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by m b p
October 14th, 2013, 1:51 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 1033
Views: 182922

Re: Nic on Fifth - (455 Nicollet Mall)

Does anybody know what those colored panels, on street level, are going to be? They've shown different colors in different illustrations. The color combination, illustrated on the most recent renderings, is a bit horrible... but fall-like. I wonder if they are going to be some type of lighting effec...
by m b p
October 8th, 2013, 11:04 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 1033
Views: 182922

Re: Nic on Fifth - (455 Nicollet Mall)

I updated my google earth model for this building... with changes to the crown, the facade, the pool area, and coloring... if anybody would like to view it in google earth. It may take a few minutes to load... but it will load. http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=4d28e2cd025b74f2dacbb...
by m b p
October 5th, 2013, 11:33 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)
Replies: 1522
Views: 238105

Re: LPM Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

M-town is a blue collar town that's an hours drive to a huuuuuuge white collar town (Chicago). It's sort of like... St Cloud is to Minneapolis-St. Paul as Milwaukee is to Chicago. At least that's how it felt when I was going to college in the Chicago area... excuse me... I mean 'Chicagoland.' Their ...
by m b p
October 5th, 2013, 2:17 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Vikings Stadium Miscellaneous Discussion
Replies: 1660
Views: 173257

Re: Vikings Stadium

I too wasn't sold by the images presented. However, this picture, of the model, sold me completely.

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Granted... I'm not sure who, if anyone, would be looking at the built stadium from that angle...
by m b p
October 1st, 2013, 3:23 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 4Marq - 400 Marquette Ave (313' - 30 Stories)
Replies: 835
Views: 153605

Re: 4Marq - (400 Marquette Avenue)

^^^ I think I did that (declared that this project is 357 feet. someone else put it in wiki). My powers are incredible.
by m b p
September 30th, 2013, 3:46 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Vikings Stadium Miscellaneous Discussion
Replies: 1660
Views: 173257

Re: Vikings Stadium

The point is even the RENDERINGS look horrible. Sure every project starts with a rough sketch, but then some actual work is done to design the building. It looks like no thought was put into this, just a few random angles and giant blank walls. No attention to detail. Just a gimmicky giant bunker w...
by m b p
September 26th, 2013, 10:52 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Vikings Stadium Miscellaneous Discussion
Replies: 1660
Views: 173257

Re: Vikings Stadium

i didn't bring it up to upset anyone... just to inform people that great architecture often comes off of a scribble on a napkin.
by m b p
September 26th, 2013, 4:22 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Vikings Stadium Miscellaneous Discussion
Replies: 1660
Views: 173257

Re: Vikings Stadium

the cancelled "the nicollet" started as a scribble on a bar napkin too... by some buzzed chick if I remember correctly. ;)

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it's how these thing's happen.
by m b p
September 24th, 2013, 1:35 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Dock Street Flats - (333 Washington Avenue North)
Replies: 144
Views: 39629

Re: Dock Street Apartments - (333 Washington Avenue North)

I posted a story in the "Apartment Boom" thread about Hines working on their next project. The article uses the word "tower", so I assume their plans have not changed. In Hines' master plan from 2011, discussed at the beginning of this thread, there would be a 16-story building on this site: http:/...
by m b p
September 23rd, 2013, 8:17 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 4Marq - 400 Marquette Ave (313' - 30 Stories)
Replies: 835
Views: 153605

Re: 4Marq - (400 Marquette Avenue)

yeah... in google earth mine (the other 5th st tower) is gone. I was wondering if anyone else was experiencing the same thing. At one time the capella tower was also missing. It's back now of course.
by m b p
September 23rd, 2013, 9:44 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 4Marq - 400 Marquette Ave (313' - 30 Stories)
Replies: 835
Views: 153605

Re: 4Marq - (400 Marquette Avenue)

new google earth model for 4marq: http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=18066d7723d89947dacbb9fee25a7f45&ct=mdsa I've added 40 feet to reflect 4 additional floors... model is 357 feet. What was the last number we heard on height? I had my model at 317 feet... though I don't know if that...
by m b p
September 9th, 2013, 11:01 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)
Replies: 1522
Views: 238105

Re: LPM Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

mnmike wrote:Image
we're looking at the narrow side... or yes... two broad sides.

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by m b p
August 29th, 2013, 9:50 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)
Replies: 1522
Views: 238105

Re: LPM Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

from the south LPM will look fairly broad. However, from the west LPM will look slender. Imagine a knife...
by m b p
August 25th, 2013, 2:08 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 363381

Re: Star Tribune Blocks

before: https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-q35IndQhXxc/UhpmJikT0wI/AAAAAAAAAZ8/keU2BpG0zek/s750/Ryan%2520Project%2520276%2527.jpg after: https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-_NlrTzf5C2E/UhpkEunsg_I/AAAAAAAAAZQ/dNNyxaneoo4/s750/Ryan%2520Project%2520361%2527.jpg I built up the "tower" portions of the bu...
by m b p
August 25th, 2013, 12:06 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 363381

Re: Star Tribune Blocks

276 feet is the last we heard... with an option to go to nearly 300 feet.

So... this would be 85 feet taller.
by m b p
August 23rd, 2013, 1:29 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Vikings Stadium Miscellaneous Discussion
Replies: 1660
Views: 173257

Re: Vikings Stadium

I know we all talked about 272' being huge... but... it really is.
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(35w looking N)
by m b p
August 23rd, 2013, 12:19 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Vikings Stadium Miscellaneous Discussion
Replies: 1660
Views: 173257

Re: Vikings Stadium

I've been working on a google earth model of the new stadium. There are a lot of weird angles. It was a lot more difficult than drawing a shape and extending that shape upward so many feet (like a tower... drawing a square floor... and stacking them on top of themselves so many feet... nic on 5th). ...
by m b p
August 22nd, 2013, 11:47 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)
Replies: 1522
Views: 238105

Re: LPM Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

until we get some pics....
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...It's probably about this tall. 152 feet is colored blue/green
by m b p
August 5th, 2013, 9:55 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Latitude 45 - 301 Washington Avenue South
Replies: 374
Views: 74443

Re: Alatus Apartment Tower - (301 Washington Avenue South)

Gregory wrote:thanks. Always appreciate your work!
you bet
Gregory wrote:What's the black building accross from it?
The Federal Courthouse is the building between 301 washington and city hall... if that's the one you're asking about.

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