The Edge on Oak - (406 12th Avenue Southeast)

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The Edge on Oak - (406 12th Avenue Southeast)

Postby Unity77 » June 4th, 2012, 10:59 pm

Status:
* Under construction
* 65 units
* 6 stories
* Developer - Doran Cos.

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Re: The Edge on Oak

Postby Nick » June 10th, 2012, 2:52 pm

This looks a little meh.
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Re: The Edge on Oak

Postby web » June 10th, 2012, 5:50 pm

the campus theatre deserved something better on its site

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Re: The Edge on Oak

Postby lordmoke » June 11th, 2012, 12:56 pm

web wrote:the campus theatre deserved something better on its site

No kidding. At least they kept the Tofu House! /sarcasm

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Re: The Edge on Oak

Postby Silophant » June 20th, 2012, 7:10 pm

Yeah. I really, really wish they would have thought a little bigger and taken out the tofu house as well. It looks ridiculous the way it is now.

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Re: The Edge on Oak

Postby min-chi-cbus » June 21st, 2012, 7:39 am

I kind of like that "urban dichotomy"!

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Re: The Edge on Oak

Postby Nick » June 21st, 2012, 8:06 am

Silophant wrote:Yeah. I really, really wish they would have thought a little bigger and taken out the tofu house as well. It looks ridiculous the way it is now.


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Re: The Edge on Oak

Postby spectre000 » July 22nd, 2012, 3:09 pm

Just awful...

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Re: The Edge on Oak

Postby Nathan » July 23rd, 2012, 10:45 am

Oh dear. And primarily because they selected awful colors. It would have been avoided so easily.

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Re: The Edge on Oak

Postby min-chi-cbus » July 23rd, 2012, 10:55 am

I like the red thing, whatever that is supposed to be! I still think that little Tofu House right next to this thing makes for interesting urban fabric, knowing that my opinion is not a popular one.

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Re: The Edge on Oak

Postby PhilmerPhil » July 23rd, 2012, 11:49 am

Just went to the Tofu House for lunch today, in part because I dig it's context and form. Food was pretty good, but doesn't beat the Left Handed Cook's interpretation of bibimbap.

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Re: The Edge on Oak

Postby Nathan » July 23rd, 2012, 2:31 pm

Na, I like the tofu house being there, and the red thing too.

I just think if the darker tan color had been charcoal or black, it would have made a dramatic difference in the massing of the building.

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Re: The Edge on Oak

Postby spectre000 » July 23rd, 2012, 2:51 pm

spectre000 wrote:Just awful...

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The brickwork for the 3rd and 5th floors doesn't seem to match the other levels. The grey mechanical shaft on the north side seriously clashes with the rest of the brick exterior. And the red overhang just doesn't fit into the design either. The whole thing is a mess.

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Re: The Edge on Oak

Postby min-chi-cbus » July 23rd, 2012, 3:24 pm

Maybe the exterior isn't finished?

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Re: The Edge on Oak

Postby Silophant » July 23rd, 2012, 4:42 pm

No, I'm pretty sure it is. Except for the ground floor, of course. That yellow insulation will get covered up.

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Re: The Edge on Oak

Postby danie123182 » August 12th, 2012, 12:32 pm

Come on. What is with this fake brick crap? You know we had brick buildings in the 1800's. Why would any developer want to make their building look like it was built 130 years ago? This is horrible. If I were Minneapolis I would pass ordinances that specifically ban new construction from using certain types of facades. Ugly fake brick being one of those facades on the ban list.

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Re: The Edge on Oak

Postby mplser » August 12th, 2012, 3:17 pm

it looks like it will start peeling off in a matter of months...

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Re: The Edge on Oak

Postby Konante » August 13th, 2012, 8:52 am

danie123182 wrote:Come on. What is with this fake brick crap? You know we had brick buildings in the 1800's. Why would any developer want to make their building look like it was built 130 years ago? This is horrible. If I were Minneapolis I would pass ordinances that specifically ban new construction from using certain types of facades. Ugly fake brick being one of those facades on the ban list.
Good lord. That is truly awful looking. Sad the developers keep getting rewarded for this junk.

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Re: The Edge on Oak - (406 12th Avenue Southeast)

Postby FISHMANPET » August 13th, 2012, 3:38 pm

Is there anything that you people like? Pretty much every project that gets built is "ugly" and an abomination and all sorts of ugly words.

Are we really at the point where brick is a bad material? Do you want the building covered in gold plates? I mean, I don't really get it. Especially when there's no specific criticism just "oh it's awful."

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Re: The Edge on Oak - (406 12th Avenue Southeast)

Postby Nathan » August 13th, 2012, 4:11 pm

Specific Complaints:

The Brick is not real brick, you can see the sections.
The painted cement panels (are low quality construction) are painted two browns that go together awfully.
The browns also don't get along with the Red trim, which may be it's best unique feature.
It has the ugly AC Pack things on the exterior.

It's just a case of a building that had good potential, decent lines and shape, but was finished cheaply, and by someone terrible at picking out materials. So it killed it.


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