365 Nicollet (334' - 30 stories)

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Re: Ritz Residences - 365 Nicollet Mall (334' - 30 stories)

Postby grant1simons2 » March 28th, 2017, 4:41 pm


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Re: Ritz Residences - 365 Nicollet Mall (334' - 30 stories)

Postby mattaudio » March 29th, 2017, 8:48 am

Every time there's a discussion about funding bus service, I keep hearing that self-driving cars will be all the rage in just 5 or 10 short years.

Given that DEFINITE REALITY and how it will eliminate the need for downtown parking, this concrete parking podium with its majority non-level decks will be extremely difficult to turn into non-parking uses.

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Re: Ritz Residences - 365 Nicollet Mall (334' - 30 stories)

Postby SurlyLHT » March 29th, 2017, 9:06 am

Don't worry about the podium's and parking garages. Someday they'll make for excellent local Amazon fulfillment centers from which drones will deliver items within 10 minutes of us hitting the "Buy it now," button. Presently, this one is really boring to watch go up.

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Re: Ritz Residences - 365 Nicollet Mall (334' - 30 stories)

Postby nordeast homer » March 29th, 2017, 10:45 am

mattaudio wrote:
March 29th, 2017, 8:48 am
Every time there's a discussion about funding bus service, I keep hearing that self-driving cars will be all the rage in just 5 or 10 short years.

Given that DEFINITE REALITY and how it will eliminate the need for downtown parking, this concrete parking podium with its majority non-level decks will be extremely difficult to turn into non-parking uses.
Maybe I'm being naive, but I don't believe the hype. Even if they had them most people will want their own anyway, still needing those parking spaces.

Where's your creativity when it comes to re-using the podium anyway? What about an indoor skate park? What about the world's longest slinky run? Downhill in-line skating races?

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Re: Ritz Residences - 365 Nicollet Mall (334' - 30 stories)

Postby amiller92 » March 29th, 2017, 12:49 pm

nordeast homer wrote:
March 29th, 2017, 10:45 am
Maybe I'm being naive, but I don't believe the hype. Even if they had them most people will want their own anyway, still needing those parking spaces.
I assume Matt was being sarcastic. But I'm with you in believing people will want their own and think it will be a slow transition to not wanting to park next to work. Sure, you can send it to park somewhere less expensive, but then you have to summon it and wait before you can use it again.

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Re: Ritz Residences - 365 Nicollet Mall (334' - 30 stories)

Postby FISHMANPET » March 29th, 2017, 12:51 pm

I wonder how much money/space is saved with these sloped floors versus doing mostly flat parking levels. Also I'm not structural engineer, but it looks like you couldn't even rip out the slanted floors and replace them with flat ones at a later date, because they're sitting between the levels of support columns.

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Re: Ritz Residences - 365 Nicollet Mall (334' - 30 stories)

Postby Squidward » March 29th, 2017, 2:56 pm

I heard from the grapevine that slanted-floor apartments will be all the rage in 10-20 years...

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Re: Ritz Residences - 365 Nicollet Mall (334' - 30 stories)

Postby MattW » March 29th, 2017, 3:29 pm

Squidward wrote:
March 29th, 2017, 2:56 pm
I heard from the grapevine that slanted-floor apartments will be all the rage in 10-20 years...
Imagine the calf toning potential! :D

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Re: Ritz Residences - 365 Nicollet Mall (334' - 30 stories)

Postby go4guy » March 29th, 2017, 4:26 pm

I am not sure what the street side looks like, but it looks like the slope could just be on the interior side. If so, the street side would still be flat and could be converted to apartments.

Regarding driverless cars, I don't buy the hype either. Just think if 1 driverless car causes an accident that kills someone. There is no individual driver to blame. You have a company that makes the driverless technology and the automaker at fault in EVERY accident. Can you imagine the lawsuits?

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Re: Ritz Residences - 365 Nicollet Mall (334' - 30 stories)

Postby talindsay » March 31st, 2017, 7:06 am

Hey, people spent millions for condos with slanted floors in this posh San Francisco building.

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Re: Ritz Residences - 365 Nicollet Mall (334' - 30 stories)

Postby bapster2006 » April 8th, 2017, 9:09 am

I took this photo to show the gap that will be filled in with the Ritz and Gateway towers. You can barely see the crane coming up behind 4Marq.

ImageNorth side of downtown Minneapolis from 450 feet 3-22-17 by Matt Bappe, on Flickr

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Re: Ritz Residences - 365 Nicollet Mall (334' - 30 stories)

Postby bapster2006 » April 8th, 2017, 2:21 pm

And from the other side. They are starting to level out the floors now.

ImageRitz Residences construction Minneapolis 4-8-17 by Matt Bappe, on Flickr

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Re: Ritz Residences - 365 Nicollet Mall (334' - 30 stories)

Postby min-chi-cbus » April 10th, 2017, 8:41 am

Thanks for taking the pics -- great shots!

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Re: Ritz Residences - 365 Nicollet Mall (334' - 30 stories)

Postby grant1simons2 » April 25th, 2017, 6:45 pm

ImageUntitled by Brian Lenk, on Flickr

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Re: Ritz Residences - 365 Nicollet Mall (334' - 30 stories)

Postby mamundsen » May 11th, 2017, 7:26 am

The exterior is starting to go on this.

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Re: Ritz Residences - 365 Nicollet Mall (334' - 30 stories)

Postby seanrichardryan » May 11th, 2017, 1:24 pm

PRECAST!
Q. What, what? A. In da butt.

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Re: Ritz Residences - 365 Nicollet Mall (334' - 30 stories)

Postby grant1simons2 » May 11th, 2017, 2:44 pm

AS PLANNED!

Still dumb

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Re: Ritz Residences - 365 Nicollet Mall (334' - 30 stories)

Postby bapster2006 » May 26th, 2017, 1:13 pm

You can see the cut-outs for the balconies starting on the top floors. The building is about 25% in height.

ImageRitz Residences construction Minneapolis 5-26-17 by Matt Bappe, on Flickr

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Re: Ritz Residences - 365 Nicollet Mall (334' - 30 stories)

Postby mamundsen » June 7th, 2017, 8:56 am

The north side sure is a giant blank solid precast wall. I need to dig up the plans to see why there are no connections.

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Re: Ritz Residences - 365 Nicollet Mall (334' - 30 stories)

Postby mattaudio » June 7th, 2017, 9:10 am

Parking podiums for the loss.


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