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by writruth
July 9th, 2012, 12:03 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Vikings Stadium Miscellaneous Discussion
Replies: 1660
Views: 173617

Re: Vikings Stadium

http://www.startribune.com/local/161698055.html?page=all&prepage=1&c=y#continue The link to the Strib story cites amenities like extra bathrooms, high definition video displays, wider concourses, team halls of fame, skyways and high-end finishes in luxury boxes as costs responsible for the surge in ...
by writruth
July 9th, 2012, 1:06 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Place Lofts - (730 Hennepin Avenue)
Replies: 37
Views: 10320

Re: City Place Lofts - 730 Hennepin Avenue

Just me, or is it odd the sample apartment floor plan included in the link contains only one closet - not one bedroom closet but one closet for the entire apartment? There is not even a small coat closet near the entry way door. This seems incredibly short-sighted in it's design and quite impractical.
by writruth
July 6th, 2012, 12:54 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Field Station (the Hotel) & Target Field Station (the Station)
Replies: 1016
Views: 137322

Re: The Interchange (At Target Field)

MNDible: Check out the company's website. They have amazing designs for a $300 million Intermodal station in Houston that dwarfs our Target Field station.

To say they don't have experience is just not accurate.
by writruth
July 3rd, 2012, 12:45 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Field Station (the Hotel) & Target Field Station (the Station)
Replies: 1016
Views: 137322

Re: The Interchange (At Target Field)

Minnpost has a story today describing The Interchange as our Grand Central Station, with it's groundbreaking scheduled for next Monday.

http://www.minnpost.com/cityscape/2012/ ... -then-some
by writruth
July 2nd, 2012, 11:37 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Field Station (the Hotel) & Target Field Station (the Station)
Replies: 1016
Views: 137322

Re: The Interchange (At Target Field)

I'm good with "No-Lu."
by writruth
June 30th, 2012, 10:22 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Field Station (the Hotel) & Target Field Station (the Station)
Replies: 1016
Views: 137322

Re: The Interchange (At Target Field)

http://stuffaboutminneapolis.tumblr.com/ Scroll midway down the above link to find more details, along with a beautiful twilight rendering, of the approved Interchange. It describes the transit center as the centerpiece of an bustling urban park. It also fleshes out two attractive features, the firs...
by writruth
June 30th, 2012, 12:15 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Field Station (the Hotel) & Target Field Station (the Station)
Replies: 1016
Views: 137322

Re: The Interchange (At Target Field)

The transparent glass canopy over the rail trench removes the potential mausoleum effect that could be viewed as a foreboding impediment to rail use. The heights of the surrounding buildings will also limit the amount of direct sunlight this structure receives during summer months. I doubt there wil...
by writruth
June 29th, 2012, 11:27 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 288967

Re: Central Corridor LRT

The economics of having a $60 Million, national volleyball championship in MInneapolis in late June of 2014 and a Major League Baseball All Star Game at Target Field in early July will provide the necessary pressure to get the Central Line up and running before these two mega events take place. Imag...
by writruth
June 29th, 2012, 11:17 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Vikings Stadium Miscellaneous Discussion
Replies: 1660
Views: 173617

Re: Vikings Stadium

...I smiled too.

Correction: I never said I was a fan of the design at 222.
by writruth
June 28th, 2012, 4:14 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Vikings Stadium Miscellaneous Discussion
Replies: 1660
Views: 173617

Re: Vikings Stadium

Hearing of Wilf's penchant to build a stadium with an "authentic midwest feel," is more evidence that despite a billion dollar investment, we, the public, are being prepared to settle for lowered expectations on the design of the new Peoples Stadium. What indeed does an "authentic midwest feel" mean...
by writruth
June 25th, 2012, 12:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Field Station (the Hotel) & Target Field Station (the Station)
Replies: 1016
Views: 137322

Re: The Interchange (At Target Field)

Wow. "Surfboard" platform covering appears to be a copy of the other design.
by writruth
June 20th, 2012, 9:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Field Station (the Hotel) & Target Field Station (the Station)
Replies: 1016
Views: 137322

Re: The Interchange (At Target Field)

JFuss: Great job. I just found the same link. You beat me to the punch. The approved Knutson design is really amazing. I love the modern architectural "surfboard" that covers the LRT loading zone. I also am enthusiastic about the large sprawling, green space on both the upper and lower tiers of the ...
by writruth
June 19th, 2012, 8:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Surly Brewery - (Malcolm Avenue & 5th Street SE)
Replies: 178
Views: 47003

Re: Surly Brewery Site

From the Strib: Surly Brewing Co. has narrowed the possible locations for its "destination brewery" to three cities in the metro area, including two sites in Minneapolis. The Brooklyn Center-based brewer with a cult following has spent months looking for the perfect place to build a $20 million faci...
by writruth
June 19th, 2012, 3:57 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Xcel Energy HQ - 401 Nicollet
Replies: 539
Views: 81838

Re: Xcel Energy HQ

It would add vibrancy if the top floor of the Xcel building included a restaurant and rooftop dining, patio.
by writruth
June 19th, 2012, 3:20 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 1033
Views: 183434

Re: Nicollet Residences

"The Nicollet has been scaled back to 250-units and 27-stories (taking out six floors), although the apartments will still have all the amenities and luxury aspects called for with the original design. "Opus is in "in the final stages" of securing its financing and scheduled to start construction i...
by writruth
June 19th, 2012, 3:14 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Xcel Energy HQ - 401 Nicollet
Replies: 539
Views: 81838

Re: Xcel Energy HQ

According to the reporting, the construction of the office building is being timed to coincide with the expiration of leases in the buildings where many of the Xcel workers currently have offices. As those existing leases expire, the workers will move into their new digs across from the Xcel HQ on N...
by writruth
June 15th, 2012, 11:23 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Fitgers Brewpub
Replies: 14
Views: 1980

Re: Fitgers Brewpub

http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_ ... is-brewpub

According to the Pioneer-Press, Fitgers' owners have yet to purchase the former night club property and the new brew pub will not carry the name Fitgers, which will remain unique to Duluth.
by writruth
June 15th, 2012, 2:00 pm
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: 10th & Hennepin Proposal (Alatus)
Replies: 15
Views: 2937

Re: ATLAS at the Grey hound terminal.

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2012/01/20/developers-block-e-casino-could-make-vikes-stadium-reality/ Check out the link to the WCCO video story. The video shows a drawing of the Minneapolis skyline transformed by an amazing tower, intended to be a Las Vegas style hotel. Look closely, you can see the...
by writruth
June 15th, 2012, 1:53 pm
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: 10th & Hennepin Proposal (Alatus)
Replies: 15
Views: 2937

Re: ATLAS at the Grey hound terminal.

Wasn't this, 10th and Hennepin, the location they proposed building a 50-story plus convention hotel, in the event the new Vikings Stadium had been built at the Basilica site and the Legislature approved a Block E casino? Didn't Alatus propose this as a crown jewel in a sports-entertainment district...
by writruth
June 12th, 2012, 9:09 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Fitgers Brewpub
Replies: 14
Views: 1980

Fitgers Brewpub

http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/news/2012/06/12/fitgers-to-open-in-minneapolis.html The shuttered Trocadero night club, near the Monte Carlo Restaurant, has been purchased by Duluth-based Fitgers Brewery. Plans are for Fitgerrs to open a new brewpub on the site in the late Fall or early Winter...

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