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Old December 30th, 2011, 02:47 AM   #41
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It's just a box (one that contains a lot of overpriced student apartments). The architecture of Sydney Hall is rather domineering in its surroundings. The proportions are cumbersome and from the side it looks like it's about to swallow the poor ol' Dinky Dome. The choice of color and corrugated metal for the exterior is rather odd, considering there isn't a single building like that anywhere in that neighborhood, which is mostly brick and stone.

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Old February 3rd, 2012, 11:50 PM   #42
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Here are some photos I have taken over the last month and a half:

1301 University - Dinkytown

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Uptown Lake Apartments - Uptown

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CB2 - Uptown

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1312 Girard - Uptown

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1101 Main - Northeast

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Bottineau Commons - Northeast

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Central Avenue Lofts - Northeast

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Monroe Village - Northeast

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Station 38 Apartments - Standish u/c

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2803 38th Street - Standish

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Sydney Hall Apartments - Dinkytown

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412 Lofts - Dinkytown

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Flo Co Apartments - Dinkytown

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Old February 4th, 2012, 08:51 PM   #43
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The Uptown Lofts and Apartments were on the block south of the block my old house is and the 1312 Girard is across the street and one block west of my old house and also the intersection where that out of town guy was shot in the face and killed when he and his mom left Calhoun Square back in 2005.
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Old February 14th, 2012, 06:55 AM   #44
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301 Clifton - Loring Park

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The Groveland - Loring Park

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Old February 17th, 2012, 05:43 AM   #45
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Solhaus - Dinkytown

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TCF Bank Stadium - Dinkytown

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Old February 18th, 2012, 12:48 AM   #46
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Old February 18th, 2012, 07:35 AM   #47
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Yeah, that building is awful. A lot of the stuff in Dinkytown is somewhere between boring an bad. It is hard to build beautiful architecture for people with no money.
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 04:58 AM   #48
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It looks like the Taj Mahal compared to that POS behind it. Someone should go to jail for that building.
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 06:54 AM   #49
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Yeah, that building is awful. A lot of the stuff in Dinkytown is somewhere between boring an bad. It is hard to build beautiful architecture for people with no money.
Paying $600 for a single room in a shared apartment is really meant for people who HAVE money
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 10:33 AM   #50
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I mean compared to the luxury stuff. We have had a lot of beautiful buildings that have half million dollar condos or $1500 a month 1br apartments in them. I think a lot of people (especially at Minnescraper) are starting to think that deluxe buildings are the new standard. I was just pointing out that money is the reason why those buildings are so nice, and more regular stuff isn't usually going to be of the same standard.
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Old February 26th, 2012, 12:10 AM   #51
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Frogtown Square, Frogtown, St Paul

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Rondo Community Outreach Library, Frogtown, St Paul

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The Lyric, Midway, St Paul

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Uptown Transit Station, Uptown

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The Jourdain, Phillips

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The Wellstone, Phillips

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Old February 27th, 2012, 01:38 AM   #52
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you can see the Flux apartments behind the uptown station!
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