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by Lisa I. RoadBot
June 9th, 2018, 8:47 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Arby’s Island
Replies: 211
Views: 29574

Re: Arby’s Island

Very few of us are owners/designers of these buildings, so our effect on design is minimal, at best- But the buildings we leave behind, and allow to be built are our legacy- what will people think of this "Arby's Island" building 50 years from now, other than we had an great ability to fill space? I...
by Lisa I. RoadBot
June 9th, 2018, 8:05 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Rafter - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)
Replies: 328
Views: 68973

Re: Mortenson / USBank site - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)

I liked the early drawings of this building, with the "Tetris" look to the exterior. Now, the design has morphed into a more utilitarian sensibility- If we could say the building was "Brutalist" but still ugly, we could say "bravo! well done! nice example of the concept!" but utilitarian isn't an ar...
by Lisa I. RoadBot
June 8th, 2018, 1:19 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 2015
Views: 279981

Re: Gateway Tower (Four Seasons/RBC) - 43 stories - 513'

It is a difficult choice, I offered a question that wasn't well thought out. 3rd is busy in the evening rush, people hurrying to get out of DT- Deliveries will be easier morning hours, and they are usually made in the morning(?) I know first hand about the evening, I was crunched on my motorcycle he...
by Lisa I. RoadBot
June 8th, 2018, 12:16 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Rafter - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)
Replies: 328
Views: 68973

Re: Mortenson / USBank site - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)

This project is definitely the Red Headed Stepchild of this forum....
by Lisa I. RoadBot
June 8th, 2018, 12:05 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 2015
Views: 279981

Re: Gateway Tower (Four Seasons/RBC) - 43 stories - 513'

The Hennepin Avenue side of this building seems to be it's rear end- Favored renderings show the Nicollet side more often- Not as many interesting features on the podium on the Hennepin side? (maybe I should look at the renderings before commenting) Maybe this is a mullet of a building, Business in ...
by Lisa I. RoadBot
June 7th, 2018, 9:33 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Arby’s Island
Replies: 211
Views: 29574

Re: Arby’s Island

This is my first post- long time listener, first time caller, so to speak- But I have to weigh in here, Uptown has been my neighborhood off and on for 30+ years, i am compelled to comment on another prime site falling to mediocrity.... We were ripped off on The Nicollet Hotel site- easily amused, I ...