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by Viktor Vaughn
January 8th, 2015, 8:07 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Mall of America - Bloomington
Replies: 973
Views: 137050

Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

As usual, Tevlin breaks it down nicely.
http://www.startribune.com/local/west/287863681.html
by Viktor Vaughn
January 7th, 2015, 9:16 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4492
Views: 411638

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

A few thoughts: - I cringe at the thought of hypocritical lake-of-the-isles-liberals getting their way on this. What an illustrative example of how government at all levels caters to the wealthy and how campaign contributions buy access and special privilege. - Before Dayton was elected, I hoped he ...
by Viktor Vaughn
January 6th, 2015, 11:12 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Road Crime
Replies: 420
Views: 45499

Re: Road Crime

How so?
by Viktor Vaughn
January 6th, 2015, 9:05 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics
Replies: 1072
Views: 150771

Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

The story you link to used "redevelop" twice. I don't think that word implies a tear down. Regardless, every Abdul project I can think of has reused an old building.
by Viktor Vaughn
January 6th, 2015, 8:39 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics
Replies: 1072
Views: 150771

Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Ned Abdul bought the former Walker library and plans a redevelopment, according to this locked F&C article.

http://finance-commerce.com/2015/01/abd ... velopment/
by Viktor Vaughn
December 17th, 2014, 9:01 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1010
Views: 163627

Re: Downtown Office Market

Class B rents in dt Mpls are higher than Class A rents in dt St. Paul.
by Viktor Vaughn
December 9th, 2014, 10:53 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Minneapolis - St. Paul Business News
Replies: 255
Views: 21749

Re: Minneapolis - St. Paul Business News

That was one of the NFL's many requested accomodations on the bid form that was leaked to the press. I don't think it's ever been made public what exactly the host commitee agreed to in order to land the Super Bowl.
by Viktor Vaughn
December 5th, 2014, 1:33 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.
Replies: 670
Views: 40087

Re: The Police

Of course burning down businesses in Ferguson is counterproductive and harmful, but all of the moralistic finger pointing about rioting really misses the point. I ripped this Martin Luther King Jr. quote from Monday's MinnPost article on the subject. ut it is not enough for me to stand before you to...
by Viktor Vaughn
December 5th, 2014, 1:12 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.
Replies: 670
Views: 40087

Re: The Police

"I just don't see why when some blacks think they get the "short end of the stick" they need to go crazy and what I mean by crazy is rioting, looting and burning businesses down that strangely enough are black owned." "I never said white people don't riot. Oh and most of those photos look like peop...
by Viktor Vaughn
December 5th, 2014, 12:39 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.
Replies: 670
Views: 40087

Re: The Police

I think a lot of truth came through in this piece from the series written from the perspective of how the American Media would cover events if they happened in another country. Sometimes we get too close to things to see the big picture. http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_world_/2014/12/03/eric_garner_g...
by Viktor Vaughn
December 5th, 2014, 11:37 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.
Replies: 670
Views: 40087

Re: The Police

Don't mix up your faith tradition with the duties of the state. I'm Catholic, and it is my experience that when it comes to actually helping people, my Church both historically and presently has been far more effective at helping the downtrodden than government programs and as such I pour my time/t...
by Viktor Vaughn
November 18th, 2014, 12:43 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Capella Tower - 225 South 6th St
Replies: 66
Views: 14993

Re: Capella Tower

So, I work in the tower, and it sounds to me like the spaces were created in an effort to encourage tower tenants to leave their typical day to day work space and collaborate in a different environment. Now, just because that's what it's meant for, doesn't mean the public can't access it. First off...
by Viktor Vaughn
November 18th, 2014, 12:14 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Capella Tower - 225 South 6th St
Replies: 66
Views: 14993

Re: Capella Tower

Capella tenants have been informed that Ryan has retained the Musicant Group 'to ensure that our newly redesigned common area spaces are alive, exciting, collaborative, and productive'. Events for tenants include musical performances, lunch and learns, and creative drawing classses. It seems like a ...
by Viktor Vaughn
November 13th, 2014, 10:53 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: #pointergate
Replies: 22
Views: 1760

Re: #pointergate

I'm sure many of you already saw this, but I figure it should be posted. As we hoped, the Daily Show ripped into #pointergate.

Stewart Adds #Pointergate to ‘Innocent Things Black People Do That Look Suspicious’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkkPVY6jDiw
by Viktor Vaughn
November 10th, 2014, 12:52 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Capella Tower - 225 South 6th St
Replies: 66
Views: 14993

Re: Capella Tower & LaSalle Plaza

No, they moved the ecalators coming off the main entrance (6th St & 2nd Ave) over about 30' to the middle of the lobby. All in all the circulation should be better and the renovations look pretty nice.
by Viktor Vaughn
November 6th, 2014, 4:29 pm
Forum: Updates - Announcements - Problems - Suggestions
Topic: UrbanMSP/streets.mn merger
Replies: 48
Views: 4732

Re: UrbanMSP/streets.mn merger

Please do not change to Disque commenting. Not everybody has facebook or twitter, believe it or not.
by Viktor Vaughn
November 6th, 2014, 11:01 am
Forum: 2013 Minneapolis Municipal Election
Topic: 2014 MN House Election
Replies: 178
Views: 12822

Re: 2014 MN House Election

Also, I would generally agree with the sentiment that it may be as good a time as any to strike out on our own with transportation funding--a 1% sales tax in Hennepin and Ramsey, or something. Don't even bother with the CWADS. If only we didn't commit thirty years of mpls' .5% general sales tax and...
by Viktor Vaughn
November 4th, 2014, 4:37 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion
Replies: 362
Views: 29513

Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

I was not so enthralled with Don Samuels when he was a CM or during his Mayoral run. I don't know much about Rebecca Gagnon and even less about the other two.

Just wondering if anyone has a pitch for any of the candidates?
by Viktor Vaughn
November 4th, 2014, 4:26 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion
Replies: 362
Views: 29513

Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

Anybody want to share their opinion on the Minneapolis at large school board seat? I haven't been following that one closely.
by Viktor Vaughn
November 3rd, 2014, 11:01 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Rumors: A Historical Record of Mystery
Replies: 1114
Views: 85324

Re: Rumors!

I'd advise everyone to relax. Get some thicker skin, people. The "easily offended" crowd is represented here very well. I wanted to express my dismay with how some people feel UrbanMSP should forsake its autonomy for entities of an unknown quantity. I think this thread fills its role perfectly. The...

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