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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby mnmike » June 30th, 2016, 1:26 pm

MplsErik wrote:I have more details, but it's more fun watching people overreact/speculate, especially on here.

Floors one and two will continue to have retail, with the Y retaining some portions of one and two.
Well that is just mean! :) But the atrium will not be destroyed?

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby amiller92 » June 30th, 2016, 1:29 pm

MplsErik wrote:Yes. It will be a full service branch, including pool and gym.
Where will they put the pool?

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby MplsErik » June 30th, 2016, 1:39 pm

The pool and gym will be on the 4th floor
amiller92 wrote:
MplsErik wrote:Yes. It will be a full service branch, including pool and gym.
Where will they put the pool?

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby xandrex » June 30th, 2016, 2:02 pm

Looks like the story was updated with an outside rendering.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby MplsErik » June 30th, 2016, 2:04 pm

Here's an image
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby Nathan » June 30th, 2016, 2:13 pm

Goodbye beautiful post modern mall. Hello Y Y why.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby amiller92 » June 30th, 2016, 2:22 pm

Can we just say no to the Ys?

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby mnmike » June 30th, 2016, 2:26 pm

That seems...to be over the signage limit. The city wouldn't even let the Meet Minneapolis store have anymore signage than the sad little corner sign they have, and that required a special exception because of the Centerpoint signs on that building...will they allow all that? Hmm.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby MplsErik » June 30th, 2016, 2:32 pm

Very unlikely. You're looking at an initial sketch, not a submission to the city planners.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby grant1simons2 » June 30th, 2016, 2:51 pm

I like the really big y, but it's overkill with the little ones. I think this could be a very interesting development highlighting how the mall is changing.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby seanrichardryan » June 30th, 2016, 5:20 pm

Gawd.
Q. What, what? A. In da butt.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby minntransplant » July 1st, 2016, 8:03 am

I'm really enthusiastic about this project. I walk through or by Gaviidae every day and it is always striking just how dead the building is despite being a central hub of the skyway system. I especially like the giant Y and hope that the feature remains (not sure about code issues or feasibility issues). It is basically public art, and I think having more interesting things to look at along Nicollet is a positive. This will truly be a flagship gym for the Y - not only for Minneapolis, but nationally.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby Silophant » July 1st, 2016, 9:04 am

I like the glassy build-out of the 5th floor setback, but I'm not so sure how I feel about the giant Y.

I wonder if they can come up with a creative reuse of the upper skyway. Does anyone know if that's a part of RBC Plaza or Gaviidae?

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby mattaudio » July 1st, 2016, 9:06 am

Hopefully they can have something - ANYTHING - on the street level, which gives people (including non-members) a reason to interact with the building.

No comment so far on the pergola covering the sidewalk on Nicollet? Have we seen that in other plans?

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby Silophant » July 1st, 2016, 9:19 am

I think that's the "Light Walk" from the Nicollet Mall project, not a part of this project.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby TroyGBiv » July 1st, 2016, 10:49 am

Walgreens would never accept that! It is clearly just a sketch - not a real proposal rendering.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby seamonster » July 5th, 2016, 7:49 am

Walgreens is on the other end of the building. Note the double skyway in the rendering. This is the view being represented:
https://www.google.com/maps/@44.9779243 ... 6656?hl=en

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby eastharrietguy » July 5th, 2016, 3:52 pm

I hope the city nixes the giant "Y" signage. And I'm still unclear why they felt the need to move. Their current space is not THAT old and in a good location. Good luck finding a user for it.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby David Greene » July 8th, 2016, 3:39 pm

MplsErik wrote:Here's an image
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The mauling of the fourth floor just kills the feeling of the building. Ruins the proportions entirely. Not thrilled about that fifth floor either as it would look bad with the fourth floor in-tact, meaning it probably drove the changes to the fourth floor.

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Re: Gaviidae Common / Downtown YMCA

Postby Silophant » November 16th, 2016, 9:27 pm

So I split (probably) all of the YMCA posts off into this thread, since they're getting started with the renovation.

In addition to the tuckpointing or whatever they've been doing with the scaffolding on the Walgreen's end, they're demoing out everything above the second floor, in addition to the first- and second-floor former BMO Harris space on the 6th Street corner. Opens in early 2018, say the signs in the windows.


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