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by Gman12
June 28th, 2014, 11:16 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1270
Views: 182739

Re: MSP Airport

Saw AF1 at MSP.

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by Gman12
June 11th, 2014, 8:38 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1597
Views: 293039

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

I'm not going to be surprised at all at any accidents involving cars on the Green Line. The blue line has existed for 10 years now and I still see people driving down the tracks/stopping on the tracks on a weekly basis. I'm afraid the learning curve might take a while, especially for out of towners/...
by Gman12
May 2nd, 2014, 1:30 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Xcel Energy HQ - 401 Nicollet
Replies: 539
Views: 83643

Re: Xcel Energy HQ - (401 Nicollet Mall)

I thought Xcel was keeping their old building and expanding to the new one? no?
Xcel will be vacating Marquette Plaza in 2016 and consolidating in the new building and 414 with a skyway connecting the offices. There are also long term plans, 30+ years out, for 414 and the substation below it.
by Gman12
May 2nd, 2014, 8:37 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1095
Views: 203845

Re: Downtown Office Market

there will never be a building over 1,000 ft in this town unless target wants one. hopefully they won't move more employees out to the 'burbs. the "super tall" speculation here of the past couple years was fun but not realistic. if u like mega buildings visit chicago. oh, and bill cooper is an ass....
by Gman12
April 14th, 2014, 1:36 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists
Replies: 324
Views: 39407

Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

I have a high powered luxury sedan and I like to get out of the 494/694 loop and go golfing, fishing, and hunting. :twisted: I do, however, walk to work everyday.
by Gman12
April 9th, 2014, 3:30 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Chinese food downtown
Replies: 8
Views: 1080

Chinese food downtown

Anyone know of any good Chinese food places open for lunch in the skyway...or on the street now that it's warm out? I've never really been able to find a consistently good place.
by Gman12
March 13th, 2014, 5:20 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Latitude 45 - 301 Washington Avenue South
Replies: 374
Views: 76116

Re: Latitude 45 - (301 Washington Avenue South)

The gateway ramp looks full. I wonder what percentage is leased space versus daily rates, since they'll be making room for residents vehicles. Also hope the skyway gets an update, but it's on public ROW so it's probably city owned. Last time I was in there, the Volkswagen dealers were storing a ton...
by Gman12
March 11th, 2014, 12:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Eclipse
Replies: 461
Views: 44878

Re: The Eclipse

You're fudging those numbers. An eight minute driving radius from downtown doesn't get you out of Minneapolis
Sure it can. Driving at freeway speeds I can get out of Minneapolis on 394 in about 2-3 minutes.
by Gman12
February 21st, 2014, 10:17 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1426
Views: 184512

Re: Nicollet Mall

And, sidebar, firepits? Really? I think that's a great idea in theory, but have they had any attorneys thoroughly think that one through? I don't like the idea of fire pits for the same reason, well, actually because I wouldn't want my kids to think it's fun to play with the flames. I DO wish there...
by Gman12
January 30th, 2014, 9:48 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Minneapolis & St. Paul Fantasies and Speculations
Replies: 445
Views: 58249

Re: Minneapolis & St. Paul Fantasies and Speculations

I don't think you would be able to see the falls from here, that peninsula with trees is in the way. /nitpick
by Gman12
January 23rd, 2014, 12:37 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Eclipse
Replies: 461
Views: 44878

Re: The Eclipse

It would be great for the area to get this site developed. It is a decievingly large site with a lot of wasted space. I didn't realize how big it was until I walked by it a few years ago.
by Gman12
January 16th, 2014, 4:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1095
Views: 203845

Re: Downtown Office Market

Not a good sign for people who think we'll get something tall soon.

http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/b ... ffice.html
by Gman12
January 15th, 2014, 3:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 4Marq - 400 Marquette Ave (313' - 30 Stories)
Replies: 835
Views: 156117

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

My guess is it will start sometime in late March after the cranes are down for Nic on Fifth. I think that's when LPM's crane will come down as well. I think there has been some slow down in construction due to weather earlier this winter so all these projects need to play catch up. I'm also wonderi...
by Gman12
January 13th, 2014, 6:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks
Replies: 256
Views: 36180

Re: Minneapolis Riverfront

There is this master plan in the works. I went to one of the open houses a few months ago and talked with the planners, they were taking input and comment cards from everyone at that point. http://www.minneapolisparks.org/default.asp?PageID=1396 The park board owns the little strip of land in front ...
by Gman12
January 8th, 2014, 9:46 am
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis (cancelled)
Replies: 1001
Views: 119266

Re: Major League Soccer in Minnesota

To my knowledge none of the Polad's have been found by a court liable in a civil racketeering case. I cannot remember a time when a Polad has been even accused of fraud. People tend to not like the idea of giving fraudsters a bunch of public dollars. They have. Claiming they needed taxpayers money ...
by Gman12
January 7th, 2014, 5:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 369847

Re: Star Tribune Blocks

For the development above the parking ramp...
http://tinyurl.com/mk2mhkd

"Submissions are due Feb. 4. The city expects to select a developer in early March, according to the RFP."

Sounds like when, not if something will get built.
by Gman12
January 2nd, 2014, 8:04 pm
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis (cancelled)
Replies: 1001
Views: 119266

Re: Major League Soccer in Minnesota

If we have learned anything from the Wilfs tenure as Vikings owners, it is that we cannot allow them to own another franchise in the city. They are one of the worst owners in the NFL. They try to run the team their way, even though they are absent from the state 95% of the year. Not to mention they...
by Gman12
November 25th, 2013, 8:06 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 4Marq - 400 Marquette Ave (313' - 30 Stories)
Replies: 835
Views: 156117

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

I didn't go by it, but it looked like it was in the alley.

https://db.tt/hcuQp1Ul
by Gman12
November 25th, 2013, 1:14 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 4Marq - 400 Marquette Ave (313' - 30 Stories)
Replies: 835
Views: 156117

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

Crane is going up.
by Gman12
September 30th, 2013, 10:16 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Vikings Stadium Miscellaneous Discussion
Replies: 1660
Views: 176310

Re: Vikings Stadium

The point is even the RENDERINGS look horrible. Sure every project starts with a rough sketch, but then some actual work is done to design the building. It looks like no thought was put into this, just a few random angles and giant blank walls. No attention to detail. Just a gimmicky giant bunker wi...