Minneapolis Skyway System

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BBMplsMN
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Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

Postby BBMplsMN » February 1st, 2018, 11:13 pm

Honeywell has a new Minneapolis Skyway Maps app. I haven't used it yet, but I downloaded it and will give it a try.

http://markets.businessinsider.com/news ... 1014682875

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Bob Stinson's Ghost
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Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

Postby Bob Stinson's Ghost » February 2nd, 2018, 1:25 am

This has some over the top music, but it shows a little of what might be possible using augmented reality:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxpD9jVUNbU

This example is for fire evacuation, but I don't see why it couldn't be applied more generally for interior navigation. I think it was done with Apple's ARkit. We're still at the very beginning with AR. I think the possibilities for overlaying data on a live picture of the real world are enormous.

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Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

Postby SurlyLHT » February 2nd, 2018, 9:10 am

Minneapolis has the largest skyway system in the world. I'm curious what we could achieve if we further embraced with the goal of producing a 24/7 "City in the sky," and all the economic and quality of life benefits that come with it. We need some goals and leadership to fully unlock the benefits of this asset. I know the skyways aren't always popular, but our weather isn't great and they're safer than the street level and a very effective means for those with disability and seniors.

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Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

Postby grrdanko » February 2nd, 2018, 1:14 pm

BBMplsMN wrote:
February 1st, 2018, 11:13 pm
Honeywell has a new Minneapolis Skyway Maps app. I haven't used it yet, but I downloaded it and will give it a try.

http://markets.businessinsider.com/news ... 1014682875
That's pretty cool, but it doesn't have the entire system. To make it usable it really needs all the Skyways.

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Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

Postby relux » February 2nd, 2018, 2:34 pm

Image

Spotted this new sign today.

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Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

Postby intercomnut » February 3rd, 2018, 5:18 pm

The skyways along Nicollet are PACKED tonight. Lots of traffic but not a lot of retailers open to take advantage of it.

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Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

Postby Silophant » February 3rd, 2018, 5:20 pm

It's interesting to see which places decided to open up and which didn't. For example, the little tea shop in 811 LaSalle was open, and was the only thing in that building. Didn't look like it was really worth their while.

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Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

Postby mamundsen » March 26th, 2018, 9:02 pm

Did they realign the skyway through the old Barnes and Noble? It was always so strange to me how that area worked.

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Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

Postby Silophant » March 26th, 2018, 10:42 pm

Yes. They removed the old escalators down to the street level and redirected the hallway around towards Nicollet to pass by four or five smaller retail spaces where BN used to be. Then there's a new set of escalators approximately where the BN escalators were, so you still have to go down to street level to get to the Medical Arts building and the Metro.

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Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

Postby amiller92 » March 27th, 2018, 9:01 am

Silophant wrote:
March 26th, 2018, 10:42 pm
Then there's a new set of escalators approximately where the BN escalators were
Probably the same ones, no?

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Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

Postby Silophant » March 27th, 2018, 9:44 am

They're rotated 180° from the old ones. I don't know if they would have taken out and reinstalled the old ones - I guess it depends on what condition they were in.

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Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

Postby relux » March 28th, 2018, 2:54 pm

I've seen the new highway signage I posted previously now spread to other buildings. Is this the new standard?

BBMplsMN
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Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

Postby BBMplsMN » March 28th, 2018, 3:00 pm

relux wrote:
March 28th, 2018, 2:54 pm
I've seen the new highway signage I posted previously now spread to other buildings. Is this the new standard?
Yes, it's a slight update from the old signage meant to be more readable and replace existing signs. But it's not meant to be a reinvention of the signage system. Hopefully that will happen at some point (my wish).

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Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

Postby VacantLuxuries » March 28th, 2018, 3:50 pm

Hopefully that will happen at some point (my wish).
Probably won't, that would mean Steve Cramer would have to do more than the bare minimum.

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Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

Postby mamundsen » December 16th, 2018, 8:48 am

https://mobile.twitter.com/usbankstadiu ... 9268306950

There has been talk in many different threads about the skyways and how people use them. Even with temps seasonably warm, they are promoting the path from ABC to US Bank Stadium.

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Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

Postby Record Machine » December 16th, 2018, 1:21 pm

it'd be easier to jump on the light rail.

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Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

Postby Oreos&Milk » December 17th, 2018, 9:33 pm

Record Machine wrote:
December 16th, 2018, 1:21 pm
it'd be easier to jump on the light rail.
be easier to uber it.

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Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

Postby Silophant » December 17th, 2018, 9:44 pm

What, right after a Vikings game? You'd be waiting a long long time.

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Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

Postby grant1simons2 » December 18th, 2018, 12:55 pm

And paying a LOT more

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Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

Postby xandrex » December 18th, 2018, 1:02 pm

You shouldn't Uber from the stadium to the ABC ramps, but you probably shouldn't wait for the train either...you'll wait a lot longer in line than the walk would take.


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