Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

Downtown - North Loop - Mill District - Elliot Park - Loring Park
mattaudio
Stone Arch Bridge
Posts: 7707
Joined: June 19th, 2012, 2:04 pm
Location: NORI: NOrth of RIchfield

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby mattaudio » August 28th, 2019, 8:05 pm

A legacy that shall live on via the styling of the AT&T Tower
Image

User avatar
Anondson
IDS Center
Posts: 4243
Joined: July 21st, 2013, 8:57 pm
Location: Where West Minneapolis Once Was

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby Anondson » September 5th, 2019, 1:03 pm

I really like how the plaza work at 3rd St and 2nd Ave has turned out.

luigipaladio
Nicollet Mall
Posts: 112
Joined: May 14th, 2019, 1:56 pm

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby luigipaladio » September 5th, 2019, 10:26 pm

I’m guessing that the necessary maintenance costs on equipment that is no longer needed made it practical to remove the microwave horns. Is the whole crown going away? The first (bottom) layer of the crown could be worth saving, but if that has to go away as well, the building itself is a pretty decent presence on the skyline.

CalMcKenney
Metrodome
Posts: 87
Joined: April 2nd, 2019, 8:54 am

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby CalMcKenney » September 6th, 2019, 7:51 am

There were cranes up at the Gold Medal Flour building yesterday, anyone know what's going on?

SurlyLHT
Foshay Tower
Posts: 907
Joined: February 21st, 2017, 3:50 pm

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby SurlyLHT » September 6th, 2019, 9:17 am

I saw that they started to take the lower parts of the Centurylink antenna down yesterday.

Qhaberl
Foshay Tower
Posts: 835
Joined: February 25th, 2016, 9:51 am

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby Qhaberl » September 11th, 2019, 9:34 am

Anyone know the latest on the project just south of 10th St. and west of Hennepin? I thought they were supposed to start construction on two different hotels this summer?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

alexschief
US Bank Plaza
Posts: 681
Joined: November 12th, 2015, 11:35 am
Location: Philadelphia

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby alexschief » September 11th, 2019, 10:33 am

Anyone know the latest on the project just south of 10th St. and west of Hennepin? I thought they were supposed to start construction on two different hotels this summer?
Fingers crossed that they are dead, the designs were absolutely appalling and there are higher and better uses for those parcels.

SurlyLHT
Foshay Tower
Posts: 907
Joined: February 21st, 2017, 3:50 pm

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby SurlyLHT » September 11th, 2019, 11:09 am

Often I've thought it would be neat to put an iconic large sculpture overlooking the 35W/94/55 mess of ramps entering downtown. I was thinking just south of the Sherwinn Williams building parking lot or near the corner of it. The idea is that as people coming into Downtown via the LRT or car their eyes will drawn to something more aesthetically pleasing then the highways. Something welcome people into Downtown and represent the city.

BBMplsMN
Nicollet Mall
Posts: 154
Joined: August 21st, 2015, 3:09 pm

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby BBMplsMN » September 11th, 2019, 12:46 pm

Often I've thought it would be neat to put an iconic large sculpture overlooking the 35W/94/55 mess of ramps entering downtown. I was thinking just south of the Sherwinn Williams building parking lot or near the corner of it. The idea is that as people coming into Downtown via the LRT or car their eyes will drawn to something more aesthetically pleasing then the highways. Something welcome people into Downtown and represent the city.
I love this idea. I think downtown Minneapolis could use more large art/sculpture in general.

squrtis
City Center
Posts: 28
Joined: June 6th, 2017, 2:23 pm

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby squrtis » September 11th, 2019, 1:15 pm

Image

SurlyLHT
Foshay Tower
Posts: 907
Joined: February 21st, 2017, 3:50 pm

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby SurlyLHT » September 11th, 2019, 1:44 pm

Have the bear climb US Bank Stadium...now that I think about subject matter...a large stylized sculpture of a sailboat might work. It would go along with other branding of the city.

NickP
Rice Park
Posts: 428
Joined: June 4th, 2012, 5:00 pm

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby NickP » September 12th, 2019, 8:31 pm

Where is that bear sculpture?

Seth
Metrodome
Posts: 70
Joined: June 11th, 2012, 8:18 am
Location: Brooklyn

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby Seth » September 12th, 2019, 9:35 pm

Where is that bear sculpture?
Fairly sure the bear is peering into Denver’s convention center.

luigipaladio
Nicollet Mall
Posts: 112
Joined: May 14th, 2019, 1:56 pm

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby luigipaladio » September 12th, 2019, 10:44 pm

Seth, You are absolutely right. The blue bear is peering into the Denver Convention Center. It is one of the more clever pieces of public sculpture I’ve seen. It is actually quite striking when seen in person and delightfully whimsical at the same time. We and m any other Coloradans had bears, cougars, bobcats, mule deer, coyotes and other critters peering in our Colorado Springs windows on a regular basis, so the image of the bear looking into the building is very apt. Apparently monumental animal sculptures in Colorado turn blue. There is a giant, blue rearing horse at the entrance to the Denver airport. It used to scare our grandkids with it’s glaring, wild, illuminated red eyes.

sanchopanza
Metrodome
Posts: 75
Joined: June 4th, 2012, 6:15 am

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby sanchopanza » September 13th, 2019, 6:59 pm

Image

We got blue animals in Mpls too.

seanrichardryan
Capella Tower
Posts: 3933
Joined: June 3rd, 2012, 9:33 pm
Location: Merriam Park, St. Paul
Contact:

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby seanrichardryan » September 13th, 2019, 10:01 pm

What about an Iconic building? Image
Q. What, what? A. In da butt.

User avatar
Nathan
Capella Tower
Posts: 3874
Joined: June 1st, 2012, 10:42 am

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby Nathan » September 14th, 2019, 9:38 am

What about an Iconic building? Image
Lmao... staahhhhhp :D

mattaudio
Stone Arch Bridge
Posts: 7707
Joined: June 19th, 2012, 2:04 pm
Location: NORI: NOrth of RIchfield

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby mattaudio » September 15th, 2019, 2:45 pm

Oh yeah
Image

sanchopanza
Metrodome
Posts: 75
Joined: June 4th, 2012, 6:15 am

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby sanchopanza » September 15th, 2019, 6:35 pm

I do think we need a "Minneapolis" sign, but not sure where to put it? St. Anthony Main? Gold Medal Park? Boom Island? Bde Maka Ska?
Image
Image
Image

CalMcKenney
Metrodome
Posts: 87
Joined: April 2nd, 2019, 8:54 am

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby CalMcKenney » September 16th, 2019, 7:54 am

Beginning of Stone Arch Bridge towards downtown! Heavy foot traffic and one of the most photogenic spots in the city. I've always thought we needed a MPLS sign there.


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Tom H. and 5 guests