“I’ve been in this business a long time,” the Minneapolis Public Works Department’s Don Elwood said Tuesday. “It will be complete.”
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We put the new designs head-to-head against the originals so you can judge for yourself.
Our cities have failed to execute good street design, and it’s a mistake we seem to make repeatedly.
City leaders hope the redo will make the street no less than a “centerpiece, a highlight in our country.”
Among them: Why is Target Field being assessed more than $1 million while the Vikings stadium is being assessed nothing?
Removing the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis from the rolls of a special assessment zone for the Nicollet Mall redo will save the bank $267,841.83 over the next 20 years.
A batch of nonprofit organizations — churches mostly — are arguing that their assessments for the $50 million revamp of Nicollet Mall may actually violate the state constitution.
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The latest design eliminates previously proposed stairways that would have connected a skyway to the mall, but adds other elements aimed at generating more street-level activity.
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To fail on this front is to completely overlook the demands of the new economy, which include revolutionary ways of interacting, commuting and consuming.
Early resistance to a civic idea, whether a renovated Nicollet Mall or a Super Bowl, is often overwhelmed by the sweet yoo-hoo of the economic-impact study.
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Most of the mall’s energy has moved to its south end, while its northern section is drab and vacant.
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.