“For the people who actually live in Minneapolis, we have much bigger priorities,” said Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board Commissioner Chris Meyer.
One local effort meant to reduce bird collisions, Lights Out, asks building owners to turn off unnecessary lights from midnight to dawn during two key migration periods.
So complete was his connection with the city that even physical sites with no obvious external association with Prince now seem intimately connected to him.
It takes a certain type of borderline insane narcissism to think a book you wrote is still going to be read and cherished in a century, but I’m so grateful the writer took the shot.
The company proposing the project says it’s a way to provide clean energy. But neighborhood residents and city officials worry about its impact on an iconic part of Minneapolis.
Take a tour through the historic and beautiful elevators of downtown Minneapolis. Even better if you can bring a toddler.
A portrait artist, columnist and woman-about-town, she was an exceptionally colorful figure in Minneapolis society.
Both buildings were, in some way, created to self-consciously reflect Big Ideas.
To fail on this front is to completely overlook the demands of the new economy, which include revolutionary ways of interacting, commuting and consuming.
Mike Evangelist still lives in the Twin Cities, and is still an enthusiastic photographer.
The downtown once was a jumble of slums, storefronts, saloons, apartment buildings, stables, single-family houses, and business offices.
Since all of our freeways point directly to the downtown central business core, you have five different approaches of the Minneapolis skyline from automobile to consider.
But council members debate 36,000 square feet of space at the far end of the development’s proposed park.
On Nicollet Mall, and on 6th and 7th Streets between Nicollet and Hennepin, there are a few pieces of highly functional public art: manhole covers designed by artists between 1983 and 1990.
In the 1970s, here in the Twin Cities, the newly formed Met Council gave some consideration to subways. What if it had worked out?
A grand marble staircase spirals from the first floor to the second, leading to a bronze sculpture by Oskar J.W. Hansen entitled “Wings.”
The best surfaces for skating are also the ugliest, most unglamorous parts of the postwar city: parking lots, concrete embankments, garages, ugly brutalist plazas, benches, stairways.
On a summer evening right before a game, the area outside Target Field is a lively, exciting place to be. That is, within certain parameters.