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by Yourpalborno
December 18th, 2014, 12:11 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 1984
Views: 245539

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Thanks for those images mbp! The aerial view looking toward the North Loop makes me concerned that those North Loopers will complain about shadows. Anyone else think that might be a possibility? I certainly hope not, but people will nitpick this development to death if they are given the chance.
by Yourpalborno
October 30th, 2014, 7:33 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 1033
Views: 182954

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

IllogicalJake wrote:
Minneboy wrote:Sweet. The Soo Line looks nice lit up as well.
One of those lights is right outside my window... But, hey, I don't mind because it looks so good.
#HumbleBrag ;)
by Yourpalborno
September 12th, 2014, 7:28 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Hewing Hotel - 300 Washington Ave N (former IPR)
Replies: 65
Views: 18007

Re: IPR Building

The plans for the Iron Horse have been floating around for quite some time. David Frank mentioned a purchase agreement during a North Loop Neighborhood Association meeting back in November, and I'm happy that the project seems to be progressing. Take a look at what Iron Horse did in Milwaukee, and ...
by Yourpalborno
May 30th, 2014, 10:01 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Izzy's Ice Cream Factory
Replies: 176
Views: 32210

Re: Izzy's Ice Cream Factory

seanrichardryan wrote:I like it. It's small scale is refreshing,as is the repetitive paint and fenestration. More awards!
It's too small, especially the amount of seating. I feel bad for whoever is working there on the 4th of July or Aquatennial Fireworks night.
by Yourpalborno
May 13th, 2014, 3:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Center Renovation
Replies: 463
Views: 70361

Re: Target Center Renovation

What do you expect for $97 Million?

This project is incredibly underfunded and short sided. Most new arenas are approaching the $500 million to $1 billion mark yet we somehow think $97 million is enough to get us another 20+ years? Very disappointing, but not much more should have been expected.
by Yourpalborno
March 26th, 2014, 7:31 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin & Lyndale Bottleneck Project
Replies: 306
Views: 29587

Re: Hennepin & Lyndale Bottleneck Project

I asked one of the managers at the maps about the timeline for the major reconstruction that everyone wants. He replied that there isn't one. This is mostly due to lack of funding. There is little chance the state/county/ city could ever get the federal dollars needed to make this mess correct. He a...
by Yourpalborno
February 24th, 2014, 4:48 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 365 Nicollet (334' - 30 stories)
Replies: 624
Views: 110042

Re: Opus Ritz Block Development

Cancer Survivors Park is too far north on the mall to get enough traffic to become a lively plaza. I don't think its the stairs that deter people, rather the half mile or so disconnection between its self and the CBD, and the expanse of surface parking lots that surround it. In the Spring and Summe...
by Yourpalborno
February 24th, 2014, 3:29 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Mall of America - Bloomington
Replies: 969
Views: 132961

Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Are there any plans to improve the east and west parking ramps? One would think that with all the expansion to the north and south they would want to beautify, if that's possible, the concrete ramps.
by Yourpalborno
February 21st, 2014, 12:08 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59393

Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Why is it so difficult for us to teardown our old stadiums?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-zf_DgpDic
by Yourpalborno
February 5th, 2014, 4:19 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Mayo Clinic Square
Replies: 511
Views: 74714

Re: Mayo Clinic Square (formerly Block E)

Not keen on the name "Mayo Clinic Square" but thing it's a great new direction for Block E and will better connect the business district with the entertainment district. Hopefully will increase skyway and street activity and support move retail/dining in the area. I'd guess that people will general...
by Yourpalborno
January 30th, 2014, 4:53 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Suburban World Theater rehab - 3022 Hennepin Ave S
Replies: 100
Views: 19165

Re: Vacant Historic Theaters in Uptown/LynLake

Sigh. I'd really like to see Bender push through the necessary ordinance changes so that the Granada/ Suburban World can feasibly be brought back to life as a live music venue. She tweeted the other night that she had been speaking/ at an event with Dessa and that the two had agreed on, among other...
by Yourpalborno
June 12th, 2013, 3:44 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Como-Harriet Streetcar Line
Replies: 66
Views: 9554

Re: Como-Harriet Streetcar Line

I LOVE this idea! As an ECCO resident and Linden Hills frequenter it's something I think about a lot. I think you could actually extend the line to 44th & France. Much of the old streetcar path is still there. Connect three similar commercial hubs and two lakes with just a couple of miles of track! ...
by Yourpalborno
May 15th, 2013, 10:30 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Walker Library
Replies: 153
Views: 28395

Re: Walker Library

I was told by Meg Tuthill's office that the lane and sidewalk will be closed all through the winter. Bummer.
by Yourpalborno
December 20th, 2012, 2:51 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Walker Library
Replies: 153
Views: 28395

Re: Walker Library

Does anyone know why they closed down the inner right turn lane from southbound Hennepin to Lagoon? It's made traffic on Hennepin horrible. My bus ride home from Downtown is averaging 10 minutes longer than before. I hope this lane will reopen when demolition is over because it's really having a neg...
by Yourpalborno
December 6th, 2012, 3:37 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Saint Paul Union Depot
Replies: 374
Views: 64512

Re: Saint Paul Union Depot

Those chairs are UGLY! No wooden benches?
by Yourpalborno
November 21st, 2012, 2:33 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 1033
Views: 182954

Re: Nic on Fifth - (455 Nicollet Mall)

I didn’t mean to hijack the tread like this. I am very excited to see this lot become something, and I am defiantly concerned with the street interaction more than with the sky, but at the same time I feel like we are wasting the block sized lots. I don’t want a park at the end of Nicollet Mall, I w...
by Yourpalborno
November 20th, 2012, 4:50 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 1033
Views: 182954

Re: Nic on Fifth - (455 Nicollet Mall)

beykite wrote:We officially have 2 skyscrapers under construction! :D
Kinda sad we consider sub-300 foot buildings skyscrapers in this town. Are we ever going to have something over 40 or 50 stories built again in this town?
by Yourpalborno
November 20th, 2012, 1:58 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 998
Views: 112385

Re: Bottineau Corridor (Blue Line Extension)

as we discuss this corridor, it is good to put into perspective how other cities are doing in relation to us. I am reading in Passenger Transport (11/5/12) about Salt Lake City of all places that is so far in advance of the Twin Cities for rail system development. Here's their stats: 3 LRT lines - ...
by Yourpalborno
November 19th, 2012, 2:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 1033
Views: 182954

Re: Nicollet Residences - (455 Nicollet Mall)

Excavator on site today.
by Yourpalborno
November 14th, 2012, 2:13 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 1033
Views: 182954

Re: Nicollet Residences - (455 Nicollet Mall)

Walked past today during lunch and noticed utility trucks in the parking lot as well as a meeting with contractors that appered to be about nagotiationg the site work with the LRT and pedstrians. I guess that means this is happening.

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