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by Archiapolis
September 13th, 2016, 9:50 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59405

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

EOst wrote:I'm always kind of impressed by the people who thinks the government is too incompetent to run anything except wide-ranging coverups involving multiple agencies and dozens (hundreds?) of people.
All of the +++++++++++++++
by Archiapolis
September 12th, 2016, 8:29 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Nord Haus - 315 1st Ave NE (208' - 20 Stories)
Replies: 617
Views: 99537

Re: Nord Haus - 315 1st Ave NE (Superior Plating site)

Based on what I'm seeing, I assume this second photo is the "tower?"
by Archiapolis
September 12th, 2016, 8:25 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Legacy Condominiums - 121 12th Ave S (187' - 17 Stories)
Replies: 208
Views: 33488

Re: Legacy Condominiums - 121 12th Ave S

Market is there -no question. If the rumors are true, he is financing these projects himself so the risk is largely on him. I don't know who the general contractor is but assuming that it is the same one on all of the projects there is a certain level of trust/agreement/legal connectivity etc. I bel...
by Archiapolis
September 6th, 2016, 7:12 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Washington Square - 20, 100, 111 Washington Avenue S
Replies: 93
Views: 10734

Re: Washington Square buildings (20, 100, 111 Washington Ave S)

UrsusUrbanicus wrote:
EOst wrote:I'm pretty sure it's still art even when it's a fetishistic imposition.
There's a place over by 27th and Hennepin whose owners and employees probably agree with you. (And likely think coffee is an art form, also too). :lol:
Twin Cities Leather and Latte?
by Archiapolis
September 1st, 2016, 9:55 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Maverick - 100 Hennepin Avenue S
Replies: 206
Views: 32994

Re: Maverick - 100 Hennepin Avenue S

If the windows are in full wythe brick then windows will be set back the width of the brick, plus an air space so they'll be setback +/- 4 1/2" without doing anything special/out of the ordinary.
by Archiapolis
September 1st, 2016, 7:46 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 2811 Girard Avenue Apartments
Replies: 59
Views: 9639

Re: 2811 Girard Avenue Apartments

Brick is nice. I think it's a mistake to have so little contrast across the board (light brick, light grey, light beige). The windows are "darker" but not dark enough for significant contrast - makes the whole thing so middling. A significant architectural move that brings down a wall surface and br...
by Archiapolis
August 31st, 2016, 1:00 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4468
Views: 403901

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

VacantLuxuries wrote:CTIB approves 6-4. Two down, one to go.
Not to pick nits but 6-4?! I know NOTHING about CTIB other than the "T" stands for transit. What am I missing about this vote and this body?

If it's too complicated, I can remain ignorant...
by Archiapolis
August 31st, 2016, 12:49 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Washington Square - 20, 100, 111 Washington Avenue S
Replies: 93
Views: 10734

Re: Washington Avenue

I agree that some sort of at least most of our Minoru Yamasaki examples are worth preserving. But it's obvious that this building -like many of its era- has significant defects with regard to supporting, addressing, and interacting with the public/street realm. The best strategy is to do lightweigh...
by Archiapolis
August 25th, 2016, 10:27 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Commons - Downtown East Park
Replies: 687
Views: 95769

Re: The Commons - Downtown East Park

grant1simons2 wrote:But Frey is working on changing the ordinance so that people can drink in the parks.
Just saw Frey rolling his bike into City Hall a few hours ago; I resisted the urge to hug him.
by Archiapolis
August 22nd, 2016, 2:05 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4468
Views: 403901

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

5)GOP gets to tie unelected bureaucrats levying taxes to Democratic appointments thereby hanging a "taxes" albatross around the neck of the Democrats (anyway)

Yay politics!
by Archiapolis
August 22nd, 2016, 11:03 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4468
Views: 403901

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

So, is there just too much doom and gloom around SWLRT right now to even discuss? I'm a little surprised that this thread has been so quiet...
by Archiapolis
August 22nd, 2016, 11:01 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1556
Views: 147788

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Bike lane striped on Nicollet between roughly 60th (that I've observed directly) and down past 46th (that I've observed directly) - maybe more in each direction.
by Archiapolis
August 19th, 2016, 10:08 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Home Addition, Expansion, and Major Remodeling
Replies: 13
Views: 1171

Re: Home Addition, Expansion, and Major Remodeling

Sounds like you have a pretty good idea of what you need. Time to speak to an architect. I know a guy... ;)
by Archiapolis
August 19th, 2016, 9:20 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Commons - Downtown East Park
Replies: 687
Views: 95769

Re: The Commons - Downtown East Park

The fences are down on the second block, although it looks like they are still doing finishing touches. Walked through this morning. The park certainly looks nice, and will be great for the residents of the Edition, but I'm still concerned about what people will do in it when there aren't events at...
by Archiapolis
August 17th, 2016, 1:02 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Home Addition, Expansion, and Major Remodeling
Replies: 13
Views: 1171

Re: Adding onto one's house

You can ask for a variance and getting people on your side might help you but ultimately a variance is issued because the regulation as written would constitute a hardship not of your own making. Odds are low that wanting to go beyond your existing setback would cause an undue hardship so you'd pro...
by Archiapolis
August 16th, 2016, 8:58 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1009
Views: 162917

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

It's still your choice to drive a lot. North Loop may not have all the chain/commercial/conveniences of a good urban neighborhood yet, but it does have corner stores, a Whole Foods on the edge and a border with the core of downtown. Anyways, all these problems can be solved with the new neighborhoo...
by Archiapolis
August 16th, 2016, 7:46 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Maverick - 100 Hennepin Avenue S
Replies: 206
Views: 32994

Re: Maverick - (100 Hennepin Avenue S)

Angled inner corners - interesting...
by Archiapolis
August 15th, 2016, 12:31 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1009
Views: 162917

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

Minneapolis has a puzzling paucity of drug stores. In downtown DC there was a CVS on literally every block in the vicinity of my office. For any drug store need I have to go to Nicollet Mall, which isn't always easy. If I lived in North Loop I'd be pretty annoyed by that. I think our urban neighbor...
by Archiapolis
August 12th, 2016, 7:34 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: United Properties SV Station Project
Replies: 73
Views: 7598

Re: United Properties SV Station Project

A post from Gopherhole.com: "...Good and bad I guess. That Days Inn could use a makeover, but I am loathe to have to give up such a sweet spot." This kind of sums up everything about driving in the US. As long as driving remains so easy, cheap and convenient, people with disposable income will conti...

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