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by Architorture
May 15th, 2015, 6:42 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59344

Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

This is going to look like Darth Vaders helmet until the zinc weathers. Then it will at least have more of a Death Star appearance on the east elevation.
by Architorture
April 23rd, 2015, 3:15 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 365 Nicollet (334' - 30 stories)
Replies: 624
Views: 110018

Re: 360 Nicollet - (Opus Ritz block)

The changed orientation is a great improvement in regard to the urban context and it's relationship to the library. This looks to be going in the right direction.
by Architorture
March 16th, 2015, 11:44 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Midtown Crossroads - (2839 11th Ave S)
Replies: 18
Views: 2747

Re: Midtown Crossroads - (2839 11th Ave S)

Is this rental or condo? What is primary construction material - wood, steel, concrete? (...Contilever) If it's not condo this will change a lot. I do like the modern feeling of the current design. This has a very university project like feel with all of the sections, etc., which makes me wonder if ...
by Architorture
February 6th, 2015, 4:45 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 1984
Views: 245267

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

I would love to see more height as well. I wonder how many units the downtown market can handle. I'm hoping for at least this and one of the Opus buildings.
by Architorture
February 6th, 2015, 1:28 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: L&H Station - Hennepin County - Minneapolis Public Schools site
Replies: 152
Views: 30672

Re: L&H Station - Lake & Hiawatha TOD

Thanks for the thorough break down! You have to love some of the concerns that can be brought up in a neighborhood meeting.
by Architorture
January 28th, 2015, 11:47 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Mississippi Market - 740 East 7th Street
Replies: 11
Views: 3645

Re: Mississippi Market - 740 East 7th Street

The apartment building approvals have been appealed by the neighborhood to city council. The 4.5 story building is deemed too large.
by Architorture
January 23rd, 2015, 1:49 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 1984
Views: 245267

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

I have to admit I loved the "tower porn" aspect of the 80 story proposal. But you can't build a tower with smoke and mirrors. I hope the city thoroughly scrutinizes the final selection and makes it something great for the city. Regardless, its too bad that any of the remaining selections won't have ...
by Architorture
January 21st, 2015, 7:49 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59344

Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Back on point - does anyone know when the center girder truss goes in place?
by Architorture
January 20th, 2015, 8:31 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Mill & Main - (501 Main Street Southeast)
Replies: 181
Views: 30098

Re: Mill & Main West - (425 Main Street Southeast)

I think the detail looks poorly conceived and executed. The architect doing the design knew it was going to be wood framed above the podium, why not work with the building system? Unless of course they like the detail of the mass slightly reducing at the top…which doesn’t seem likely as the proporti...
by Architorture
January 12th, 2015, 8:37 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: AC Marriott Hotel - 401 Hennepin Ave (Andrews Hotel site)
Replies: 353
Views: 54870

Re: AC Marriott Hotel (401 Hennepin Ave / Andrews Hotel site

Wait - Speak for yourself! I am a big pro surface parking lot guy. I am really hoping for the Foshay to come down for some convenient parking downtown! J/K
by Architorture
January 8th, 2015, 8:33 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Mississippi Market - 740 East 7th Street
Replies: 11
Views: 3645

Re: Mississippi Market - 740 East 7th Street

If anyone is ever in the area it would be nice if they could snap a progress picture of Mississippi Market. Thanks.
by Architorture
December 22nd, 2014, 1:43 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 1984
Views: 245267

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

I'm starting to get the feeling that if the Duval proposal isn't selected there will be a mass suicide from the top of the IDS into Crystal Court.
by Architorture
December 12th, 2014, 2:47 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 1984
Views: 245267

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Thoughts: I find the Duval porposal to certianly have an iconic feel. The height would certainly make a mark on the skyline and it would be great to add to it. I would however like to see more of it. I also like the Doran proposal the tower element is nicely done, and I like the lantern aspect of it...
by Architorture
December 5th, 2014, 8:03 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: L&H Station - Hennepin County - Minneapolis Public Schools site
Replies: 152
Views: 30672

Re: L&H Station - Lake & Hiawatha TOD

I would like to add to the discourse about Sam’s article. Every building needs some back of house function – he selected a picture of a path through meters and a parking garage and then compares it to street front examples and adorned interior courtyards. Further he uses images from European medieva...
by Architorture
December 3rd, 2014, 8:30 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: L&H Station - Hennepin County - Minneapolis Public Schools site
Replies: 152
Views: 30672

Re: L&H Station - Lake & Hiawatha TOD

Looks like solar panels on top of the office building.
by Architorture
November 18th, 2014, 8:00 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Brunsfield Place - 915 Washington Avenue N
Replies: 191
Views: 35864

Re: Brunsfield Place - (915 Washington Avenue North)

The mez simply needs the head clearance to be allowed for height. The floor area of the mez depends on the type of construction and fire ratings, Concrete = the mez can be the size of half of the open space below. Wood = the mez can be 1/3 of the open space below.
by Architorture
November 6th, 2014, 8:47 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: T3 - Hines Dock Street Office Project
Replies: 135
Views: 29648

Re: T3 - Hines Dock Street Office Project

The design looks great! They are going to need some political help to get this through the Mpls code officials. They are really going to need to work the bonuses for type 4 heavy timber construction - 5 stories/65', sprinkler bonus can get you to 6 stories/85'. They already hate the 5 story wood bui...
by Architorture
September 10th, 2014, 11:40 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Mozaic (all phases)
Replies: 581
Views: 72696

Re: Mozaic

I haven't seen the updated plans. Is the penthouse still leasable space or is it mechanical screening?
by Architorture
September 9th, 2014, 11:49 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Red 20 - 20 6th Street NE
Replies: 199
Views: 44058

Re: Red 20 - (20 6th Street Northeast, former Totino's site)

I drive by it every day for work. Its stucco or a stucco like product not fiber cement.
by Architorture
August 22nd, 2014, 9:21 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The 700 on Washington - (700 Washington Avenue Southeast)
Replies: 151
Views: 27977

Re: The 700 on Washington - (700 Washington Avenue Southeast

Head guy of afternoon midnight group was part owner of Sally's back in the day. They will do a good job with it! From a former Sally's employee.

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