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January 29th, 2014, 10:25 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: AC Marriott Hotel - 401 Hennepin Ave (Andrews Hotel site)
Replies: 353
Views: 54741

Re: Andrews Hotel site (4th & Hennepin)

I had never thought about any redeeming qualities about this ramp prior to Aville_37 and twincitizen's comments above. The parking ramp actually could add some visual interest to 4th St. The helix would be quite interesting with some night lighting- a poor man's ode to Guggenheim or something. Of co...
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December 28th, 2013, 1:51 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 363167

Re: Star Tribune Blocks

According to Adam Voge, Ryan/Strib didn't close today as planned. Rick Collins expects it will happen within 30 days. I may not know what I'm talking about, but I'm sorry, everything about this project and deal just screams S-H-A-D-Y to me!! It's not what's reported, it's what's being dealt under t...
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December 22nd, 2013, 7:44 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 986
Views: 153090

Re: Downtown Office Market

The fact that Wells Fargo intends to own their new space instead of a long term lease demonstrates that at least the WF team believes that the MSP market will remain very strong and rents will be increasing, and Minneapolis in particular, or they would have chosen to do a long term lease. It appears...
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December 12th, 2013, 11:19 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: POLL: Name the Vikings Stadium!
Replies: 39
Views: 14064

Re: POLL: Name the Vikings Stadium!

MplsSteve wrote:Betty Crocker Field :D

-nicknamed "the crock pot". very Midwestern.
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September 10th, 2013, 11:12 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Mall of America - Bloomington
Replies: 963
Views: 129637

Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

For JMS9 et al- (reading everyone's posts back to June, so my post is a mix... sorry) For Sea Life tickets- they have an on-line pass for MN residents only. $11 for adults and $10 for kids. Must buy online and show MN drivers license on arrival. I like the concept/look of the new hotel and office- f...
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August 25th, 2013, 8:30 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 363167

Re: Star Tribune Blocks

For reference, per Emporis, Fifth Street Towers I (26 story) is 356 ft, Canadian Pacific Plaza (old One Financial Plaza) is 377 ft and LMP Apts is 376 ft.
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June 1st, 2013, 8:49 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Rampton Apartments - (201 2nd Avenue Southeast)
Replies: 67
Views: 13058

Re: Rampton Apartments - (201 2nd Avenue Southeast)

It's very interesting reading about the Development Commitment- I had totally forgotten about that. Does anyone else recall when the city sold these ramps what other commitments the other ramps had? E.g. Downtown East ramp? Very interesting/odd concept and layout. I'm glad they are pursuing it- diff...
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June 1st, 2013, 8:09 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Coze Flats - (628 University Ave SE)
Replies: 63
Views: 16902

Re: 628 University Ave SE

Meh. Just because it's old... have you looked at the house in question? Agree- this is not an impressive house and it is on busy Unviversity Ave- revedelopment is much better than preservation in this case. If historic preservation was based on age alone, a bunch of the downtown parking lots would ...
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May 25th, 2013, 8:54 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: This idea is awesome
Replies: 1
Views: 776

Re: This idea is awesome

thanks for sharing! very smart use of technology to create a barrier that doesn't cause any damage- will have lots of applications. Still a little sad that it is needed though.
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May 25th, 2013, 11:00 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 363167

Re: Star Tribune Blocks

I really like parks on top of underground parking ramps- and like them in many settings, but in this case, I don't see the need to have underground parking below the park. Downtown has a severe lack of mature trees- hardly any. And to have good solid trees- like hundred year old oaks or similar, the...
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April 30th, 2013, 10:15 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: StoneBridge (2nd Street South & 11th Avenue South)
Replies: 339
Views: 56680

Re: StoneBridge (2nd Street South & 11th Avenue South)

Stopped in the sales center yesterday. They are over 50 units sold- about a third of total. Construction will start to speed up soon. Will be putting up a floor a week by the end of May.
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April 14th, 2013, 9:21 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Minneapolis & St. Paul Fantasies and Speculations
Replies: 445
Views: 57278

Re: Convention Center Hotel - (330 South 12th Street)

I know I'm getting way off topic now, but that same week, I took a few pictures (sorry- don't know where they are) of the building during demolision, then walked over to the old Conservatory which was also being demolished at the same time for the new USBank Headquaters and took a photo of a bobcat ...
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April 14th, 2013, 8:54 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Minneapolis & St. Paul Fantasies and Speculations
Replies: 445
Views: 57278

Re: Convention Center Hotel - (330 South 12th Street)

Also one of my favorites. While they were taking it down, I was giving family friends from the Netherlands a tour of downtown and we were standing on the HCGC corner of of 3rd and 7th. I was lamenting to them about its destruction and they quizzed me as to why- stating that international style is al...
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March 31st, 2013, 9:50 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Walker Library
Replies: 153
Views: 28326

Re: Walker Library

Maybe the city (or county?) should consider converting the intersection to where all pedestrians can walk any direction including diagonally all at once for X number of seconds. Then whether it is a double or triple turn lane wouldn't matter because it would be all cars and no peds for the next peri...
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March 2nd, 2013, 12:21 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Coze Flats - (628 University Ave SE)
Replies: 63
Views: 16902

Re: 628 University Ave SE

I like it- the 4 story height, the color, how the facade is broken up. I think the 7th street pedestrian experience is very cold- to much blank wall from the underground parking, but otherwise it's good. I also think ESG tends to do a good job of detailing so that gives me additional confidence that...
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February 21st, 2013, 9:25 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Bridges - (950 University Avenue SE)
Replies: 242
Views: 39652

Re: The Bridges - (950 University Avenue SE)

I hadn't noticed the high voltage lines directly to the south. Oh well, what's one more cancer causer when you are already breathing the freeway fumes. I still like it though and I'd still choose the west or south view over the others.
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February 20th, 2013, 9:10 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Bridges - (950 University Avenue SE)
Replies: 242
Views: 39652

Re: The Bridges - (950 University Avenue SE)

I agree with gobezlij- per the view. The view of downtown when crossing the river on 35W south is one of the best in the whole city and this building will have that same view except from a higher vantage point. These views, IMO, will be better than from places like the Phoenix or the Falls as it wil...
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February 5th, 2013, 10:55 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lime - (2904 Lyndale Avenue South)
Replies: 398
Views: 68190

Re: Lime - (2900 Lyndale Avenue South)

Overall, I like it. I like the orange, even though, like other posters, it may not age well. I like the north facing balaconies as they appear to have a little angle to them. The one thing that strikes me (as a negative) is how gray it is- I wish it had a little more black/dark tones to contrast aga...
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February 5th, 2013, 9:53 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Izzy's Ice Cream Factory
Replies: 176
Views: 32189

Re: Izzy's Ice Cream Factory

Those punch windows facing the park look so tiny- much smaller than they appeared in the model or that last rendering.
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January 7th, 2013, 9:54 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Junction Flats - (643 Fifth Street North)
Replies: 121
Views: 27887

Re: Junction Flats - (643 Fifth Street North)

It would be difficult (impossible?) to suppy steam to the downtown district heating system from power plants that are not located downtown. Same goes for the one south of Accenture Tower on 3rd Ave. They may not always be pretty or well located after decades of growth, but district heating is a good...

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