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by Avian
July 5th, 2012, 9:23 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Velo Apartments - (103 Second Street North)
Replies: 174
Views: 35692

Re: Velo apartments

I remember the Creamette Lofts (across the street from River Station) completely collapsed during construction after a big storm. I worked in the Colonial Warehouse at the time and it was an awesome pile of kindling! I think it was almost completely framed up at the time.
by Avian
July 5th, 2012, 9:11 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: IDS Center
Replies: 248
Views: 65789

Re: IDS Center

I had posted these two shots on Minnescraper once upon a time. The first is from 1972. The second is one I took in 2008 from about the same spot. http://img802.imageshack.us/img802/3163/mpls1972before.jpg http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/6439/mpls2008after.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us
by Avian
June 26th, 2012, 6:29 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Xcel Energy HQ - 401 Nicollet
Replies: 539
Views: 82792

Re: Xcel Energy HQ

Can i just be a bit of a curmudgeon and say (like I did at SkyscraperCity) that this building looks like it was carved from Target's HQ? Totally non-offensive interplay of curtainwall with precast-punched-openings with the usual Scotch-Brand plaid detail. So totally inoffensive that it is rapidly be...
by Avian
June 22nd, 2012, 9:53 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Skyway System
Replies: 517
Views: 67742

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

I'm going to throw out a far more broad issue and thus generate potentially more inflammatory comments. And I think it's good. The skyways - along with massive shopping malls - operate as a "quasi-public" space. I submit that if certain forces have their way and believe that privatization of public ...
by Avian
June 13th, 2012, 2:35 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Minneapolis & St. Paul Fantasies and Speculations
Replies: 445
Views: 57829

Re: Minneapolis & St. Paul Fantasies and Speculations

Thanks. I should have mentioned that it would be nice to have it positioned exactly on the 45th parallel, but that would put it maybe a bit too far north of downtown.
by Avian
June 12th, 2012, 3:49 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Minneapolis & St. Paul Fantasies and Speculations
Replies: 445
Views: 57829

Re: Minneapolis & St. Paul Fantasies and Speculations

I wanted to see what an "icon" tower might look like in the skyline, so a while back I created what I called the "Star of the North" tower. The "spear" would be oriented to the North Star. At night, a powerful laser emanating from the spear would connect the city to the star. From this vantage point...
by Avian
June 8th, 2012, 7:30 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Minneapolis & St. Paul Fantasies and Speculations
Replies: 445
Views: 57829

Re: Minneapolis & St. Paul Fantasies and Speculations

I would like to see 1st avenue closed to traffic from 7th st. to 4th st. No one walks on the sidewalks down there anyways, lets take back the street! Great idea IMO, but only for Friday and Saturday night from April to November. Good idea. And you could re-pave that stretch with granite cobblestones!
by Avian
June 3rd, 2012, 11:01 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Minneapolis & St. Paul Fantasies and Speculations
Replies: 445
Views: 57829

Re: Minneapolis & St. Paul Fantasies and Speculations

One of my long-time fantasies is that US Army Corps of Engineers would remove the upper lock and dam and restore St. Anthony Falls to what it looked like before the mills went in.
by Avian
June 2nd, 2012, 3:59 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Mozaic (all phases)
Replies: 581
Views: 73600

Re: Mozaic

I never liked the project since it was revised from the original plan. It looked cheap even in the renderings.
by Avian
June 2nd, 2012, 3:56 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RS Eden Emanuel - (822 Third Street South)
Replies: 47
Views: 10741

Re: RS Eden Emanuel 822 Third St. S

Ha. Todd Rhoades was my first design studio professor at the U of M's architecture school. I've always respected his design sense and this project seems to be a great addition to downtown.
by Avian
May 31st, 2012, 7:03 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Minneapolis & St. Paul Fantasies and Speculations
Replies: 445
Views: 57829

Minneapolis & St. Paul Fantasies and Speculations

Discuss fantasies and speculations!

[mod="Nick"]Changed December 27th, 2012 to be solely a "fantasy" topic. Rumors can be found here.[/mod]
by Avian
May 31st, 2012, 7:01 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Vikings Stadium Miscellaneous Discussion
Replies: 1660
Views: 174725

Vikings Stadium Miscellaneous Discussion

Here we are with a new forum. Discuss the new Vikings stadium!
by Avian
May 31st, 2012, 6:59 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)
Replies: 577
Views: 86668

222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)

So, here we are with a brand new forum. Let's get started.

Can anyone post images of the progress of the 222 project?

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