Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 35ish stories - ~500'

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Re: Gateway Tower (RBC Plaza Jr.) - 30 stories - 458'

Postby mrbmpls » August 7th, 2018, 1:30 pm

P.S. The porte-cochère at The Depot Renaissance Hotel really screws up all traffic, auto, bicycle, and pedestrian on 3rd Ave. We really don't need that here as well.

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Re: Gateway Tower (RBC Plaza Jr.) - 30 stories - 458'

Postby seanrichardryan » August 7th, 2018, 5:15 pm

Alternative viewpoint- The clusterf*ck at the W or the Crowne Plaza are worse.
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Re: Gateway Tower (RBC Plaza Jr.) - 30 stories - 458'

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Re: Gateway Tower (RBC Plaza Jr.) - 30 stories - 458'

Postby SurlyLHT » September 24th, 2018, 10:09 am

I read the article and all it appear to say is that the hotel was back on and another proposal will be submitted? Does this change the building at all besides replacing the residential with hotel?

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Re:Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - Back to 37 stories - 514' ?

Postby Silophant » September 24th, 2018, 4:54 pm

So United Properties has discussed two versions of the tower with the Committee of the Whole. First, in June, they presented Plan A: a 36 story, 513' tower with fifteen floors of office, twelve floors of hotel, and seven floors of condos. Then, as time dragged on and they kept not being able to get the financing or whatever locked down for the hotel and the deadline of having to start construction next spring to get done in time for RBC to move in when their lease starts in 2021 was staring them in the face, they came back in August with Plan B: a 30 story, 458' tower with twenty-seven stories of office.

Update: The DMNA got an email about it. Plan A, but sixteen office floors, ten hotel floors, and four condo floors on a four story podium for the ballrooms, restaurants, etc. No insight on why only twenty condos.

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Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 35ish stories - ~500'

Postby gopherfan » October 9th, 2018, 9:18 am

Someone please show United Properties that this is much closer to the definition of iconic https://www.nardi-associates.com/olympic-tower

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Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 35ish stories - ~500'

Postby VacantLuxuries » October 9th, 2018, 9:30 am

The vertical gardens are nice, but this is just as much of a glass box as RBC is. But it's taller and uses rhombuses.

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Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 35ish stories - ~500'

Postby alexschief » October 10th, 2018, 7:34 am

"Iconic" doesn't need to mean "gimmicky."

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Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 35ish stories - ~500'

Postby Oreos&Milk » October 11th, 2018, 11:10 am

yes, something modestly iconic!

such as a building of modest height, and ever so slightly resembling a sail from a sailboat... as if to say... follow me pedestrians and I will take you to the riverfront! :D Would be a great segway from the uptight business world of downtown west, to the more playfulness of the riverfront!

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Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 35ish stories - ~500'

Postby Multimodal » October 11th, 2018, 12:12 pm

That’s a wonderful idea!

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Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 35ish stories - ~500'

Postby grant1simons2 » October 11th, 2018, 12:30 pm

Hey friends, this thing is pretty far from a full out design overhaul at this point. So if we could maybe have a thread on

"This is my idea of an iconic tower"

That'd be greattt

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Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 35ish stories - ~500'

Postby twincitizen » October 12th, 2018, 9:41 am


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Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 35ish stories - ~500'

Postby Silophant » October 12th, 2018, 9:46 am

It's the city forcing the streetcar allowance, though, not just something UP is doing on their own.

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Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 35ish stories - ~500'

Postby twincitizen » October 12th, 2018, 11:53 am

Hard to fit in a tweet, but yeah that’s what I was getting at. If Mayor Frey is going to follow through on his hints of not doing the streetcar on Nicollet, we absolutely should not develop this block with this ground floor site plan.

I actually really like the mix of uses here. 36 floors including half a million sq ft of office, a few hundred hotel rooms, and 50 uber high end condos IS “iconic” in my book. The proposed height will be iconic in this location, even if the architecture isn’t a showstopper by any means. But this site plan is absolute trash for improving the street life downtown. Hennepin/Washington is a 100% corner, and this site plan completely disregards that opportunity.

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Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 35ish stories - ~500'

Postby Bakken2016 » October 12th, 2018, 1:15 pm

twincitizen wrote:
October 12th, 2018, 11:53 am
Hard to fit in a tweet, but yeah that’s what I was getting at. If Mayor Frey is going to follow through on his hints of not doing the streetcar on Nicollet, we absolutely should not develop this block with this ground floor site plan.

I actually really like the mix of uses here. 36 floors including half a million sq ft of office, a few hundred hotel rooms, and 50 uber high end condos IS “iconic” in my book. The proposed height will be iconic in this location, even if the architecture isn’t a showstopper by any means. But this site plan is absolute trash for improving the street life downtown. Hennepin/Washington is a 100% corner, and this site plan completely disregards that opportunity.
Councilmember Bender is still very adamant about building the streetcar, and the last time I looked the Council has more power than the Mayor.


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