I think I took a photo of that alley when I walked around D.C. two years ago.And I sort of love the idea of a promenade (like this one in DC: ...
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I think the materials are just poor rendering quality. You can see that the "limestone bands" are actually just a white fill with 50% opacity over the brick kicked out by the render software. Just some sloppy photoshop work -the bricks are literally visible still.hmmm. I like the layout and the interior circulation. Materials- eh
Based on massing, I'd say better. Materials, we will just have to wait and see.
Agreed here - I like the more classic design. Real (looking) brick, and a cornice! It seems like a real compliment in design to the 19th/20th century warehouses as opposed to the earlier proposal that took one element: brick. Either way, this location is going to produce one of the highest quality 5-1s this cycle.Maybe I'm crazy (and I'm certainly less qualified that some of you), but this looks like a major improvement to me, with the massing of each half being much more congruous with the historical references. At an angle or at a distance, they look good and like separate buildings.
Saw crews onsite there yesterday marking up spaces on the ground. Hopefully they're able to get started on this on in early 2019.New plans again from HPC: http://minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/pub ... 215460.pdf
Keeps looking better. Now called The Archive.
Could be replacing the lost public parking for the nearby event centersGlad the facade is no longer a five alarm tire fire, and I'm always for a nice outdoor sign. But... why is this called the Archive? Why does it have 1.6 parking spaces per unit? Still some issues with this one.
Nope, no tower cranes onsite yet, just a truck crane & pile driver. They're working on foundation supports against the old Foster building.I think I spot a up.