Loring Vue Apartments - (415 Oak Grove Street)

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Re: Loring Vue Apartments - (415 Oak Grove Street)

Postby minneapolisguy » December 8th, 2012, 10:19 am

here are a couple better daytime images

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Re: Loring Vue Apartments - (415 Oak Grove Street)

Postby Le Sueur » December 8th, 2012, 1:11 pm

^^^ Looks Slippery! Thanks for the pics!

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Re: Loring Vue Apartments - (415 Oak Grove Street)

Postby MSPtoMKE » December 8th, 2012, 8:28 pm

I hope this alleged "blizzard" we are going to get tonight doesn't delay the completion of the sidewalks!
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Re: Loring Vue Apartments - (415 Oak Grove Street)

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Re: Loring Vue Apartments - (415 Oak Grove Street)

Postby min-chi-cbus » December 22nd, 2012, 5:00 pm

Wow -- that's looking sexy! Does that greyish/silver surface material shimmer? I can't quite tell from the pics, because the windows are shimmering so brightly. If so, this thing is looking a lot cooler than what I was expecting it to be!

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Re: Loring Vue Apartments - (415 Oak Grove Street)

Postby spectre000 » December 22nd, 2012, 6:29 pm

min-chi-cbus wrote:Wow -- that's looking sexy! Does that greyish/silver surface material shimmer? I can't quite tell from the pics, because the windows are shimmering so brightly. If so, this thing is looking a lot cooler than what I was expecting it to be!
I wouldn't say it "shimmers". But this does look nice. Definitely one of the best new buildings constructed in awhile. I'm still not sure I like the angled bump outs. They seem a bit odd, but they do add some character. I think it fits in really well with the neighborhood.

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Re: Loring Vue Apartments - (415 Oak Grove Street)

Postby John » December 22nd, 2012, 7:56 pm

spectre000 wrote:
min-chi-cbus wrote:Wow -- that's looking sexy! Does that greyish/silver surface material shimmer? I can't quite tell from the pics, because the windows are shimmering so brightly. If so, this thing is looking a lot cooler than what I was expecting it to be!
I wouldn't say it "shimmers". But this does look nice. Definitely one of the best new buildings constructed in awhile. I'm still not sure I like the angled bump outs. They seem a bit odd, but they do add some character. I think it fits in really well with the neighborhood.
Yes, I think BKV did a great job here and it works really well with the intersection. From the renderings, it appears the angled "bump outs" will have glass balconies on top (for the apartments above) which will make them taller and give them a more finished look. Then there are those decorative rust colored (metal?) thin beams that sweep across the top floor and cascade down the side of the building. Should look very sharp!

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Re: Loring Vue Apartments - (415 Oak Grove Street)

Postby MNdible » December 22nd, 2012, 8:40 pm

min-chi-cbus wrote:Wow -- that's looking sexy! Does that greyish/silver surface material shimmer? I can't quite tell from the pics, because the windows are shimmering so brightly. If so, this thing is looking a lot cooler than what I was expecting it to be!
If by shimmering, you mean "oil-canning", then yes it does.

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Re: Loring Vue Apartments - (415 Oak Grove Street)

Postby seanrichardryan » December 22nd, 2012, 9:25 pm

If by shimmering, you mean "oil-canning", then yes it does.
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Re: Loring Vue Apartments - (415 Oak Grove Street)

Postby min-chi-cbus » December 22nd, 2012, 10:08 pm

Well if it's not "shimmering" and they could have like, added chrome plating and it could have looked pretty sweet.

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Re: Loring Vue Apartments - (415 Oak Grove Street)

Postby tabletop » December 23rd, 2012, 10:16 am

Just goes to show they've learned how to polish a turd.

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Re: Loring Vue Apartments - (415 Oak Grove Street)

Postby min-chi-cbus » December 23rd, 2012, 7:59 pm

If that's a "polished turd" then I can see why so many of these things are being approved. Seriously, we could do a LOT worse!

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Re: Loring Vue Apartments - (415 Oak Grove Street)

Postby Nick » January 7th, 2013, 5:52 pm

I'm 95 percent sure that people have moved into this. Which doesn't make sense, because the garage part isn't open and the only complete-looking door I can see is a little side door. But there are lights on and furniture in the units of the upper levels.

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Re: Loring Vue Apartments - (415 Oak Grove Street)

Postby dmdhashw » January 7th, 2013, 6:28 pm

Nick wrote:I'm 95 percent sure that people have moved into this. Which doesn't make sense, because the garage part isn't open and the only complete-looking door I can see is a little side door. But there are lights on and furniture in the units of the upper levels.
Setting up showrooms?

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Re: Loring Vue Apartments - (415 Oak Grove Street)

Postby John » January 7th, 2013, 6:42 pm

dmdhashw wrote:
Nick wrote:I'm 95 percent sure that people have moved into this. Which doesn't make sense, because the garage part isn't open and the only complete-looking door I can see is a little side door. But there are lights on and furniture in the units of the upper levels.
Setting up showrooms?
Yeah , I wonder if they are "staging" some units to show prospective tenants. Of course , they will use the units with the best views on the upper levels. They will be the most desirable and will lease out quickly.

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Re: Loring Vue Apartments - (415 Oak Grove Street)

Postby Nick » January 7th, 2013, 6:46 pm

It'd looked like they set up a staging unit on the bottom floor on the east side a couple months ago. Real out of the way, but it had countertops and electricity before most of the rest of the place had drywall.

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Re: Loring Vue Apartments - (415 Oak Grove Street)

Postby John » January 7th, 2013, 6:50 pm

^^^You may be right then. Some of the top units are probably already leased. Of course, it makes financial sense for them to lease ASAP. And the upper levels are going to have spectacular views

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Re: Loring Vue Apartments - (415 Oak Grove Street)

Postby Aville_37 » January 8th, 2013, 7:32 am

min-chi-cbus wrote:Wow -- that's looking sexy! Does that greyish/silver surface material shimmer? I can't quite tell from the pics, because the windows are shimmering so brightly. If so, this thing is looking a lot cooler than what I was expecting it to be!
Very! Funny how the developments that seem to get the most opposition turn out to be gems, while those many are so excited about and easily get approved often turn out to be lackluster.

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Re: Loring Vue Apartments - (415 Oak Grove Street)

Postby John » January 8th, 2013, 12:07 pm

Aville_37 wrote:Very! Funny how the developments that seem to get the most opposition turn out to be gems, while those many are so excited about and easily get approved often turn out to be lackluster.
You should have seen the original proposal the developer had for this site during the condo boom. It was a beauty! And this project is really turning out to be great. What amazes me is all the opposition by the neighborhood group over the years in developing this vacant corner lot. It was an absolute eyesore and blight on this area. There must have been some hidden agenda in opposing the development. The opposition certainly didn't have a priority for improving the neighborhood!

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Re: Loring Vue Apartments - (415 Oak Grove Street)

Postby lordmoke » January 8th, 2013, 12:42 pm

Does anyone have any images of the original tower proposal? I'd really like to see what it was that got the neighbors so riled up.


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