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by Konante
June 21st, 2012, 8:46 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Surly Brewery - (Malcolm Avenue & 5th Street SE)
Replies: 178
Views: 47152

Re: Surly Brewery Site

I kind of feel like wherever this ends up being will be a letdown of sorts. The logistics of actually brewing a lot of beer just work against having it in a cool area. I agree. The size and type of building they need isn't going to be available--and certainly not available at a justifiable cost--in...
by Konante
June 20th, 2012, 8:54 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 1033
Views: 184460

Re: Nicollet Residences

spectre000 wrote:I figure it'll be 307 feet. The original design was 365 feet. The apartment floors are 9' 8" in height. So that should lower it to around 307.
Yeesh. I'm still looking forward to it but 307 isn't as exciting.
by Konante
June 19th, 2012, 4:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 1033
Views: 184460

Re: Nicollet Residences

minntransplant wrote:I'll take slicing off 6 floors over not building at all. 27 stories will still make a nice impact on the skyline.
Agreed. Plus, in the end it comes down to height. Yes, number of floors is a function of that, but this could still be 400 feet despite being 27 stories.
by Konante
June 19th, 2012, 9:32 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: The Skyline
Replies: 67
Views: 4561

Skyline/Mill District View from 35W Bridge

In my opinion the view of the skyline, the mill district, and the stonearch bridge from the 35W bridge is the best view in the city. Especially in the early evening. Does anyone know of or have any great pictures from this vantage point? I've found a few but none do the view justice.
by Konante
June 14th, 2012, 12:04 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Izzy's Ice Cream Factory
Replies: 176
Views: 32344

Re: Izzy's Ice Cream Factory

spectre000 wrote:They will be selling ice cream by the scoop and there are plans for outdoor seating as well.
That's what I remember hearing/reading.
by Konante
June 14th, 2012, 9:04 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Izzy's Ice Cream Factory
Replies: 176
Views: 32344

Izzy's Ice Cream Factory

I drove by Gold Medal park yesterday and it occurred to me I hadn't heard/seen anything about this potential project. Here's a refresher link and pic for those who don't remember it: http://i561.photobucket.com/albums/ss57/goldenkid21/ericroper_1331568149_izzys1.jpg http://finance-commerce.com/2011/...
by Konante
June 13th, 2012, 3:41 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Velo Apartments - (103 Second Street North)
Replies: 174
Views: 35656

Re: Velo apartments

DaPerpKazoo wrote:Wedgeguy has it right. The limit isn't structural, it's fire related. Stick buildings are much more likely to have catastrophic fires than concrete or steel ones, and are thus limited in heights so that ladder trucks can reach the top floors.
Thanks, guys. Good to know.
by Konante
June 13th, 2012, 9:31 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: New Target Building - (1001 Nicollet Mall)
Replies: 124
Views: 15981

Re: 1001 Nicollet - New Target Building

Nice! I was there at the end of last week and didn't see anything. Happy there is progress.
by Konante
June 13th, 2012, 9:29 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Velo Apartments - (103 Second Street North)
Replies: 174
Views: 35656

Re: Velo apartments

This is a sharp looking design. Does anyone know if this is likely to be stick construction? The first two floors will have to be brick/concrete, but the top 4 could be stick, correct? The way it's usually done is the first floor is concrete, the rest is wood framed. From the render it looks like t...
by Konante
June 13th, 2012, 8:11 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Velo Apartments - (103 Second Street North)
Replies: 174
Views: 35656

Re: Velo apartments

This is a sharp looking design. Does anyone know if this is likely to be stick construction? The first two floors will have to be brick/concrete, but the top 4 could be stick, correct?
by Konante
June 13th, 2012, 8:05 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Fitgers Brewpub
Replies: 14
Views: 2021

Re: Fitgers Brewpub

This is a great development for the warehouse district. I'll be glad to see that space up and running with a more useful/enjoyable establishment.
by Konante
June 12th, 2012, 8:07 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Soltva Apartments - (701 Second Street North)
Replies: 33
Views: 7237

Re: Soltva apartments

Was by it again today,that fake brick looks very cheap and hideios. It really does look awful. I'll grab some closer-up shots of it to share in the coming day or two. As you noted, however, the black/silver looks solid. I can't go further than "solid" because I'm biased by my distaste for the obvio...
by Konante
June 11th, 2012, 8:23 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Soltva Apartments - (701 Second Street North)
Replies: 33
Views: 7237

Re: Soltva apartments

A couple shots from this weekend: http://i561.photobucket.com/albums/ss57/goldenkid21/photo.jpg http://i561.photobucket.com/albums/ss57/goldenkid21/photo3.jpg http://i561.photobucket.com/albums/ss57/goldenkid21/photo2.jpg I really dislike the fake light brown brick and suspect it won't age well. But...
by Konante
June 7th, 2012, 8:01 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: A Strip Mall - (129 Plymouth Avenue North)
Replies: 60
Views: 7745

Re: 129 Plymouth Ave N

I got physically upset seeing that. You are right, it isn't the best location but that building belongs in Mankato, or Burnsville, or Chaska, or...you get the point. Ugh.
by Konante
June 7th, 2012, 7:53 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Armory
Replies: 361
Views: 51610

Re: Minneapolis Armory

But one of the few things our city sorely lacks is a flagship tennis training-and-tournament facility that could host national amateur and professional tennis tournaments. The Armory, if retrofitted with a sliding roof, state-of-the-art broadcast facilities, stadium seating, locker/training rooms e...
by Konante
June 7th, 2012, 7:50 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Lunds - 1201 Hennepin Avenue S
Replies: 67
Views: 8336

Re: Downtown Lunds Store - 12th & Hennepin

minneapolisguy wrote:Really like that this will be open from 6:00 a.m. to midnight each night also!!
That's great news. Downtown areas--to appear and remain vibrant--need street-level stores with hours like that. Thanks, Lunds!
by Konante
June 6th, 2012, 10:50 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Hewing Hotel - 300 Washington Ave N (former IPR)
Replies: 65
Views: 18151

Re: IPR building in the NorthLoop

I hope that they can get this building renovated. It is beautiful, but in its present state it is an eyesore at the gateway into the city and the Warehouse district. I disagree on it being an eyesore, per se, but it has a vast amount of unused potential. I'm very curious to hear who will move into ...
by Konante
June 4th, 2012, 7:54 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Soltva Apartments - (701 Second Street North)
Replies: 33
Views: 7237

Re: Soltva apartments

The light-colored fake brick siding looks terrible, IMO. I live just down the street and walk my dogs by this place a couple times a week, and I hope I'll start liking it as I continue to get used to it. Hasn't happened so far.

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