Too tall? No, it's wrong site

  • Article by: Barbara Flanagan , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 6, 2011 - 4:30 PM

Objections to a proposed 33-story building, revisited. Also, stars on Hennepin and good memories.

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tietacNov. 6, 11 8:09 PM

Not to be confused with a newspaper news story.

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minneapbradNov. 7, 11 8:19 AM

This is more nonsense. Barbra is saying the city should not let a developer build something dense next to a LRT station. The state, federal and county government spent a hefty sum on its construction. The idea is to bring in more tax dollars. But no, Barbra thinks that its "too big", sorry Barbra but the light is not going to move down to 9th and Nicollet. Just because you have lived in Downtown since the 1960s does not mean your visions are correct.

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liberaleliteNov. 7, 11 9:42 AM

Tall wouldn't fit with the neighborhood? Not a good neighbor to the Dain tower to the south? Or the 5th Street Towers to the east? Or Marquette Plaza two blocks to the north?

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antisuburbsNov. 7, 1112:49 PM

why would they change the location, thats like saying "i know you bought this lot right here but I dont want a house there you should build your house 4 blocks that way." nope just build it. it will help expand our skyline.

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joeskifterNov. 7, 11 3:24 PM

That argument just does not make sense.....to tall for that block? Barbara, it's not the 1960's anymore......good grief!

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onthemallNov. 7, 11 3:34 PM

Why would you not want more and more people downtown? 5th and Nic is a prime spot for a high rise like this and I for the life of me can't figure out what your motivation is. Not to mention its been sitting there for years as a surface parking lot, not someone wants to build on it and "it's just to tall" Good god lady!

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twincities11Nov. 7, 11 4:12 PM

Are you kidding me Barbara? This is a perfect site for a high-rise building as it's right next to the Hiawatha light rail line and Nicollet Mall. Furthermore, it's pretty much in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, not next to the river or some neighborhood full of two-story homes. As far as the Carlyle is concerned, you are part of a VERY small minority who was/is against it and that's a FACT. Finally, you live in a city Barbara so, you can't expect that YOUR view will go unchanged. You are free to have an opinion, but when it's clearly based on some NIMBY agenda, which only hopes to delay or stop development you must expect others to attack because they see right through the hypocrisy. That said, if want to reserve YOUR neighborhood views and its buildings, I suggest you move to a gated community.

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liberaleliteNov. 7, 11 4:39 PM

Barbara, where were you when RiverWest was on the drawing boards back in 1970 or whatever? I would give you credit there. But Carlysle is beautiful if a few blocks out of the core. 5th and Nicollet is basically the center of the core!

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jeffreyschapNov. 7, 11 7:27 PM

Who is this woman so full of herself? A skyline is not built in a day or a year or a decade. It expands and grows as property becomes available. Is it too much to imagine that someday our downtown could be as fabulous as Chicago or New York? This woman Barbara??? She will be long gone by then but the skyline will be beautiful.

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go4guyNov. 8, 1112:12 PM

It is also funny that nobody agrees with her. That should tell her something!

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