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February 28th, 2014, 11:41 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site - 25 stories / 294'
Replies: 1054
Views: 137649

Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Air Rights Development

No. At 27 stories? I do not get that feeling.
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February 28th, 2014, 9:06 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Mall of America - Bloomington
Replies: 978
Views: 154902

Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Phase 1C ground breaking ...? Stay tuned.

Correction: Tuesday, March 18th at 9:30 AM
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February 23rd, 2014, 3:05 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Mall of America - Bloomington
Replies: 978
Views: 154902

Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Is this a spec office building or do they have a tenant lined up? The report is vague, but I did find this: Construction Operations Plan The Construction Operations Plan for the previously approved MOA Phase IC indicated a 24-month construction period (November 2013 to November 2015). It is now ant...
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January 29th, 2014, 11:11 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Stadium Village
Replies: 152
Views: 62815

Re: Stadium Village

Great picture! Very interesting to see the wall forming along Washington, with the future capstone soon to rise out of the ashes of Arby's.
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January 29th, 2014, 11:01 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 510 Marquette Avenue
Replies: 137
Views: 31834

Re: 510 Marquette Avenue

I am shocked that this building is leasing up so quickly. But maybe it is a sign that if/when WF vacates significant SF in the Baker block or NorthStar for downtown east, those properties could equally be turned into "hip" C buildings in the CBD and also fill up reasonably well.
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January 29th, 2014, 10:25 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: AC Marriott Hotel - 401 Hennepin Ave (Andrews Hotel site)
Replies: 353
Views: 56209

Re: Andrews Hotel site (4th & Hennepin)

I had never thought about any redeeming qualities about this ramp prior to Aville_37 and twincitizen's comments above. The parking ramp actually could add some visual interest to 4th St. The helix would be quite interesting with some night lighting- a poor man's ode to Guggenheim or something. Of co...
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December 28th, 2013, 1:51 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 369823

Re: Star Tribune Blocks

According to Adam Voge, Ryan/Strib didn't close today as planned. Rick Collins expects it will happen within 30 days. I may not know what I'm talking about, but I'm sorry, everything about this project and deal just screams S-H-A-D-Y to me!! It's not what's reported, it's what's being dealt under t...
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December 22nd, 2013, 7:44 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1095
Views: 203584

Re: Downtown Office Market

The fact that Wells Fargo intends to own their new space instead of a long term lease demonstrates that at least the WF team believes that the MSP market will remain very strong and rents will be increasing, and Minneapolis in particular, or they would have chosen to do a long term lease. It appears...
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December 12th, 2013, 11:19 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: POLL: Name the Vikings Stadium!
Replies: 39
Views: 14275

Re: POLL: Name the Vikings Stadium!

Betty Crocker Field :D

-nicknamed "the crock pot". very Midwestern.
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September 10th, 2013, 11:12 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Mall of America - Bloomington
Replies: 978
Views: 154902

Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

For JMS9 et al- (reading everyone's posts back to June, so my post is a mix... sorry) For Sea Life tickets- they have an on-line pass for MN residents only. $11 for adults and $10 for kids. Must buy online and show MN drivers license on arrival. I like the concept/look of the new hotel and office- f...
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August 25th, 2013, 8:30 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 369823

Re: Star Tribune Blocks

For reference, per Emporis, Fifth Street Towers I (26 story) is 356 ft, Canadian Pacific Plaza (old One Financial Plaza) is 377 ft and LMP Apts is 376 ft.
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June 1st, 2013, 8:49 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Rampton Apartments - (201 2nd Avenue Southeast)
Replies: 67
Views: 13363

Re: Rampton Apartments - (201 2nd Avenue Southeast)

It's very interesting reading about the Development Commitment- I had totally forgotten about that. Does anyone else recall when the city sold these ramps what other commitments the other ramps had? E.g. Downtown East ramp? Very interesting/odd concept and layout. I'm glad they are pursuing it- diff...
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June 1st, 2013, 8:09 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Coze Flats - (628 University Ave SE)
Replies: 63
Views: 17264

Re: 628 University Ave SE

Meh. Just because it's old... have you looked at the house in question? Agree- this is not an impressive house and it is on busy Unviversity Ave- revedelopment is much better than preservation in this case. If historic preservation was based on age alone, a bunch of the downtown parking lots would ...
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May 25th, 2013, 8:54 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: This idea is awesome
Replies: 1
Views: 803

Re: This idea is awesome

thanks for sharing! very smart use of technology to create a barrier that doesn't cause any damage- will have lots of applications. Still a little sad that it is needed though.
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May 25th, 2013, 11:00 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 369823

Re: Star Tribune Blocks

I really like parks on top of underground parking ramps- and like them in many settings, but in this case, I don't see the need to have underground parking below the park. Downtown has a severe lack of mature trees- hardly any. And to have good solid trees- like hundred year old oaks or similar, the...
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April 30th, 2013, 10:15 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: StoneBridge (2nd Street South & 11th Avenue South)
Replies: 339
Views: 57313

Re: StoneBridge (2nd Street South & 11th Avenue South)

Stopped in the sales center yesterday. They are over 50 units sold- about a third of total. Construction will start to speed up soon. Will be putting up a floor a week by the end of May.
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April 14th, 2013, 9:21 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Minneapolis & St. Paul Fantasies and Speculations
Replies: 445
Views: 58246

Re: Convention Center Hotel - (330 South 12th Street)

I know I'm getting way off topic now, but that same week, I took a few pictures (sorry- don't know where they are) of the building during demolision, then walked over to the old Conservatory which was also being demolished at the same time for the new USBank Headquaters and took a photo of a bobcat ...
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April 14th, 2013, 8:54 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Minneapolis & St. Paul Fantasies and Speculations
Replies: 445
Views: 58246

Re: Convention Center Hotel - (330 South 12th Street)

Also one of my favorites. While they were taking it down, I was giving family friends from the Netherlands a tour of downtown and we were standing on the HCGC corner of of 3rd and 7th. I was lamenting to them about its destruction and they quizzed me as to why- stating that international style is al...
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March 31st, 2013, 9:50 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Walker Library
Replies: 153
Views: 28993

Re: Walker Library

Maybe the city (or county?) should consider converting the intersection to where all pedestrians can walk any direction including diagonally all at once for X number of seconds. Then whether it is a double or triple turn lane wouldn't matter because it would be all cars and no peds for the next peri...