Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby gopherfan » October 28th, 2017, 10:44 pm

This is the 'general topics' thread... Why all the grief on the forums lately. Very off putting. If you want to turn people away from this site, this is the way to do it.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby Nathan » October 29th, 2017, 5:38 am

gopherfan wrote:
October 28th, 2017, 10:44 pm
This is the 'general topics' thread... Why all the grief on the forums lately. Very off putting. If you want to turn people away from this site, this is the way to do it.
First of all, it was a joke, hence the winking face. second I was linking the previous conversion and information about the project. third I know the user well enough to tease. It was literally a joke about how strict some people are about the organization of the threads.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby gopherfan » October 29th, 2017, 8:27 am

Nathan wrote: First of all, it was a joke, hence the winking face. second I was linking the previous conversion and information about the project. third I know the user well enough to tease. It was literally a joke about how strict some people are about the organization of the threads.
Oh OK, makes sense then. Glad to see others recognize this too!

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby LakeCharles » November 10th, 2017, 8:57 am

Road closures during the Super Bowl month. There is a lot of confusing stuff on this map. In the upper right, it says road closures run from Jan 2nd thru Feb 11th, but I can't find which roads would be closed that early. They also mislabel the Green and Blue Lines.

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Strib article: http://www.startribune.com/minneapolis- ... 456455263/

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby Silophant » November 10th, 2017, 9:28 am

I'm wondering if it's even worth returning buses to Nicollet on Dec. 2, if they're going to be detoured again less than 2 months later.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby SurlyLHT » November 10th, 2017, 10:08 am

Are the roads on the dotted line closed or restricted? I get the impression that they're the where the concrete barriers would be.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby alexschief » November 10th, 2017, 10:10 am

But of course, it wasn't an option to permanently close Portland Avenue through the Commons, because reasons.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby LakeCharles » November 10th, 2017, 10:16 am

SurlyLHT wrote:
November 10th, 2017, 10:08 am
Are the roads on the dotted line closed or restricted? I get the impression that they're the where the concrete barriers would be.
The dotted lines are neither, as far as I understand, they are just outlining the region in which roads would be closed. And they can't be barriers, because some of the roads inside that region are still open, just with reduced lanes.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby SurlyLHT » November 10th, 2017, 11:05 am

I was trying to figure out where the 2.5 miles of concrete barriers with barbwire are going that the StarTribune mentioned.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby amiller92 » November 10th, 2017, 11:28 am

alexschief wrote:
November 10th, 2017, 10:10 am
But of course, it wasn't an option to permanently close Portland Avenue through the Commons, because reasons.
Right? Like if we can close some of these for a month, we really should be talking about whether we can close them to cars permanently.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby Blaisdell Greenway » November 15th, 2017, 10:45 am

“I always wanted to live in a New York penthouse like Frank Sinatra in ‘Come Blow Your Horn.’" 

http://www.startribune.com/2-25m-pentho ... 7717633/#1

Had always wondered about this place, and man it's ugly inside. They managed to make a sweet urban penthouse look like a McMansion version of an Italian villa.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby MattW » November 15th, 2017, 11:01 am

Blaisdell Greenway wrote:
November 15th, 2017, 10:45 am
“I always wanted to live in a New York penthouse like Frank Sinatra in ‘Come Blow Your Horn.’" 

http://www.startribune.com/2-25m-pentho ... 7717633/#1

Had always wondered about this place, and man it's ugly inside. They managed to make a sweet urban penthouse look like a McMansion version of an Italian villa.
For 200k and $490/ month in HOA fees, you can your own slice the the life:

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/601- ... lpage=true

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby KML_1981 » November 15th, 2017, 2:26 pm

Why was there a microwave in the bathroom??lol

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby FISHMANPET » November 15th, 2017, 3:36 pm

And a mini-fridge. It's a coffee bar (or so says the caption). I can't think of any more high-end way to get my coffee than to microwave it in my bathroom.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby KML_1981 » November 15th, 2017, 3:50 pm

FISHMANPET wrote:
November 15th, 2017, 3:36 pm
And a mini-fridge. It's a coffee bar (or so says the caption). I can't think of any more high-end way to get my coffee than to microwave it in my bathroom.
ha! Oh, I must have missed the caption.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby SurlyLHT » December 13th, 2017, 4:52 pm

This seems like an April Fools joke.

"Super Bowl zipline will have riders gliding 100 feet over Mississippi River "
https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/ ... g-100.html

"Whistler, Canada-based Ziptrek Ecotours will build a tower near Nicollet Island Inn and launch people 750 feet across the river at speeds of 20 to 30 miles per hour. Riders will land on West River Parkway."


I also watched the video from Indianapolis and the MSP zipline over the river will be way cooler.
Do we have a Super Bowl thread?

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby Anondson » December 13th, 2017, 8:52 pm

Meh. I’d rather it run from the Mill Ruins to Water Power Park, right over the falls. It’d be a nearly useful way to get walk from the events tents on The Commons, down to the ruins, take the zip line across the river over to Main Street.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby HiawathaGuy » December 14th, 2017, 12:26 pm

Anondson wrote:
December 13th, 2017, 8:52 pm
Meh. I’d rather it run from the Mill Ruins to Water Power Park, right over the falls. It’d be a nearly useful way to get walk from the events tents on The Commons, down to the ruins, take the zip line across the river over to Main Street.
Their placement of the line avoids the high voltage power lines that run through the river center.
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I would LOVE a zip line from Main Street to Mill Ruins (year round!), but the power lines make that impossible. :(
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Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby Anondson » December 14th, 2017, 3:00 pm

You wouldn’t think it possible to have the live zip under the power lines? But there could be landing zones in front of the power line towers.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby mamundsen » December 14th, 2017, 5:20 pm

How cold will this zip line be? Think they'll provide the riders with ski goggles and a face mask?


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