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by Yourpalborno
January 24th, 2020, 11:45 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City of Minneapolis Office Building - 501 4th Ave S - 11 stories / 171'
Replies: 228
Views: 43975

Re: City of Minneapolis Office Building - 501 4th Ave S - 11 stories / 171'

Walked by yesterday. Things are coming together quickly.
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by Yourpalborno
December 28th, 2018, 10:02 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1095
Views: 203378

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

I used to work in the Wells Fargo Tower. Always loved walking into that beautiful lobby but always longed for the amenities, mostly an exercise facility, of other buildings. I work in one of the premiere towers in the CBD, designed by a famous architect and adorned with fancy materials, but I sure w...
by Yourpalborno
April 6th, 2018, 8:09 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: West Lake Street Hotel- 3012 Excelsior Blvd (8 stories, 100')
Replies: 42
Views: 7294

Re: West Lake Street Hotel- 3012 Excelsior Blvd (8 stories, 100')

Yes! Love this development! What I love more is seeing developers fitting new projects into unorthodox (at least for Mpls.) locations.
by Yourpalborno
March 7th, 2018, 12:13 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'
Replies: 340
Views: 91367

Re: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 39 stories / >450'

What I love about this project is that it forces to city and county to extend downtown amenities and dense planning from the core. Washington is quickly becoming, if not already, the most important street in downtown by connecting a diverse art, educational, transit oriented, and restaurant area (Ri...
by Yourpalborno
February 16th, 2018, 11:35 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northside - General Topics
Replies: 334
Views: 102422

Re: Northside - General Topics

This is a very exciting project. Lots of work being done in Hawthorne to make the most of the numerous empty lots in the neighborhood. Hope this will set a good precedent for other projects!
by Yourpalborno
January 9th, 2018, 3:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1425
Views: 183945

Re: Nicollet Mall

Taking the bus home on the 5 and noticed that the stoplights, some signage, and light polls were removed from the 8th street intsection. Oh the power of the NFL to demand infrastructure removed after only a few months of operation.
by Yourpalborno
October 17th, 2017, 6:23 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1425
Views: 183945

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

I was able to bike down the entire length of the Mall yesterday from Washington to Grant. It's a huge transformation and probably better than I realize since I can't see the old and new side by side. The trees are wonderful and the flow of the sidewalks seems to better connect the buildings to the s...
by Yourpalborno
October 4th, 2017, 8:25 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 130
Views: 35860

Re: Doran/General Mills Development - 215 2nd St SE (284' - 26 Stories)

It looks like the architects planned for 10 more stories but had to chop it down and instead of redesigning the structure they simply stopped it where they were required. Even a simple crown-type structure would help.
by Yourpalborno
July 10th, 2017, 8:08 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1029
Views: 189386

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

There was an article in F&C that noted that it was the increase in North Loop rental rates that finally made the financing on the renovation possible.
Anyone want to print that out for the next time people say gentrification is bad for historic preservation at a meeting?
:D Win!
by Yourpalborno
July 10th, 2017, 7:19 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1029
Views: 189386

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

I'm trying to pick myself up off the floor. How many years have I walked past 200 Washington wondering what would happen first, renovation or collapse? This is so wonderful!
by Yourpalborno
March 14th, 2017, 8:12 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Center Renovation
Replies: 463
Views: 71998

Re: Target Center Renovation

Say goodbye to those ugly and non-functional vents!
by Yourpalborno
August 4th, 2016, 8:02 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2079
Views: 74089

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

I didn't go to the match last night but passed by on my way home from work and noticed a massive amount of chain-link fencing surrounding the stadium forcing people into security lines and eliminating any good usage of the massive concrete plaza. Seems like really poor planning especially when compa...
by Yourpalborno
April 21st, 2016, 7:22 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hi-Lo Diner (4020 Lake St E)
Replies: 39
Views: 6322

Re: Hi-Lo Diner (4020 Lake St E)

I’ve been to Hi-Lo twice. Both times I’ve found the food to be quite good though the prices are a little on the high side, especially for the adult malts. I do have a few issues. Last Saturday they did not have their patio ready, big oops for such a nice day, and as a result the service lacked as th...
by Yourpalborno
February 19th, 2016, 8:21 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium LRT Station, Ped Bridge & Plaza (MSFA block)
Replies: 466
Views: 55903

Re: Stadium LRT Station, Ped Bridge & Plaza (MSFA block)

You guys. The Sandcrawler.
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by Yourpalborno
October 28th, 2015, 2:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: IDS Center
Replies: 257
Views: 68498

Re: IDS Center

I'd be thinking maybe an Apple Store...it'd be so convenient for downtown workers/dwellers.
Probably too small of a space for Apple. That said, a Downtown Apple Store is something that is requested in my office multiple times a week. Are we too small a population to justify a store?
by Yourpalborno
October 28th, 2015, 11:06 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Field Station (the Hotel) & Target Field Station (the Station)
Replies: 1016
Views: 140833

Re: Target Field and Target Field Station Development

Maybe this'll be the impetus to get the trees back in the batter's eye?
Could we at least grow some ivy? The current black panels create a batter's eye that does not mesh with the style of the stadium.
by Yourpalborno
October 26th, 2015, 8:04 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Field Station (the Hotel) & Target Field Station (the Station)
Replies: 1016
Views: 140833

Re: Target Field and Target Field Station Development

Taking away quite a few seats, but not like the Twins sell out anyways.. http://twinsdaily.com/topic/20564-changes-to-cf-at-target-field/ According to DSP this renovation will actually increase the capacity of Target Field since it will allow for more standing room tickets than seats being removed.
by Yourpalborno
July 17th, 2015, 9:14 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Seward Co-op Friendship Store - (38th St & Clinton Ave)
Replies: 100
Views: 22083

Re: Seward Co-op Friendship Store - (38th St & Clinton Ave)

I moved to Bryant just over a year ago. When I returned to Minneapolis after years away I felt disillusioned by how much Kingfield, the neighborhood I grew up in, had changed. It feels like Linden Hills East. More whites, more high-end eateries. It’s almost too clean. Walk in to Patisserie 46 on a S...
by Yourpalborno
March 12th, 2015, 7:29 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 4Marq - 400 Marquette Ave (313' - 30 Stories)
Replies: 835
Views: 156103

Re: 4Marq - (313' - 30 Stories)

Like in the renderings? The black panels have always been in them. http://urban-works.com/project/4marq/ I never noticed them in the renderings before, but now they are impossible to miss. There do appear to be more going in than the rendering shows. Maybe not. Either way they look terrible. Couldn...