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by robotlollipop
October 28th, 2013, 4:57 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Center Renovation
Replies: 463
Views: 70688

Re: Target Center Renovation

This story attempts to answer that question. http://blogs.mprnews.org/stadium-watch/2013/10/28/whats-the-difference-between-a-155m-and-a-97m-renovation/ The Wolves spokesman says they may lose the big cantilevered roof line. Also, there will be a new batch of renderings forthcoming. That bums me ou...
by robotlollipop
October 28th, 2013, 12:46 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: University Avenue Traffic Lane Modification Study
Replies: 107
Views: 14506

Re: University Avenue Traffic Lane Modification Study

I almost always question the business community's bellows when ostreet parking removal is even suggested because I'm really not certain they have a firm grasp on where/how their customers visit their stores. You think Avenue Motors, Economy Muffler and Goodyear et al tire shops really need to condu...
by robotlollipop
October 27th, 2013, 1:51 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: University Avenue Traffic Lane Modification Study
Replies: 107
Views: 14506

Re: University Avenue Traffic Lane Modification Study

You're dead against projects trying to decrease the number of people driving cars? How very progressive of you. It's clearly not just my ideal, it's the hope of most cities in the nation, and you have to start somewhere. But I suppose it's pointless to argue on a subject you're dead set on. I, howev...
by robotlollipop
October 23rd, 2013, 1:29 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: University Avenue Traffic Lane Modification Study
Replies: 107
Views: 14506

Re: Green Line (Central)

So the priority is to get rid of cars? Pretty much at any cost? There was a rather large change to University, so saying people don't like an idea because they're afraid of change doesn't make sense. Perhaps there could be something wrong wirh the merit of the idea. I'm not saying that the plan wil...
by robotlollipop
October 22nd, 2013, 4:24 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: University Avenue Traffic Lane Modification Study
Replies: 107
Views: 14506

Re: Green Line (Central)

I'm not saying that the plan will work or that it's the best plan, but it is a plan. If the ultimate goal is to decrease the number of people driving cars, then why shouldn't I be annoyed by commenters shooting down potentially progressive ideas all because they are afraid of change? It is just an i...
by robotlollipop
October 22nd, 2013, 3:03 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: University Avenue Traffic Lane Modification Study
Replies: 107
Views: 14506

Re: Green Line (Central)

A group is studying converting a lane of traffic on University to parking and bike lanes. Three years ago I could not have imagined doing this, but with the LRT traffic calming I actually think this could be a great idea. http://www.twincities.com/stpaul/ci_24357316/university-avenue-group-study-cu...
by robotlollipop
September 27th, 2013, 5:23 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)
Replies: 577
Views: 86179

Re: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)

I won't be back in town until the holidays and would love to see a picture of the foot traffic, if anyone is around the area during busy hours.
by robotlollipop
September 25th, 2013, 5:16 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Vikings Stadium Miscellaneous Discussion
Replies: 1660
Views: 173865

Re: Vikings Stadium

With everything I've seen so far, I actually love the design. Reminds me of a glacier and should look pretty neat in the snow. However, I do wonder why we haven't seen any images of the opposite side. Is it just going to be a huge wall?
by robotlollipop
September 11th, 2013, 1:35 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: StoneBridge (2nd Street South & 11th Avenue South)
Replies: 339
Views: 56794

Re: StoneBridge (2nd Street South & 11th Avenue South)

I feel like these two buildings make the park look much more inviting and attractive.
by robotlollipop
August 26th, 2013, 7:35 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Latitude 45 - 301 Washington Avenue South
Replies: 374
Views: 75093

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

Even if they decided to scratch the stocky and go the tall and skinny route the open space ideally would still get filled and the sun would still get blocked.
by robotlollipop
August 25th, 2013, 6:31 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Knoll - (1101 University Avenue Southeast)
Replies: 67
Views: 14023

Re: The Knoll - (1101 University Avenue Southeast)

I don't mind it. Looks like something that belongs in a college town.
by robotlollipop
August 17th, 2013, 12:31 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1019
Views: 166279

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

Those big trees in Seattle add a lot of character to the streets. Only place I can think of that we have similar is St. Anthony.
by robotlollipop
July 24th, 2013, 8:34 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Knoll - (1101 University Avenue Southeast)
Replies: 67
Views: 14023

Re: The Knoll - (1101 University Avenue Southeast)

widin007 wrote:I could take some tomorrow with my phone as I live 2 blocks away, I think its ugly, but "I report, you decide" ;)
where are the pics, man?
by robotlollipop
May 17th, 2013, 4:40 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Rampton Apartments - (201 2nd Avenue Southeast)
Replies: 67
Views: 13113

Re: Rampton Apartments (201 2nd Ave SE)

A perfect place for Cuningham Group's employees to live.
by robotlollipop
May 13th, 2013, 4:35 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Washington Avenue (reconstruction, restriping, etc.)
Replies: 253
Views: 48996

Re: Washington Avenue

I really like this setup: http://boingboing.net/2013/05/10/bike-lanes-led-to-49-increase.html It allows an obvious separation (much better than 1st ave) of a walkway, bicycle lane, parking, and road. It also doesn't look like it would be as expensive as those other concepts that provide the same sep...
by robotlollipop
May 11th, 2013, 4:05 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 365164

Re: Star Tribune Blocks

They will be the downtown view.
by robotlollipop
April 30th, 2013, 3:49 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)
Replies: 577
Views: 86179

Re: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)

An honest question: Out of curiosity, what specifically makes this building unattractive to everyone? Aside from better material, were you hoping for more glass, different colors, or what? Isn't this exactly what the renderings showed?
by robotlollipop
April 29th, 2013, 8:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinkytown
Replies: 417
Views: 83365

Re: Dinkytown

Putting residential buildings in a business district is the formula for a business district's failure. It's also the formula for pissing me off! And don't get me started on buildings that go right up to the sidewalk!

But seriously, it would be nice to see some more variations in building size.
by robotlollipop
April 27th, 2013, 2:28 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1559
Views: 151122

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Both. There has been several occasions where I had to explain what that ugly green line on Hennepin is for and I'm not understanding why you're against banning cars from parking in those lanes. Bike lanes are for bikes, not for parked cars.

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