Target Center Renovation

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Re: Target Center Renovation

Postby ztr421 » January 17th, 2017, 2:45 pm

twinkess wrote:Where does the new skyway go/ which one are they replacing?
It looks like it's a new one that would connect to Ramp A (http://minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/pub ... 171830.pdf):

"A third skyway, from the southwest, is under consideration as part of the design that will connect skyway patrons directly to the suite level and the concourses of the arena."

"New skyway connection to parking ramp A [being bid as an alternate]"

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Re: Target Center Renovation

Postby Didier » January 17th, 2017, 3:13 pm

To be sure, I wasn't equating Taylor's failure as an owner solely to his lack of spending. I'm saying that as a whole, the Timberwolves have been among the most poorly run teams in professional sports over the past two decades, and that's compounded by the fact that he has a very owner-friendly stadium deal and seemingly little motivation to help improve it.

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Re: Target Center Renovation

Postby Didier » January 17th, 2017, 3:23 pm

And just for fun, Taylor bought the Timberwolves in 1994 for $88.5 million, and Forbes now values the team at $720 million with $15.1 million in annual revenue. This still makes the Timberwolves 28th of 30 teams. Our friends over in similarly-sized Denver, with a merely mediocre team and slightly newer arena, are valued at $135 million more.

http://www.forbes.com/nba-valuations/list/#tab:overall

I appreciate that Glen Taylor bought the Star Tribune and has helped it become one of the most stable newspapers in the country, but after seeing the sorry state of the Target Center and remembering how little he is contributing to renovations, it's really driven in how terrible he's been as an owner.

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Re: Target Center Renovation

Postby Nick » January 17th, 2017, 4:30 pm

Did you know they're making a Space Jam sequel? That might help.

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Re: Target Center Renovation

Postby Didier » January 17th, 2017, 4:35 pm

Rookie of the Year 2 would be even better.

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Re: Target Center Renovation

Postby Didier » January 17th, 2017, 5:29 pm

Glen Taylor bumps up his contribution to $58 million!

http://www.startribune.com/local/minnea ... 57655.html

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Re: Target Center Renovation

Postby Drizzay » January 25th, 2017, 1:02 pm

He willingly went along with the (illegal) Joe Smith deal. That in itself was disastrous.

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Re: Target Center Renovation

Postby nordeast homer » January 25th, 2017, 3:16 pm

Unfortunately he did what other owners do, he was just dumb enough to put it in writing...

Glad to see they're getting new seats. Hard to believe that the current ones are almost 20 years old. They are truly disgusting though!

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Re: Target Center Renovation

Postby SixOneTwo » March 1st, 2017, 3:33 pm

The dark brown siding is starting to go up on the 2nd Ave side of the building. I tried to get a photo but the windows in the ABC ramps skyways are so filthy that it didn't work.

I will reserve judgment on the siding until more of it is up.

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Re: Target Center Renovation

Postby go4guy » March 1st, 2017, 5:45 pm

Went to a concert a few months ago and noticed them putting up some of the siding. Are they just putting it on top of the current siding? I figured they would gut the exterior and completely redo the exterior. Seems more like just putting on a new coat of paint.

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Re: Target Center Renovation

Postby SixOneTwo » March 2nd, 2017, 9:18 am

go4guy wrote:
March 1st, 2017, 5:45 pm
Are they just putting it on top of the current siding?
Yes.

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Re: Target Center Renovation

Postby EOst » March 2nd, 2017, 9:20 am

That way we can take it off in 30 years to expose the historic facade. ;)

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Re: Target Center Renovation

Postby Yourpalborno » March 14th, 2017, 8:12 am

Say goodbye to those ugly and non-functional vents!
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Re: Target Center Renovation

Postby Nathan » March 15th, 2017, 11:06 am

A sad day for postmodern architecture :(

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Re: Target Center Renovation

Postby grant1simons2 » March 15th, 2017, 11:16 am

Nathan...

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Re: Target Center Renovation

Postby Nathan » March 15th, 2017, 11:26 am

grant1simons2 wrote:
March 15th, 2017, 11:16 am
Nathan...
Excuse me?

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Re: Target Center Renovation

Postby mattaudio » March 15th, 2017, 12:43 pm

Every day is a sad day for postmodern architecture.

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Re: Target Center Renovation

Postby grant1simons2 » March 15th, 2017, 3:48 pm

Do you actually think this is a sad day for postmod? If anything this was some of the ugliest, worst done post modern architecture that can be found.

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Re: Target Center Renovation

Postby Nathan » March 15th, 2017, 4:24 pm

Yeah. I do think it's a sad day when any decent style of architecture gets sterilized.

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Re: Target Center Renovation

Postby amiller92 » March 15th, 2017, 4:26 pm

Man. That thing was hideous. (Might continue to be)


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