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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks

Postby grant1simons2 » October 13th, 2017, 11:12 am

The only feasible place to put a skyway is along the Southern facade. Do you really want to bust a hole in the most prominent part of the building for a skyway that would be in an area that has most of the traffic coming from the riverfront?

Carlye isn't skway connected, neither is Rivergate, either of the Towers and essentially the entire North Loop and Mill District. That's who it will be serving.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks

Postby SkyScraperKid » October 13th, 2017, 8:42 pm

are they putting in a canoe slide!!! That would be pretty fun!

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Postby MNdible » October 16th, 2017, 9:27 am

Yeah, it would definitely be a mistake to mess up the main facade of the Post Office with a skyway connection, and I don't think it's critical. Just need to improve the public access to the skyway that already exists at the Churchill.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks

Postby Homewood2009 » October 16th, 2017, 7:42 pm

David Greene wrote:
October 13th, 2017, 8:38 am
The post office would make a very nice indoor market along the lines of Cleveland's West Side Market.
The West Side Market is fun.

The Post Office building could be incorporated into somthing really big. Keep the facade as is and build something up from within that complements the existing structure, not detracts from it. Make the Post Office building part of something really big here that creates a destination that will draw people in, like a very tall tower that sits atop a Chelsea Market style space full of restaurants and retail shops. Being next to a beautiful new riverfront park would be a big plus as well.
It would be nice to see a new tallest building.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks

Postby David Greene » October 16th, 2017, 8:01 pm

I'd love to see the old loading docks turned into "outdoor room" patio space.

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Postby SkyScraperKid » October 17th, 2017, 1:48 pm

MNdible wrote:
October 16th, 2017, 9:27 am
Yeah, it would definitely be a mistake to mess up the main facade of the Post Office with a skyway connection, and I don't think it's critical. Just need to improve the public access to the skyway that already exists at the Churchill.
Yup, but long term they could build a skyway connection to the Carlye's parking ramp and then build a skyway connection via the space between the two post office buildings and connect through the existing skyway connection and continue onward to the riverfront. Is it likely anybody would be interested in that now? Nope! How about 20 years from now? When our transit systems are mostly built out, making giving up a few parking spaces not as hurtful. When the now post office is redeveloped into a grand public space area, and the riverfront is built out and is a place where people want to go. Then not having to cross a big intersection on 1st. and having a direct greenway to the riverfront might just be worth the investment..

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Postby seanrichardryan » November 27th, 2017, 8:50 pm

gawd flickr is the worst.
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks

Postby amiller92 » March 14th, 2018, 9:14 am

Really illustrates how cut off from the rest of the city the mills were by the railroads. Which was probably a good thing given the mills' propensity to exploding.

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Postby David Greene » March 14th, 2018, 2:29 pm

It amazes me how much of the milling infrastructure was already gone when that B&W aerial was taken. The pictures in "Minneapolis and the Age of Railways" are a revelation. I had no idea that the Washburn Mill originally had no view of the river.

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Postby seanrichardryan » April 10th, 2018, 3:20 pm

Very detailed plans for Pavilion at Water Works Park- http://www.minneapolismn.gov/www/groups ... 210007.pdf
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Postby Gman12 » September 13th, 2018, 10:18 am

Finally some action here. The Fuji Ya building is fenced off and backhoe is on site digging up the parking lot.

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Postby HiawathaGuy » November 28th, 2018, 3:40 pm

BoA donates $1 million
Have other big banks donated? If not, could this propel them to push this fundraising past the last $600,000 they are seeking?

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