Bapster2006's reprocessed 1980's photos

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Re: Bapster2006's reprocessed 1980's photos

Postby seamonster » October 1st, 2015, 9:14 am

I remember a few details about it. I remember that it was the first location for both Goodfellows (top floor) and Tejas (basement). It also had Minnesota's first Banana Republic, back when it was more kitsch-y and safari themed.

I'm impressed with the picture of an escalator because if I recall correctly, the floorplan/layout of the conservatory was confusing and people had difficulty getting from one floor to another. No flow.

Video of its implosion: http://lileks.com/mpls/conserv/11.html

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Re: Bapster2006's reprocessed 1980's photos

Postby Wedgeguy » October 1st, 2015, 7:02 pm

It was a beautiful building both inside and out in my opinion. But the lack of sight lines to other floors and the erratic and, to some, hidden escalators did not help at all. But you have to love all that beautiful marble on the inside!

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Re: Bapster2006's reprocessed 1980's photos

Postby bapster2006 » October 1st, 2015, 7:57 pm

I remember it as gorgeous too. Yes, the inside seemed odd. I remember looking down at the restaurant in the basement.

Just reprocessed some more photos. Speaking of Nicollet Mall, here is a pic I took of the LSGI model when they had it on display.

Image1988 LSGI Nicollet Mall concept model by Matt Bappe, on Flickr

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Re: Bapster2006's reprocessed 1980's photos

Postby Anondson » October 1st, 2015, 8:17 pm

Oh my lord LSGI, that was a hell of a near miss.

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Re: Bapster2006's reprocessed 1980's photos

Postby MNdible » October 1st, 2015, 8:34 pm

Does anybody know of an article or book that goes into more detail about the LSGI plan and ensuing legal fiasco?

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Re: Bapster2006's reprocessed 1980's photos

Postby bapster2006 » October 3rd, 2015, 2:37 pm

There's some good background info on LSGI in the court paper here: http://openjurist.org/44/f3d/629/genera ... ent-agency

Here is a photo I took of a clown outside the Conservatory in 1988. You can see the store Harold is behind him. Dayton's is down the block.

Image1988 Clown in front of the Conservatory 8th and Nicollet Mall Minneapolis by Matt Bappe, on Flickr

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Re: Bapster2006's reprocessed 1980's photos

Postby bapster2006 » October 7th, 2015, 4:35 pm

Hundreds of people talking. Not one cell phone.

ImageMay 1988 Northrop Mall at U of MN by Matt Bappe, on Flickr

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Re: Bapster2006's reprocessed 1980's photos

Postby Nick » October 7th, 2015, 5:40 pm

crazy that people used to have to say "hashtag" out loud, seems so weird in retrospect

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Re: Bapster2006's reprocessed 1980's photos

Postby Nathan » October 7th, 2015, 5:54 pm

I believe it was "pound sign"

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Re: Bapster2006's reprocessed 1980's photos

Postby bapster2006 » October 7th, 2015, 6:43 pm

How about all those 80s white shirts and white shorts? Reminds me of a John Hughes movie.

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Re: Bapster2006's reprocessed 1980's photos

Postby Anondson » October 7th, 2015, 8:40 pm

No love for "octothorpe", *sad trombone*...

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Re: Bapster2006's reprocessed 1980's photos

Postby bapster2006 » October 13th, 2015, 7:27 pm

Here's a skyline shot from over by Cedar-Riverside. Norwest Center still under construction.

Image1988 Minneapolis skyline from east of Metrodome by Matt Bappe, on Flickr

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Re: Bapster2006's reprocessed 1980's photos

Postby RailBaronYarr » October 14th, 2015, 7:26 am

Anondson wrote:No love for "octothorpe", *sad trombone*...
Somehow my roommates and I managed to find some of the absolute worst music known to man back in college. Octothorpe is a really sh!tty band, I highly recommend them. http://www.allmusic.com/song/hotel-mt0026677898

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Re: Bapster2006's reprocessed 1980's photos

Postby bapster2006 » October 17th, 2015, 9:47 am

A photo I took of Jimmy Carter in City Center in 1988.

ImageJimmy Carter Minneapolis City Center 1988 by Matt Bappe, on Flickr

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Re: Bapster2006's reprocessed 1980's photos

Postby bapster2006 » November 1st, 2015, 6:52 pm

I took this photo of the demolition of the Minneapolis Auditorium standing on Grant St looking east. Central Lutheran Church is in the background.

Image1988 Minneapolis auditorium demolition Grant St looking east by Matt Bappe, on Flickr

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Re: Bapster2006's reprocessed 1980's photos

Postby bapster2006 » November 6th, 2015, 6:04 pm

Nicollet Mall with all the trees and people. I was standing on the roof of the old parking ramp where Excel Energy HQ is now.

Image1988 Nicollet Mall Renaissance Square Minneapolis by Matt Bappe, on Flickr

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Re: Bapster2006's reprocessed 1980's photos

Postby mplsjaromir » November 6th, 2015, 9:31 pm

I can't explain why, but that is a great photo.

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Re: Bapster2006's reprocessed 1980's photos

Postby bapster2006 » November 6th, 2015, 10:59 pm

Probably a combination of the composition and the reflection off Renaissance Square ha ha. Thank you!

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Re: Bapster2006's reprocessed 1980's photos

Postby bapster2006 » November 9th, 2015, 7:46 pm

I reprocessed this photo of Nicollet Mall. Don't worry, the guy laying down is not injured. Ritz Hotel on the left, ugly parking ramp and McDonald's straight ahead. No RBC Plaza (Dain Rauscher Plaza) yet, or anything on the west side of Nicollet either.


Image1988 Ritz Hotel block Nicollet Mall Minneapolis by Matt Bappe, on Flickr

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Re: Bapster2006's reprocessed 1980's photos

Postby mattaudio » November 10th, 2015, 9:39 am

What was the point of tearing down that block three decades before anything would be built to replace it?


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