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Tower crane count

Postby MSP » October 21st, 2012, 7:05 pm

Just thought I'd start a thread on this. This would apply citywide.

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Re: Tower crane count

Postby min-chi-cbus » October 21st, 2012, 9:42 pm

Do you have a count estimate? As an outsider (currently....hope to move back someday soon) I can't see what you guys do, so these threads are vital for people like me!

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Re: Tower crane count

Postby lordmoke » October 22nd, 2012, 8:20 am

That I know of, one is up at Track 29, and at least three are up at the U, for the new physics building and residence hall. There's also one or two at Mill and Main.

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Re: Tower crane count

Postby woofner » October 23rd, 2012, 9:34 am

The crane for Third North went up recently. It's a big beefy one, and with the 50s middle ages kitsch Kraus Anderson logo it kind of looks like a simultaneously futuristic and medieval siege engine. Anyway, I'm not sure why it's up already because they're not even above ground level yet, although they're moving quick. This is the only crane north of the Cut since Soltva was completed, not sure if the Interchange will get one and Brunsfield Place isn't there yet.
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Re: Tower crane count

Postby woofner » October 23rd, 2012, 2:29 pm

Velo is not yet under construction. In that area, 222 has a cluster of cranes as noted, but Dock Street is still excavating and doesn't have any yet. The two proposals near the Interchange, uh the Natural and the Trammel Crow one, are not yet under construction.

Anyone notice if Emanuel Housing has a crane yet?
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Re: Tower crane count

Postby seanrichardryan » November 9th, 2012, 5:42 pm

Q. What, what? A. In da butt.

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Re: Tower crane count

Postby Andrew_F » November 11th, 2012, 5:17 pm

Looking through Elf's photos from this weekend and a couple others, I count 5 full-size tower cranes and 7 mini tower cranes within the city limits:

222: 1 full size, 2 mini
Third North: 1 full size
Track 29: 1 mini
Elan of Uptown: 1 mini
Physics and Nanotech: 1 full size
4th Street Residence Hall & Dining Facility: 2 full size
The Knoll: 1 mini
Mill & Main: 2 mini

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Re: Tower crane count

Postby Wedgeguy » November 18th, 2012, 5:04 pm

THe crane count in Uptown at present is 3 mini cranes, 2 at Elan and 1 at Track 29, but there will be 2 more soon. I believe they will not make it until after the first of the year, but City Walk and 2900 Lyn-Lake both are driving piles into the ground so Mini-cranes will soon follow.

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Re: Tower crane count

Postby Wedgeguy » November 19th, 2012, 10:34 pm

THe new downtown journal has a developement tracker that has been somewhat updated. They are still missing a few projects. But it does have a map and tells basically what each development is and what we should keep and eye out for.
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Re: Tower crane count

Postby mplser » November 26th, 2012, 5:58 pm

A photo I snapped of uptown today! :)

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Re: Tower crane count

Postby Andrew_F » January 10th, 2013, 10:20 pm

I went through and updated my crane map.

When I last did it on November 12 (almost 2 months ago exactly, there were 5 full-size tower cranes up in the city limits, and 7 mini towers. Since then we've lost 3 mini towers, but gained 5, plus 2 full size.

There are now 7 full size tower cranes and 9 mini tower cranes up within the city limits.

https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=20 ... 1,0.154324

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Re: Tower crane count

Postby Andrew_F » February 3rd, 2013, 6:30 pm

Since the last time I posted here, we've lost 2 full-size towers and 2 mini towers, but 3 full-size towers and 5 mini towers have been put up, giving us a current total of 8 full-size towers and 12 mini towers. Same link as in the earlier posts.
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Re: Tower crane count

Postby lordmoke » February 3rd, 2013, 7:58 pm

Dwell has two mini towers now.

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Re: Tower crane count

Postby Andrew_F » February 3rd, 2013, 8:42 pm

Thanks, added it.

The other ones I couldn't quite make out from the photos: Elan still has all 4 minis, yes? And both of the minis are gone from 222, yes?

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Re: Tower crane count

Postby lordmoke » September 16th, 2013, 11:18 am

If anyone would like to see a borderline-ridiculous number of cranes all at once, drive into downtown via Olson. You should be able to see at least three full tower cranes and two minis in a pretty small area. There might be more- I can't quite remember. It looks like a strange forest. I'd take a picture, but I'm always driving.

Is anyone still keeping a head count on these?

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Re: Tower crane count

Postby colink » May 10th, 2014, 6:55 am

I would guess that we'll soon have the best view of tower crane's ever in Minneapolis. Imagine driving west on 94 and seeing...

-4 cranes for the stadium
-2 cranes for Wells Fargo
-1 crane for the Ryan Apartment tower
-1 crane for Latitude 45

And this is just the east side of downtown!

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Re: Tower crane count

Postby MSP » July 9th, 2014, 8:14 pm

Just thought I'd give this thread a bump. There's so much construction in MPLS right now. I've never seen so much stuff going up at the same time. It's cool to see...

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Re: Tower crane count

Postby grant1simons2 » July 9th, 2014, 11:55 pm

Think there will be 9 cranes erected in DowntownEast alone by August

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Re: Tower crane count

Postby min-chi-cbus » July 10th, 2014, 6:43 am

I wonder how much the MLB and various media outlets will showcase some of downtowns growth and resurgence by showing shots of cranes in the sky or cityscapes where new construction has occurred? They seem to do this kind of thing in other cities and especially now that I'm outside looking in I'm hoping to see the city sparkle this weekend on national TV!

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Re: Tower crane count

Postby grant1simons2 » July 10th, 2014, 2:43 pm

Don't count a ton on it.


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