Peavey Plaza redesign strolls forward

  • Article by: NICOLE NORFLEET , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 25, 2011 - 10:22 PM

City committee members give a preliminary green light to new plans.

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clelOct. 25, 1110:15 PM

looks nice; downtown Mpls. gets more inviting all the time.

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viktorvaughnOct. 25, 1111:15 PM

Leave Peavey Plaza as is. It's the best public space downtown. If the city has $8M to spend on a park downtown, they should build a new park in the surface parking lot north of the library.

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dakjr64Oct. 25, 1111:26 PM

The fountain is the best part of the plaza...so cool. People come and hang out and enjoy a nice day...and after $8M "upgrade"...people will come and hang out and enjoy a nice day...seems like a waste for the same result.

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kazperzOct. 26, 1112:10 AM

Better not be tax payer money, i dont want it or use it, ship that down to LA with the hall, the Guthrie and the walker too, why should I have to pay for it

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thunderballOct. 26, 11 5:30 AM

And we the people, informed tourists who visit frequently, and those in the know who have admired this spot for decades are shut out with little or no real voice to say stop! This is not needed, we don't have to completely alter a good/wonderful gem in the city. This place can be largely maintained with the expansion of the lobby! Shame on the city council railroading this through! Disappointing to see the lack of leadership to preserve this,,too much is lost with the talk about a new stadium and other goodies for the ultra wealthy! Where's the mayor? Where's the accountability ?

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aurorasOct. 26, 11 6:45 AM

How about completing the Lowry and Plymouth bridges first? Leave redesigning for later.

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thirdfrankOct. 26, 11 7:30 AM

This process was railroaded with the city's blessing. The new design is generic pablum, lacking character and grace. Get used to the fact that it's gone, however; it ain't gonna change.

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cjlov99Oct. 26, 11 7:31 AM

I'm for it as long as it keeps or adds a lot of space just to use on a regular basis to eat lunch, relax and visit. For being the city of lakes and tons of parks, I think downtown really could use more of this kind of space. Will miss that fountain though, kind of meanders around like some Mayan architecture. Also made for some great climbing as a kid!

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homer10000Oct. 26, 11 7:57 AM

We better have a referendum on that too. I mean we can't trust our politicians to do anything even though we voted them into those positions. I will admit that was sarcastic.

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IRWINMNOct. 26, 11 8:11 AM

The copper fountain is the most appealing part of the old design, flowing down to the pool. It looked like a pipe organ, seemed appropriate. It would be great if they could incorporate it into the new design.

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