LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)

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Re: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)

Postby twincitizen » December 11th, 2013, 12:21 pm

F&C added some photos to their writeup about the topping off: http://finance-commerce.com/2013/12/top ... ring-park/

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Re: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)

Postby seanrichardryan » December 11th, 2013, 4:41 pm

Their page seems broken for me- Here it is on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/financeand ... 582613364/
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Re: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)

Postby Minneboy » December 11th, 2013, 8:45 pm

Sure wouldn't mind having that view in the first picture.

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Re: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)

Postby mamundsen » December 12th, 2013, 8:10 am

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.

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Re: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)

Postby bubzki2 » December 12th, 2013, 8:21 am

But keep in mind the broad side of LPM faces downtown, and I have a feeling the view will vary quite a bit from one end to the other.

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Re: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)

Postby kregger22 » December 12th, 2013, 3:09 pm

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.

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Re: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)

Postby Nick » December 12th, 2013, 4:24 pm

For another perspective, check out the comments here:

http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2013 ... _photo.php

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Re: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)

Postby Minnekid » December 12th, 2013, 5:26 pm

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.

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Re: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)

Postby skyrab » December 12th, 2013, 5:31 pm

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.
I thought the same thing as I read the comments posted on the link.

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Re: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)

Postby City slicker » December 12th, 2013, 6:26 pm

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.

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Re: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)

Postby bubzki2 » December 12th, 2013, 7:51 pm

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*

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Re: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)

Postby David Greene » December 12th, 2013, 9:32 pm

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.
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.

Again, I love the project but it's not exactly in the middle of downtown.

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Re: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)

Postby widin007 » December 12th, 2013, 9:38 pm

Its a block from 110 Grant though, which is 350+, those people are just delusional.

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Re: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)

Postby David Greene » December 12th, 2013, 9:40 pm

widin007 wrote:Its a block from 110 Grant though, which is 350+.
I'm not arguing that, just pointing out it isn't a downtown residential tower as some here have claimed.

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Re: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)

Postby Minnekid » December 12th, 2013, 9:56 pm

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.

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Re: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)

Postby City slicker » December 12th, 2013, 10:22 pm

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.

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Re: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)

Postby sushisimo » December 12th, 2013, 10:49 pm

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.

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Re: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)

Postby ECtransplant » December 12th, 2013, 11:24 pm

There's a simple solution if one thinks this tower sticks out too much: build more towers around it

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Re: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)

Postby Nathan » December 13th, 2013, 8:45 am

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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Re: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)

Postby min-chi-cbus » December 13th, 2013, 9:48 am

^Yes, AND it's a downtown neighborhood that already has a dozen or so highrises already in it, so in terms of "ruining the fabric of the neighborhood", this building does not.


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