DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building

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Re: Downtown East - Wells Fargo / Radisson Red / Edition Apt

Postby Architorture » November 25th, 2015, 10:50 am

I would expect that they will need extensive shadowing studies for this 4 story behemoth!

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Re: Downtown East - Wells Fargo / Radisson Red / Edition Apt

Postby Wedgeguy » November 25th, 2015, 11:58 am

Architorture wrote:I would expect that they will need extensive shadowing studies for this 4 story behemoth!
Especially since it will be in the shadow of the Wells Fargo building!! LOL

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Re: Downtown East - Wells Fargo / Radisson Red / Edition Apt

Postby TroyGBiv » November 27th, 2015, 2:30 am

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Re: Downtown East - Wells Fargo / Radisson Red / Edition Apt

Postby MN Fats » November 30th, 2015, 10:19 am

Website for Millwright Building... New Ryan offices adjacent to Wells Fargo

http://www.millwrightmpls.com/

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Re: Downtown East - Wells Fargo / Radisson Red / Edition Apt

Postby grant1simons2 » November 30th, 2015, 10:22 am

Remove the arches, add some retail, and I'll be okay with it.

Also nice find!

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Re: Downtown East - Wells Fargo / Radisson Red / Edition Apt

Postby trkaiser » November 30th, 2015, 10:37 am

I really like it! Those arches subtly suggest the armory and it kinda has a North Loop vibe going on.

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Re: Downtown East - Wells Fargo / Radisson Red / Edition Apt

Postby Nathan » November 30th, 2015, 10:57 am

I really like the arches, what I'd suggest is that the corner "tower" were a little taller and include an arched window in the top floor.

It's amazing what developers can do when they're doing it for themselves! Nice details, quality, uniform design elements. This project is way more solid than I had expected.
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Re: Downtown East - Wells Fargo / Radisson Red / Edition Apt

Postby mplsjaromir » November 30th, 2015, 10:58 am

I really like the arches and this development in general.

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Re: Downtown East - Wells Fargo / Radisson Red / Edition Apt

Postby Sacrelicio » November 30th, 2015, 11:14 am

I like the arches a lot, and I like the overall look, modern spin on the classic brick buildings from the early days of Minneapolis.

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Re: Downtown East - Wells Fargo / Radisson Red / Edition Apt

Postby mattaudio » November 30th, 2015, 11:19 am

Roughly 400 linear feet, including a street corner, with nodoors. That needs to change. Otherwise, it looks nice.

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Re: Downtown East - Wells Fargo / Radisson Red / Edition Apt

Postby seanrichardryan » November 30th, 2015, 11:28 am

I'd make the 'tower' flush, not taller (which it might be, hard to tell from the perspective.) it appears this will share parking with WF tower next door. The commuter showers/lockers are a nice touch. Now, if they added a floor they could put in some service retail...

*edit, bike room on first floor.
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Re: Downtown East - Wells Fargo / Radisson Red / Edition Apt

Postby kirby96 » November 30th, 2015, 11:29 am

I think the arches are great. They give it a feel that is larger than the 4 stories would suggest.

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Re: Downtown East - Wells Fargo / Radisson Red / Edition Apt

Postby grant1simons2 » November 30th, 2015, 11:31 am

I've always thought that arches age poorly with faux historic buildings. But we'll see with this one.

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Re: Downtown East - Wells Fargo / Radisson Red / Edition Apt

Postby seanrichardryan » November 30th, 2015, 11:32 am

The space adjacent to the front doors seems perfect for a cafe with outdoor seating, though they'd have to lose the hip staircase amphitheater. Image
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Re: Downtown East - Wells Fargo / Radisson Red / Edition Apt

Postby RailBaronYarr » November 30th, 2015, 11:51 am

Yeah the bike storage and showers downstairs are really nice. Especially since it's a pretty seamless path from the bike room to the stairwell to the showers (and what look like lockers in the same room); my building is a bit more difficult. I don't mind the arches - if the brickwork is high quality I don't think it'll age poorly.

The large windows and architectural detail should be enough to not make this a dead walk, but just one additional use on the ground floor would be nice. Some symmetry to the setback on the other corner for a cafe would be nice, but there isn't much there to make for a good cafe experience (2 ramps & a surface lot).

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Re: Downtown East - Wells Fargo / Radisson Red / Edition Apt

Postby xandrex » November 30th, 2015, 12:05 pm

Nice building. But you'd think they'd want some form of service/retail in the building. Pretty much every building downtown has a coffee shop of some kind, which is pretty useful.

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Re: Downtown East - Wells Fargo / Radisson Red / Edition Apt

Postby MN Fats » November 30th, 2015, 12:27 pm

xandrex wrote:Nice building. But you'd think they'd want some form of service/retail in the building. Pretty much every building downtown has a coffee shop of some kind, which is pretty useful.
It will be connected to the Wells Fargo building at the skyway level which will have retail.

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Re: Downtown East - Wells Fargo / Radisson Red / Edition Apt

Postby mattaudio » November 30th, 2015, 1:17 pm

^But that doesn't do anything for 5th Ave or 4th Street frontages.

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Re: Downtown East - Wells Fargo / Radisson Red / Edition Apt

Postby nordeast homer » November 30th, 2015, 1:36 pm

Not every corner needs retail. If we can't support retail on Nicollet Mall what makes you think this area would support it? If there is already retail being built in the skyway and a Trader Joe's across the street maybe it makes sense to let it play out. There are going to be other developments in the neighborhood, let them put in retail if it makes sense.

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Re: Downtown East - Wells Fargo / Radisson Red / Edition Apt

Postby grant1simons2 » November 30th, 2015, 2:07 pm

The Traders Joe's is 2 blocks away. The skyway can only be reached by the tunnel in the basement. No, not every single corner needs retail, but we've already reached the point of too many corners without retail. There is already too much dead space downtown. At least by building a space for retail there is a chance sometime in the near future of having a busy street front.


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