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Old December 20th, 2011, 12:11 AM   #21
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Some more shots:

Rock Island Lofts - Warehouse District

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Heritage Landing (1st St side) - Warehouse District

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Heritage Landing (2nd St side) - Warehouse District

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Lindsay Lofts - Warehouse District

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Rock Island Lofts, Heritage Landing and 5th Avenue Lofts - Warehouse District

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Old December 20th, 2011, 04:36 AM   #22
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nice new development.
the midrises are simply designed but elegant.
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Old December 20th, 2011, 11:27 AM   #23
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Wow, I haven't expected to see such European-like (or even Scandinavian-like) urban architecture in Minneapolis. Great photos of great stuff!
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Old December 20th, 2011, 11:03 PM   #24
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Great updates as always, Som. The Warehouse District and the North Loop in general (hell, even all of Washington Avenue downtown) have come a long way in the last decade.

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Wow, I haven't expected to see such European-like (or even Scandinavian-like) urban architecture in Minneapolis. Great photos of great stuff!
What makes the architecture European-like, just out of curiosity? Maybe modern infill just looks and feels fairly similar in most places?
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Old December 21st, 2011, 08:40 PM   #25
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Did you wait for a time when there aren't people walking? The city looks dessertic a bit quiet perhaps but clean or was it too cold and people stayed in?

I dug all the lofts and your pics!!!!! What about nightlife in this city, is it good?
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Old December 24th, 2011, 02:03 AM   #26
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Some parts of the city have good street life and some parts don't. Much of the recent development has been in areas that don't (like the Mill District and the Warehouse District). In these areas you have some blocks that are developed but you have others that are entirely surface parking, this prevents good street life, hopefully as the empty blocks fill in it will improve. Also most of these photos are from November and December which are the early part of winter in Minnesota, people tend to stay in more.

Minneapolis has better nightlife than most midsized cities in the US, it is something that often surprises people when they visit from other parts of the country or abroad because they don't expect it. It has a large music scene and is a magnet for creative types in the upper Midwest which tends to help things like nightlife.

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Old December 24th, 2011, 03:17 AM   #27
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Nice photo tour. Recognize quite a few buildings from my visit last summer.
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Old December 24th, 2011, 09:35 AM   #28
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Interesting projects. Boxy but not boring at all.
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Old December 24th, 2011, 07:13 PM   #29
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Some parts of the city have good street life and some parts don't. Much of the recent development has been in areas that don't (like the Mill District and the Warehouse District). In these areas you have some blocks that are developed but you have others that are entirely surface parking, this prevents good street life, hopefully as the empty blocks fill in it will improve. Also most of these photos are from November and December which are the early part of winter in Minnesota, people tend to stay in more.

Minneapolis has better nightlife than most midsized cities in the US, it is something that often surprises people when they visit from other parts of the country or abroad because they don't expect it. It has a large music scene and is a magnet for creative types in the upper Midwest which tends to help things like nightlife.
Thanks for the answer. I saw a pic of the city skyline it's got nothing to envy other bigger cities.
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Old December 25th, 2011, 07:28 AM   #30
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Considering Somnifor very politely answered your question, why was it necessary to say that?
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Old December 26th, 2011, 12:21 AM   #31
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I never meant to make it sound impolite or cause any possible future feud.
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Old December 26th, 2011, 06:56 AM   #32
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Sounds like he might have been praising the skyline, not insulting it.
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Old February 4th, 2012, 12:53 AM   #33
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Here are some photos I have taken over the last month and a half:

1800 Lake Apartments - Uptown u/c

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Flux Apartments - Uptown u/c

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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, 01:15 AM   #34
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Warm colors...and very nice pictures.
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Old February 4th, 2012, 01:16 AM   #35
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Sounds like he might have been praising the skyline, not insulting it.
Yes.

I could offer my services as translator.
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Old February 4th, 2012, 11:12 PM   #36
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Is that a copper cladding on the first one? Looks great! I'm glad to see Minneapolis getting denser and getting rid of ugly surface parking in the downtown area which has destroyed so many once beautiful American city centers.

I remember being a couple of times in downtown Hartford, CT and then comparing it with early 20th century vintage photos... Made me cry!
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Old February 4th, 2012, 11:45 PM   #37
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I'm impressed. This is a city that I didn't know much about, but from looking at these pic's it look like quite an interesting place visit. Some great architecture on display too!
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Old February 14th, 2012, 11:22 AM   #38
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301 Clifton - Loring Park

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The Groveland - Loring Park

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Old February 14th, 2012, 04:30 PM   #39
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great pics, nice buildings around Minneapolis...thanks for sharing.
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Old February 17th, 2012, 09:07 AM   #40
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No problem. Here are a few more from yesterday. I should mention that Dinkytown is the neighborhood around the University of Minnesota, most of the projects there are intended for students, so they are more bare bones than a lot of the other stuff.

Solhaus - Dinkytown

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TCF Bank Stadium - Dinkytown

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U Flats - Dinkytown

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