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

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Re: Downtown East (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo / Radisson R

Postby HiawathaGuy » July 27th, 2015, 2:09 pm

mattaudio wrote:I always heard that back when I worked at Thrivent for a time, but Emporis notes: "The name "Thrivent Financial" was added to the blank eastern facade during May 2004."
That's interesting. I have driven into downtown countless times on 7th, coming in on Hiawatha and cannot recall this logo being lit up at night, like I noticed recently. Perhaps I just didn't notice it - but when I did, I certainly thought about how Minneapolis tends to not allow logos.

Anyhow, I'll be interested to see how the WF and US Bank stadium logos,change the overall 'vibe' as you approach the City from NE on 35W and the east on 94, and SE on Hiawatha.

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Re: Downtown East (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo / Radisson R

Postby reeckman » July 28th, 2015, 10:04 am

Thrivent had an illuminated sign but went to a larger sign. Google time machine the difference from 2013 to 2014:

https://www.google.com/maps/@44.974492, ... 312!8i6656

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Re: Downtown East (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo / Radisson R

Postby MNdible » July 28th, 2015, 10:14 am

As I recall, their argument for getting the signage allowed was that it would distract from their building's giant ass.

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Re: Downtown East (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo / Radisson R

Postby mattaudio » July 28th, 2015, 10:51 am

Hopefully to be covered by a new building sometime in the next few years?

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Re: Downtown East (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo / Radisson R

Postby amiller92 » July 28th, 2015, 11:42 am

Look like they poured a new curb on the stretch of Portland between the two buildings that implies a significant narrowing of the street, at least on the west side.

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Re: Downtown East (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo / Radisson R

Postby Gman12 » August 2nd, 2015, 2:07 pm

Loews has a lit sign, which you can easily see from Target Field.

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On topic: I think the Wells Fargo buildings look much better in person than from any picture I've seen. Maybe I'm a sucker for symmetry, but I think these will look pretty good when complete.

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Re: Downtown East (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo / Radisson R

Postby sanguinic » August 2nd, 2015, 4:22 pm

The demolition fence is going up around the old Star and Tribune building. The wrecking ball should arrive soon.

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Re: Downtown East (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo / Radisson R

Postby bapster2006 » August 5th, 2015, 5:47 am

Here is the front getting scraped off.

ImageStar Tribune demolition Minneapolis 8-3-15 by Matt Bappe, on Flickr

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Re: Downtown East (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo / Radisson R

Postby twinkess » August 5th, 2015, 7:47 am

What are they doing with the granite?

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Re: Downtown East (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo / Radisson R

Postby Wedgeguy » August 5th, 2015, 8:05 am

twinkess wrote:What are they doing with the granite?
I would hope that they are recycling some how. That is pretty nice stone to just grind up and use as fill for concrete. There is a lot of reusable stone and metals on that building. There is that great limestone around the front door area that should be harvested also for repurposing.

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Re: Downtown East (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo / Radisson R

Postby Archiapolis » August 5th, 2015, 9:21 am

Wedgeguy wrote:
twinkess wrote:What are they doing with the granite?
I would hope that they are recycling some how. That is pretty nice stone to just grind up and use as fill for concrete. There is a lot of reusable stone and metals on that building. There is that great limestone around the front door area that should be harvested also for repurposing.
This looks pretty surgical which indicates to me that they are trying to reuse it in a meaningful way. If they just wanted to go for speed, they'd smash it with a wrecking ball.

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Re: Downtown East (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo / Radisson R

Postby John » August 5th, 2015, 1:50 pm

Those decorative metal panels (between the windows ) are really cool, however, it doesn't look like they are salvaging them. That may not be feasible due to the way they were installed.

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Re: Downtown East (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo / Radisson R

Postby MN Fats » August 5th, 2015, 1:52 pm

Wouldn't they just leave the metal panels on if they weren't salvaging them?

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Re: Downtown East (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo / Radisson R

Postby lordmoke » August 5th, 2015, 1:58 pm

MN Fats wrote:Wouldn't they just leave the metal panels on if they weren't salvaging them?
They're in crumpled heaps on the ground. They might be planning to sell them for scrap, but they're definitely not saving them.

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Re: Downtown East (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo / Radisson R

Postby MN Fats » August 5th, 2015, 3:11 pm

Ahh I see.

Also, new project website: www.downtowneastmpls.com

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Re: Downtown East (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo / Radisson R

Postby HiawathaGuy » August 5th, 2015, 3:24 pm

Demolition of Star Tribune building begins
http://finance-commerce.com/2015/08/dem ... ng-begins/

Nothing really 'new', but wanted to post this.

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Re: Downtown East (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo / Radisson R

Postby talindsay » August 6th, 2015, 2:49 pm

Archiapolis wrote:This looks pretty surgical which indicates to me that they are trying to reuse it in a meaningful way. If they just wanted to go for speed, they'd smash it with a wrecking ball.
Miley Cyrus wasn't available, unfortunately.

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Re: Downtown East (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo / Radisson R

Postby grant1simons2 » August 7th, 2015, 9:08 pm

ImageDSC_1426 by grant.simons, on Flickr

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Re: Downtown East (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo / Radisson R

Postby Minneboy » August 8th, 2015, 7:30 am

So are they already building The Edition? I thought that wasn't going to be built until some time after the park was in place. Or was it market conditions dictating when it was to be built? I was hoping to have the entire park in place for a bit before the apartment building was built in hopes that market conditions would change and perhaps get something taller...or nothing at all.

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Re: Downtown East (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo / Radisson R

Postby twinkess » August 8th, 2015, 8:54 am

Archiapolis wrote:
Wedgeguy wrote:
twinkess wrote:What are they doing with the granite?
I would hope that they are recycling some how. That is pretty nice stone to just grind up and use as fill for concrete. There is a lot of reusable stone and metals on that building. There is that great limestone around the front door area that should be harvested also for repurposing.
This looks pretty surgical which indicates to me that they are trying to reuse it in a meaningful way. If they just wanted to go for speed, they'd smash it with a wrecking ball.
Unfortunately the granite is lying in broken heaps in front of the building. They're not recycling it.


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