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by Avian
July 23rd, 2020, 9:29 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1072
Views: 194591

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

One of the negatives about working from home I experience on a daily basis is the appalling writing skills of fellow employees in emails or other communications. Honest to god, I'm astonished at how truly awful Americans are at expressing themselves through writing. In this age of social media in wh...
by Avian
March 10th, 2020, 7:39 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Century Plaza redevelopment - 330 South 12th St
Replies: 25
Views: 8525

Re: Century Plaza redevelopment - 330 South 12th St

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Man... Good times. Good times. ;)
by Avian
September 1st, 2019, 3:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'
Replies: 325
Views: 87425

Re: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'

^ :)

If "Twelve" was a sly mention of a future project or simply a joke is anyone's guess. However Bernardi did mention a while back that he was looking for an alternate site for his Estelle project, which was down-voted by Edina.
by Avian
April 19th, 2019, 4:05 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Center
Replies: 395
Views: 63714

Re: City Center

C'mon, the tower just needs some RGB LED lighting. I've mentioned this on the Skyscrapercity forum, but for the last few weeks there has clearly been a lighting test going on the west side of the tower. Color-changing LEDs are tucked into the narrow strip just below the parapet along two of the win...
by Avian
April 19th, 2019, 3:55 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'
Replies: 325
Views: 87425

Re: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 48 stories / 550'

Wow! Excellent news! They must be proceeding without a very high percentage of presales!?!?
We've no idea what the pre-sales figures are since the prices and client list are confidential. But evidently they're high enough to secure financing for construction. Good news.
by Avian
August 10th, 2018, 3:18 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 240 Hennepin Ave - 21 stories - 256'
Replies: 130
Views: 52489

Re: Harlem Irving and CA Ventures - 240 Hennepin Ave - 18-20 stories

Frankly, while Victorian-era commercial architecture may have its charms, that style of residential architecture is something I find downright repulsive. It is born of the separation of human and the environment. Windows "frame" a view of nature that is to be regarded as distant, decorative, fit to ...
by Avian
July 20th, 2017, 9:35 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Rafter - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)
Replies: 328
Views: 68649

Re: Mortenson / USBank site - 333 Hennepin Ave E (~28 stories / 280 units)

Weird - Double Post! Ignore this, and thanks for your participation :)
by Avian
July 20th, 2017, 9:26 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Rafter - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)
Replies: 328
Views: 68649

Re: Mortenson / USBank site - 333 Hennepin Ave E (~28 stories / 280 units)

I can somewhat understand the disdain for this project. I feel it too. Maybe it is coming from the fact that we are starved for truly tall, exceptional new buildings. So - to assuage our thirst - we expect every single medium-sized tower to live up to some internationally-recognized brilliant archit...
by Avian
December 31st, 2016, 1:05 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 2011
Views: 278490

Re: United Properties / Four Seasons "Gateway" Project (Nicollet Hotel Block)

I'm just going to repeat myself from another forum: It's a juggling act with the FARs, but I can't imagine that a 40, 50, or 60-story building at this location wouldn't be profitable over a 75-year lifespan. It just seems that half the issue is the short-term gain of a project. Which doesn't make se...
by Avian
October 3rd, 2016, 1:30 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)
Replies: 1522
Views: 241920

Re: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)

What's with all the horrible recent reviews of LPM and their management? If you accept them at face value it sounds like the building is not doing very well at all.
by Avian
September 7th, 2016, 1:15 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Washington Square - 20, 100, 111 Washington Avenue S
Replies: 93
Views: 11429

Re: Washington Square buildings (20, 100, 111 Washington Ave S)

I find it really, really odd for many of you to advocate running Nicollet through the 20 Washington site. Really odd . Mainly because a lot of you also advocate for Nicollet as a pedestrian-only street. Well, hello , that's exactly what is running through the 20 Washington site right now: a pedestri...
by Avian
April 26th, 2016, 1:51 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1027
Views: 187431

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

ATM's? I thought cash was dead.
Not at the 19 Bar. :)
by Avian
March 26th, 2016, 10:05 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 957
Views: 102840

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Minneapolis makes the front page on Reddit today: https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/4c1tze/looks_like_one_of_the_buildings_is_draining/?limit=500 Because of this pic by "Avian81" (and no relation to me!!): http://i674.photobucket.com/albums/vv101/Avian001/Dramatic_Wells_Fargo_Capella.jpg One of...
by Avian
March 22nd, 2016, 2:16 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 3601 Nicollet
Replies: 25
Views: 5636

Re: 3601 Nicollet

Haven't heard anything about this in a while so went looking and found some renderings on the architect's website:

http://www.charleslevinarchitects.com/3601Nicollet.html
That rendering is kind of amusing. I don't think I've ever seen someone capture the essence of "generic" quite so well. :)
by Avian
March 15th, 2016, 9:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Legacy Condominiums - 121 12th Ave S (187' - 17 Stories)
Replies: 209
Views: 36032

Re: Legacy Condominiums - 121 12th Ave S

Per Google Maps, it's 0.6 miles to DTE, 0.3 to West Bank, and 0.7 to Cedar-Riverside. Not quite that big of a difference. From the intersection of 2nd St & 12th Av, it is 2,945 feet to the DTE station walking to Washington, then Chicago, then to DTE Station. It's 2,210 feet walking to Washington, t...