Mall of America - Bloomington

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Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Postby minnyapple » April 29th, 2014, 11:38 pm

ZIP Lines to be constructed by July in Nickelodeon Universe.

http://www.twincities.com/entertainment ... ll-america

What do you think yay or nay?

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Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Postby Silophant » April 30th, 2014, 6:12 am

Cool! I'll go try it out.

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Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Postby mnmike » April 30th, 2014, 7:57 am

A tower crane is going up today for the expansion.

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Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Postby Tom H. » April 30th, 2014, 8:04 am

I read "Zip Line" and immediately got my hopes up for news of the Rochester HSR project. This is cool too, I guess.

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Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Postby nordeast homer » April 30th, 2014, 11:14 am

minnyapple wrote:ZIP Lines to be constructed by July in Nickelodeon Universe.

http://www.twincities.com/entertainment ... ll-america

What do you think yay or nay?
My boys will probably be first in line. As if they can't spend enough in Nic U the way it is... :?

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Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Postby Mdcastle » May 1st, 2014, 1:05 pm

Still wish they'd build a decent waterpark like at Edmonton, looks like the new one will be pretty small. They claim the new one will be the largest in Minnesota without giving square footage, but Waterpark of America is only 15th biggest in North America now so that's not saying much (WOA is 70,000 square feet and Edmonton is 217,000.

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Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Postby blobs » May 1st, 2014, 1:13 pm

They should put a lazy river through the mall. They already got ziplines.
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Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Postby nordeast homer » May 1st, 2014, 2:05 pm

I noticed the base for the hotel tower crane was up today and it looked like some of the other parts were in the staging area. Maybe I just had a poor perspective, but the tower crane for the office portion did not look very tall, barely taller than the mall itself. They didn't shrink that portion did they? There was no jack in place to lift the crane so it makes me think this is as tall as it will go.

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Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Postby HiawathaGuy » May 1st, 2014, 3:58 pm

nordeast homer wrote:I noticed the base for the hotel tower crane was up today and it looked like some of the other parts were in the staging area. Maybe I just had a poor perspective, but the tower crane for the office portion did not look very tall, barely taller than the mall itself. They didn't shrink that portion did they? There was no jack in place to lift the crane so it makes me think this is as tall as it will go.
The variance they had to get from MSP was for going up taller than 1,100 ft. above sea level (or taller than the 10 stories of the office).

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Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Postby nordeast homer » May 2nd, 2014, 10:09 am

The crane didn't seem high enough for 10 stories though, maybe 4 or 5.

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Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Postby Nathan » May 2nd, 2014, 10:22 am

nordeast homer wrote:The crane didn't seem high enough for 10 stories though, maybe 4 or 5.
they can grow, right?

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Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Postby nordeast homer » May 5th, 2014, 9:19 am

Nathan wrote:
nordeast homer wrote:The crane didn't seem high enough for 10 stories though, maybe 4 or 5.
they can grow, right?
I know they can, but in my original post I had written that they didn't have the jack in place for that.

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Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Postby iMad » May 5th, 2014, 2:56 pm

I was out there last monday and noticed a lot of the brass from the West Market had been removed. Looks like they're starting an $11 million renovation and bringing it in line with the newer renovated sections.

http://www.twincities.com/business/ci_2 ... -gets-lift

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Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Postby Didier » June 1st, 2014, 10:02 pm

Has the mall replaced the majority of Bloomingdales yet? As far as I know they added a huge Forever 21 but were waiting to announce new tenants for like three floors or corner space so they could announce it all together. That was like two years ago now, though.

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Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Postby Tcmetro » June 1st, 2014, 10:18 pm

Last time I was there it looked like a Barbie store was going in.

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Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Postby mulad » June 2nd, 2014, 5:43 am

They put in an exhibit center on the 3rd floor. I went there yesterday to check out their Star Trek exhibit (mostly underwhelming for me), but had to walk past a lot of pink stuff for their "Barbie Dreamhouse Experience". They also have a "CSI:" exhibit.

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Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Postby mattaudio » July 10th, 2014, 3:31 pm

The attention paid to the State of Minnesota's $350 million expenditure at the other end of the Blue Line seems to be overshadowing their $250 million expenditure here:
ImageMOA Expansion by mattaudio, on Flickr

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Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Postby nfschauer » July 24th, 2014, 9:21 am

I feel as though this project has fallen a bit under the radar with all of the other projects going on in downtown Minneapolis. Any idea what the progress is on this? I never make it down to Bloomington to see progress, but I hear they want it done by Fall 2015.

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Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Postby Tcmetro » July 24th, 2014, 9:38 am

I was in the area recently. The new Lindau "Tunnel" opened last week. It looked like a fair amount of concrete had been poured for the MOA project as well.

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Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Postby mattaudio » July 24th, 2014, 9:41 am

400 bar opening delayed indefinitely. Concerts are scheduled for a gallery space. If you thought it was bad enough opening a giant venue at the Mall of America under the banner of a defunct West Bank institution... http://www.vita.mn/crawl/268191972.html


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