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by m b p
December 18th, 2012, 4:10 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 363525

Re: Star Tribune Blocks

Because I like to fantasize and imagine what things might look like (just for giggles), I did my best to scale in 50' height intervals to show how dramatically buildings would affect the skyline at different heights. So much heavy conversation when so much is still up in the air! I took 5 minutes t...
by m b p
December 17th, 2012, 8:55 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 363525

Re: Star Tribune Blocks

Because I like to fantasize and imagine what things might look like (just for giggles), I did my best to scale in 50' height intervals to show how dramatically buildings would affect the skyline at different heights. So much heavy conversation when so much is still up in the air! I took 5 minutes t...
by m b p
December 7th, 2012, 9:15 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Vikings Stadium Miscellaneous Discussion
Replies: 1660
Views: 173367

Re: Vikings Stadium

Someone gave me this idea (or maybe I stole it): why not have a roof and NOT heat or cool the inside? In other words, let the sun warm it up naturally or sit inside a cool stadium with no water or wind elements. Is that just stupid? It seemingly would solve the condensation issue... Architects and ...
by m b p
October 19th, 2012, 6:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Capella Tower - 225 South 6th St
Replies: 66
Views: 14923

Re: Capella Tower & LaSalle Plaza

Exactly... they have one (or few) prominent buildings in many that have the ability to do this. And I love cities like Shanghai. But I just think it's tacky. A skyline full of rainbows is my nightmare (and I'm gay). I mean, IDS celebrating vikings, while target does some german visual artist, while...
by m b p
October 15th, 2012, 3:55 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Vikings Stadium Miscellaneous Discussion
Replies: 1660
Views: 173367

Re: Vikings Stadium

fotoapparatic wrote:AECOM is the only other one that competes. I'm disappointed by populous... actually.
Ditto. AECOM looked quite promising as well... though I am not a fan of the asymmetry in the interior view.
by m b p
October 3rd, 2012, 2:37 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Vikings Stadium Miscellaneous Discussion
Replies: 1660
Views: 173367

Re: Vikings Stadium

"Fisher said that all five competing firms offered strong proposals for the Vikings stadium. But he thinks that HKS struck a chord with the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority by pitching the most adventurous concepts."

f-ing awesome ;-)
by m b p
October 1st, 2012, 9:05 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Vikings Stadium Miscellaneous Discussion
Replies: 1660
Views: 173367

Re: Vikings Stadium

I really like the horns in the plaza of 'a'... along with the large cutout of the crystal-like, dare I say it, dome. And that's kind of what it reminds me of... a beautiful almost metrodome inspired building. 'B' has really grown on me. I'm more in love with it today than when I first saw it. I gues...
by m b p
October 1st, 2012, 5:23 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Center Renovation
Replies: 463
Views: 70355

Re: Target Center Renovation

Awesome. Thank you. I have been thinking recently, though, about how congested of a sports market MSP is. Denver is the only smaller 4-team market-- and it doesn't have the Big Ten. I live in Pittsburgh where new stadiums were done on the fly at reasonable cost to the city, county, and taxpayer. Th...
by m b p
September 28th, 2012, 2:39 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Vikings Stadium Miscellaneous Discussion
Replies: 1660
Views: 173367

Re: Vikings Stadium

The Journal has obtained "schematic" images from HKS's original bid. Only one of the pictures is showing up for me, but it certainly is different. http://journalmpls.wordpress.com/2012/09/28/journal-obtains-stadium-schematic-images/ first picture is gorgeous. second picture is wonky/sluggish lookin...
by m b p
September 28th, 2012, 12:30 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Vikings Stadium Miscellaneous Discussion
Replies: 1660
Views: 173367

Re: Vikings Stadium

well... that was fairly uneventful. Here's what I'm getting out of this announcement: HKS can do modern, classic, and everything in between. HKS loves retractable roofs or features... and has experience in doing them.
by m b p
September 27th, 2012, 12:50 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Vikings Stadium Miscellaneous Discussion
Replies: 1660
Views: 173367

Re: Vikings Stadium

I think the biggest and most important difference is that the original is very Square in all of the extended glassy areas, and the finished products has all of the great angular faces. Those shard like faces are really what make the stadium unique and dynamic in the space. yes... you are correct. I...
by m b p
September 27th, 2012, 11:36 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Vikings Stadium Miscellaneous Discussion
Replies: 1660
Views: 173367

Re: Vikings Stadium

The biggest change is in left field, which has the Budweiser tower thing and another upper deck of seats. Neat pictures though. ok fine.... that's another thing they changed from the initial design. I've been drinking... forgive me. But seriously, my initial statement stands: Broad strokes will fol...
by m b p
September 27th, 2012, 10:45 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Vikings Stadium Miscellaneous Discussion
Replies: 1660
Views: 173367

Re: Vikings Stadium

That's right... now I remember. The final design of Target Field is basically the initial design... with a few differences. Mainly, a different look of downtown than what was illustrated, no trees in the outfield, and lighting included in the canopy... But, basically the same idea. My point is that ...
by m b p
September 27th, 2012, 4:11 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Vikings Stadium Miscellaneous Discussion
Replies: 1660
Views: 173367

Re: Vikings Stadium

Does anybody remember what Target Field initially looked like when populous was first awarded the contract? I don't... But I am curious. These design firms are putting their best concepts forward. I would imagine that the final design would look, in large part, like their best idea that they just pr...
by m b p
September 3rd, 2012, 5:48 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Vikings Stadium Miscellaneous Discussion
Replies: 1660
Views: 173367

Re: Vikings Stadium

When i first heard they were going to model the new stadium after lucas oil, i freaked out. However, after a little reading, i discovered that they want to model the experience fans have at lucas oil stadium... not exactly the architecture... Thank God. Here's to hoping for (post) modern, clean, and...

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