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Re: Downtown East Project (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo)

Postby mnmike » December 16th, 2014, 9:11 pm

Th photo from the 10th of dec by bapster shows them working on the 11th floor already.

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Re: Downtown East Project (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo)

Postby Wedgeguy » December 16th, 2014, 9:21 pm

mnmike wrote:Th photo from the 10th of dec by bapster shows them working on the 11th floor already.
I went by the numbering on the elevator doors for my count.

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Re: Downtown East Project (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo)

Postby mnmike » December 16th, 2014, 9:48 pm

Intersting... Maybe that explains the different floor counts we have read. Perhaps it's 17 floors of office space starting on 4? Well, we will soon see.

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Re: Downtown East Project (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo)

Postby bapster2006 » December 17th, 2014, 3:24 pm

I counted 16 cranes in 4 blocks

ImageDowneast East 12-17-14 by bapster2006, on Flickr

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Re: Downtown East Project (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo)

Postby sanguinic » December 19th, 2014, 11:44 am

More disappointing precast concrete facade materials going up on one of the Wells Fargo towers, on the 5th Avenue side of the north tower.

http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/sangu ... 7.jpg.html

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Re: Downtown East Project (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo)

Postby web » December 19th, 2014, 12:27 pm

sanguinic wrote:More disappointing precast concrete facade materials going up on one of the Wells Fargo towers, on the 5th Avenue side of the north tower.

http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/sangu ... 7.jpg.html

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Re: Downtown East Project (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo)

Postby mnmike » December 19th, 2014, 12:59 pm

I feel like the color combinations are going to be really ugly on these buidlings. I have never much cared for the design...I hope they look better than I expect. I am expecting something as bad as the Hotel Ivy, with a worse color scheme.

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Re: Downtown East Project (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo)

Postby mnmike » December 19th, 2014, 1:30 pm

Eh, nevermind on this 2nd post... I revisited the original plans and I think I see whats going on with the elevator shaft placement and the taller portion of the building(what I was wondering about). I think the 17th floor is extra tall, and what looks like the 18th floor is mechanical. Nice to look at the plans again....I will re-link it here in case anyone else wants to take a look again.

http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/www/gro ... 115519.pdf

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Re: Downtown East Project (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo)

Postby John » December 19th, 2014, 11:00 pm

sanguinic wrote:More disappointing precast concrete facade materials going up on one of the Wells Fargo towers, on the 5th Avenue side of the north tower.

http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/sangu ... 7.jpg.html
When they do the build out of the residential sections it will be less noticeable. I hope the will use some real stone on some of the base. I like the symmetry of the complex and that will create a nice anchor for the park. The part I dislike is the stand alone stick apartment complex in the park itself facing east. Scale is way to small. Hopefully it will never be built!

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Re: Downtown East Project (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo)

Postby sanguinic » December 25th, 2014, 10:57 am

Oh boy, more precast concrete. And now in a second earth tone. What a clunky, one-dimensional, cheap-looking facade. They're certainly doing their best to replicate City Center. Such a disappointment.

http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/sangu ... sort=3&o=0

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Re: Downtown East Project (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo)

Postby Seth » December 25th, 2014, 3:48 pm

The dark pre-cast isn't that terrible really. Sure stone would be better, but at least it's not the standard beige pre-cast everything has gotten lately like on The Nic.

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Re: Downtown East Project (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo)

Postby bapster2006 » January 13th, 2015, 2:05 pm

Wall detail on the west tower.

ImageDowntown East Wells Fargo west tower east wall 1-13-15 by bapster2006, on Flickr

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Re: Downtown East Project (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo)

Postby mnmike » January 13th, 2015, 2:34 pm

That looks so much more promising than the pre fab on the other parts of the building. Is it actual stone?! Looks kind of like Target Plaza South.

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Re: Downtown East Project (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo)

Postby sushisimo » January 13th, 2015, 2:57 pm

I'm half expecting Frank Vascellero and Amelia Santianiello to walk in there.

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Re: Downtown East Project (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo)

Postby Wedgeguy » January 13th, 2015, 4:26 pm

At least they made the front door pretty!! Not sure how the rest of the walls that front the street will come out. So far 5th st is not a very promising indication.

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Re: Downtown East Project (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo)

Postby sanguinic » January 13th, 2015, 10:27 pm

I wonder if the medallions from the Star Tribune building are going to find a home in those circles. And agreed: this limestone or stone-like material is a vast improvement on the City Center-like precast concrete on the building's opposite side.

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Re: Downtown East Project (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo)

Postby Nathan » January 14th, 2015, 11:21 am

Looks real to me! Excellent. Those would be an awesome spot for the medallions.

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Re: Downtown East Project (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo)

Postby Minneboy » January 14th, 2015, 11:38 am

sanguinic wrote:I wonder if the medallions from the Star Tribune building are going to find a home in those circles. And agreed: this limestone or stone-like material is a vast improvement on the City Center-like precast concrete on the building's opposite side.
When I saw those circles I too thought of the medallions ...not so much as putting them there but gave an historic nod to them. I do like the idea of incorporating them though.

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Re: Downtown East Project (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo)

Postby schmitzm03 » January 19th, 2015, 8:22 am

Are they using pre-cast panels after the first two floors?

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While the darker shade portion of the building appears to be entirely pre-cast, I think it will look alright once they get windows installed.
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Re: Downtown East Project (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo)

Postby LakeCharles » January 19th, 2015, 8:36 am

Thanks for all the pictures!


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