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by mullen
January 15th, 2015, 1:37 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)
Replies: 425
Views: 96045

Re: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)

bye ugly, cinderblock, overcrowded wahlgreens. another eyesore will bite the dust. just like the south lyndale location.
by mullen
January 15th, 2015, 11:52 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2424
Views: 291217

Re: Public Transit News and Happenings

it's cool to see finally see these signs actually being used for their intended purposes.
by mullen
January 14th, 2015, 2:35 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: 5 Arbitrarily Ranked Nice Neighborhoods in the Metro
Replies: 36
Views: 1598

Re: 5 Arbitrarily Ranked Nice Neighborhoods in the Metro

that wedge co-op parking lot is awesome isn't it. i don't how many near car accidents i've witnessed there arriving and departing onto lyndale. franklin/lyndale is a wreck of an intersection. linden hills has it all. historic mix of housing stock, mix of apartment stock, you're right on the best lak...
by mullen
January 14th, 2015, 11:49 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: AC Marriott Hotel - 401 Hennepin Ave (Andrews Hotel site)
Replies: 353
Views: 56197

Re: AC Marriott Hotel (401 Hennepin Ave / Andrews Hotel site

yea i don't what it is about mortenson and their renderings. or maybe they just build bland buildings. that new hotel over by first avenue isn't anything special. the rendering they released for the nicollet hotel block is the worst of the proposals.
by mullen
January 14th, 2015, 9:53 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: 5 Arbitrarily Ranked Nice Neighborhoods in the Metro
Replies: 36
Views: 1598

Re: Top 5 Neighborhoods in the Metro

this list is silly. if west end is a neighborhood then i suppose so are southdale and the mall of america. true neighborhoods that make my top five:

linden hills
longfellow
highland park
st anthony park
bottineau
by mullen
January 13th, 2015, 1:58 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Ordway Renovation
Replies: 13
Views: 4234

Re: Ordway Renovation

well i have to say i rather like the interior and consider this new music room a gem.
by mullen
January 13th, 2015, 9:56 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2079
Views: 73883

Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

tramp stamp. it's the least attractive side of the building for sure.
by mullen
January 12th, 2015, 9:58 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Substations and Power Lines
Replies: 24
Views: 3748

Re: Xcel Substation at Sabo bridge

haha... so true.
by mullen
January 12th, 2015, 9:47 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2079
Views: 73883

Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

yea probably like the glove feature. i wonder when they're going to announce the u.s. bank naming rights already.
by mullen
January 12th, 2015, 9:20 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Parking Facilities
Replies: 162
Views: 22437

Re: Downtown Parking

i love that opinion piece and this highlights why it's been so hard for downtown to improve. it seems only increased demand for open parcels will get these surface lot owners to sell their cash cows. with developers competing and driving up prices. my personal top of the list for worst is that lot a...
by mullen
January 12th, 2015, 7:48 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2079
Views: 73883

Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

little water feature there with the mini viking ship. kinda amusing.
by mullen
January 9th, 2015, 3:06 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: AC Marriott Hotel - 401 Hennepin Ave (Andrews Hotel site)
Replies: 353
Views: 56197

Re: AC Marriott Hotel (401 Hennepin Ave / Andrews Hotel site

The way things get knocked down in this city it will be gone within a decade anyway. There...problem solved. you couldn't be wronger..the myth of "teardownapolis" as promulgated by our stupid local media. it's as if this was the only city in the united states that tore down buildings in the 50s/60s...
by mullen
January 9th, 2015, 2:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Field Station (the Hotel) & Target Field Station (the Station)
Replies: 1016
Views: 140731

Re: Target Field Station

very cool. the station's design has proven a magnet for special events. i was unsure about this "open design" but it works well as a dual function transit stop and event space.
by mullen
January 9th, 2015, 7:57 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: AC Marriott Hotel - 401 Hennepin Ave (Andrews Hotel site)
Replies: 353
Views: 56197

Re: AC Marriott Hotel (401 Hennepin Ave / Andrews Hotel site

design and massing are broad terms. i do believe this is within the scope of our planning commission. how the building meets the sidewalk, quality of building materials, height and so on. and the planning commission results are then reviewed by the city council's planning committee and eventually th...
by mullen
January 8th, 2015, 10:03 am
Forum: Cities Around the World
Topic: London
Replies: 17
Views: 2539

Re: London

i've only been to london a couple times, last in 2012. found the tube seamless and wonderful. took a sidetrip to manchester and absolutely love that city. they have a growing tram network. many british cities are now expanding their rail. i agree the inner-city rail lacks because of the different pr...
by mullen
January 7th, 2015, 12:08 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4600
Views: 449975

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

why is any of this surprising. old news since the election results. state government is akin to high school, one big clique of crap. except to insiders, lobbyists and politcal reporters who live at the capitol and feel validated when some self important legislator smiles at them. i interned at the c...
by mullen
January 6th, 2015, 2:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1220
Views: 193886

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

http://www.startribune.com/blogs/287661061.html
the reader comments below this story are precious.
by mullen
January 6th, 2015, 11:35 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 2015
Views: 279980

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

i don't like the spire of one wtc, but i don't think it's a failed building.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/colu ... tml#page=1
by mullen
January 6th, 2015, 9:13 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists
Replies: 324
Views: 39299

Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

lived in south mpls nearly my entire life. never had been to white bear lake's town center until i drove up a few weeks ago to go to this little record shop. it's a quaint downtown. then i discovered they have one of the few taco john's locations in this metro. so of course i'll be back. i've never ...
by mullen
January 5th, 2015, 8:14 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Star Tribune (& other local media)
Replies: 241
Views: 28088

Re: Star Tribune

a lot of stories on our local tv news are flushed from articles in the strib. watch the local early news in particular. they'll go over the star tribune and send a reporter to follow-up on something taken directly from the paper. it is the best news source in this state. it leads and the other's fol...