Mortenson / USBank site - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)

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Re: Mortenson / USBank site - 333 Hennepin Ave E (~28 stories / 280 units)

Postby J2arkitekt » July 25th, 2017, 2:43 pm

Brenns wrote:
July 25th, 2017, 11:32 am
J2arkitekt wrote:
July 24th, 2017, 9:53 am
Brenns wrote:
July 24th, 2017, 8:16 am
I frequently drive by the building on 4th St and 13th Ave, and I challenge anyone to argue the aesthetic merits of this monstrosity.
Challenge accepted. The design of the building addresses the pedestrian experience with a permeable and transparent façade, canopies over the adjacent sidewalk, and ample bicycle parking. It uses durable exterior materials, including real brick at the first floor. It is parked internally, eliminating yet another surface lot from the area. It replaced a rapidly aging brick/wood three story walk up circa 1960-ish. Do I like the aesthetics of that building? Not really. I can appreciate its role in bettering the overall experience of the public as well as adding much needed housing for students.
I think you're missing my point. Functionally, yes, the building may be just fine and provide a strictly functional improvement to the neighborhood, but I'm not arguing that. The massing and material aesthetic of the 333 project was under debate, and I'm arguing that if I'm going to go after ugly buildings, there are worse offenders to get wound up about.
Internal parking and bike racks aside, the 4th & 13th building has almost no facade articulation aside from some clumsy entry bump-outs and material changes, and has what is easily the most obnoxious color scheme of any of the new cookie-cutter apartment buildings. This building will only become more of a dated eyesore over time - you yourself admit you don't like how the building looks.
Anyway - this is getting way off topic, so I'll stop there.

Ah, got it. Makes sense, and you are right. There are plenty of offenders to chase if getting wound up about aesthetics is on the agenda.

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Re: Mortenson / USBank site - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)

Postby bapster2006 » November 7th, 2017, 1:18 pm

I visually verified that the fence is around the old bank site. Looks like demolition will be coming soon.

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Re: Mortenson / USBank site - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)

Postby hamdog » November 7th, 2017, 1:21 pm

Looks like some fencing went up this morning around the old US Bank lot. A utilities contractor is on site unhooking all the water/sewer/electric.
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Re: Mortenson / USBank site - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)

Postby trkaiser » November 7th, 2017, 1:44 pm

I'd love to help demo that one. Now only one gravel-clad NE bank to go!

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Re: Mortenson / USBank site - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)

Postby seanrichardryan » November 7th, 2017, 10:54 pm

Here it is a generation earlier- before and after demo

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Re: Mortenson / USBank site - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)

Postby uptowner » November 29th, 2017, 8:43 am

Demo is underway.

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Re: Mortenson / USBank site - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)

Postby Biggydrink » November 29th, 2017, 10:10 am

Demo is super underway. The building is totally gone, and they were digging around in the foundation this morning. Weird to see the Nord Haus townhouses from 4th St and Hennepin! Won't have that view for long.

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Re: Mortenson / USBank site - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)

Postby uncle phil » November 29th, 2017, 1:38 pm

Very weird to see...

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Re: Mortenson / USBank site - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)

Postby bapster2006 » December 7th, 2017, 8:00 pm

Official groundbreaking next week. And this article has some tidbits on the other big projects.

http://m.startribune.com/real-estate-no ... n=business

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Re: Mortenson / USBank site - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)

Postby Homewood2009 » December 10th, 2017, 1:21 am

Stopped by Surdyks today. Groundbreaking is well under way.
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Re: Mortenson / USBank site - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)

Postby Homewood2009 » December 10th, 2017, 9:22 am

Another view.
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Re: Mortenson / USBank site - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)

Postby lordmoke » December 26th, 2017, 12:00 pm

There's already a base for the tower crane on site. This thing is cruising along.

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Re: Mortenson / USBank site - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)

Postby mnmike » January 12th, 2018, 2:21 pm

I see the crane is going up for this today...


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