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Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Postby BBMplsMN » November 17th, 2017, 1:33 pm

Bakken2016 wrote:
November 17th, 2017, 12:27 pm
Some of them will, they will all be complete by Dec 31st. Until they are complete they will have standard bus stop signs.
Even more reason why the buses should stay on Hennepin until after the Super Bowl. Actually I don't really care either way, as long as I know where to stand each day.

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Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Postby Qhaberl » November 17th, 2017, 2:03 pm

BBMplsMN wrote:
Bakken2016 wrote:
November 17th, 2017, 12:27 pm
. Actually I don't really care either way, as long as I know where to stand each day.

I don't really care either. I would think it would make more sense to keep everything the way it is until after the Super Bowl. Why move everything just for a little over four weeks?

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Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Postby SkyScraperKid » November 20th, 2017, 4:54 pm

Bakken2016 wrote:
November 17th, 2017, 1:27 pm
lordmoke wrote:
November 17th, 2017, 1:10 pm
Anyone know if the new mall is taxi-fee? I know that idea had been floated at one point.
It is taxi free! The only vehicles allowed are bicycles, buses, and Metro Mobility vehicles.
And Uber drivers who don't give a crap. There is always that ONE. :roll:

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Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Postby David Greene » November 21st, 2017, 1:28 pm

Block 'em.

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Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Postby Silophant » November 28th, 2017, 3:56 pm

Apparently the out of date renewable energy display on the 5th St side of the Xcel Energy plaza will be replaced tomorrow with a 75' wind turbine blade.

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Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Postby SurlyLHT » December 4th, 2017, 2:26 pm

I noticed recently that the new bus shelters will be much smaller than the large ones we had before. Personally, I enjoyed the shelter the old ones provided when I waited for the bus in -10 degrees as a college student.

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Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Postby mamundsen » December 4th, 2017, 5:06 pm

So the buses are back... how is it?

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Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Postby BBMplsMN » December 4th, 2017, 5:31 pm

Seems to be running smoothly. However:

1. I prefer catching my bus on Hennepin (since I could also catch other buses going the same direction).
2. Bus shelters are still being installed. And the footprints look a lot smaller than the old ones.
3. Buses move back to Hennepin in mid-January.

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Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Postby gopherfan » December 4th, 2017, 7:46 pm

Looks like they're doing photo-ops... Pretty cool, but wish it was standing upright.

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Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Postby Silophant » December 4th, 2017, 9:43 pm

Agreed 100%. Then they could have had a full-size one. That's about 40% of the size of the ones being installed on modern projects.

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Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Postby SurlyLHT » December 5th, 2017, 7:56 am

My wife an I were biking down the Mall this weekend and started chuckling at a stoplight given that the crosswalk voices pronounces Nicollet incorrectly.

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Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Postby Silophant » December 5th, 2017, 9:23 am

Okay, good. I noticed that this morning and panicked that maybe I've been pronouncing it wrong for years.

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Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Postby Qhaberl » December 5th, 2017, 11:21 am

How do people feel about the lighting on Nicolette [sic] Mall. Personally, I feel it's extremely in adequate. At night it feels dark and dingy. I think it especially looks dingy in the area that doesn't have the light walk.


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Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Postby PhilmerPhil » December 5th, 2017, 11:44 am

Some of the uplighting is nice, but I really do miss the pedestrian scaled lanterns

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Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Postby John » December 5th, 2017, 1:30 pm

The biggest issue facing Nicollet Mall now is to get the many vacant store fronts filled with retail tenants. It's feels barren with all those empty spaces.

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Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Postby Mooglemuffins » December 6th, 2017, 7:53 am

John wrote:
December 5th, 2017, 1:30 pm
The biggest issue facing Nicollet Mall now is to get the many vacant store fronts filled with retail tenants. It's feels barren with all those empty spaces.
Yeah, the whole building by Nicollet Mall Station, Macy's, the old Barnes & Noble.... :(

On another note, they built that whole second platform for Nicollet Mall station for some reason why isn't that 'open'? Far as I can tell it's done but they just haven't taken the covers off the machines. Why was that other side put in in the first place?

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Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Postby Bakken2016 » December 6th, 2017, 8:25 am

Mooglemuffins wrote:
December 6th, 2017, 7:53 am
John wrote:
December 5th, 2017, 1:30 pm
The biggest issue facing Nicollet Mall now is to get the many vacant store fronts filled with retail tenants. It's feels barren with all those empty spaces.
Yeah, the whole building by Nicollet Mall Station, Macy's, the old Barnes & Noble.... :(

On another note, they built that whole second platform for Nicollet Mall station for some reason why isn't that 'open'? Far as I can tell it's done but they just haven't taken the covers off the machines. Why was that other side put in in the first place?
Well Macy's is being replaced by The Dayton's Project: http://www.thedaytonsproject.com/

The second LRT platform is opening on Dec 15th, it is for the future SWLRT and Bottineau LRT extensions, so people can board on one side, and alight on the other side.

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Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Postby Silophant » December 6th, 2017, 8:30 am

As far as the big retail space in Ren Square by the station, the "For Lease" posters came down a few weeks ago, and it's no longer listed on MidAmerica's website. So either something's happening there, or the building owner has given up and is content to let it sit empty forever.

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Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Postby seanrichardryan » December 6th, 2017, 9:12 am

Hopefully it involves blowing up the first 2 floors. The PoMo arches have got to go.
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Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Postby EOst » December 6th, 2017, 9:21 am

Bakken2016 wrote:
December 6th, 2017, 8:25 am
The second LRT platform is opening on Dec 15th
Thanks for this little tidbit. I'm not sure I'd seen this anywhere else!


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