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Old March 21st, 2007, 08:19 PM   #101
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A couple tourism articles that I didn't think really deserved their own thread.

2006 a Record Year for Minneapolis Convention and Tourism Business
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Meet Minneapolis booked 323 future conventions resulting in more than a
half-billion dollars in future economic impact

MINNEAPOLIS, March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Meet Minneapolis(TM), Official
Convention + Visitors Association, today announced that 2006 marked an
outstanding year for sales and publicity of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul
area. The organization exceeded its room night goal for future conventions -- 420,858 -- generating $574 million in future economic city for the metro area, an 83 percent increase over 2005. An additional 20,000 rooms were held as a result of the bidding process for the 2008 Republican National Convention.

Meet Minneapolis hosted 23 percent more conventions and meetings in
2006, resulting in a $100 million increase in delegate expenditures over
2005. A boom in cultural development, as well as the opening of several
high-end hotels and restaurants, contributed to a boon of media coverage.
This high profile media coverage drew attention to the city as a potential
meeting destination: The convention sales staff sent out a record number
leads for business to hotels -- the most in seven years.

2006 Highlights
2006 was one of best years in recent history for business and corporate
travel. Downtown hotels ended the year at a nearly 70 percent occupancy
rate. Meet Minneapolis contributed to this success by booking a large
amount of same-year meetings. Other major accomplishments include:

Republican National Convention
Meet Minneapolis played a critical role in securing the 2008 Republican
National Convention. At the request of Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, the
organization wrote and produced proposals for both parties' political
conventions. After organizing elements of the Democratic National
Convention site selection committee's visit in June, Meet Minneapolis
planned and executed all elements of the Republican National Convention
site selection committee's visit in August -- including city tours,
presentations, receptions and media events.

In a surprise early announcement, the Republicans announced in
September that Minneapolis-Saint Paul was chosen over Cleveland, New York and Tampa, Fla. The event is expected to bring up to 45,000 people to town Sept. 1-4 and will fill nearly all hotel rooms in the metro area.

Explosion of Media Coverage
Minneapolis-Saint Paul emerged as a media darling in 2006 thanks to the
transformation of the cultural landscape. A two-year campaign to promote
the Minneapolis Arts Explosion (high profile building projects by the
Walker Art Center, Children's Theatre Company, Minneapolis Public Library, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Guthrie Theater) culminated in a massive amount of media coverage, and cemented the city's reputation as a premier cultural destination and "design city."

Meet Minneapolis partnered with these organizations in a national media
outreach campaign. Initiatives included hosting a media party at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and organizing "Arts Explosion"-themed media tours. Efforts secured 71 stories in 2006, including major placements in The New York Times, Food & Wine, The Associated Press, Travel + Leisure and USA Today, among others.

Outstanding Number of Meetings
At the organization's annual meeting today, association leaders
announced that Meet Minneapolis produced impressive results in 2006,
meeting and surpassing all of its meetings, convention and room night
goals. Major bookings in 2006 included:

-- National Catholic Educational Association, 18,000 attendees and 14,700 hotel room nights

-- Barbershop Harmony Society, 15,000 attendees and 21,000 hotel room
nights

-- American Legion, 12,000 attendees and 15,300 hotel room nights

-- The National Conference on Tobacco or Health, the first meeting booked
based on the city's smoke-free environment

New Name
2006 saw a name change for the former Greater Minneapolis Convention & Visitors Association (GMCVA). After extensive destination, meeting and
tourism-related research, the name Meet Minneapolis was decided upon. The name was designed to leverage the attributes of Minneapolis and to welcome, greet and reflect the personality of the market. The change was announced July 31, 2006.

About Meet Minneapolis

Meet Minneapolis is a private, not-for-profit, member-based
association. It actively promotes the Minneapolis area as a venue for
conventions and meetings and markets the city as a desirable tourist
destination to bring a positive economic impact to the greater Minneapolis
area.


SOURCE Meet Minneapolis

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Goodbye Twin Cities: Minneapolis-St. Paul is the new metro identity
For marketing purposes, Minneapolis and St. Paul have decided to adopt a common trade name.
By Allie Winter
March 21, 2007

Minneapolis and St. Paul are putting differences behind them to come together as part of a new repositioning plan, with a goal of changing perceptions of the Twin Cities and ditching that name.

As a marketing tactic, this new plan will pair the two cities, making them known as one: Minneapolis-St. Paul.

A couple years ago Meet Minneapolis, an official convention and visitors association, conducted research with a New York branding company to find out what visitors and locals think about the cities.

Karyn Gruenberg, Meet Minneapolis's vice president of marketing, said the perceptions from "out-of-towners" were skewed.

"People think there's nothing to do in Minneapolis-St. Paul," she said. "They think it's fly-over land."

The results showed residents perceive the two cities as one and sparked the plan to reposition the two cities.

And the cities' mayors are in full support. Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman came to the Institute for Research in Marketing at the Carlson School of Management on Monday evening to share the research and initiative of this project.

"This is one of the most exciting metro areas in the country, but we don't get the word out well enough because we don't work together," Rybak said in an interview. "It's time to get over all that old-school rivalry between the cities."

Gruenberg said the purpose is to change how people see the cities and make them a desirable place to live, work and visit.

The repositioning will take place through a marketing-communications campaign with three objectives. First on the table is working on the residents, educating the locals about how the "outside" world sees Minneapolis and St. Paul.

The second objective is to provide those outside a 500-mile radius of the cities with information about why it's a great place to visit or relocate.

The third arm of the plan is to draw employees and keep them by developing a more diverse atmosphere in the corporate world.

Kathy Tunheim, board member at Meet Minneapolis and CEO of Tunheim Partners, Inc., knows this challenge is a tough one.

"We want to improve retention," she said. "It's hard to recruit people to come here because if they know anything about here, their perceptions are probably wrong."

The project is in the first stage of informing residents about common views of the cities.

Rybak said the repositioning will ultimately benefit the city, letting people know what's offered. He said he wants the cities to help one another bring people in and enjoy Minneapolis and St. Paul for what they can offer together.

"Minneapolis and St. Paul are not competing against each other - they're competing together," he said.
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Well, from the talk over at Minnescraper, it looks as if April is going to be one hell of a month for Minneapolis! Sounds like two major designs will finally be revealed. One is the new Twins Stadium design, on April 5th.

The other is a much-anticipated tower, in "mid-April."
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Awesome!! Lookin forward to hearing the news.

And about ditching the "Twin Cities" name... I'm not really sure I fully grasp the concept. I think "Twin Cities" has plenty of name recognition and by no means implies a competition between the two like the article refers to. Changing it to Minneapolis-St. Paul isn't going to do much IMO. Not that you really have to do anything anyway... The Twin Cities has a LOT going for it.
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^its more or less about the name recognition. A lot of cities can claim to be "twin cities" but there will only be one Minneapolis-St Paul. I go to school in New York and when I say Minneapolis or St Paul for that matter, they have to think about it for a few minutes before they realize Minnesota. When I say Twin Cities, they have no clue.
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http://www.startribune.com/535/story/1103899.html

Downtown might soon sprout new office tower
Despite high construction costs, market conditions may bode well for office development in Minneapolis for the first time since 2001.

By Susan Feyder, Star Tribune
It's been six years since downtown Minneapolis got a new office tower, but the signs are growing that at least one could be announced sometime this year.

The vacancy rate for office space has dropped for the past two years, and the rate for top-tier Class A space stood at 13.6 percent at the end of 2006. Typically, developers begin considering adding office buildings when the vacancy rate gets down to 10 percent.

Space is even tighter in office buildings along Nicollet Mall, where the vacancy rate is just 6 percent, according to figures compiled by Bloomington-based United Properties. At year's end, the IDS Center's vacancy rate was 3 percent, while 50 S. 10th St. (formerly Retek on the Mall) was completely full.

"There's a high likelihood we'll see someone come out with plans for a new [downtown] office project within the year," said Brent Erickson, a senior associate at United who specializes in the downtown market. Erickson said the economy is expected to stay relatively healthy, keeping companies growing and in need of more space.

Even so, Erickson said a couple of things will have to change before a developer moves ahead with plans for a new office project. Rental rates have risen in the past couple of years but would need to increase more to get close to the cost of newly built space, creating the equilibrium that would encourage demand from tenants for new office space.

In addition, an anchor tenant for a new building would have to emerge. "You can figure that any new office building that goes into the downtown core will be at least 600,000 square feet," said Russ Nelson, president of the real estate brokerage firm of Nelson, Tietz & Hoye. "You would probably be looking for an anchor that would take about 300,000."

Likely developers

Minnetonka-based Opus Northwest, whose downtown office projects include the Ameriprise Financial Center and 225 S. 6th St., and Minneapolis-based Ryan Companies, whose office developments include Target Corporation's headquarters and 50 S. 10th, are leading contenders to develop the next large office building. Houston-based Hines Interests, a major downtown player that developed 50 S. 6th St., also could step forward.

Erickson and Nelson said potential sites for downtown's next big office building are on or close to Nicollet Mall. The most recent prospective site to surface is at 10th Street and Nicollet, where the lackluster housing market has stalled development of The Nicollet, a high-rise condo project. Opus recently signed on as a partner in the project that is now being viewed as a mixed-use development that could include office space.

Opus owns or controls a few other possible sites -- the old Powers department store site on 5th Street just off Nicollet, the former Sheraton-Ritz Hotel site at 4th Street and Nicollet and the former Minnegasco site at 7th Street and 3rd Avenue. Tim Murnane, Opus senior vice president, said the former Powers site's location along the light-rail transit route makes it a strong candidate for an office property.

Another potential site at 801 Marquette Av. S. is currently occupied by the TCF Bank Building. Ryan acquired the site in 2005 and last year hired an East Coast architectural firm to design a possible new office tower. Ryan also owns the adjacent 17-story TCF Tower but has said it doesn't plan to take that structure down.

Rick Collins, vice president of development, said Ryan has worked with the architects for several months, evaluated several designs and had brief discussions with potential anchor tenants. But the discussions have not been detailed, Collins said, and there are no final building plans yet.

"Due to a relative lack of anchor tenant activity in the market in the immediate future, Ryan does not expect any change in the current status of the property during 2007," he said.

Potential anchors

Target, already downtown's largest office tenant, is frequently mentioned as a possible occupant for newly built office space. But it's still unclear how the retailer's long-term plans to develop a large corporate campus in Brooklyn Park will affect its growth downtown. Other possible anchors include Ameriprise Financial Inc. and Capella Education Co.

A business deal such as a merger or acquisition could result in a less-obvious tenant suddenly needing more space, Erickson said. That already has happened outside downtown.

United is working with Coloplast, a Danish medical technology firm that decided to move its U.S. headquarters to Minneapolis after acquiring a division of Mentor Corp. It plans to expand the former Mentor facilities in north Minneapolis.

And Supervalu Inc. said recently it has taken on added space near its Eden Prairie headquarters, leasing the former headquarters of Best Buy Co. Inc. Supervalu's workforce is growing after its acquisition of Albertson's Inc. last year.

Collins and Murnane said rents to support new development currently would be significantly higher than current rental rates, even those at top-tier Class A buildings. That's because of the sharp rise in construction costs, which Murnane said are about 30 percent higher than the last round of downtown office development in the late 1990s.

An office development by Hines most likely would occur outside the downtown core in the area the firm plans to develop around the new Twins stadium, said Bob Pfefferle, Hines project manager.

Hines envisions a mixed-use development that also would include a hotel, and housing and retail space. Pfefferle said the area could be attractive for potential office users because of its future as a transportation hub through the planned convergence of the Northstar commuter rail and Hiawatha light-rail lines.

Susan Feyder • 612-673-1723 • [email protected]

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Best Buy lands at former downtown condo site

Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal - April 6, 2007
by John Vomhof Jr.

Best Buy Co. Inc. plans to enter the downtown Minneapolis market with a store above Whole Foods in a new retail development planned for Hennepin and Washington Avenues.

Don Milliken, principal of Seattle-based Milliken Development Group, said Friday that Best Buy has signed a letter of intent to lease space on the second floor of the 165,000-square-foot retail-only development. The retail center will replace the Downtown Jaguar dealership that is relocating to a new home along Interstate 394.

Officials at Richfield-based Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) said it is interested in finding a site for a store in downtown Minneapolis, but would not comment further. The retailer does operate stores in other downtown areas, such as New York. Generally, these stores are configurated on multi-level design.

Whole Foods will occupy 71,000 square feet on the street level. Whole Foods and Best Buy will combine to take up more than 70 percent of the retail space, Milliken said.

"The other retailers will be name brands consistent with the quality of Whole Foods and Best Buy, but will not be larger than Whole Foods and Best Buy," he said.

Milliken originally planned to build a 290-unit condominium building on the site. The Business Journal reported last month that he was looking at other alternatives for the site due to a weaker-than-anticipated downtown condo market.
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By John Gilbert / Special to MLB.com


Officials hope to have the new Twins-Hennepin County ballpark ready for the 2010 season. (Twins)

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Representatives from HOK Sport, the architectural firm designing the new Minnesota Twins-Hennepin County ballpark, unveiled their drawings of the new facility to Hennepin County board members just before noon CT Thursday, then took their show downstairs and answered questions at a public display that lasted all afternoon in the main entry way of the Hennepin County Government Center.

While the unveiling took place one day after an April snowstorm dropped seven inches of snow on southern Minnesota, and on a 40-degree day in Minneapolis that was decreed as "severe-weather warning day" to test the emergency sirens, the sun was shining, both literally and figuratively, when the long-awaited new stadium design took center stage.

In a state where residents routinely go outside to enjoy and coexist with the elements, Twins fans who also engage in snowmobiling, skiing and ice fishing have long scorned the move from Metropolitan Stadium to the temperature-controlled Metrodome. On Thursday, they were treated to a plan featuring an inviting open-air ballpark that three years from now will move the Twins out of the Metrodome, the team's home since 1982.

"Through all the planning discussions, we've had two objectives," said Twins president Jerry Bell. "One, it has to be fan friendly, because ultimately that's how we're going to be judged. And two, it has to be a Minnesota ballpark, and we're very pleased with everything we've seen so far."

There won't be a roof -- fixed or retractable -- on the new Minnesota Twins ballpark, but there will be enough heat under the real-grass field to melt any unseasonable snow, and a canopy over the top deck. Plus, heated viewing areas will welcome the less-hardy fans who show up on chilly game days. Those are just some of the features of the cozy little 40,000-seat park displayed Thursday by the Twins and the ballpark's architects.

"The field will be heated, so you won't have to go to some other city to play baseball," said Earl Santee, senior principal of HOK Sport, alluding to this week's shift of the snowed-under Cleveland Indians to move games to Milwaukee's retractable-roof stadium. The plan is to have the new stadium finished in time to open the season in 2010, and part of making that happen is HOK's partnering with HGA, a Minnesota architectural and engineering company.

"There are 81 game days," said Bill Blanski, vice president of HGA, "but there are also 284 other days when we want this to be a wonderful place to be. It can be the rebirth of the whole neighborhood."

Ken Sorensen, vice president of the W.A. Mortenson architectural group from Minneapolis, stressed the community involvement with every step of the construction.

"The community will be involved with the construction, and we're making sure minorities and females are involved with the business end and the workforce. We plan to have Bid Package 1 on the street for us to pick contractors, and we'd like to be able to award a contract by the end of April.

"That would allow us to be on-site by early May, so we could start site clearing, fencing, asphalt removal, scraping off two feet of topsoil, and utility relocation, which will continue throughout the summer," Sorensen added. "Then we could be in position to start building in August. Part of the infrastructure we're responsible for is the pedestrian bridges to downtown, and work on them will start in September or October, concurrent with construction."

Santee said that among the challenges is the approved site, in downtown Minneapolis, which encompasses only eight acres -- "the smallest site we've had among the 60 ballparks we've designed," he said.

"That's been our challenge, but I would say it's a ballpark for the ages -- today and in the future. It will sustain itself, from an energy standpoint, and we didn't compromise on one thing.

"We're part of downtown. We're on the west side, but we're part of downtown. Fans will be able to come to ballgames by bus, on foot, by bike, skyway, car, light rail or commuter rail. There will be [pedestrian] bridges from sixth, seventh and fifth street, and there are 20,000 parking spaces within a five-block area. The Hiawatha Line [light rail] terminates at the ballpark, and if you get off the train and walk 20 steps, you're in the ballpark."

The 40,000-seat stadium will cover one million square feet, and when fans enter the stadium, from the pedestrian bridges or the light-rail transit line, they will be on a concourse 40 feet wide -- twice as wide as the current concourse at the Metrodome. That concourse will run a full 360 degrees around the entire ballpark, offering a view of the field all the way around. The top level, called the Terrace Level, will be shielded by a modernistic, curved canopy, which will provide shelter from rain and wind. Down one level is the Suite Level, then the Club Level, and finally the Lower Level, which will have 20,000 seats -- fully half of the capacity. A steep set of bleachers will be in left field, with more seats around the outfield to right.

"It's also about nature," Santee said. "The base of the structure from left to right field will be Minnesota limestone ... and there will be Minnesota fir trees beyond the outfield. Fans will be able to see the sun, also. Fans will be able to walk to the concourse to go to the concession stands, and they could walk to heated lounge areas, and choose whether they would rather watch the game from indoors or out.

"There will be a kids area, a family area. We want to give the fans no reason not to come. The field itself is at street level. The video board above left field will be one of the largest screens in any stadium."

Another screen will be in right field, which also will have the best view of the city's skyline. Put in further perspective, if Justin Morneau hit a long drive over the right-field wall and it hooked foul but carried over the genesis of westbound Interstate-394, it might hit Target Center, where the NBA's Timberwolves play. Without a roof, such a fantasy is possible.

And being open-air also will make it possible for fans to thumb their noses when they hear the sirens being tested on Minnesota's annual "severe-weather warning day."



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This stadium is crazy cool... I can't wait. Renderings of it if you click the link.

Hopefully this turns this side of downtown in to something a little more lively.
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The designs have been released for the Metrodome/Downtown East Redevelopment plan.




There's a slide show of more images here:
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Area by Metrodome would have whole new look
From inside the Vikings' proposed new stadium -- a $1 billion climate-controlled facility to be built on the site of the Metrodome -- fans will be able to look beyond the west end zone and see downtown Minneapolis.

By Paul Levy, Star Tribune

Last update: April 19, 2007 – 2:03 PM


From inside the Vikings' proposed new stadium -- a $1 billion climate-controlled facility to be built on the site of the Metrodome -- fans will be able to look beyond the west end zone and see downtown Minneapolis.

But it's not the downtown neighborhood we know.

The light-rail station outside the Metrodome will have been transformed into a Winter Garden, a dramatic transportation hub lined with trees, according to an urban planning firm that unveiled this afternoon its vision for eastern downtown and the possible future home of the Vikings.

Many of the parking lots along or near Chicago, Park and Portland Av. will be gone, giving way to office buildings, retail shops and restaurants. Where an annex to the Star Tribune's main headquarters now stands, there will be a park. For all the purple inside the stadium, there may be just as much green outside.

The stadium plaza will be open, expansive and inviting, ready to be used for outdoor events.

And then there is the stadium itself.

When the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission hired the ROMA Group, a San Francisco-based urban planner, the commission insisted that a new Vikings stadium had to be climate controlled with a retractable roof. The commission hopes to host a Final Four, Super Bowl concerts and other big events at the new stadium.

ROMA is not a stadium architect like HOK, the Kansas City-based company that is designing the Twins new stadium and has consulted with the Vikings the past year. But ROMA's vision of a retractable roof goes beyond shielding fans from the elements.

When the stadium is open, the view through the west end zone into downtown reminds fans where they are -- in case the ever-present purple borders weren't reminder enough. But when the roof closes, the view to downtown is seen through a glass partition.

The big caveat: Who pays for all of this?

Without a financial partner and without much time to present a case for stadium approval form the Legislature this session, the Vikings have become a football team with an innovative new plan, but without the players to make it happen anytime soon.

Paul Levy • 612-673-4419 • [email protected]
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This design is not at the proposal level yet though. It's an urban master plan for Downtown East, centered around the new Vikings stadium. I like a lot of the planning gestures and I hope this gets built.

You can see an animated flyby of the whole development here (or download by right-clicking):

http://media.startribune.com/smedia/...ffiliate.2.wmv


A couple of additional images are below.

The west entrance shows the pair of "Viking" towers and the enclosure of the existing Metrodome LRT station in the lower left.




This shows the west end opened up toward the skyline.



Same view showing a Basketball configuration.

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Wow, there's a ton of exciting stuff happening around Minneapolis. FYI Cargill just released Q1 report with a 49% increase in profits! That's nearly unheard of for billion dollar companies. Supposedly it has been largely in part of the record demand for corn this year.
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I love the new stadium for the Metrodome site.
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Holy crap that new vikings stadium plan is so much better than the last one! i hope they make this one work for them. It would be cool if they could really fill in all those parking lots around the current dome...
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Ya if that whole plan or a plan like that ever turned out as nice as those renderings I would be happy.. that side of downtown would be revitalized.
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A construction update to the ultra-luxe IVY Hotel + Residences. Photo by MidwestProduct at Minnescraper.com:

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The conversion of the art-deco Farmers & Mechanics Bank in downtown Minneapolis to a Westin Hotel is nearly complete. It opens May 3rd.

Here are some pics of the restored and renovated lobby. The original lotus-blossom chandeliers are among the striking design features of the space.

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Looks like with this and the new W hotel the Twin Cities is getting ready for 2008 RNC.
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The newest roller coaster at Valleyfair is nearing completion. It will be the park's 7th coaster.

The Renegade:
Track Length: 3,113 feet
Lift Height: 104 feet
Ride Duration: Approximately two minutes
Maximum Speed: 52 mph
Capacity: 850 riders per hour
Total Number of Turns: 19
Total Number of Crossovers: 10
Total Number of Supports: 505
Special Features: Never before experienced twisting first drop
Low to the ground high speed S-turn
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Wow, no posts in 3 weeks! However, there's plenty going on anyway. Minnescraper.com grabs all the local forumers.

The new Minnesota Twins Ballpark is well underway with site work and relocation of utilities, though an "official" groundbreaking will happen in August.

The new downtown "Gold Medal Park" has opened to rave reviews. It's next door to the new Guthrie Theater and features a large mound with a spiral walkway to the top. The name refers to the iconic flour mill with its flashing neon sign on the other side of the Guthrie. The custom benches are internally lit at night with cobalt-blue lights that match the Guthrie's night lighting.

Photos by Michael Mingo and Sushisimo at Minnescraper:





The Minnesota Planetarium is a go! There was a brief delay as the City and County Library systems worked out a merger. The 60-foot dome will be atop the new Central Library, also designed by Cesar Pelli. It will be at the corner of 3rd and Hennepin Avenues.



The Brazilian churrascaria steakhouse, Fogo de Chao, has opened on the corner of 7th and Hennepin. It's the company's 8th location in North America. (Photo by Michael Mingo at Minnescraper)



The East Bank Mills project has begun demolition. There still may be a few historic preservation issues to deal with. The project includes 4 towers from 15-30 stories in height.





This would be your condo view (photo by Heatonator at Minnescraper):

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