson Development has a number of irons in the fire. The firm is developing a 211-room Hampton Inn & Suites in downtown Minneapolis and expects to start cons...
by spearson
May 30th, 2014, 2:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Hampton Inn & Suites - (19 8th Street North)
Replies: 274
Views: 48720

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

What the limit for stick construction?
by spearson
May 30th, 2014, 10:43 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Hampton Inn & Suites - (19 8th Street North)
Replies: 274
Views: 48720

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

I wonder if this will be all stick framing from level three and up..
by spearson
May 20th, 2014, 8:59 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment
Replies: 384
Views: 66979

Re: TCF Tower

It's not about visibility of the tower on the skyline, it's about location in relation to the city core. It's a prime spot.
by spearson
May 20th, 2014, 8:07 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment
Replies: 384
Views: 66979

Re: TCF Tower

Doing some quick math, the AT&T building is about 18k sqft per floor, so using that as a base 800k total sqft is about 44 floors. So it could be nice, though certainly not going to wet the panties of the supertall folk.
by spearson
May 16th, 2014, 7:44 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Hampton Inn & Suites - (19 8th Street North)
Replies: 274
Views: 48720

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

Snapped a picture at the 6th floor of the Hawthorne ramp last night. This morning it looks like they may have flooring materials on site and they are putting up temporary fencing through the steel girders on the second level.

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by spearson
May 15th, 2014, 2:26 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1197
Views: 168271

Re: Downtown Retail News

^^ Both ideas would be wonderful. The lack of a sidewalk presence is really frustrating with these three main "shopping" hubs. City Center is a brute, and Gaviidae I and II while nice, are mostly blank walls. I hope someday they are renovated to spill their guts to the sidewalk. Retail areas should ...
by spearson
May 13th, 2014, 1:10 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 4Marq - 400 Marquette Ave (313' - 30 Stories)
Replies: 835
Views: 153878

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

I wonder how often the permit information on the city of minneapolis website is updated..

This property has no new permits for 2014, and the master land use application from 2013 is still open. Makes me wonder if the design is still undergoing changes and that's the holdup.
by spearson
May 13th, 2014, 10:26 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 4Marq - 400 Marquette Ave (313' - 30 Stories)
Replies: 835
Views: 153878

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

Silophant wrote:Several Veit Construction trucks on site today, and one from an environmental services company. Progress!
Pretty sure Veit is doing the parking ramp demo. They've had trucks parked in the lot every time I walk by the area.
by spearson
May 13th, 2014, 7:29 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Hampton Inn & Suites - (19 8th Street North)
Replies: 274
Views: 48720

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

Steel framing spanning maybe two levels is going up. Making great progress here.
by spearson
May 2nd, 2014, 12:52 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Xcel Energy HQ - 401 Nicollet
Replies: 539
Views: 81827

Re: Xcel Energy HQ - (401 Nicollet Mall)

Almost gone!
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The corner at Nicollet and 4th already feels 100x better with this beast gone. I hope when Xcel moves that whomever takes over the old building utilizes some of the sidewalk space for some dining. There is such good potential here.
by spearson
May 2nd, 2014, 12:48 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 510 Marquette Avenue
Replies: 137
Views: 31037

Re: 510 Marquette Avenue

The pillars at street level are now having their cladding removed. Maybe he is going to try and bring back some of the old world charm of the original design...

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by spearson
April 28th, 2014, 7:33 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59858

Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Doesn't look like a flooded construction site is slowing them down at all. Looks like a lake on the live stream today.

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