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April 12th, 2015, 9:55 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Skyway System
Replies: 511
Views: 60105

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

I thought 4 Marq will not be skyway connected?
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February 27th, 2015, 10:40 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 365 Nicollet (334' - 30 stories)
Replies: 624
Views: 107910

Re: Opus Ritz Block Development

seanrichardryan wrote:They should place the ramp in the center and build around it like a donut. Just saying.
spot on.
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February 27th, 2015, 9:55 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Commons - Downtown East Park
Replies: 687
Views: 94179

Re: The Commons - Downtown East Park

The Juvenile Detention Center (jail/prison) is the south face of the park between Portland and Park, and the Public Safety Facility (adult jail) is the northwestern face across 5th as well as the southern upper floors of the City Hall Courthouse overlooking the Government Center north plaza.
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November 30th, 2014, 9:28 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Latitude 45 - 301 Washington Avenue South
Replies: 374
Views: 73346

Re: Latitude 45 - (301 Washington Avenue South)

Wedgeguy wrote:Thanks for the pic B. Still can't figure out why they have not started any of the exterior materials yet.
The back side as viewed from the skyway has almost all of the brick and some other finishes on the amenity deck level done. Upper floors- no finishes, same as the Wash side.
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November 13th, 2014, 9:39 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: IDS Center
Replies: 248
Views: 63674

Re: IDS Center

If the right tenant moved into IDS, the community would support a name change. It would not be easy, but could be done. Per the Norwest to Wells Fargo change- that is unique because it is still the same anchor tenant. Like American Express (former IDS) spinning off again to Ameriprise- it is still t...
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October 26th, 2014, 8:46 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Kraus-Anderson, HQ Apartments, Finnegans "Brewtel" - 9th St S/5th Ave S
Replies: 403
Views: 70153

Re: New Kraus-Anderson HQ (9th St. S/5th Ave. S)

haha. Agree. Skyscape is awful. Disagree. The urbanism of Skyscape is quite good. First story commercial topped by 3 levels of housing with a tower pushed back from the street corner- it is very good. The architecture is nothing special- for both the tower and lower floors, but for me, this fits th...
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October 19th, 2014, 9:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Red 20 - 20 6th Street NE
Replies: 199
Views: 43571

Re: Red 20 - (20 6th Street Northeast, former Totino's site)

Thanks for the recent photos! Always liked the red on this one, and the balconies add a lot. But a wider cornice would have been nice. Looks so awkward at the top.
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October 19th, 2014, 10:20 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S
Replies: 404
Views: 71299

Re: Thresher Square Hotel & Apartments - Washington & Chicag

The building still seems active with tenants, so no sign of progress there... I'd rather see the apartment portion being done first so they can get the retail going. They can rehab for the hotel last if the market is truly there. I think the building as is would fill again once there is more office...
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September 24th, 2014, 7:53 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site
Replies: 1049
Views: 121156

Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Air Rights Development

[quote="m b p"]Found another one...
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Never noticed before how much this looks like the U of M Alumni Center from this angle...
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September 23rd, 2014, 8:45 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1657
Views: 263695

Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

grant1simons2 wrote:http://www.beinbusinessdowntownmpls.com/

Someones trying to make it easier to get more downtown. No surprise here, it's Sport Ngin!

thanks for posting- just wasted an hour, but enjoyed every minute.
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August 28th, 2014, 8:19 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nordic House - 729 Washington Av N
Replies: 312
Views: 51719

Re: 729 Washington Av N

Walking by the property yesterday, If the property includes all the parking from the Freeman's parking lot to next door to bunkers that will be a very wide or long building. Do anyone know if this property is just fronting Washington, or does it go all the way back to 3rd? I'm also assuming that th...
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August 28th, 2014, 8:06 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.
Replies: 321
Views: 59195

Re: Stanton Condo Building - 516 S. 8th St.

The Skyscape development is nearly the exact same lot size and they managed to completely wrap their parking ramp with condo units and commercial. It is possible that commercial/retail may not be very successful on this site (i.e. good first floor uses) but I think it is terrible that the city is al...
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July 12th, 2014, 2:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site
Replies: 1049
Views: 121156

Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Air Rights Development

So is that to say you have to have a Viking ticket in order to get into the parking ramp on game day?? "1,600 parking spaces provided in the parking ramp, 963 spaces will be dedicated to Vikings premium patrons for home games" Well, it says that 963 need Premium tickets, not just any ticket, as it ...
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July 12th, 2014, 2:14 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Mill City Quarter - 300 South 2nd Street
Replies: 201
Views: 42854

Re: Mill City Quarter - (300 South 2nd Street)

I like the 6 pane windows. Helps to naturally break up the façade, instead of just using 12 different colors which we have see too much of lately.
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July 8th, 2014, 10:39 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 975
Views: 146895

Re: Downtown Office Market

I think USBank is a real possibility. They have been quietly and constantly growing through smaller acquisitions. I think it is their time to anchor something new. Also, they may wish to counter balance all the positive press WF is getting with their downtown east development.
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June 25th, 2014, 12:11 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S
Replies: 404
Views: 71299

Re: Thresher Square Hotel & Apartments - Washington & Chicag

BRW was there in the 90s. I liked the office layout- the combining of the two buildings at different floor heights made it rather interesting, if not odd in some places. Building had a light scoop on the roof to bring natural light down into the interior. Haven't been inside in years. Probably shoul...
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June 11th, 2014, 9:21 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 975
Views: 146895

Re: Current & Proposed Downtown Minneapolis Projects

When was the last time we had anything hitting the 40 story mark? 1990 with Capella? Yes I realize that it's taller. Per Emporis (or Wikipedia) It would be the Carlyle... Technical Data Height (architectural) 468.68 ft Height (roof) 440.68 ft Width 107.00 ft Floors (above ground) 41 Floors (below g...
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June 9th, 2014, 9:15 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 4Marq - 400 Marquette Ave (313' - 30 Stories)
Replies: 835
Views: 151004

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

Walked by during lunch today. A group of about 8 suits were posing for "groundbreaking" photos with sledgehammers and pick axes. The photographer was taking quite a few pictures of the group. At the same time workers were taking jersey barriers off a flat bed and lining them up in the alley and a su...
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May 31st, 2014, 10:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)
Replies: 1522
Views: 233806

Re: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)

Single basin sinks- truly a first world problem. How do people cope? Can't hardly imagine. We have a dual basin, and certainly prefer it, but it is quite funny to read about how nearly unlivable it would be to have just one basin in a "luxury" apt.
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May 31st, 2014, 10:25 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Mill City Quarter - 300 South 2nd Street
Replies: 201
Views: 42854

Re: Mill City Quarter - (300 South 2nd Street)

Per F&C, both phases/buildings will break ground next March-ish. A general contractor has been selected for Phase 1 (affordable apartments, possibly marketed to seniors), but not yet for Phase 2 (affordable senior only). It could very well be the same GC for both. It would be interesting to hear wh...

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