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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby mister.shoes » February 27th, 2014, 4:32 pm

It seems the parking ramp between 3rd and 4th immediately next to the stadium has gone away. Instead, we get an extra-long skyway into the parking ramp with the apartments/hotel/whatever on top of it. That's a little bizarre, but it means all is not lost for that smaller-than-normal block.

I'd still loooooooooove to see 4th and the LRT flip-flopped with an additional overflow LRT platform added right next to the stadium. Unfortunately, that'll never happen, mainly because it'd likely require serious reconfiguring to the east.

Anyway, that's a super cool model. I'd love to get a closer look at it, but there's no way the Vikings are getting season ticket money from me, so it'll be quite a while before I'm allowed into the preview center. Meh.
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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby mister.shoes » February 27th, 2014, 4:41 pm

Ah yes, here's the image that I saw with a more direct look at that long skyway.

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby mamundsen » February 27th, 2014, 4:47 pm

I have to wonder if the glass will *really* be that clear. Really?!?

Is there another stadium that uses the same material for reference?

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby Rich » February 27th, 2014, 5:28 pm

mamundsen wrote:Is there another stadium that uses the same material for reference?
This one in Dunedin, New Zealand is a good example:

http://populous.com/wp-content/uploads/ ... 90x465.jpg

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby seanrichardryan » February 27th, 2014, 5:54 pm

Elegant parking lots? Massive empty plaza? Metrodome 2.0 :)

Looks like an expensive model though, at least $20k.
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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby mullen » February 28th, 2014, 7:08 am

i see a beautiful, modernist building to be surrounded by hundreds of millions of dollars of new development and two blocks of park space. but keep tryin.

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby min-chi-cbus » February 28th, 2014, 8:30 am

I don't like the long skyway but won't that be mitigated by either the new Air Rights Parking Ramp project or Zigi's plot just to the East/Southeast of that block and adjacent to the stadium?

On another note: It looks as though it's only a short matter of time before HCMC gets connected to these projects, and therefore, the CBD. That will become even more important once HCMC starts seriously discussing their future expansion efforts around these parts, which I was led to believe (by an insider) that would be both fairly imminent and also fairly substantial (i.e. expect lots of shiny new buildings).

This whole area (DTE) is going to look night and day different between now and 5 (especially 10) years from now!! They could make a book about it, similar to "Twin Cities: Then & Now", and it'd have a similar affect (especially if they did the "Then" portion in black & white)!

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby mister.shoes » February 28th, 2014, 9:10 am

min-chi-cbus wrote:I don't like the long skyway but won't that be mitigated by either the new Air Rights Parking Ramp project or Zigi's plot just to the East/Southeast of that block and adjacent to the stadium?
The long skyway goes to the air rights development.
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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby Rich » February 28th, 2014, 11:03 am

Keep an eye on Zygi’s plots. He’s a developer. What are the odds he just lets that land sit empty? I’m guessing the long skyway will ultimately be redirected through an additional Zygi building just north of the stadium.

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby Didier » February 28th, 2014, 11:17 am

Wouldn't that be great if he built a strip mall there?

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby mattaudio » February 28th, 2014, 11:22 am

With drive throughs?

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby contrast » March 1st, 2014, 12:42 am

Rich wrote:
mamundsen wrote:Is there another stadium that uses the same material for reference?
This one in Dunedin, New Zealand is a good example:

http://populous.com/wp-content/uploads/ ... 90x465.jpg
I'm blanking on the name of the material, but when they first announced the roofing material, I googled it right away and was quite impressed with the photos of its versatility and how it has been applied to large facilities around the world.

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby alleycat » March 1st, 2014, 1:17 am

min-chi-cbus wrote:This whole area (DTE) is going to look night and day different between now and 5 (especially 10) years from now!! They could make a book about it, similar to "Twin Cities: Then & Now", and it'd have a similar affect (especially if they did the "Then" portion in black & white)!
I've actually been thinking about making this one of my longterm documentary photography project. I'd focus on the tensions between urbanism and historic structures (my two at odds fascinations). Would you guys support a Kickstarter for such a project?

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby Minneboy » March 1st, 2014, 8:43 am

I can't recall but does the roof, both the clear and the solid parts have some built in heating elements to help with snow build ups?

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby Nathan » March 1st, 2014, 10:52 am

Minneboy wrote:I can't recall but does the roof, both the clear and the solid parts have some built in heating elements to help with snow build ups?
if I recall recall correctly from the presentation, they're banking on rising heat and Sun to do that.

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby mattaudio » March 1st, 2014, 10:54 am

alleycat wrote:You can find my work at http://alleycat.mn
With the number of $50/year .mn domains us Minnesotans buy, we could otherwise have enough money to develop real estate or build an aBRT line or something.

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby bapster2006 » March 1st, 2014, 11:11 am

The wrecking ball in mid-swing at the Metrodome

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby Avian » March 1st, 2014, 11:28 am

With crazy people driving rental trucks loaded with fertilizer, I wonder what that "open" plaza is really going to look like. Hopefully the security bollards will be well designed.

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby mattaudio » March 1st, 2014, 11:30 am

bapster2006 wrote:The wrecking ball in mid-swing at the Metrodome
No Miley Cyrus on it. #safefornow

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby alleycat » March 1st, 2014, 1:22 pm

mattaudio wrote:
alleycat wrote:You can find my work at http://alleycat.mn
With the number of $50/year .mn domains us Minnesotans buy, we could otherwise have enough money to develop real estate or build an aBRT line or something.
Yeah, because $50 is a large expense for a business. :roll: Sorry to take this way off topic. Matt made me. I'm actually transitioning to http://alleycat.photography, which means I'm paying a whopping $30/year to have the domain that is short and to the point.

Anyways. I need to get down there today. Didn't realize the demo was so far along.

That really expensive model looks great. I'm hoping it looks that good in reality. I'm still stinging from the loss of the Strib building, but the stadium and the development around it will finally bring an end to the nickname I gave downtown shortly after moving here: parking lot city.

Edit: Totally misread Matt's tone in that post. Never mind that I spend too much for my domain names.
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