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October 9th, 2016, 8:17 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Foundry Mixed-Use Development - 115-125 1st St N, 128 2nd St N, 128 1st Av N
Replies: 86
Views: 13577

Re: Foundy Mixed-Use Development - 115-125 1st St N, 128 2nd St N, 128 1st Av N

I always thought the smelter without the roof would make for an amazing outdoor dining patio. A few years back a buddy and I were out walking and it was open so we walked in to check it out. Very interesting space. Nothing too wildly exceptional, but I would be all for saving it (with the roof just ...
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June 21st, 2016, 6:35 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Legacy Condominiums - 121 12th Ave S (187' - 17 Stories)
Replies: 208
Views: 32571

Re: Legacy Condominiums - 121 12th Ave S

Drove by this evening. Well over half the building is gone.
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May 25th, 2016, 9:05 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Legacy Condominiums - 121 12th Ave S (187' - 17 Stories)
Replies: 208
Views: 32571

Re: Legacy Condominiums - 121 12th Ave S

WOW! that was quick!
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May 11th, 2016, 11:24 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Buses vs Rail and Cars vs Transit
Replies: 80
Views: 7763

Re: Downtown Parking

The key to transportation (including downtown parking) is options which gives people the flexibility to choose the most effective and cost efficient solution for any given situation. Some times I take LRT, other times I take the bus, other times I drive. All of them are based on a number of factors ...
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May 11th, 2016, 8:23 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.
Replies: 321
Views: 59243

Re: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

Thanks for the very nice series of pictures. Interesting to think that your photos/view from the SE about a half block away (across the KA site) will only be available for about a year as the KA development fills out...
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March 31st, 2016, 9:52 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Augsburg Hagfors Center
Replies: 2
Views: 738

Re: Augsburg Hagfors Center

These streets should absolutely be vacated. Through streets almost always take away from a positive sense of place on a college campus- especially one as small as Augsburg. I disagree with your idea that the college should be responsible for improving pedestrian access over the freeway in exchange f...
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March 28th, 2016, 8:50 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: CPM North Loop Office Building - 419 Washington Ave N / 420 N 3rd St
Replies: 113
Views: 14703

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

Plus TCF Bank redevelopment, NorthStar and Baker Center vacancies from WF moves. All of these proposals will not move forward. But the developers need to have options available to shop for potential tenants. The future anchor tenant(s) decides which project moves forward and which one(s) die for lac...
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March 15th, 2016, 10:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Westminster Church
Replies: 194
Views: 21465

Re: Westminster Church

What surprised me about the proposal was the absence of any reference to their residential tower for seniors. As that was my understanding as to why they wanted to buy this property in the first place. I understand that financing may not have worked out, but this proposal seems to really limit their...
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February 22nd, 2016, 10:04 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Western Container Building/Arctic Cat HQ - 500 3rd Street N
Replies: 115
Views: 16567

Re: Western Container Building/Arctic Cat HQ - 500 3rd Stree

It looks like the original portion has black mullions and the new addition has silver mullions.? Went back and found the drawings and it looks like they are all supposed to be black. It looks pretty odd to me right now. Hope the silver is covered over completely when the windows are installed.
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February 22nd, 2016, 9:51 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: AC Marriott Hotel - 401 Hennepin Ave (Andrews Hotel site)
Replies: 353
Views: 53986

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

And ours doesn't!? The Portland one looks at least reminiscent of moderne deco with a hint of bauhaus modernism. Agree- Portland got the better design. Modern look with nice verticality and more glass. Our Mpls one looks pretty blah to me. PS- it will be interesting to compare the two designs again...
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February 15th, 2016, 11:08 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Mayo Clinic Square
Replies: 511
Views: 73577

Re: Mayo Clinic Square

What's an interactive branding experience? Playing with the Yeti? That map shows 37k USF and 43k RSF on the first floor. I'm not sure what those acronyms mean exactly, but, assuming they stay just on the street level, it looks like they'd be taking pretty much all of it. Cool! USF is usable square ...
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February 6th, 2016, 10:53 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Encore - 935 2nd Street South
Replies: 88
Views: 21485

Re: Encore - 935 2nd Street South

So slow compared to the Portland tower. Opening 2016? I'm not so sure.
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January 22nd, 2016, 11:35 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Armory
Replies: 361
Views: 49513

Re: Minneapolis Armory

I agree with most of the arguments posted so far, generally that Abdul knew it is historic and would carry extra requirements/expenses, as well as historic assets need preservation. But I strongly feel the most egregious issue is the city/HPC not defining historic parameters until after redevelopmen...
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January 22nd, 2016, 10:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 975
Views: 147315

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

Yes! CBRE moving 192 employees into Lasalle Plaza! This means moving 142 out of Bloomington. http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/blog/real_estate/2016/01/cbre-joins-downtown-migration-with-move-to-lasalle.html That building along 494 is just a few years old. CBRE hasn't been in it long, so they'r...
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November 19th, 2015, 11:05 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 356627

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

Signage usually lacks any relationship to the architecture- stuck on like a temporary tattoo. TRUMP - I admire the Chicago building very much but the signage just looks gaudy. Feels cheap like Vegas to me. Signage can be done well, but rarely is. But to be contrarian, I really like all the signage i...
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November 5th, 2015, 9:09 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) Clinic Expansion
Replies: 87
Views: 19227

Re: Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) Clinic Expansion

This still leaves out the apartment building on 9th, right? Wish in retrospect that someone had gotten them to move the parking entrance from Park to Chicago. Hopefully it won't impact the design of the planned protected bikeway here too much, unlike that block on the 26th St bikeway at Abbott. Apa...
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November 5th, 2015, 9:05 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Center Renovation
Replies: 463
Views: 69165

Re: Target Center Renovation

Minneboom- in addition to what Wedgeguy et al posted, the city would still be paying debt service on a demolished building- that is a terrible idea. The current location is very difficult to beat- walking distance to the core for mid week evening games and First Avenue restaurants evolved as they ha...
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November 3rd, 2015, 9:47 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Stone Arch Hotel (903 Washington Ave S)
Replies: 33
Views: 4950

Re: The Stone Arch Hotel (903 Washington Ave S)

Their portfolio is, ehhem, suburban . I ran a search on the firm as well, as I had never heard of them. Concur with your conclusion. Also checked AIA: https://www.aia-mn.org/firm/reprise-design-inc/ The listed representative projects tend toward interior tenant improvements of suburban commercial/r...
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October 16th, 2015, 9:41 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.
Replies: 321
Views: 59243

Re: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

Sales sign today states 12 sold.

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