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Sidewalk Rating: No weekend is better than the first spring weekend after a long winter.

Plastic trikes in the yards, people out watering the flowers and working on their cars, kids in the driveways shooting hoops, the high-frequency squeal of a TV sweep circuit through a screen door as Doc came up the path of the address he was looking for, to be followed by the more worldly sounds, as he reached the front steps, of The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour. According to Fritz, the sweet frequency was 15,570 cycles per second, and the instant Doc turned thirty, which would be any minute now, he would no longer be able to hear it. So this routine of American house approach had begun to hold for him a particular sadness.

-Thomas Pynchon, from Inherent Vice.

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If you’re thinking of moving into a skyway-served neighborhood, start scanning listings in the following buildings:

Centre Village (235 condos, plus an additional 50 condos in City Heights)
The Churchill (360 apartments)
The Crossings (302 condos)
Ivy Tower (92 condos)
LaSalle (122 apartments)
Marquette Place (240 apartments)
The Metro (112 apartments)
Six Quebec (21 condos)
Symphony Place (250 apartments)

[From Vita.mn.]


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Jim Davy, Pete Mikelson, Steve Berg, Danny Sim, and Steve Busse from Architecture Minnesota on Vimeo.




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180° Inside the DPS Book Depository/ Roosevelt Warehouse from Sweet Juniper on Vimeo.



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[Lake Calhoun. (Thanks Jake.)]

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