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Re: Mayo Clinic Square (formerly Block E)

Postby twincitizen » February 4th, 2014, 10:17 pm


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Re: Mayo Clinic Square (formerly Block E)

Postby John » February 4th, 2014, 10:51 pm

^^^that's the 1980's Twincitizen. And the 1970's were not square MplsSteve. If it was I would have remembered more of it ;)

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Re: Mayo Clinic Square (formerly Block E)

Postby Didier » February 4th, 2014, 11:05 pm

It's hip to be a square.

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Re: Mayo Clinic Square (formerly Block E)

Postby ndokken » February 5th, 2014, 9:20 am

...but...where are all the street urchins going to go?

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Re: Mayo Clinic Square (formerly Block E)

Postby Aville_37 » February 5th, 2014, 9:30 am

Not keen on the name "Mayo Clinic Square" but thing it's a great new direction for Block E and will better connect the business district with the entertainment district. Hopefully will increase skyway and street activity and support move retail/dining in the area.

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Re: Mayo Clinic Square (formerly Block E)

Postby mplsjaromir » February 5th, 2014, 9:36 am

ndokken wrote:...but...where are all the street urchins going to go?
Stop it! I want some Uni now.

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Re: Mayo Clinic Square (formerly Block E)

Postby holmstar » February 5th, 2014, 4:10 pm

Aville_37 wrote:Not keen on the name "Mayo Clinic Square" but thing it's a great new direction for Block E and will better connect the business district with the entertainment district. Hopefully will increase skyway and street activity and support move retail/dining in the area.
I'd guess that people will generally either continue to refer to it as Block E, or shorten it to "Mayo Square", which sounds better than "Mayo Clinic Square".

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Re: Mayo Clinic Square (formerly Block E)

Postby fehler » February 5th, 2014, 4:16 pm

or "MC Squared". Right?

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Re: Mayo Clinic Square (formerly Block E)

Postby Nathan » February 5th, 2014, 4:16 pm

I think something like mc square is probably likely, it's punny and easy to say... emcee squuuur

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Re: Mayo Clinic Square (formerly Block E)

Postby Yourpalborno » February 5th, 2014, 4:19 pm

holmstar wrote:
Aville_37 wrote:Not keen on the name "Mayo Clinic Square" but thing it's a great new direction for Block E and will better connect the business district with the entertainment district. Hopefully will increase skyway and street activity and support move retail/dining in the area.
I'd guess that people will generally either continue to refer to it as Block E, or shorten it to "Mayo Square", which sounds better than "Mayo Clinic Square".
Which I'm sure will then be shortened to "The Mayo" and then "Mayo" and then everyone will agree to go back to "Block E." :roll:

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Re: Mayo Clinic Square (formerly Block E)

Postby Avian » February 5th, 2014, 4:32 pm

fehler wrote:or "MC Squared". Right?
:lol:

Wait, does Block E = MC Square?

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Re: Mayo Clinic Square (formerly Block E)

Postby talindsay » February 5th, 2014, 4:57 pm

fotoapparatic wrote:I think something like mc square is probably likely, it's punny and easy to say... emcee squuuur
Yup.

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Re: Mayo Clinic Square (formerly Block E)

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Re: Mayo Clinic Square (formerly Block E)

Postby mamundsen » February 13th, 2014, 5:06 pm

On a quick look through the plans, it almost looks like they want to change the skyway connecting May Clinic Square to Target Center. I think that would be a huge loss. Hopefully I am just misinterpreting the renderings.

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Re: Mayo Clinic Square (formerly Block E)

Postby mister.shoes » February 13th, 2014, 5:12 pm

I noticed changes to that too. I think they're just taking away the faux suspension tower/cables and painting the red metal gray. I can't imagine they'd want to spend money to replace it altogether.
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Re: Mayo Clinic Square (formerly Block E)

Postby Tyler » February 13th, 2014, 5:14 pm

No street level entrances on 7th? Lame.
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Re: Mayo Clinic Square (formerly Block E)

Postby Tyler » February 13th, 2014, 5:16 pm

The current skyway would look stupid spanning between the King and Queen of Minnesota Modern anyways.
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Re: Mayo Clinic Square (formerly Block E)

Postby Didier » February 13th, 2014, 5:32 pm

Did anybody else notice that Sid Hartman's Sunday column said this would be called "the Mayo Building"?

http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikin ... page=2&c=y

I'm not suggesting Sid Hartman is right. More I'm pointing out how irrelevant Sid Hartman (and the intern who writes his column) have become.

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Re: Mayo Clinic Square (formerly Block E)

Postby mamundsen » February 13th, 2014, 5:53 pm

Tyler wrote:The current skyway would look stupid spanning between the King and Queen of Minnesota Modern anyways.
I suppose it would look odd between both of these remodeled buildings. I just like that it is a bit of a standout in an area that is not great right now. With the new building facades it is a goner.

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Re: Mayo Clinic Square (formerly Block E)

Postby Nathan » February 13th, 2014, 7:18 pm

In the site plan drawings it refers to the existing building as Bloke E instead of Block E which I find surprisingly hilarious right now.


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