Nic on Fifth Progress

I’m very excited about The Nic on Fifth, a strangely named luxury apartment high-rise replacing one of the most blighted blocks on the north end of Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis. Here is its progress as viewed from the Fifth Street Towers – thanks Clifford! Below that, you’ll see a rendering of the finished product. When Opus is done, they’re building the new Xcel Energy headquarters directly to the north. While many wanted this building taller – or even its originally proposed 33 stories – it will be a huge upgrade to the city.

Again, a big thank-you to my friend Cliff for taking the aerial shots! Click on the images to view them larger, and for the captions that contain some engineering knowhow that I do not possess.

A few quickies – August 17, 2014:

Nic 2 081714 Nic 1 081714

As of March 15, 2014, older pics are below

 

Nic Jan 14

Some detail is becoming evident along the podium.

Some detail is becoming evident along the podium.

Here's a bird-eye view of the crown. Thanks, Clifford.

Here’s a bird-eye view of the crown. Thanks, Clifford.

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2 comments
  1. The wrecking ball seems to have missed the parking ramp. Do we really need to wait two years for the other part of the block to get redeveloped?

    • Isn’t it crazy? You’d think it would be in their own interest (and that of the Nic’s first tenants) to knock that thing down right now and plant some grass until they’re ready to build the Xcel building. Parking revenue is a hell of a drug…

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