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Re: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

Posted: April 14th, 2016, 12:32 pm
by MS3
I don't expect much at that lot.. If we see anything proposed in the upcoming future around the typical Minneapolis 25- 35 story wide boxy, it won't be spectacular and will shrink in floor count. You can bet on that. The only way we'll see another skyscraper close to 500 feet is if it has a 100+ foot pole attacked on top

Re: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

Posted: April 14th, 2016, 1:02 pm
by seanrichardryan
MS3 wrote:I don't expect much at that lot...
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Re: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

Posted: April 25th, 2016, 7:11 pm
by bapster2006
Just because I drove by today, 41 units sold.

Re: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

Posted: May 10th, 2016, 5:17 pm
by WildFan26
Update on the Portland Tower website: 49 Sold, 3 Reserved.

Re: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

Posted: May 11th, 2016, 7:24 pm
by grant1simons2
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Re: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

Posted: May 11th, 2016, 8:23 pm
by contrast
Thanks for the very nice series of pictures. Interesting to think that your photos/view from the SE about a half block away (across the KA site) will only be available for about a year as the KA development fills out...

Re: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

Posted: May 11th, 2016, 9:58 pm
by lordmoke
Man, I wish they'd leave the concrete exposed on that elevator shaft. It looks great that way.

Re: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

Posted: May 11th, 2016, 10:16 pm
by grant1simons2
I was thinking that too! Other than that, this one looks really good in the rainy weather.

Re: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

Posted: May 12th, 2016, 10:25 am
by mnmike
The sandstone-ish stripe up the side is an odd choice...but generally I like this one, especially glass on the Portland Ave side.

Re: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

Posted: May 13th, 2016, 6:56 am
by NE_love
mnmike wrote:The sandstone-ish stripe up the side is an odd choice...but generally I like this one, especially glass on the Portland Ave side.
Could only agree more if you replace odd with terrible.

It is almost as if the designer got nervous about only using 2-3 thoughtfully composed materials...

Re: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

Posted: May 13th, 2016, 8:53 am
by bapster2006
I thought the same thing about the beige a few days ago. The south face is great with the dark color and glass, then you have the brick stuff going up the east wall. It's almost as if they bought the extra that was left over from Latitude 45, and I don't like it there either.

Re: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

Posted: May 13th, 2016, 12:31 pm
by mattaudio
I can't imagine that's the finished product, right? Won't they be covering that column with some sort of fauxglass or dark metal panels?

Re: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

Posted: May 13th, 2016, 12:46 pm
by Tyler
Nope. It's in the rendering. Same thing happened with Stonebridge -- It looked way better before they added the beige.

Re: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

Posted: May 13th, 2016, 12:48 pm
by HiawathaGuy
mattaudio wrote:I can't imagine that's the finished product, right? Won't they be covering that column with some sort of fauxglass or dark metal panels?
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Re: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

Posted: May 13th, 2016, 1:03 pm
by Nathan
mattaudio wrote:I can't imagine that's the finished product, right? Won't they be covering that column with some sort of fauxglass or dark metal panels?
Why would they lay brick and then cover it?

Re: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

Posted: May 13th, 2016, 1:08 pm
by mattaudio
I know I know, I was making a statement with my faux disbelief. It's fugly.

Re: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

Posted: May 13th, 2016, 1:10 pm
by Nathan
Truth, and I love masonry details :(

Re: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

Posted: May 13th, 2016, 5:59 pm
by TroyGBiv
The raw concrete was better... the building looks more industrial that I thought and the raw concrete is the right color to complement the glass and black steel.

Re: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

Posted: May 21st, 2016, 5:08 pm
by twinkess
Crane has started coming down.

Re: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

Posted: June 25th, 2016, 10:03 am
by twinkess
Construction Elevator coming down.
https://i.imgur.com/SIJmO9D.jpg
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