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View Poll Results: Rate Minny
10 279 25.95%
9,5 103 9.58%
9 192 17.86%
8,5 102 9.49%
8 96 8.93%
7,5 38 3.53%
7 63 5.86%
6,5 18 1.67%
6 13 1.21%
5,5 8 0.74%
5 18 1.67%
4,5 13 1.21%
4 18 1.67%
3,5 27 2.51%
3 or less 87 8.09%
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Old July 7th, 2005, 07:51 AM   #161
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For me, the most impressive thing about Mpls is the skywalks, not the skyline. Generally, it's ok...not too dense and not too spread out. But except for the circular building that looks like it has a catwalk around the roof, none of the buildings have any distinction. The tall brown one looks like it was plucked right out of Manhattan. IDS looked cutting edge at the time it was built, now it just looks oppressive.

Mpls has the worst winter climate of any large American city. Spend any amount of time there in winter and you'll be eternally grateful for those skywalks.

6 out of 10.





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Old July 7th, 2005, 10:39 AM   #162
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I love this skyline......






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Old July 7th, 2005, 04:11 PM   #163
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Very sleek and glassy.
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Old July 26th, 2005, 11:34 AM   #164
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9.5/10. It is too small, but... overall skyline is incredible. Nearly perfect,impressive. Minneapolis is one of my favourite skyline in the world.
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Old July 31st, 2005, 01:51 AM   #165
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Old August 4th, 2005, 09:13 PM   #166
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9/10
great skyline...very modern
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Old August 4th, 2005, 09:20 PM   #167
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Here are some pics that I took about a month ago, with a camera phone, so sorry for the bad quality.




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Old August 4th, 2005, 09:51 PM   #168
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For me, the most impressive thing about Mpls is the skywalks, not the skyline. Generally, it's ok...not too dense and not too spread out. But except for the circular building that looks like it has a catwalk around the roof, none of the buildings have any distinction. The tall brown one looks like it was plucked right out of Manhattan. IDS looked cutting edge at the time it was built, now it just looks oppressive.

Mpls has the worst winter climate of any large American city. Spend any amount of time there in winter and you'll be eternally grateful for those skywalks.

6 out of 10.
Ouch.
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Old August 6th, 2005, 06:50 AM   #169
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jevinmke
For me, the most impressive thing about Mpls is the skywalks, not the skyline. Generally, it's ok...not too dense and not too spread out. But except for the circular building that looks like it has a catwalk around the roof, none of the buildings have any distinction. The tall brown one looks like it was plucked right out of Manhattan. IDS looked cutting edge at the time it was built, now it just looks oppressive.

Mpls has the worst winter climate of any large American city. Spend any amount of time there in winter and you'll be eternally grateful for those skywalks.

6 out of 10.
Well, for me, the most impressive thing about Mpls is both skywalks and skyline there. Absolutely, it's awesome... not too dense and not too sparse... The tall brown one looks amazing... I love it!

Those skywalks? yeah I love those skywalks, you can see snows on the street while your body is warm. I am from Winnipeg, and I see how those skywalks work in cold winter and also in beautifull springtime. They are much impressive than NYC. Mpls is underrated!

Worst climate? That means we can enjoy snow during the winter, anyway I do love the snow in winter and the warm in summer here in Mpls.

9.5/10, in my opinion.
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Old August 8th, 2005, 07:36 AM   #170
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how can someone *not* like snow?
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Old August 8th, 2005, 02:10 PM   #171
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This is a cool city.
I wish Australia had some cool places like this.
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Old August 8th, 2005, 02:14 PM   #172
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Good Quantity, superb Quality.. This is a very cool and well managed skyline and cityscape.. I'm impressed with the pics from page 1 alone!

10/10
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Old August 26th, 2005, 12:51 AM   #174
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9 OUT OF 10

I work in dwtn Mpls and enjoy the skyline from a wide variety of angles. The only thing limiting our skyline (and why I don't give it a 9.5 or 10) is due to the plain-ness of the Int. Multifoods Tower (now called 33 S. 6th)--a very plain 52 story bldg (4th tallest in the city), and the backside of the Thrivent Building -- a 17-story building on the east edge of dwtn with a virtual blank windowless wall running up its east side. It looks ok on the west side however.

It'll be interesting to see the impact of the Carlyle and other proposed condo towers on the skyline
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Old August 26th, 2005, 01:07 AM   #175
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10/10- i don't know what it is about minneapolis, but i visited it once and fell in love with it
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Old August 28th, 2005, 08:41 AM   #176
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Nice City... Cute Skyline 8!
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Old August 28th, 2005, 08:54 AM   #177
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If Minneapolis is a 9.5 or 10 of 10 then what are Chicago and NY?

Lets be honest people.
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Old August 30th, 2005, 03:18 AM   #178
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Old August 30th, 2005, 08:32 PM   #179
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If Minneapolis is a 9.5 or 10 of 10 then what are Chicago and NY?

Lets be honest people.
10/10 for both. But skylines can be admired "relative" to the city, it's attitude and it's population. To me, Minneapolis is 9.5 or 10 relative to the spirit of the city itself. It is actually a somewhat planned skyline. The city works to keep it dense and vertical, having learned the lessons of disastrous urban renewal in the 1960's.
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Old September 12th, 2005, 11:04 PM   #180
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Improvement Coming

In my opinion the skyline will get even better with the addition of The Nicollet.

When viewed from the South and East it will balance out the left side of the view and also bring the Target building more into promenance (with it's awesome lighting effects on top).

Also, it's going to be a great looking building.

Also, The Carlyle will help frame the North and West side,and maybe take some attention away from 33 South Sixth, which I really don't like.

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