Westminster Church

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Re: Westminster Church

Postby amiller92 » July 8th, 2016, 1:28 pm

They sure to have good PR people.

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Anondson
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Re: Westminster Church

Postby Anondson » January 12th, 2018, 11:20 pm

Looks like work is done and the new addition opens this Sunday.

http://www.startribune.com/westminster- ... 469067933/

Anyone care to wander over and take some outdoor shots of the addition and how it fits in to the street? It feels like the gallery slideshow from the Strib is mostly interior.

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Re: Westminster Church

Postby seanrichardryan » January 12th, 2018, 11:30 pm

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Re: Westminster Church

Postby BBMplsMN » January 13th, 2018, 10:54 am

My bus passes by this every day (well, for the few weeks they were on Nicollet again). I really like the look of it. It feels welcoming and a big improvement over the office building that was there.

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Re: Westminster Church

Postby SkyScraperKid » January 14th, 2018, 2:31 pm

BBMplsMN wrote:
January 13th, 2018, 10:54 am
My bus passes by this every day (well, for the few weeks they were on Nicollet again). I really like the look of it. It feels welcoming and a big improvement over the office building that was there.
Yup, always an improvement tearing down small towers and putting up 1.5 floor buildings. Maybe we should do this more often hun?

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Re: Westminster Church

Postby intercomnut » January 14th, 2018, 3:12 pm

SkyScraperKid wrote:
January 14th, 2018, 2:31 pm
BBMplsMN wrote:
January 13th, 2018, 10:54 am
My bus passes by this every day (well, for the few weeks they were on Nicollet again). I really like the look of it. It feels welcoming and a big improvement over the office building that was there.
Yup, always an improvement tearing down small towers and putting up 1.5 floor buildings. Maybe we should do this more often hun?
No need to condescend to someone for daring to have an opinion.

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Re: Westminster Church

Postby SurlyLHT » January 15th, 2018, 8:17 am

I think it's really nice. High density? No, but it really frames the Mall nicely. I like to have tall buildings and quality lower ones as well to open up spaces.

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Re: Westminster Church

Postby VacantLuxuries » January 15th, 2018, 9:22 am

I like to have tall buildings and quality lower ones as well to open up spaces.
Absolutely. If someone proposed tearing down City Center and replacing it with a beautiful, celebrity architect designed tower half as tall, I wouldn't mourn the lost floors, I'd celebrate the replacement of mediocrity with value.

I see something similar here.

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Re: Westminster Church

Postby Anondson » January 15th, 2018, 2:31 pm

Southwest Journal has a write up with good outdoor images.

http://www.journalmpls.com/news/biz-buz ... llet-mall/

Looks like the affordable housing component is coming later?

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Re: Westminster Church

Postby SkyScraperKid » January 15th, 2018, 8:56 pm

VacantLuxuries wrote:
January 15th, 2018, 9:22 am
I like to have tall buildings and quality lower ones as well to open up spaces.
Absolutely. If someone proposed tearing down City Center and replacing it with a beautiful, celebrity architect designed tower half as tall, I wouldn't mourn the lost floors, I'd celebrate the replacement of mediocrity with value.

I see something similar here.
...Like tearing down City Center to build a big beautiful gas station with the biggest most softest towels in the restrooms? We do need more restrooms downtown. #progress

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Re: Westminster Church

Postby VacantLuxuries » January 16th, 2018, 9:08 am

No, more like exactly what I said and nothing like your intentional misreading.

Sorry, we're not all height fetishists here.

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Re: Westminster Church

Postby amiller92 » January 16th, 2018, 10:05 am

This project continues to be terrible and an outrage. They tore down affordable housing and left it a parking lot for a few years. Then they tour down office space that was in use. That you might think the new building looks nice does not make up for the fact that they've added yet more dead space to what's supposed to be our main active area in downtown. And replaced productive uses with parking and lightly-used institutional space. It's bad.

Also, that metal bit looks a Gehry knockoff and already looks dated.

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Re: Westminster Church

Postby mattaudio » January 16th, 2018, 10:23 am

Don't worry, they were just trying to make sure the other sides of the block had something as hideous and anti-urban as the metal fence along 12th St.

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Re: Westminster Church

Postby amiller92 » January 16th, 2018, 11:21 am

But it's a pretty metal fence!

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Re: Westminster Church

Postby Silophant » January 16th, 2018, 12:17 pm

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