Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site

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Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site

Postby intercomnut » July 5th, 2016, 4:40 pm

grant1simons2 wrote:Anyone going tonight? I'm not sure if I can depending on how these storms are.
I'll be there. I'll do my best to remember details.

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Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site

Postby grant1simons2 » July 5th, 2016, 5:49 pm

Made it! One of the best rides ever actually.

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Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site

Postby grant1simons2 » July 5th, 2016, 6:23 pm

I don't think you guys are going to like this. I'll post pictures soon.

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Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site

Postby go4guy » July 5th, 2016, 6:54 pm

Picture I saw looked great. Looks like a taller glass portion on the left side, and a lot of glass on the entire building. Looks like the taller portion is above WF?

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Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site

Postby grant1simons2 » July 5th, 2016, 7:32 pm

We'll start with my least favorite angle,

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Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site

Postby nBode » July 5th, 2016, 8:01 pm

Hey, look! It's somehow just as boring as the Wells Fargo buildings!

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Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site

Postby bapster2006 » July 5th, 2016, 8:21 pm

Looks a little like the UHG Optum tower in Eden Prairie.

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Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site

Postby BoredAgain » July 5th, 2016, 8:23 pm

nBode wrote:Hey, look! It's somehow just as boring as the Wells Fargo buildings!
The appropriate way to say that is "matching neighborhood character".

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Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site

Postby acs » July 5th, 2016, 8:28 pm

I'm not sure what you guys were expecting, it's fine by me.

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Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site

Postby grant1simons2 » July 5th, 2016, 8:29 pm

They literally said in the meeting that they didn't want to try and 1-up the Vikings Stadium.

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Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site

Postby Anondson » July 5th, 2016, 9:32 pm

Yeah. I don't have objections. Although the pinnacle of the Wells Fargo twins is as tall as this proposal, the bulk of the twins is lower, making it so this proposal seems a step up. Okay... I'd go for 1 story more... But ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

You know, while not stepping on the Viking stadium jazz, I'd Ike to see the corner get some exciting ground to top programmed lighting.

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Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site

Postby matthew5080 » July 5th, 2016, 9:40 pm

I think it looks great. Thank you for the photos, Grant!

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Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site

Postby intercomnut » July 6th, 2016, 9:03 am

Anondson wrote:Okay... I'd go for 1 story more... But ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

You know, while not stepping on the Viking stadium jazz, I'd Ike to see the corner get some exciting ground to top programmed lighting.
The representative said that the building could be 1 floor taller or shorter depending on the anchor tenant.

People at the meeting made a strong suggestion that interesting lighting be incorporated into the project, so hopefully Ryan will make it happen.

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Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site

Postby Tyler » July 6th, 2016, 9:06 am

Ummm... This is not good. Basically an extension to the Wells Fargo(R) wall of demarcation.
Towns!

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Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site

Postby fehler » July 6th, 2016, 9:36 am

So, its extending over the top of the existing ramp, in addition to filling the vacant space? Has building over an existing structure ever worked in this city? And will the ramp need to be closed/vacated when the construction commences?

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Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site

Postby amiller92 » July 6th, 2016, 9:41 am

Has anyone thought about the birds?

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Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site

Postby Silophant » July 6th, 2016, 10:00 am

fehler wrote:So, its extending over the top of the existing ramp, in addition to filling the vacant space? Has building over an existing structure ever worked in this city? And will the ramp need to be closed/vacated when the construction commences?
They're finishing up adding a floor to the Depot hotel right now.

I'd imagine there will be partial closures of the ramp during construction, but not the whole thing. Presumably they would halt construction and allow full use of the ramp during major events.

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Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site

Postby acs » July 6th, 2016, 10:04 am

Speaking of construction, did they give a timeline of when they hope to start?

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Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site

Postby intercomnut » July 6th, 2016, 4:28 pm

acs wrote:Speaking of construction, did they give a timeline of when they hope to start?
They said that when they nail down an anchor tenant, they will start construction. They didn't have any specifics beyond that.

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Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site

Postby mullen » July 7th, 2016, 7:13 am

the proposal from two years ago for this site was a superior building. 10 floors higher but is was a glass box with accents. this update is just an extension of the wells fargo wall.


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