Elan Uptown

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Re: Elan Uptown Phase II - (center and west blocks)

Postby mplser » October 30th, 2013, 5:19 pm

middle block:
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Re: Elan Uptown Phase II - (center and west blocks)

Postby Wedgeguy » November 2nd, 2013, 7:24 pm

I see that they have added a second crane to the east side of the central block. Looks like wall section are stacked on the floor so I would say that they will start erecting the first level of stick on that side of the block. Looks like all the floor trusses are in on the west so the 3rd level of stick should be starting next week too. At the rate they are moving I would hope that they have them both close to topped off by the end of the year. They are still working on the basement level of the north building so not sure they will even have the concrete first level done on that section by the end of the years. Not sure how big of a crew they will have.

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Re: Elan Uptown Phase II - (center and west blocks)

Postby mamundsen » November 6th, 2013, 1:59 pm

http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2013 ... _photo.php

Have you guys seen this new ad? It made the CityPages say something... Bro!

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Re: Elan Uptown Phase II - (center and west blocks)

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Re: Elan Uptown Phase II - (center and west blocks)

Postby widin007 » November 6th, 2013, 3:13 pm

Yuck. And with each new building uptown gets worse. Nothing against the buildings themselves, just the clientele they attract.

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Re: Elan Uptown Phase II - (center and west blocks)

Postby seanrichardryan » November 6th, 2013, 4:33 pm

That's been up since summer. Between that and Lime...
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Re: Elan Uptown Phase II - (center and west blocks)

Postby Nathan » November 7th, 2013, 11:14 am

they're funny, and not dissimilar from ads you see incities/countries less prude than Minnesota.

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Re: Elan Uptown Phase II - (center and west blocks)

Postby Wedgeguy » November 7th, 2013, 11:39 am

They now have started stick construction on the east building of the central block. Looks like they are also getting ready to drive piles for the west section closest to Fremont. The Emerson side is pretty well dug out and looks like they have the trenches doe the foundation footing ready to get poured.

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Re: Elan Uptown Phase II - (center and west blocks)

Postby Wedgeguy » November 10th, 2013, 1:23 pm

West side building now has a few 3rd floor walls of stick construction.

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Re: Elan Uptown Phase II - (center and west blocks)

Postby David Greene » November 11th, 2013, 1:57 pm

fotoapparatic wrote:they're funny, and not dissimilar from ads you see incities/countries less prude than Minnesota.
I'm sorry, but this has nothing to do with prudishness and everything to do with respect for women. The ads are abhorrent.

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Re: Elan Uptown Phase II - (center and west blocks)

Postby Nathan » November 11th, 2013, 3:38 pm

uh, he was totally complimenting her apartment...

in a world wanting no glass ceilings, and equal treatment: both parties of a sexual act are being equally as "slutty". Chances are in that situation she doesn't remember his name either. If they had said it from a woman's perspective she would have just seemed like a slut, not sexist... however coming from a man's perspective now you're saying it's sexist... that's a little wishy washy to me. The ads are playful and effective to their target audience.

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Re: Elan Uptown Phase II - (center and west blocks)

Postby FISHMANPET » November 11th, 2013, 3:43 pm

Yeah, she brought him to her place. Young people have sex with each other, sometimes they just do it once and don't ever talk again, I don't think there's anything abhorrent about it.

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Re: Elan Uptown Phase II - (center and west blocks)

Postby lordmoke » November 11th, 2013, 4:09 pm

I reeeaaaally don't want to get into this on a forum about development, but y'all are totally missing the point. People having random sex with each other is not the problem. I don't think anyone is arguing that. (If that is your argument, then that's an entirely different issue.) The problem is that the ad is basically saying, "That woman-shaped piece of meat I threw down with last night is totally not worth humanizing or remembering in any way, but boy, that piece of property sure was something." The ad is especially bothersome given the number of widely publicized incidents lately involving either: A. the local domestic abuse/ female-partner-in-a-relationship-being-murdered-for-leaving stories, or B. the national debate on rape culture we're having. Maybe these ads will be funny someday, but we're not there yet.

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Re: Elan Uptown Phase II - (center and west blocks)

Postby Nathan » November 11th, 2013, 4:20 pm

"Tbhat woman-shape that I threw down with last night is totally not worth humanizing or remembering in any way, but boy, that piece of property sure was something."

I bet that happens in reverse all the time.

" Yeah he had a really nice car and apartment!"
" so are you going to see him again?"
" hell no!, just wanted dinner drinks and d*** lololol"

so... manizing isnt a thing b

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Re: Elan Uptown Phase II - (center and west blocks)

Postby NickP » November 11th, 2013, 9:30 pm

It is, and I find it just as objectionable. In any case...yeah density in Uptown!

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Re: Elan Uptown Phase II - (center and west blocks)

Postby garfield » November 11th, 2013, 10:01 pm

Most importantly, you all are talking about this place. In their eyes, that means their marketing is a success.

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Re: Elan Uptown Phase II - (center and west blocks)

Postby min-chi-cbus » November 11th, 2013, 10:02 pm

Great point! See, it worked....even if it didn't. Get it?

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Re: Elan Uptown Phase II - (center and west blocks)

Postby mplsjaromir » November 11th, 2013, 10:13 pm

The biggest misconception about modern advertising is that it is designed to get you to buy the product. Not true. The immediate goal of most modern advertisements isn't to induce you to buy the product directly, but rather to raise brand awareness

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Re: Elan Uptown Phase II - (center and west blocks)

Postby David Greene » November 12th, 2013, 12:54 pm

fotoapparatic wrote:uh, he was totally complimenting her apartment...

in a world wanting no glass ceilings, and equal treatment: both parties of a sexual act are being equally as "slutty". Chances are in that situation she doesn't remember his name either. If they had said it from a woman's perspective she would have just seemed like a slut, not sexist... however coming from a man's perspective now you're saying it's sexist... that's a little wishy washy to me. The ads are playful and effective to their target audience.
The fact that you use the word "slut" reinforces my point.

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Re: Elan Uptown Phase II - (center and west blocks)

Postby David Greene » November 12th, 2013, 12:56 pm

lordmoke wrote:The problem is that the ad is basically saying, "That woman-shaped piece of meat I threw down with last night is totally not worth humanizing or remembering in any way, but boy, that piece of property sure was something." The ad is especially bothersome given the number of widely publicized incidents lately involving either: A. the local domestic abuse/ female-partner-in-a-relationship-being-murdered-for-leaving stories, or B. the national debate on rape culture we're having.
Exactly. Thank you.

This ad will never be funny.


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