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by gahwi003
April 18th, 2013, 12:51 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Bickford and Steelcase - 515 3rd Street North
Replies: 70
Views: 6654

Re: The Bickford and 900 3rd St. N. (Gurley Building)

Front face looks intriguing, however the right side seems dull IMO. Great to see another office project proposed, no matter what size!
by gahwi003
April 17th, 2013, 9:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 4Marq - 400 Marquette Ave (313' - 30 Stories)
Replies: 835
Views: 152035

Re: Mortenson Apartment Tower - (400 Marquette Avenue)

This is exciting! More so than the block-e crap at Nic on Fifth. Is it possible that if this is successful that Mortensen could change the way developers approach apartments now (finally put to rest the 4+1, 5+1 stick construction with their monotonous seas of trash collecting balconies)? I had a m...
by gahwi003
April 17th, 2013, 2:11 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 4Marq - 400 Marquette Ave (313' - 30 Stories)
Replies: 835
Views: 152035

Re: Mortenson Apartment Tower - (400 Marquette Avenue)

Gorgeous!! First floor retail?
by gahwi003
April 15th, 2013, 4:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Metro Park East - (2701 4th Street Southeast)
Replies: 47
Views: 12679

Re: The Station on 4th - (2635 Fourth Street Southeast)

http://www.cpexecutive.com/cities/minne ... g-project/

On my mobile, so sorry if link doesn't work. Sounds like it will be named Metro Park East.
by gahwi003
April 15th, 2013, 3:49 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Marshall - (515 14th Avenue Southeast)
Replies: 238
Views: 42692

Re: UTEC Student Housing - (1313 Fifth Street Southeast)

The existing structure is rubble, witht the exception of the chimney. Would have been cool to incorporate that into a little park in the middle of the complex. Looks kind of like the Washington Monument.
by gahwi003
April 15th, 2013, 3:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Velo Apartments - (103 Second Street North)
Replies: 174
Views: 35229

Re: Velo Apartments - (103 Second Street North)

This is on the top of my "favorites list". The design is still a little too "normal", but definitely ahead of the curve.
by gahwi003
April 14th, 2013, 7:09 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: What will it take to develop DTE?
Replies: 132
Views: 14804

Re: What will it take to develop DTE?

Nick wrote:Uh well I don't mean dollar rails and Keystone Light.
Don't be bashing the stones.
by gahwi003
April 5th, 2013, 1:40 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Century Plaza / Convention Hotel rumoring (archive)
Replies: 375
Views: 43113

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

Well said! The way I see it, is the private sector wouldn't build a 1000+ room hotel because they won't see any profit besides the hotel itself. Whereas the city/county will receive additional money due to more tax revenue. Makes sense to me.
by gahwi003
April 2nd, 2013, 10:17 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Transit does reduce congestion
Replies: 2
Views: 395

Re: Transit does reduce congestion

Especially on corridors closest to the transit line, according to a new study http://m.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2013/04/public-transportation-does-relieve-traffic-congestion-just-not-everywhere/5149/ Was te previous thought that they diddnt due to less traffic, and therefore an induced demand ...
by gahwi003
April 1st, 2013, 9:12 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Century Plaza / Convention Hotel rumoring (archive)
Replies: 375
Views: 43113

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

A 50-story building isn't an engineering feat anymore, but it is undeniably more expensive to build the same floorspace in a taller building than a shorter one. The loads in a 25-story building are a hell of a lot less than in a 50-story one-- steel and concrete aren't free. Construction is more ex...
by gahwi003
March 27th, 2013, 3:28 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Paxon - (324 First Street North)
Replies: 115
Views: 27064

Re: Former Reserve Site - (324 First Street North)

The article notes that they'll be demolishing 95% of the existing structure. There has been speculation that the existing structure was somehow compromised -- this would seem to confirm that, as I'm sure they'd love to reuse it if it were at all possible. Compromised meaning unusable with their des...
by gahwi003
March 26th, 2013, 11:21 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 722
Views: 87185

Re: Northstar

http://finance-commerce.com/transit/201 ... permanent/

Permanent fare reduction to be decided upon April 10th.
by gahwi003
March 26th, 2013, 11:18 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Paxon - (324 First Street North)
Replies: 115
Views: 27064

Re: Former Reserve Site - (324 First Street North)

http://www.startribune.com/housing/200158471.html

The project is being "well accepted in the North Loop area".
by gahwi003
March 26th, 2013, 11:12 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 1033
Views: 181228

Re: Nic on Fifth - (455 Nicollet Mall)

Im running safari. So i guess not.
by gahwi003
March 26th, 2013, 10:49 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 4Marq - 400 Marquette Ave (313' - 30 Stories)
Replies: 835
Views: 152035

Re: Mortenson Apartment Tower - (400 Marquette Avenue)

The parcel size in the article looks TINY. 30 stories on 1/3 acre :shock:
by gahwi003
March 26th, 2013, 10:43 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Venue - (19 8th Street North)
Replies: 34
Views: 4699

Re: The Venue - (19 8th Street North)

I thought it was axed......or am I thinking of a different project? This was apparently everyone's favorite project until they pulled it and there has been an outcry from forumers here. Again, maybe I'm getting this project confused with another one. You have your bearings straight. It has been sus...
by gahwi003
March 26th, 2013, 10:40 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 1033
Views: 181228

Re: Nic on Fifth - (455 Nicollet Mall)

Really Cool! Thanks! I opened it, and ended up spending an hour in google earth....
by gahwi003
March 25th, 2013, 3:51 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 358793

Re: Star Tribune Blocks

I've been in Block E a few times, but only to the movie theater. How much renovation would need to be done for the building to be suitable?
by gahwi003
March 24th, 2013, 6:49 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Rail - (815 14th Avenue Southeast)
Replies: 41
Views: 8654

Re: 815 14th Ave SE

The convenience of this building will be extremely lower than that of dinkytdome, sydney, 412, UTEC, House of Hanson Site, and above purple onion. That was my point. Again, if we're talking about a 2.5 block walk to UTEC vs. the sites you mention for convenience, I guess I'm not sure the state of A...

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