The Penfield - (101 10th Street East)

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Re: The Penfield

Postby spectre000 » July 26th, 2012, 5:36 pm

An update from today. They're starting the footings that'll be used for the steel bracing of the facade.

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A few more pictures from today can be found here as well.
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Re: The Penfield

Postby John » July 27th, 2012, 7:33 pm

One of the best looking apartment projects in the Twin Cities. Lunds will really help give people living in downtown St Paul a sense of community. How close is it to the LRT?

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Re: The Penfield

Postby Wedgeguy » July 27th, 2012, 8:48 pm

One of the best looking apartment projects in the Twin Cities. Lunds will really help give people living in downtown St Paul a sense of community. How close is it to the LRT?
Four to 6 blocks depending on which station you are talking about. Will not be really close to the LTR. Will be doing a bit of walking.

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Re: The Penfield

Postby mulad » July 27th, 2012, 9:46 pm

There will be a stop on Cedar Street between 10th and 11th, only 1 block from the Penfield.

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Re: The Penfield

Postby web » July 27th, 2012, 10:29 pm

you can see the tracks along the north side of 94 in the photos

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Re: The Penfield

Postby John » July 28th, 2012, 9:31 am

There will be a stop on Cedar Street between 10th and 11th, only 1 block from the Penfield.
That's what I was hoping. This will be a great asset to the development.

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Re: The Penfield

Postby danie123182 » August 6th, 2012, 12:06 pm

I'm kinda not liking the fact that the Skyway didn't stay.

Although It really doesn't connect to anything I was hoping that in the future the apartment buildings downtown would all connect. It would be pretty awesome.

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Re: The Penfield

Postby spectre000 » August 6th, 2012, 1:16 pm

Some have suggested building a skyway from the Robert Street ramp northward to the Penfield. The link would've been intertwined with some infill development on the block where a new city park is proposed.

Personnally I'd like to see a skyway connection a little more eastward. The Block 19 parking ramp was built with a skyway connection to eventually be added to it. A link northward behind the Rossmor and then over 10th to some yet unbuilt development, then another link over to the Penfield via Robert St. That route would preserve the block south of the Penfield for the park. A skyway link at the Rossmor could probably aid getting its huge parking lot behind it redeveloped at some point as well. A little more pricey than a direct link northward. But would have more added benefit to this area of downtown.

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Re: The Penfield

Postby spectre000 » August 6th, 2012, 4:32 pm

Steel bracing going up quickly.

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Re: The Penfield

Postby Nathaniel » August 8th, 2012, 8:28 am

Thanks for the updates. Looking good.

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Re: The Penfield

Postby spectre000 » August 11th, 2012, 7:26 pm

You can see the old jail cells on the third floor. 8-)

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Re: The Penfield

Postby John » August 11th, 2012, 8:26 pm

^^^ It appears the crime rate was lower in that era! :)

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Re: The Penfield

Postby seanrichardryan » August 11th, 2012, 9:17 pm

Is any of that building besides the facade being saved? Seems odd to take down a well built concrete and steel structure to plop up a rickety wooden one.
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Re: The Penfield

Postby mplser » August 12th, 2012, 4:21 am

Is any of that building besides the facade being saved? Seems odd to take down a well built concrete and steel structure to plop up a rickety wooden one.
developers want it gone because it makes their buildings look bad haha

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Re: The Penfield

Postby spectre000 » August 29th, 2012, 6:53 pm

Some photos from this evening. The demolition went into full swing today. About a third of the building was brought done.

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A big roof section getting dropped. You can't see in the photo, but for the last week or so they've been knocking out sections of the floors attached to the southern exterior wall. So that section is separated from the rest of the main building there now tearing down. Still there isn't much margin for error. But fun to watch unfold.
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Re: The Penfield

Postby min-chi-cbus » August 30th, 2012, 7:45 am

Sorry I'm late to the "party", but are they salvaging some of the existing structure? It certainly looks like it!

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Re: The Penfield

Postby dmdhashw » August 30th, 2012, 5:34 pm

I didn't realize that they were only keeping the facade!

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Re: The Penfield

Postby spectre000 » September 5th, 2012, 4:27 pm

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Re: The Penfield

Postby FISHMANPET » September 5th, 2012, 11:01 pm

I'm sure it doesn't look that good up close, but the plywood protection looks pretty cool in these pictures.

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Re: The Penfield

Postby Wedgeguy » September 6th, 2012, 3:44 pm

Drove around it today, A single wall and alot of rubble in the middle that they are sorting out for reclaim.


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