The Paxon - (324 First Street North)

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Re: The Paxon - (324 First Street North)

Postby John » July 7th, 2014, 9:10 am

I wish more developers would take that "urban industrial look" to a different level: improve upon it and interpret it in a fresh way that adds variety yet makes a building feel like it "belongs" in the Warehouse District/North Loop.

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Re: The Paxon - (324 First Street North)

Postby grant1simons2 » August 6th, 2014, 5:27 pm

South wall nearing complete

https://i.imgur.com/qsWxKTl.jpg

As is the East

https://i.imgur.com/ZIFIYvw.jpg

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Re: The Paxon - (324 First Street North)

Postby Wedgeguy » August 27th, 2014, 9:13 am

Walking by yesterday I saw that they had started putting up some dark charcoal gray metal siding that looks like shingles as an accent to the brick. It makes a great addition to the area and will help make the area more cohesive for walking. THis should fill up fairly fast with the location to the river, grocery, and restaurants.

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Re: The Paxon - (324 First Street North)

Postby Nick » October 5th, 2014, 5:51 pm

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Re: The Paxon - (324 First Street North)

Postby MNdible » October 5th, 2014, 7:12 pm

The Paxton

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Re: The Paxon - (324 First Street North)

Postby VAStationDude » October 5th, 2014, 7:30 pm

That's Bill Pullman. ;-)

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Re: The Paxon - (324 First Street North)

Postby Anondson » October 5th, 2014, 8:59 pm

Nope.

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Re: The Paxon - (324 First Street North)

Postby Didier » October 5th, 2014, 9:00 pm

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Re: The Paxon - (324 First Street North)

Postby MNdible » October 5th, 2014, 9:13 pm

VAStationDude wrote:That's Bill Pullman. ;-)
Nice.

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Re: The Paxon - (324 First Street North)

Postby sushisimo » November 6th, 2014, 12:06 am

Looks like The Paxon has a blue uplit portion on the upper beveled facade that fronts the rail tracks and 1st St. Haven't taken a pic yet.

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Re: The Paxon - (324 First Street North)

Postby Archiapolis » November 7th, 2014, 7:36 am

sushisimo wrote:Looks like The Paxon has a blue uplit portion on the upper beveled facade that fronts the rail tracks and 1st St. Haven't taken a pic yet.
This building...whoa.

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Re: The Paxon - (324 First Street North)

Postby mplsjaromir » November 7th, 2014, 7:59 am

Archiapolis wrote:
sushisimo wrote:Looks like The Paxon has a blue uplit portion on the upper beveled facade that fronts the rail tracks and 1st St. Haven't taken a pic yet.
This building...whoa.
Positive whoa or negative whoa?

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Re: The Paxon - (324 First Street North)

Postby mullen » November 7th, 2014, 8:32 am

that grey cladding looks cheap.

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Re: The Paxon - (324 First Street North)

Postby Archiapolis » November 13th, 2014, 1:30 pm

mplsjaromir wrote:
Archiapolis wrote:
sushisimo wrote:Looks like The Paxon has a blue uplit portion on the upper beveled facade that fronts the rail tracks and 1st St. Haven't taken a pic yet.
This building...whoa.
Positive whoa or negative whoa?
Drab. Boring. Colorless. Uninspired.

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Re: The Paxon - (324 First Street North)

Postby 5th Ave Guy » November 13th, 2014, 4:47 pm

I think anyone that lives in the neighborhood is just happy to get something here. That abandoned parking structure was awful.

Plus, walking by it at street level I don't think it looks bad at all. Good infill.

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Re: The Paxon - (324 First Street North)

Postby NE_love » November 14th, 2014, 8:21 am

All in all it is a decent building (minus the uptown-like blue lights). I have less criticism of this building than most when it comes to exterior articulation and materials. It is good urban fabric and certainly beats the relic it replaced.

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Re: The Paxon - (324 First Street North)

Postby TommyT » November 14th, 2014, 8:45 am

I really wish they would have gone with the lighter color scheme like this rendering. I remember thinking how beautiful I thought the building was going to be when I saw this rendering.

http://www.sherman-associates.com/news/ ... ering3.jpg

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Re: The Paxon - (324 First Street North)

Postby sushisimo » November 16th, 2014, 7:09 pm

I kind of like the material they used. Stick built, but pretty decent on the outside. I am kind of confused on the blue lighting at night. Meanwhile, the crazy Velo, with colors all over the place, has delicate white light shining upon a blue tower cornice with nothing on it.

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Re: The Paxon - (324 First Street North)

Postby Nick » February 8th, 2015, 5:22 pm

This design reminds me a lot of the Greenleaf on Lyndale.

ImageP2080025 by streetsmn, on Flickr

ImageP2080026 by streetsmn, on Flickr

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Re: The Paxon - (324 First Street North)

Postby mister.shoes » February 8th, 2015, 9:54 pm

It's unremarkable, but it sure is nice to have that lot filled.
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