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by luigipaladio
September 21st, 2019, 8:10 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Seven Corners Gateway Site / Radisson Red
Replies: 45
Views: 6930

Re: Seven Corners Gateway Site / Radisson Red

It is good to see this lot going away, but the design really does look suburban at this point. Does anyone know if the hotel is still slated to be a Radison Red. If so, I would have expected a bit more flare in the hotel design. At this point , both the hotel and the apartment belong in the burbs.
by luigipaladio
September 21st, 2019, 8:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 121
Views: 22007

Re: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)

This looks like a visitor from the late seventies or early eighties. It’s not awful, but it feels old before it’s time.
by luigipaladio
September 21st, 2019, 7:42 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet 301 - 20 stories - 241'
Replies: 33
Views: 5615

Re: Nicollet 301 - 20 stories - 241'

This is actually one of ESG’s better designs. The masking of the parking podium is better than most and the building is actually interesting. It is not another featureless box and it has more grace than the heavy-handed beast next door.
by luigipaladio
September 21st, 2019, 6:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 40 stories / 442'
Replies: 67
Views: 7955

Re: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 40 stories / 442'

Given the fact that this is an ESG design I have a certain dread that the panels in the most recent renders are indeed precast. Hopefully they will abandon that possibility and either go for all glass or metal panels. This still has potential to be a good addition to the skyline.
by luigipaladio
September 12th, 2019, 10:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1730
Views: 280757

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Seth, You are absolutely right. The blue bear is peering into the Denver Convention Center. It is one of the more clever pieces of public sculpture I’ve seen. It is actually quite striking when seen in person and delightfully whimsical at the same time. We and m any other Coloradans had bears, couga...
by luigipaladio
September 12th, 2019, 2:27 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Foundry Mixed-Use Development - 115-125 1st St N, 128 2nd St N, 128 1st Av N
Replies: 100
Views: 16750

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

Snow Kreilich is one of the more creative firms in town. The approach on this is interesting. They avoid a kitschy effort to copy the style of the warehouses and other historic North Loop structures, and they both preserve what is historic and distinguish everything that is new as being new, but sim...
by luigipaladio
September 12th, 2019, 2:20 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Duluth: Essentia Health Hospital, Clinic and Outpatient Center
Replies: 4
Views: 797

Re: Duluth: Essentia Health Hospital, Clinic and Outpatient Center

It looks like full scale construction on this project is finally happening. Essential has to be one of the biggest employers in Duluth. This will become the Eastern gateway to downtown Duluth. Hopefully the residential tower that has been proposed will soon follow. Unfortunately, the residential tow...
by luigipaladio
September 5th, 2019, 10:26 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1730
Views: 280757

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

I’m guessing that the necessary maintenance costs on equipment that is no longer needed made it practical to remove the microwave horns. Is the whole crown going away? The first (bottom) layer of the crown could be worth saving, but if that has to go away as well, the building itself is a pretty dec...
by luigipaladio
August 26th, 2019, 2:04 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1963
Views: 239445

Re: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

Thanks for posting the pics on several of the projects going on, Bapster2006. If all of the projects in the current lineup go through, this view is going to change dramatically.
by luigipaladio
August 26th, 2019, 1:59 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: CPM North Loop Office Building - 419 Washington Ave N / 420 N 3rd St
Replies: 122
Views: 17142

Re: CPM North Loop Office Building - 419 Washington Ave N / 420 N 3rd St

This is a decent and inoffensive addition to the neighborhood. I agree that it won't soon be seen in any architecture journals and it may have carried the contextualism flag a bit too far, offering no real new variations on the theme.
by luigipaladio
August 23rd, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Field Station (the Hotel) & Target Field Station (the Station)
Replies: 1016
Views: 136352

Re: Target Field Station (the Hotel) & Target Field Station (the Station)

Thanks, I had not seen this render. The entry is much more dramatic than anything I had seen for this before and the signage is anything but invisible.
by luigipaladio
August 22nd, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Harlem Irving and CA Ventures - 240 Hennepin Ave - 23 stories - 256'
Replies: 71
Views: 11086

Re: Harlem Irving and CA Ventures - 240 Hennepin Ave - 23 stories - 256'

The City of Lakes and Minneapolis Public Service buildings are good remnants of the period. I only hope they can find someone that would want to use them with out destroying the shells.
by luigipaladio
August 22nd, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Harlem Irving and CA Ventures - 240 Hennepin Ave - 23 stories - 256'
Replies: 71
Views: 11086

Re: Harlem Irving and CA Ventures - 240 Hennepin Ave - 23 stories - 256'

It seems to me that when the bank building went up, it was white - which at least referenced the Yamasaki gem at Washington and Hennepin. The current buff color does the building no favors. It fit the neighborhood better when the Jaguar dealership was across the street, but at this point it does not...
by luigipaladio
August 22nd, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'
Replies: 244
Views: 41488

Re: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'

The talk on SkyscaperCity is that this project will, finally break ground in September.
by luigipaladio
August 22nd, 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Harlem Irving and CA Ventures - 240 Hennepin Ave - 23 stories - 256'
Replies: 71
Views: 11086

Re: Harlem Irving and CA Ventures - 240 Hennepin Ave - 23 stories - 256'

It’s too bad this project doesn’t include replacing the 21st Century Bank Building. It is a sad remnant of the worst architecture to come out of the massive urban “renewal” project of the 1960’s. Perhaps once this tower is complete, the bank building could be tackled for a scaled down companion to t...
by luigipaladio
August 22nd, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City of Minneapolis Office Building - 501 4th Ave S - 11 stories / 171'
Replies: 219
Views: 34163

Re: City of Minneapolis Office Building - 501 4th Ave S - 11 stories / 171'

Of all of the finished, underway or proposed new buildings in the downtown area, this holds the potential to be one of the best. Of course, the reality could still fall far from the renders, but I am hopeful. I am really anxious for the steel to get up and the curtain wall to begin being installed.
by luigipaladio
August 22nd, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Hotel News
Replies: 233
Views: 58084

Re: Downtown Hotel News

is the Rand Tower hotel project going to get it’s own thread, or does it already have one that I’ve missed?
by luigipaladio
August 22nd, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Hotel News
Replies: 233
Views: 58084

Re: Downtown Hotel News

A recent visit to the Twin Cities Outlet Mall in Eagan was like a walk through the international terminal at Schipol In Amsterdam. I heard as many different languages in a 45 minute walk around the mall as I have walking through the crazy busy terminal in Amsterdam. I am not surprised at the visitor...
by luigipaladio
August 22nd, 2019, 10:44 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Ironclad Apartments & Moxy Hotel - Washington & Chicago
Replies: 156
Views: 26602

Re: Ironclad Apartments & Moxy Hotel - Washington & Chicago

The retaining wall stones look like a bit of a cross between an odd kind of architectural tokenism and a heavy handed Zen garden. It looks like a low maintenance idea that will tend to collect refuse blown in off the street and become a higher maintenance reality.
by luigipaladio
August 22nd, 2019, 10:41 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Field Station (the Hotel) & Target Field Station (the Station)
Replies: 1016
Views: 136352

Re: Target Field Station (the Hotel) & Target Field Station (the Station)

Does anyone have any current photos of the Metro Transit police building. This is a surprisingly interesting design.

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