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by m b p
February 4th, 2014, 11:18 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 363400

Re: Star Tribune Blocks

I was told by the director of CPED that the planning offices of the City of Minneapolis will not call the proposed park in DTE "The Yard" due to the fact that there are two incarceration facilities located alongside the border of the proposed park. I can definitely see their concern about that. So ...
by m b p
February 2nd, 2014, 5:25 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59153

Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

So... US Bank Stadium?
by m b p
January 30th, 2014, 2:16 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: AC Marriott Hotel - 401 Hennepin Ave (Andrews Hotel site)
Replies: 353
Views: 54812

Re: Andrews Hotel site (4th & Hennepin)

I think you're thinking of the Ritz block on the other side of the Library. This site is adjacent to the Lumber Exchange. It has never had any transportation restrictions. oops. You're 1/2 right. I was thinking of the Nicollet Hotel Block on the north side of the library. I think the Ritz Block is ...
by m b p
January 30th, 2014, 1:57 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: AC Marriott Hotel - 401 Hennepin Ave (Andrews Hotel site)
Replies: 353
Views: 54812

Re: Andrews Hotel site (4th & Hennepin)

Just to make sure I'm following this correctly, a developer put up an empty plot of land for sale and we're already debating whether the hypothetical building that may or may not go up there in several years should have a spire? Shouldn't we wait for somebody to buy the land first? I'm just some gu...
by m b p
January 30th, 2014, 1:42 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: AC Marriott Hotel - 401 Hennepin Ave (Andrews Hotel site)
Replies: 353
Views: 54812

Re: Andrews Hotel site (4th & Hennepin)

A crown or spire will ensure the building serves people on the sidewalk and has proper relationship to the public realm. If it's on that small of a parcel, it's probably going to be tall. If it's going to be tall, it's going to stick out. If it's going to stick out, the design at the top better be ...
by m b p
January 24th, 2014, 6:32 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Eclipse
Replies: 461
Views: 43770

Re: The Eclipse

Image

Google Earth model for Eclipse (Towers 1 and 2):
http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/ ... 5&result=4
by m b p
December 2nd, 2013, 1:42 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 363400

Re: Star Tribune Blocks

Google Earth models for this project: Simple (no color... loads faster): https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-OAdhUsI37nE/UpziLPe4SeI/AAAAAAAAAkE/U0Yy56t3t4k/s750/simple.jpg West Tower http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=33764aba5d3fcb2adacbb9fee25a7f45 East Tower http://sketchup.google...
by m b p
November 24th, 2013, 2:27 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 363400

Re: Star Tribune Blocks

This project is not that bad. I know the internet, in general, comes across negative. However, I feel there are a lot of cheap shots being thrown at this thing. I'm totally digging the re-introduction of something art-deco into our city. I agree that mixing residential and commercial components, in ...
by m b p
November 21st, 2013, 6:29 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 363400

Re: Star Tribune Blocks

As far as residences and the new park... The initial proposal called for less residences facing the park. There were to be residences on the side of the main buildings facing the park... as well as residences on the opposite side of the building, facing third street. The 'final' proposal still has t...
by m b p
November 13th, 2013, 7:16 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 1033
Views: 182929

Re: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)

Actually very visible (but looking like a bit of a dud) from the Stone Arch Bridge. I think I'll be ok with 4marq blocking a lot of it from this view. https://www.dropbox.com/s/0pifr3hheu6pa45/20131113_121126.jpg https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Py9NYcXkSPc/UoQmfxGFGfI/AAAAAAAAAfg/Pcoyr8xFyZY/s75...
by m b p
November 12th, 2013, 4:03 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Xcel Energy HQ - 401 Nicollet
Replies: 539
Views: 81384

Re: Xcel Energy HQ - (401 Nicollet Mall)

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-PucUoCA3mOU/UoKicFqpLgI/AAAAAAAAAeA/-o4CFCfSltE/s512/Xcel%2520HQ%2520161%2527%2520b.jpg here's a google earth model for the new xcel building... Detailed/colored (takes longer to load): http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=9a861d055818bad8dacbb9fee25...
by m b p
October 31st, 2013, 11:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Vikings Stadium Miscellaneous Discussion
Replies: 1660
Views: 173275

Re: Vikings Stadium

Rome killed people for sport and entertainment. Surely we, as a country, can give a few guys brain injuries for the same reason. It's way less severe.

I'm only half kidding. Every great culture has/had a great outlet for violence. Football is ours. It's not going anywhere... nick. ;)
by m b p
October 29th, 2013, 10:25 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 363400

Re: Star Tribune Blocks

other nfl stadiums are typically in the suburbs... so it's a different story. However, the Xcel Energy Center revived a dieing west 7th street in St Paul. That cannot be denied. Another example... on the same day the new Vikings Stadium design was released, there was a plan released for 450 million ...
by m b p
October 28th, 2013, 11:51 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 363400

Re: Star Tribune Blocks

Obviously a personal opinion, but I think the replacement of one 65,000 seat stadium serving 8-12 football games with another stadium doing the same with the only difference being a more modern design is not in the top 5 reasons the Strib decided to sell the land. What makes shots on TV with WF's l...
by m b p
October 27th, 2013, 4:48 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 4Marq - 400 Marquette Ave (313' - 30 Stories)
Replies: 835
Views: 153636

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

is that why this was locked for days? because someone heard a rumor and posted it? that's pretty lame (that it would be locked for that). Because of your scolding, If anyone hears anything about anything in the future... do you think they are more or less apt to post it here? Thanks for deleting eve...
by m b p
October 27th, 2013, 3:12 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 363400

Re: Star Tribune Blocks

does this mean people will start seeing how spending some state and local money (on a new stadium) got a private company to invest half a billion dollars into downtown minneapolis? And that this is just the start? more 100 million to half billion dollar private proposals are coming. ...probably not....
by m b p
October 25th, 2013, 4:50 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)
Replies: 1522
Views: 238122

Re: LPM Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

the podium is 50.5 feet tall... which will be 5 floors. In that 5 floors, there will likely be more than 5 levels of parking. There is an additional 325.5 feet on top of that podium that will accommodate 31 floors of apartments and a crown. both the 38 and the 36 story tall buildings show a 5 story ...
by m b p
October 21st, 2013, 4:26 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 4Marq - 400 Marquette Ave (313' - 30 Stories)
Replies: 835
Views: 153636

Re: 4Marq - (400 Marquette Avenue)

Here's a 'more detailed' version of 4 marq for google earth... if anyone would like: http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=7338d024d462b5d5dacbb9fee25a7f45&ct=mdsa The model takes a few minutes to load. For quick future access, right click (in the tab on the left) and 'save to my places...
by m b p
October 19th, 2013, 5:10 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: National Marrow Donor Program HQ - 524 5th Street North
Replies: 296
Views: 48256

Re: Shapco Printing Site - (524 Fifth Street North)

Wait...

...so what's being proposed here? the suburban glass and steel? or the urban brick with the cutouts...?
by m b p
October 18th, 2013, 3:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 363400

Re: Star Tribune Blocks

so it sounds like the residential portions of the two towers, on the northern side of the blocks (the side not facing the park), was never intended for phase 1. I've updated my google earth model. We've heard a few numbers on height. The latest is 301 feet. The model reflects that. However, it does ...

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