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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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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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
Q. What, what? A. In da butt.

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Re: TCF Bank Building Redevelopment

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

Makes me want to play Tetris...


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