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Old December 16th, 2015, 10:10 PM   #21
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What's the small tower infront with the flag on top? I'm only asking because I have a feeling that the architect of the Ameriprise center, definitely took it's design elements and gave it a modern twist.
That building is the old Cream of Wheat building.
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Old December 16th, 2015, 10:40 PM   #23
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I love this version of those two apartment towers:
Is it me or does the tower on the right look like 4Marq? Apparently Opus didn't go far for the "inspiration"...
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That building is at Stinson and Broadway and is now lofts.
i thought it is an office building nowadays.
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Old December 16th, 2015, 11:25 PM   #25
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Is it me or does the tower on the right look like 4Marq? Apparently Opus didn't go far for the "inspiration"...
I agree. Save for blank walls, 4Marq is nearly a carbon copy.

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Old December 16th, 2015, 11:51 PM   #26
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i thought it is an office building nowadays.
Close. The buildings to the south of the building in that photo are offices for UCare, Centurylink, and Fairview. The tower building in the middle of the photo with the flag is the lofts.
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Old December 17th, 2015, 04:02 AM   #27
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I agree. Save for blank walls, 4Marq is nearly a carbon copy.

HAHA; wouldn't have made the connection without you posting that.
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Is it me or does the tower on the right look like 4Marq? Apparently Opus didn't go far for the "inspiration"...
I was thinking that as I posted the image. It sure does look similar.. and so much better without a pedestal.
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The Island and old St. Anthony by City of Minneapolis Archives, on Flickr

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Old December 23rd, 2015, 03:18 PM   #32
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really loving these pics. thanks for the posts. yes, the riverfront transformation has been incredible.
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Old December 23rd, 2015, 06:53 PM   #34
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Look at Nicollet Island and the density...incredible. I'm imagining the quirky, hip neighborhood that cluster around Hennepin Ave. would have become if it hadn't all been razed. How many Midwestern cities have island neighborhoods? Sigh.
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Old December 23rd, 2015, 08:38 PM   #35
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yea you're right, and the central train station to. mpls/henn county pine for that lost treasure I'm sure.
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That's quite a crowded stretch of river there.
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I wish that depot was still here on the river. Anyone know if that was a commuter depot? I thought that was what the one on Washington was for

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Old December 25th, 2015, 06:42 PM   #38
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The one at 3rd and Washington was Milwaukee Road Depot, which served the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific line (and is now just called "The Depot".

The one you see in the above picture is the Great Northern Depot, which served the Northern Pacific Railway.

Neither was for commuters, only long distance travelers.
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Wow, I almost forgot about the old Coca Cola Bottling Plant on the NE side! (The enormous low building just above the right edge of the 3rd Avenue Bridge and next door to Our Lady of Lourdes Church.) Thanks for that dim memory! IIRC that was Coke's bottling HQ for the entire Midwest.

While I'm glad it's gone, I must give it credit for being a good example of Streamline Moderne industrial architecture.
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Industrial Exposition Building in 1894 (St. Anthony Main)

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