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

Posted: September 8th, 2017, 2:37 pm
by David Greene
Nathan wrote:
September 7th, 2017, 7:35 am
They only have a couple months before... winter
I miss WedgeGuy. :(

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

Posted: September 11th, 2017, 3:29 pm
by bapster2006
This will be the "before" shot when the air to the right is filled in.

ImageRitz residences construction Minneapolis 9-11-17 by Matt Bappe, on Flickr

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

Posted: September 12th, 2017, 11:09 am
by jtoemke
Would be acceptable by the airport. Or Mall of America...

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

Posted: September 12th, 2017, 11:14 am
by grant1simons2
There's a lot of buildings down by the mall that would fit better downtown too. Don't really get the comparison.

I will admit that I was wrong about this building. The base is absolute trash.

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

Posted: September 12th, 2017, 11:28 am
by sanguinic
Opus really needs to address its addiction to precast concrete.

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

Posted: September 12th, 2017, 12:29 pm
by MNdible
It's definitely not great, but a view from this angle is probably the least flattering one possible. It's going to have a much more transparent street level presence. (Fingers crossed)

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

Posted: September 12th, 2017, 4:22 pm
by Didier
This building puts a nice wall up in front of the formerly nice skyline view from the Whole Foods.

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

Posted: September 12th, 2017, 4:53 pm
by Silophant
MNdible wrote:
September 12th, 2017, 12:29 pm
It's definitely not great, but a view from this angle is probably the least flattering one possible. It's going to have a much more transparent street level presence. (Fingers crossed)
I think it'll be okay. In my experience, at least, I don't ever really look up at the Nic on Fifth's precast podium now that the corners are filled with HopCat and Starbucks.

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

Posted: September 24th, 2017, 7:58 pm
by bapster2006
Here's a shot from the deck at 222 Hennepin. And the empty Gateway Tower lot of course.

ImageRitz Residences construction and Minneapolis skyline 9-23-17 by Matt Bappe, on Flickr

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

Posted: September 24th, 2017, 8:19 pm
by sanchopanza
Nice photo, bad parking lot.

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

Posted: September 24th, 2017, 10:48 pm
by mamundsen
Are they in the mid 20's? Only 5-6 to go?

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

Posted: October 26th, 2017, 11:45 am
by SurlyLHT
Looks like they've installed some lights on some of the balcony platforms. It'll be interesting how it looks when complete.

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

Posted: November 9th, 2017, 1:10 pm
by SurlyLHT
Maybe one more floor? this has to be close to topping out. On the Cam I can see another floor segment waiting to be places, but maybe that's for the roof?

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

Posted: November 9th, 2017, 1:20 pm
by grant1simons2
What cam?

Also, side note, why the hell did have to vary from white to grey to BLACK precast? All white would have looked just fine. Or something not on the grey scale. Walking from the river up Nicollet, I can't wait to see the black precast covered up. It's worse than the parking podium in a lot of ways. Still don't think this is the most offensive design, but they really didn't have to do that to the building.

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

Posted: November 9th, 2017, 1:23 pm
by grant1simons2
Also, new renderings

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

Posted: November 9th, 2017, 2:35 pm
by Blaisdell Greenway
I transfer buses in this part of downtown and I will say the wall of glass facing the river looks pretty sharp. I give the podium a big fat "meh" but all-in-all the building looks better than I anticipated.

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

Posted: November 9th, 2017, 3:04 pm
by MattW
Are you sure they didn't do a Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V with the Nic on 5th?

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

Posted: November 9th, 2017, 3:19 pm
by grant1simons2
MattW wrote:
November 9th, 2017, 3:04 pm
Are you sure they didn't do a Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V with the Nic on 5th?
I could say that for every building. Even our city hall.

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

Posted: November 9th, 2017, 3:38 pm
by BigIdeasGuy
Other than the godawful parking podium this thing looks really quite good. It's curious why some firms are able to wrap parking podium while others aren't.

The city council really needs to find a way to prevent ramps from facing the street at any level not just at street level. Or at least require them to be indistinguishable from the rest of the building.

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

Posted: November 9th, 2017, 7:37 pm
by alexschief
The ground level is all glass and either lobby or retail, which is fantastic, and double height at the Nicollet Street lobby entrance, which is doubly nice. The bad part of the podium is that it contains parking. I don't quite understand why the wrap is broken up on the Marquette end, but I'm not terribly bent out of shape over the design of it. Pedestrians will mostly either look at the tower or the ground level, and the podium will not draw the eye, whether you're next to it or across the street.

Just hoping this leases fast and they get a quick start on the second tower, because the one really ugly part of this building is its interior block wall.