Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

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Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

Postby Anondson » May 14th, 2019, 9:36 pm

Oh I know, I just had a laugh at the unintended realism.

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Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

Postby SurlyLHT » May 15th, 2019, 7:56 am

They also seemed to have moved Target Field and replaced part of Downtown with a nice forested neighborhood?

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Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

Postby fehler » May 15th, 2019, 10:22 am

So shiny, so chrome.

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Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

Postby martykoessel » May 17th, 2019, 10:34 am

kiliff75 wrote:
May 13th, 2019, 5:41 pm
Someone get a picture of the foosball table inside the shelter in the SW corner before it goes!
If memory serves me correctly, this shelter is peripatetic. For a while, there was a pocket park next to the old Masonic Building on Hennepin, right where the new section of the Cowles Center is today. This shelter fronted it. The shelter made its move to the current location at the same time the Shubert made its move. I'm thinking the shelter's traveling days are done now, poor old thing.

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Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

Postby luigipaladio » May 17th, 2019, 2:46 pm

That has to be one of the most expensive bus shelters ever built. It should be bronzed and relocated to the Northeast corner of the block where it can quietly wait for the streetcar. If the streetcar never arrives, it will serve as a nice memorial to ideas that never made it off the ground.

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Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

Postby Silophant » May 17th, 2019, 7:05 pm

As I understand it, it was originally built as a streetcar shelter down by Lake Harriet, before being moved downtown.

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Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

Postby Anondson » May 18th, 2019, 10:43 am

A nice look back at how we got to today.

http://www.startribune.com/construction ... 510046392/

With a reminder about the 80-story flash in the pan. Whatever happened to that developer?

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Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

Postby lordmoke » May 18th, 2019, 6:56 pm

Equipment has started arriving on site.

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Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

Postby kiliff75 » May 19th, 2019, 7:08 am

Anondson wrote:
May 18th, 2019, 10:43 am
With a reminder about the 80-story flash in the pan. Whatever happened to that developer?
Based on Alex Duval's website (who made the 80 story proposal), it appears he has been some part of the design process of a couple large projects that were built, and renovated someone's condo, but hasn't developed anything nearly on the scale he proposed here.

http://www.duvalcompanies.com/work

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Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

Postby Anondson » June 7th, 2019, 5:03 pm

June 7 site
ImageGateway on June 7 2019 by Eric Anondson, on Flickr

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Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

Postby luigipaladio » June 8th, 2019, 12:49 am

Nice shot, Eric. Is there any date set for the official ground breaking? The latest renderings of the base of this tower are a significant improvement over the jumble in earlier renders. This won’t be a great addition to the cityscape, but it will be a good one. I only wish they could have warmed the finishes up a bit.

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Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

Postby gopherfan » June 12th, 2019, 8:23 am

Demo of the bus shelter started this morning. They are also out with chainsaws this morning cutting down some of the large trees that were installed as part of the Nicollet remodel. Sad to see these go already. If the city was smart they would have moved these trees to the locations of others that died. This project better be required to match the concrete stenciling and large initial trees like they are removing today.

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Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

Postby Anondson » June 12th, 2019, 8:47 am

Sale of the land finally completed.

http://www.startribune.com/united-prope ... 511182242/

Official groundbreaking on June 18

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Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

Postby lordmoke » June 15th, 2019, 5:44 pm

Pile driving on this is well underway! Bus shelter and lot are torn up.

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