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by Orbi
September 5th, 2014, 8:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Athletic Department Practice Facilities
Replies: 76
Views: 14191

Re: Athletic Department Practice Facilities

In that case, those "faculty" have no business being at a university.
by Orbi
August 25th, 2014, 9:19 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northside - News & General Topics
Replies: 348
Views: 121889

Re: Northside - General Topics

Thanks for passing that along!
by Orbi
August 25th, 2014, 8:50 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium LRT Station, Ped Bridge & Plaza (MSFA block)
Replies: 466
Views: 56716

Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

How about leaving the LRT in place and moving 4th to the other side of it using the parking lots and connect it 3rd st as it goes under the LRT tracks? The parking lots are owned by the Wilfs so I guess they would have to be on board - maybe could have negotiated some like this in the beginning.
by Orbi
August 10th, 2014, 11:04 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)
Replies: 591
Views: 88331

Re: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)

This weekend was the first shutdown that I've had to experience here-- can anyone shed any light on whether this is how Metro Transit has been dealing with rail closures in the past? No matter how you do it, shuttle buses are inconvenient, but having dealt with closures in other cities before, I ha...
by Orbi
August 4th, 2014, 9:00 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 1286
Views: 15497

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

I am sure there are many reasons why it won't work or make sense but I think it would be cool to a have a connection between the West Bank station and Cedar Riverside station skirting Currie Park so service could run between Green and Blue lines without connecting at the Metrodome station - it could...
by Orbi
July 26th, 2014, 6:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1426
Views: 189335

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

If there is one design element they could incorporate that would make the street feel very pedestrian friendly, in my opinion it would be to eliminate curbs. The preliminary renderings suggest that they already intend to denote different street functions through the use of different surface materia...
by Orbi
May 28th, 2014, 9:13 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements
Replies: 314
Views: 56422

Re: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements

Wow - that is crazy! Talk about guts - didn't even seem to flinch when the guy waves around a gun or pulls out a club.
by Orbi
May 17th, 2014, 9:30 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1649
Views: 177334

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

That is awesome...feel like I may have seen it from the train from Amsterdam to Paris. I have a vague recollection of seeing something similar but couldn't figure out what it was at the time. Anyway, too bad we cann't have an elevated bike path traversing the whole Hennepin-Lyndale triangle mess.
by Orbi
May 4th, 2014, 7:20 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1649
Views: 177334

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

I believe that was the reason Shaun Murphy (the Minneapolis bicycle coordinator) gave for not wearing a helmet.
by Orbi
April 7th, 2014, 8:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Days Inn Redevelopment (U of M)
Replies: 22
Views: 6173

Re: Days Inn Redevelopment (U of M)

That is exciting! I look forward to seeing what you all come up with. I see that space out office window and often walk by it and fantasize about it being redeveloped.
by Orbi
March 27th, 2014, 9:35 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Climate Change
Replies: 64
Views: 4650

Re: Climate Change

Not sure I know of many people who would spend 5-6 years in graduate school, a couple years or more postdoc-ing, apply for every available academic job in the hopes of getting one, 5-7 years of 60-70 hour work weeks to get tenure - in the quest for money(?), power(?), politics(?), getting invited to...
by Orbi
October 24th, 2013, 8:39 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Rumors: A Historical Record of Mystery
Replies: 1115
Views: 98138

Re: TCF Tower atrium

Me too...
by Orbi
October 18th, 2013, 7:22 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 374982

Re: Star Tribune Blocks

I guess I would prefer if one or both streets were closed for the sake of the park but its not like it cann't be done at a later date after the stadium and development are done if it seems to make sense.
by Orbi
September 16th, 2013, 9:11 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Elan Uptown
Replies: 422
Views: 54644

Re: Elan Uptown Phase I - (2837 Dupont Avenue South)

Couldn't agree more...paneling looks awesome and why oh why cann't we bury a few power lines around here! It is a bit of a pet peeve of mine. One example that really gets me are the 8 power poles in the little parking lot behind the Espresso Expose building in stadium village. I was so hopeful that ...
by Orbi
September 4th, 2013, 8:16 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Five15 on the Park - 515 15th Avenue South
Replies: 187
Views: 41057

Re: Five15 On the Park - (1515 5th Street South)

Maybe they could move it further down 6th to the SE corner on Cedar. It would fill out the block of 1-2 story commercial buildings. Obviously don't know if the owners of the lot would be interested but seems like it might fit there nicely.
by Orbi
July 19th, 2013, 7:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: University of Minnesota - News & General Topics
Replies: 578
Views: 140702

Re: Current University of Minnesota Projects

I would love to see some serious redevelopment of that side of Washington - you're right it is nothing over 2 stories and virtually the entire block on all sides is under developed. I think it would be cool to see the street across from the alumni center park filled in but leaving the Stub and Herb'...
by Orbi
July 18th, 2013, 9:33 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: University of Minnesota - News & General Topics
Replies: 578
Views: 140702

Re: Current University of Minnesota Projects

Having just moved into the Cancer/Cardio research building, myself and many of my coworkers are feeling a little removed from campus. As beautiful as the building is and thankful I am for the new space, I really wish it was on the other side of the stadium. I would love it if some of the new housing...