West Bank towers win 'historic' label

  • Article by: STEVE BRANDT , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 6, 2011 - 9:40 PM

The National Register of Historic Places designation -- which elicited some disbelief -- opens the way to using tax credits to help finance a two-year renovation for Riverside Plaza.

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cbreezyFeb. 6, 11 9:47 PM

Historic designation = biggest JOKE ever! Tear these eye sores down already! This is prime real estate people!

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bugmenot99Feb. 6, 11 9:50 PM

This will give the "I like my world as beige as possible and please, nothing spicier than ketchup" crowd something to complain about.

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frankly20036Feb. 6, 11 9:53 PM

Groan. Who's dumber, the environmentalist nutcases who think climate Armageddon is on the way, or the architecture fetishists, who think every mistake must be preserved for eternity?

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beepFeb. 6, 11 9:59 PM

Taxpayer paid lipstick on a 40 year old pig.

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jtriceFeb. 6, 1110:55 PM

What has this developer been doing with all the section 8 rents collected all these years? Most property owners are expected to pay for their own maintenance and renovation costs. Putting taxpayer funds into this dump is throwing good money after bad. These towers are creating a concentration of poverty in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood and they should be torn down. And the current immigrant group would adapt more smoothly if they were dispersed among the populace.

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rasta6629Feb. 6, 1111:01 PM

The real question is, who wants to live in this Historic place?

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mninminnFeb. 6, 1111:11 PM

Ugly!

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drs808mnFeb. 6, 1111:12 PM

The style may be Burtalist, the designation is absurdist.

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fishbowlFeb. 6, 1111:15 PM

I get it... but it is ugly!!

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comradeFeb. 7, 1112:46 AM

What a travesty. This is an abuse of the historic designation for deserving buildings. There is nothing about this urban monstrosity that begs preservation. It should have been imploded to make way for something decent. Now we are stuck with this architectural tumor forever. Disgusting.

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