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by luigipaladio
August 12th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'
Replies: 273
Views: 50705

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

Has there been any announcement of an official ground breaking date? I thought there had been some talk of construction getting underway mid-August, but am surprised there hasn’t been more hooplas given the scale and cost of this project.
by luigipaladio
August 11th, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)
Replies: 382
Views: 52481

Re: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)

Does anyone know how this is leasing up?
by luigipaladio
August 8th, 2019, 5:27 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Mayo Expansion Proposal - Rochester
Replies: 130
Views: 26912

Re: Mayo Expansion Proposal - Rochester

Thanks Troy. The MPR story is very helpful and overall quite positive. High speed transportation between the Twin Cities and Rochester seems to make more sense than ever.
by luigipaladio
August 8th, 2019, 1:21 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Mayo Expansion Proposal - Rochester
Replies: 130
Views: 26912

Re: Mayo Expansion Proposal - Rochester

Does anyone have any updates on where the whole redevelopment project for Rochester stands? It seems that they have had some setbacks on the biggest proposals, but others have kept on moving. What projects are actually approved and moving ahead? What projects have stalled, or been cancelled. How clo...
by luigipaladio
August 8th, 2019, 1:14 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Art and Architecture Building Development - 3338 University Ave SE - 14 Stories / 155'
Replies: 98
Views: 16612

Re: Art and Architecture Building Development - 3338 University Ave SE - 14 Stories / 155'

Where do things stand with this project? Are there any indications of when construction will actually begin.
by luigipaladio
August 8th, 2019, 1:07 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent Headquarters Block - 6th St and Portland Ave
Replies: 167
Views: 28243

Re: Thrivent Headquarters Block - 6th St and Portland Ave

Whenever the discussion goes to ground floor retail this far from the core of downtown, I always wonder what kind of commercial uses people are imagining would even be attracted to such spaces. Undoubtedly the Elliot Park area could use a decent grocery store and some small service oriented operatio...
by luigipaladio
August 8th, 2019, 12:49 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Center
Replies: 384
Views: 53490

Re: City Center

I won’t hold my breath on this one. The budget is small - given the scope of what really would need to be done to transform the dismal Mall frontage of City Center. It’s not only lipstick, but cheap lipstick at that.
by luigipaladio
August 2nd, 2019, 3:45 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'
Replies: 273
Views: 50705

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

Maybe the design was inspired by the materials of the curbs and sidewalks in the warehouse district. There is no evidence of anything from the Warehouse District above that. No, this will probably not look awful, just unrelated to anything in its neighborhood.
by luigipaladio
August 1st, 2019, 5:52 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'
Replies: 273
Views: 50705

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

There was a scathing critique in the Chicago Tribune of Stern’s new tower, One Bennet Park in the Windy City - which is essentially a larger version of what we are getting here. The biggest digs Blair Kamman gave in the review nailed the finishing material on the tower itself (concrete panels much l...
by luigipaladio
August 1st, 2019, 3:22 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Duluth - General Topics
Replies: 23
Views: 5498

Re: Duluth - General Topics

I recently stayed at the Park Point Marina Hotel and found myself wondering once again why there has not been more development on the Duluth harbor front. The Lakeshore hotels manage to stay busy well beyond the summer high season. The one new development on the west end of the harbor is the nicely ...
by luigipaladio
August 1st, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Center
Replies: 384
Views: 53490

Re: City Center

Hmm, maybe two nuclear detonations - one for City Center and one for the even more ghastly Treasure Island Center - what on earth were they thinking? The pig is dirty white in this case, but the lipstick is a total mess. The most recent render (I just saw one today) of the City Center redesign is at...
by luigipaladio
August 1st, 2019, 2:46 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics
Replies: 84
Views: 12946

Re: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics

The Wilf’s Omni luxury hotel and conference center is now up to the ninth of it’s fourteen flours. It already stands out forcefully for drivers along 494 and from the surrounding area, it looks like it just sprang up out of farm land - thought the property it sits on was actually woodland but you co...
by luigipaladio
August 1st, 2019, 2:27 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Center
Replies: 384
Views: 53490

Re: City Center

It’s hard to imagine anything short of a minor nuclear detonation really helping this sad monument to architectural bad taste. I can understand the heavy landing of the tower on sixth street - the entry is consistent with the weighty but highly textured face of the tower. The tower is uninspired, bu...
by luigipaladio
July 25th, 2019, 6:31 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Iron Store - 528 Washington Ave N (Uncancelled)
Replies: 61
Views: 9651

Re: Iron Store - 528 Washington Ave N (Uncancelled)

I agree that it would be good to fill that little parking lot at the end of the block, otherwise, I am glad to see that someone picked this up. The Duffy building is just too big and too much of a presence to sit untouched for any longer. With the mount of retail they have planned, this will do a lo...
by luigipaladio
July 25th, 2019, 6:28 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 35 stories / 393'
Replies: 72
Views: 11487

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

The real virtues of this project are in the thoughtful details, such as this notion of making room for another rail line at some uncertain point in the future. The park space under the viaducts, the grand staircase, the shared amenity floor and many other details make this a particularly good plan. ...
by luigipaladio
July 25th, 2019, 6:09 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1197
Views: 167782

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

When I was.a kid, all of Nicollet, Hennepin and many of the cross streets between them were packed with retail shops, restaurants, and the wonder that was the Great Northern Market, purveyor of exotic fruits and vegetables and good meats. That was a long time ago. The kind of retail that existed at ...
by luigipaladio
July 23rd, 2019, 2:48 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 35 stories / 393'
Replies: 72
Views: 11487

Re: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 36 stories / ~400'(?)

The added details in the proposal and the images makes this one of the more innovative projects to be put forward lately. The Guthrie Ramp liner is in the same category. The drawings for North Loop Green are promising. Making use of the space under the viaducts is very clever.
by luigipaladio
July 23rd, 2019, 2:43 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 1992
Views: 249820

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

It is good to see this moving along. The parking lot was a particular blot on the Mall. Now if Opus can just get moving on their plan and eliminate the remaining parking lot on their property Nicollet will be greatly improved.
by luigipaladio
July 23rd, 2019, 2:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Elliot Park
Replies: 70
Views: 13748

Re: Elliot Park

This is a peculiar design. I agree that the way it meets the odd intersection is clever and a good approach, but the barrel effect looks too contrived - especially with rest of the building looking plain and featureless. It is likely a building on a tight budget trying to projec5 an image of being “...

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