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Re: IDS Center

Postby thisisdeception » March 24th, 2016, 9:28 am

Anyone know what the story is with the missing windows on the skinny sides of the IDS? They've been gone for quite some time, and I worry they won't be coming back. It really detracts from the appearance of the tower.

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Re: IDS Center

Postby seanrichardryan » March 24th, 2016, 11:34 am

I think this was covered before, but they replace a handful of windows every year. They'll be back.
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Re: IDS Center

Postby mngreg » March 25th, 2016, 11:36 am

They have vents in place of the windows. Makes me wonder if the current tenant needed some kind of venting so they removed the windows. It's been this way for a couple months now.

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Re: IDS Center

Postby grant1simons2 » March 25th, 2016, 12:04 pm

Yes, it's like this every winter.

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Re: IDS Center

Postby Anondson » March 28th, 2016, 12:23 pm


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Re: IDS Center

Postby acs » March 28th, 2016, 12:27 pm

Only 3 years later... Good thing or bad thing?

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Re: IDS Center

Postby grant1simons2 » March 28th, 2016, 3:57 pm

It'll probably sell for $25-$35 million more

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Re: IDS Center

Postby mattaudio » April 16th, 2019, 12:50 pm

The NE corner (Marquette Hotel) is getting some sort of raised patio or planter space. It's the area that used to have their monument sign and a few tables/chairs for the hotel bar.

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Re: IDS Center

Postby mamundsen » April 16th, 2019, 4:24 pm

The NE corner (Marquette Hotel) is getting some sort of raised patio or planter space. It's the area that used to have their monument sign and a few tables/chairs for the hotel bar.
They did this planter a few months ago. It had Christmas trees in it.

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Re: IDS Center

Postby seanrichardryan » October 6th, 2020, 8:47 pm

Crystal Court getting renovated. Losing its floor to ceiling fountain for an infinity edge reflecting pool. :/

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Re: IDS Center

Postby COLSLAW5 » October 7th, 2020, 6:44 am

Man that is really sad. Always loved seeing that fountain when walking though there

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Re: IDS Center

Postby nordeast homer » October 8th, 2020, 9:41 am

I like the new look! The new reflecting pool adds some seating and I like the other seating as well.

Were they having issues with the fountain? I'm wondering if that prompted them to make the design change.

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Re: IDS Center

Postby MattW » October 8th, 2020, 9:57 am

I like the new look! The new reflecting pool adds some seating and I like the other seating as well.

Were they having issues with the fountain? I'm wondering if that prompted them to make the design change.
Its been a while since I worked downtown, but IIRC it was constantly being repaired

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Re: IDS Center

Postby SurlyLHT » October 8th, 2020, 10:43 am

Are there any fountains left inside any buildings that have moving water besides infinity pools like this or the Govt Center? I remember as a kid there were more and I loved seeing them. The Fountain at the IDS was always one of my favorites.

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Re: IDS Center

Postby Austinite » October 8th, 2020, 12:11 pm

Are there any fountains left inside any buildings that have moving water besides infinity pools like this or the Govt Center? I remember as a kid there were more and I loved seeing them. The Fountain at the IDS was always one of my favorites.
There was a really lovely one in Lasalle Plaza. Not sure if it's still there.
Personally mixed feelings about the redesign of the Crystal Court. I love the current fountain. I think it would have been better if they replaced the granite flooring with something else to brighten the space up. Even with the glass roofing - can get dark and dreary in there. Also don't like the layout. The fountain is way back from the main entrance off Nicollet. I think I would have liked it better if they would have had the fountain more centered with the trees and seating around it.

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Re: IDS Center

Postby mamundsen » October 8th, 2020, 7:24 pm

This looks like the trees stay where they are. Currently there are four benches that make a square planter around each tree. The new design has a more scattered seating.

I think the reason the fountain was away from the mall entrance is because it is in the tallest part of the atrium.

I notice the rendering doesn’t include the doughnut stand. I wonder if that is being removed.

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Re: IDS Center

Postby Silophant » October 8th, 2020, 7:54 pm

I saw somewhere on Twitter that Bogart's Doughnuts did not renew their lease, which is unfortunate, but not terribly surprising.

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Re: IDS Center

Postby MNdible » October 9th, 2020, 8:36 am

Re: the trees, they're currently growing in above grade tree boxes surrounded by the benches. The new plan will somehow place the soil below the floor level. Also, the new trees are supposed to grow to a larger size than the current ones.


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