Thursday, November 15, 2007

Architecture Minnesota
I picked up an issue of Architecture Minnesota at the AIA Minnesota convention the other day. It has stories on several topics we've touched on here at Building Minnesota, except in more detail, of course. Linda Mack reports on pedestrian access issues at the new Twins stadium ("A Walk in the Park"). There's a big worry about the lack of space between the light rail stop and the ballpark -- only 27 feet separate the two spaces, making for cramped quarters for the thousands of fans expected to arrive before the first pitch and after the last out. Tom Fisher of the College of Design ("A Tales of Two Bridges") ponders the connection between the Guthrie's "endless bridge" cantilever and the collapsed I-35W bridge and examines what it says about public and private investment. And Heather Beal examines how LRT might work in St. Paul.

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