TCF Bank Building Redevelopment

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Re: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment

Postby mamundsen » April 13th, 2017, 6:38 am

Yesterday I saw that they have started putting the glass in the windows that are filling the old openings. It seems that they will be flush with the exterior brick. Where as the lower existing windows are set back about 1/2 way in the wall. This looks bad. Lipstick on a pig.

relux
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Re: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment

Postby relux » May 11th, 2017, 10:45 am

My company recently looked at this building as a potential new location. From what I gathered from those on the tour and the decision makers it was quickly decided "No".

Here is a photos of the windows, which I agree with the previous post. Does look goofy.

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Re: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment

Postby grant1simons2 » May 11th, 2017, 11:03 am

I'll regret saying this,

Ryan needs to start hiring outside architecture firms when it comes to historic renovations. Or just not do them in like, less than a year of planning, like this one. How do you do a pretty good job on Millwright and then do... this?

Silophant
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Re: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment

Postby Silophant » May 11th, 2017, 11:38 am

It's just bizarre. All they needed to do was set those windows back, like, three or four inches, and it would have looked fine.

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Re: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment

Postby urbancycler » May 11th, 2017, 1:34 pm

Ryan isn't the Architect on TCF just the GC.

mamundsen
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Re: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment

Postby mamundsen » May 11th, 2017, 2:30 pm

Funny thing is... they DID setback the window above the skyway. Terrible job.

grant1simons2
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Re: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment

Postby grant1simons2 » May 11th, 2017, 2:43 pm

Ryan very rarely goes out of house. Whos the architect?

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MN Fats
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Re: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment

Postby MN Fats » May 11th, 2017, 2:49 pm


grant1simons2
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Re: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment

Postby grant1simons2 » May 11th, 2017, 2:50 pm

And this is why I knew I would regret saying it.

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Re: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment

Postby seanrichardryan » May 12th, 2017, 9:55 am

Uh, they're not some sort of wonder firm. Case in point: the proposed Health Sciences Education Center at the U Image
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uncle phil
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Re: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment

Postby uncle phil » May 15th, 2017, 10:57 pm

Makes me want to play Tetris...

Minneboy
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Re: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment

Postby Minneboy » May 29th, 2017, 4:50 pm

Works well enough with the building behind it.

relux
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Re: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment

Postby relux » September 13th, 2017, 10:33 am

They took the plastic off the other day and I really don't understand what's going on here. First off, what's with the white paint? Then they have this video playing thats not even centered on anything and just looks like complete garbage. Didn't appear to be any event or anything as it looks the same as it did before they took the plastic off (i peaked in a few times). :?

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David Greene
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Re: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment

Postby David Greene » September 13th, 2017, 10:40 am

Urk. That staircase is inelegant.

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Re: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment

Postby mattaudio » September 13th, 2017, 3:28 pm

wow fail.

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Re: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment

Postby seanrichardryan » September 13th, 2017, 8:52 pm

Warmth. Gather. Innovate.
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Re: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment

Postby ztr421 » September 13th, 2017, 9:28 pm

Did they paint the floor at the base of the stairs, too??

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sanguinic
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Re: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment

Postby sanguinic » September 14th, 2017, 6:59 am

It looks like one of those HGTV shows where they renovate with a few buckets of paint.

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Re: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment

Postby SurlyLHT » September 14th, 2017, 8:14 am

I always kind of wondered what they were doing behind that wall. I had hoped they were doing something to make keeping this building worthwhile. However, it seems to have fallen even more from the once proposed tower...

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Re: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment

Postby grant1simons2 » September 14th, 2017, 8:35 am

I just can't believe that Perkins + Will did this. The Minneapolis firm seems like it's kind of falling out of the top design ranks.


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