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Re: City Center

Posted: June 7th, 2018, 11:17 am
by SurlyLHT
Seeing how they've redone Block E, and the St. Paul Macy's fixing the exterior shouldn't be terribly difficult. What are the chances the mall section is ever torn down and replaced by another tower?

Re: City Center

Posted: June 7th, 2018, 7:42 pm
by Squidward
Samsung bought the building

Re: City Center

Posted: June 7th, 2018, 7:58 pm
by grant1simons2
Can't bbcode gifs so here's this instead

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Also sources are neat

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... 20-million

Re: City Center

Posted: June 8th, 2018, 10:12 am
by MNdible
Samsung is a huge diversified company with many elements, and this arm of it appears to be an insurance/investment concern. These types of companies commonly buy properties because of the stable income stream that they generate. So, just in case anybody thinks Samsung is going to open up a branch office in Minneapolis, pretty sure that's not what's happening here.

Re: City Center

Posted: June 8th, 2018, 10:19 am
by MattW
MNdible wrote:
June 8th, 2018, 10:12 am
Samsung is a huge diversified company with many elements, and this arm of it appears to be an insurance/investment concern. These types of companies commonly buy properties because of the stable income stream that they generate. So, just in case anybody thinks Samsung is going to open up a branch office in Minneapolis, pretty sure that's not what's happening here.
To piggy back off of this, the Japanese and Korean economies are dominated by a few massive, dynastic corporations. They touch nearly every segment of the economy. So this is the real estate segment that has nothing to do with the technology they produce.

Re: City Center

Posted: June 8th, 2018, 10:45 am
by mattaudio

Re: City Center

Posted: December 21st, 2018, 1:41 am
by MN Fats
Was able to see some of the plans for the Nicollet Mall renovation. I think a lot of people here will be pleased with what they end up doing.

Re: City Center

Posted: February 20th, 2019, 7:21 am
by Silophant
Colliers has a leasing brochure (pdf) up, with an image of the 7th and Nicollet corner.

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Re: City Center

Posted: February 20th, 2019, 8:46 am
by PhilmerPhil
Would be pretty cool if downtown got a SARA and H&L

Re: City Center

Posted: February 20th, 2019, 9:43 am
by SurlyLHT
I thought the mural of a Vikings player was interesting. I wonder if the Vikings has any plans? I can't imagine what. Maybe a themed restaurant or experience?

Re: City Center

Posted: February 20th, 2019, 10:06 am
by amiller92
Could we start by not having Saks Off 5th lock the 6th & Nicollet door all the time?

Re: City Center

Posted: February 20th, 2019, 10:16 am
by martykoessel
MN Fats wrote:
December 21st, 2018, 1:41 am
Was able to see some of the plans for the Nicollet Mall renovation. I think a lot of people here will be pleased with what they end up doing.
So, MN Fats, is this still at proposal stage, or is a renovation scheduled?

Re: City Center

Posted: February 20th, 2019, 10:54 am
by xandrex
Noticed that leasing brochure lists the top of the parking garage as a "rooftop opportunity" and there's a faint outline of a building. Are they suggesting you could actually build on to that side? Or just use the rooftop as an outdoor space?

Re: City Center

Posted: February 20th, 2019, 11:04 am
by mamundsen
xandrex wrote:
February 20th, 2019, 10:54 am
Noticed that leasing brochure lists the top of the parking garage as a "rooftop opportunity" and there's a faint outline of a building. Are they suggesting you could actually build on to that side? Or just use the rooftop as an outdoor space?
What is the "Roof Canopy" and "Rooftop Sports Lounge" on the Nic Ave side? Page 9 of the brochure.

Re: City Center

Posted: February 20th, 2019, 2:51 pm
by Bakken2016
PhilmerPhil wrote:
February 20th, 2019, 8:46 am
Would be pretty cool if downtown got a SARA and H&L
What are those?

Re: City Center

Posted: February 20th, 2019, 3:32 pm
by NickP
Zara and H & M?

Re: City Center

Posted: February 20th, 2019, 3:39 pm
by Bakken2016
NickP wrote:
February 20th, 2019, 3:32 pm
Zara and H & M?
lol, i didn't even see the fake names in the rendering.

Re: City Center

Posted: February 20th, 2019, 4:26 pm
by alexschief
I like the glass midblock, I don't like that they kept the chamfer corners. Those spaces are inherently dark and dreary, and it's accentuated by the off-tan concrete (which it looks like they might be thinking of cleaning up, it's hard to tell on a rendering like this). Without something interesting with lighting or street furniture, those corners will remain weak points in the streetscape. I'd much rather they continued the glass along the property line to the corner.

Re: City Center

Posted: February 20th, 2019, 5:10 pm
by mattaudio
I wonder if those chamfered corners were actually an attempt to allow light to cut the corner and prevent shadowing, but clearly they don't work.

Re: City Center

Posted: March 5th, 2019, 7:52 am
by Silophant
Bizjournals article about the renovation. (Locked)

They say that the shown imagery is by no means final, and it'll be a city variance process and probably summer or fall before construction starts. It does confirm that it'll be updating both the Nicollet and Hennepin facades, though.