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Their page seems broken for me- Here it is on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/financeand ... 582613364/
Q. What, what? A. In da butt.
It is an amazing view of the city. Although, just like at Target Field, Wells Fargo tower is blocked and the skyline doesn't look as full as it does when you are coming in on 35W from the north or south.
I agree with mamundsen, and in general the way the 3 tall towers downtown have such a close proximity that the view of them often times obsructs one or even two of them.
These people make me sick. One comment said good bye neighborhood. He might as well call downtown a small old Minnesota neighborhood. How dumb can people be? This is part of downtown, the big residential portion, where you build these, I don't get it.
I thought the same thing as I read the comments posted on the link.Minnekid wrote:These people make me sick. One comment said good bye neighborhood. He might as well call downtown a small old Minnesota neighborhood. How dumb can people be? This is part of downtown, the big residential portion, where you build these, I don't get it.
Well one has to realize, stupid people are breeding more stupid people, and common sense is a gift nowadays that very few are born with.
I'm stunned there were so many negative comments, not that I'd put much faith in a few random Internet commentators. Still, people have their actual names showing and all - they must not realize how ignorant and closed-minded they sound, regardless of whether this really will rip apart the fragile fabric (sarcasm) that is Spruce Place. It's already dense and this was a surface lot. *Sigh*
Not that I agree with the viewpoint, but I can t least understand the sentiment. LPM is actually separated from the rest of the downtown towers by a few blocks from the Loring Park towers and a whole lot more blocks from the CBD. It is kind of an outlier on the skyline. The area it's in is mostly smallish old apartment buildings and browstones.Minnekid wrote:These people make me sick. One comment said good bye neighborhood. He might as well call downtown a small old Minnesota neighborhood. How dumb can people be? This is part of downtown, the big residential portion, where you build these, I don't get it.
Again, I love the project but it's not exactly in the middle of downtown.
True I see your point. Then it becomes an arguement of where to draw the line of what is considered reasonable to all. But for me, personally, I am happy that this project is now somewhat of an outlier because it sets precedent for more to be built further out. I just considered loring park still part of the true downtown.
Whether or not LPM is a downtown residential tower or not, the comments are stupid opinions. Loring park isn't a suburb. And this tower has a nice look to it. It's a good addition to the skyline, standing next to buildings within its height (300-375ft). You could build anything anywhere and no matter how good it looks or how beneficial it becomes, you'll still hear thousands of negative comments. I think Minneapolis was fortunate that this Chicago developer chose this city to build a great tower. Obviously this building will rent quickly.
I lived in this neighborhood about 10 years ago. The thing I liked and still miss was the relatively eclectic mix of buildings and dwellers. I think LPM adds to that interesting mix. It's a sharp looking building, so I'm not understanding those negative comments either. That being said, I recently did a beer stop at that liquor store next to the gas station there, and mouthed a 'holy shit" under my breath looking up at that sucker. It is pretty colossal in context.
this is technically in the downtown neighborhood of Minneapolis. it's just not in the central business district. and it went on a surface parking lot, I'm sure that was doing a lot for the neighborhood that guy is saying goodbye to.
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