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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby sanchopanza » April 4th, 2018, 6:46 pm

Didier wrote:
April 4th, 2018, 6:12 pm
And all these years I've envisioned seanrichardryan as being like 28 years old. What's next, MNdible is a teenager?!

Perhaps for his paper route on his bike. ;)

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby MNdible » April 5th, 2018, 8:48 am

Didier wrote:
April 4th, 2018, 6:12 pm
What's next, MNdible is a teenager?!
No, just perpetually immature.

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Re: Downtown Post Office

Postby Silophant » April 5th, 2018, 10:47 pm

Lol there was a post office thread the whole time.

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Re: Downtown Post Office

Postby twincitizen » April 6th, 2018, 1:32 pm

The 2-story annex building at the foot of the 3rd Ave Bridge is protected? Meh, I could live without it if the main building is preserved

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Re: Downtown Post Office

Postby EOst » April 6th, 2018, 3:03 pm

What would you rather have there?

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Re: Downtown Post Office

Postby twincitizen » April 6th, 2018, 4:53 pm

Whatever someone wants to propose and build I guess. I don't see the point in saving that annex building at all, when the main post office building is staying. It's going to be hard enough to find good uses for the larger building. I don't see how the annex could be re-used as anything other than office space. And at that size, what's the point? I'd rather give someone the chance to put another beautiful condo tower there.

This does nothing for me architecturally, historically, nothing:
https://www.google.com/maps/@44.9825619 ... 312!8i6656
https://www.google.com/maps/@44.9822602 ... 312!8i6656

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Re: Downtown Post Office

Postby MNdible » April 6th, 2018, 9:54 pm

My recollection from when the Carlyle was built is that building anything tall across the street in either direction is a no-go. Maybe because of national park regs?

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Re: Downtown Post Office

Postby EOst » April 6th, 2018, 10:33 pm

I get it, but I can't say I feel the same way. I really like the way that the small building grounds the Third Ave Bridge and the entrance into downtown. Another tower there wouldn't have the same effect, and it would block the Carlyle too, which is arguably the most attractive tower built downtown since Norwest Center.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby Homewood2009 » April 7th, 2018, 7:48 am

seanrichardryan wrote:
April 4th, 2018, 4:25 pm
MNdible wrote:
April 4th, 2018, 9:12 am
There must be more in there than a loading dock, right? It effectively doubled the size of the building.
Work used to take me in there weekly (20 years ago)- quite a bit of the riverfront section is an enclosed double height dock designed for tractor trailers. I marked the approx. size here. There is a lower level dock, and a street level dock- all in all about 3 stories of truck circulation.

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Does anyone know why nothing has been proposed for that little empty lot right next to the bike ramp on the downtown side of the Hennepin Bridge? It seems like that would be a great place for a condo/apartment tower.

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Re: Downtown Post Office

Postby seanrichardryan » April 7th, 2018, 8:39 am

It's owned by the post office- Image
Q. What, what? A. In da butt.

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Re: Downtown Post Office

Postby Homewood2009 » April 7th, 2018, 12:27 pm

Thank you.

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Re: Downtown Post Office

Postby Minnehahaha » April 7th, 2018, 10:07 pm

Some historic discussion of that parcel: http://www.journalmpls.com/news/2002/08 ... rk-condos/


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