Rafter - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)

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

Postby Lisa I. RoadBot » June 9th, 2018, 8:05 am

I liked the early drawings of this building, with the "Tetris" look to the exterior. Now, the design has morphed into a more utilitarian sensibility- If we could say the building was "Brutalist" but still ugly, we could say "bravo! well done! nice example of the concept!" but utilitarian isn't an architectural concept... Now, I'm more fond of the building for it's location and the contribution it will make to a more dense, vertical N.E. Minneapolis.

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

Postby J2arkitekt » June 11th, 2018, 11:25 am

Lisa I. RoadBot wrote:
June 9th, 2018, 8:05 am
I liked the early drawings of this building, with the "Tetris" look to the exterior.
If you like tetris, I wouldn't fret. Give it time.

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

Postby mnmike » June 29th, 2018, 9:20 am

Cladding looks a lot like 4Marq...just from looking at the cam that is.

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

Postby MattW » June 29th, 2018, 11:06 am

mnmike wrote:
June 29th, 2018, 9:20 am
Cladding looks a lot like 4Marq...just from looking at the cam that is.
Saw in person this morning, agreed.

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

Postby Nathan » June 29th, 2018, 12:15 pm

Happy to hear its not flat white then!

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

Postby bapster2006 » July 5th, 2018, 7:47 pm

I can see the resemblance to 4Marq.

Image333 Hennepin construction Minneapolis 7-5-18 by Matt Bappe, on Flickr

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

Postby J2arkitekt » July 5th, 2018, 8:06 pm

Aside from white precast (also used on 365 Nicollet), I don’t see it.

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

Postby Nathan » July 6th, 2018, 4:35 am

Yeah I'm not seeing it either. The reason the pre cast is nice on 4 marq was because it is faceted, has a lot of depth and creates interest. This looks very 1 dimensional, but i guess it's not cement board...

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

Postby J2arkitekt » July 6th, 2018, 7:48 am

I think 4Marq looks very 1960’s office building with those bevels. Flat is flat though.

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

Postby tdtmpls » August 3rd, 2018, 11:26 am

This one will be called Rafter. Here's the most recent rendering.
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Re: Mortenson / USBank site - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)

Postby Lisa I. RoadBot » September 20th, 2018, 7:13 am

This building, by eye, looks like it is about to be topped off...
I haven't sat and counted, but it looks like they have about three or four stories on Nord Haus-
This project went up pretty fast in my estimation- it's not distinctive in any way, but it is a massive filling of space....

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

Postby Silophant » September 20th, 2018, 7:25 am

I counted yesterday, and got 22 stories, so there should be four to go. Almost there.

I agree that it is pretty bulky to stand as alone as it does - I don't mind 365 Nicollet or the Nic on 5th so much, because they're more infill with the rest of the downtown towers close by. Too bad Nye's and Nord Haus II both got downsized.

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

Postby seanrichardryan » September 20th, 2018, 9:22 am

I really like precast finish on this project.
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Re: Mortenson / USBank site - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)

Postby mamundsen » December 13th, 2018, 8:19 am

tdtmpls wrote:
August 3rd, 2018, 11:26 am
This one will be called Rafter. Here's the most recent rendering. 38151845_429013270940866_925923802884341760_o.jpg
1. This looks topped off.
2 I never noticed it in the renderings but now I do see it in the quoted pic. The two half levels where black meets white precast there is a floor of all glass. I wonder why that decision was made. Are those amenity spaces?

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

Postby twincitizen » December 13th, 2018, 9:09 am

This building is very visible coming up 4th Street from Dinkytown. The bend in the grid at Central/Hennepin makes it more of a 45 degree view instead of head-on, which is even more awesome.

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

Postby jtoemke » December 13th, 2018, 9:15 am

twincitizen wrote:
December 13th, 2018, 9:09 am
This building is very visible coming up 4th Street from Dinkytown. The bend in the grid at Central/Hennepin makes it more of a 45 degree view instead of head-on, which is even more awesome.
Take a pic!

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

Postby joe.minneapolis » December 13th, 2018, 10:17 am

twincitizen wrote:
December 13th, 2018, 9:09 am
This building is very visible coming up 4th Street from Dinkytown. The bend in the grid at Central/Hennepin makes it more of a 45 degree view instead of head-on, which is even more awesome.
yes, and it seems like it blocks the view of the Nord Haus building almost completely, lol. I wonder if that was intentional ?

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

Postby twinkess » December 13th, 2018, 10:25 am

Both are noticeable from downtown. Looks great.

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

Postby J2arkitekt » December 13th, 2018, 11:29 am

View from the bridge over the tracks at 5th Street NE.
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Re: Mortenson / USBank site - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)

Postby mnmike » December 13th, 2018, 11:37 am

Actually doesn't look as bad as I thought it would....but the blank spot where the elevators are will be terrible.


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