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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby bapster2006 » February 6th, 2015, 9:39 am

I count 40 floors in the color render on Hennepin. This one has grown on me also for sure. The street life will really add to that area.

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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby acs » February 6th, 2015, 9:39 am

It will be interesting to see how the base of the building develops. I've long thought this would be one of two great spots for a school, so if they are considering one for this space then maybe they can convince this one to instead open in a more central location: http://www.journalmpls.com/news-feed/ch ... n-downtown

Kare11 moving downtown was a great idea too and I hope it can happen as well, but I don't think there would be enough space here to do both.

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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby mnmike » February 6th, 2015, 10:50 am

I like this proposal...but the charter school seems like an odd use for space here to me. I mean, I guess there is a school on Henn and 10th, and I guess be adjacent to the library is good...so I suppose it makes sense? I really wish a developer would have incorporated a top notch planetarium here...but I know that ship sailed a while ago. Could have been a good draw. None of the proposals have anything that is a huge out of the ordinary draw really...perhaps the plaza will be active and have a landmark sculpture or something...I hope.

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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby kirby96 » February 6th, 2015, 11:25 am

So let's get to the important stuff, roughly how many feet tall will this be?

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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby John » February 6th, 2015, 11:28 am

The base of the project should really have a strong retail focus to draw people to Nicollet Mall. I love the lighting scheme for the towers as proposed. It's my favorite proposal ( after Duval's ). Doesn't have to be mega tall, but It should be at least 40 stories to give the north end of Nicollet Mall a respectable place marker in the skyline.

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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby MN Fats » February 6th, 2015, 11:43 am

kirby96 wrote:So let's get to the important stuff, roughly how many feet tall will this be?
I can't see anywhere that it's been reported other than how many floors. I'm guessing between 450 feet and 500 at this point. Could still change though, as others have mentioned.

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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby bapster2006 » February 6th, 2015, 12:12 pm

New render from south on Hennepin in the image list.

http://m.bizjournals.com/twincities/new ... ollet.html

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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby TommyT » February 6th, 2015, 12:13 pm

^^ LOVE!!!!

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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby acs » February 6th, 2015, 12:16 pm

Image

Wow damn, I didn't think they'd cover the whole thing in LED's.

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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby Nathan » February 6th, 2015, 12:17 pm

I figured those verticle things were leds as soon as they mentioned it. Amazing.
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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby bapster2006 » February 6th, 2015, 12:18 pm

I suspected that's what those vertical attachments were for in the daytime render. That will look pretty wild alright.

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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby TommyT » February 6th, 2015, 12:21 pm

Reminds me a bit of The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas

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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby Anondson » February 6th, 2015, 12:32 pm

Shouldn't save that render until so late. [nit]Not sure the moon is ever in the sky there. But I get the gist.[/nit]

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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby mnmike » February 6th, 2015, 12:47 pm

I like the LED! I kind of hope this touches 400 feet, and with it being so slim, it should have a presence. Plaza looks good too. It would be awesome if one of those rooftop terraces was a restaurant open to the public, but I highly doubt that will be the case.

Also, not sure why this is such a pet peeve....but it is renderING! lol. Render is a verb. I see so many people call drawings "render" here and elsewhere. That is all, carry on.
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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby acs » February 6th, 2015, 12:47 pm

The hotel won't be a full-on Hilton but a new "Canopy" brand focused on Millenials:
http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/n ... d-for.html

This sounds like their version of the AC Marriott being built down the street.

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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby mnmike » February 6th, 2015, 1:01 pm

Also, I wonder if this is really 39 floors? All the renderINGS we have seen have shown 36 floors of residential/hotel, and a 3 floor base. Maybe they mean the tower part alone is 36? Otherwise their renderings are confusing. I mean, I know they are preliminary.

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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby TommyT » February 6th, 2015, 1:05 pm

I counted just now and got 40 with the base, maybe they are considering pushing it up to that next level. I mean, what's 4 more floors? ha

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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby mnmike » February 6th, 2015, 1:07 pm

I still only get 39, plus roof terrace (so I guess 40?). But yeah, the number hasn't changed from the initial drawings released...they have always shown more than 36, so who knows?!?

We won't until the official plans are released I guess:( With all those lovely details we like so well.

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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby TroyGBiv » February 6th, 2015, 1:11 pm

It's probably safe to assume that this new building will be around 375 ft tall. That is the height of the LPM tower and it has the same number of floors.

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Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Postby Silophant » February 6th, 2015, 1:16 pm

If it winds up being 36 floors, I agree with you. But the renderings all show 39-40, which would put it at 410-440 ft, in my estimation.


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