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Unread 08-23-2010, 10:25 PM
 
Location: New Hope, MN
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Default Question about some abandoned blown up buildings and a building building boarded with green boards?

Ok I was watching this very beautiful video of someone driving around Minneapolis on a sunday, and I noticed a few interesting things.

At 2:31 in the video, theres a house and all the windows are green. Was the house boarded up with green boards or something?

At 3:33 it looks like the building is abandoned and part of it was blown up with a bomb or something. Is this building abandoned and does anyone know what happened to it?

At 3:40 theres a black building that looks like it also may be abandoned, and theres a part of a skyway that looks like it was also blown up at some point thats connecting the building to nothing. Was there another building across the street at one point? There must of been unless the skyway has always been connecting a building to nothing.

Does anyone know anything about these things.

BTW here is the video

YouTube - Downtown Minneapolis
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Unread 08-24-2010, 08:08 AM
 
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I don't about the building with the green windows but the "blown up" building is Mill City Museum. There's a courtyard inside of the shell of the old mill building (that's the part that looks like it exploded). The "abandoned" black building with the skyway leading to nowhere is the Guthrie Theater and that's an observation deck that has great views of the river.
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Unread 08-24-2010, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Home in NOMI
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the "blown up" building is Mill City Museum.
The Mill City Museum was built on the Washburn "A" mill, which blew to smithereens in 1874, killing everybody within a city block. They rebuilt it in 1880, and it ran without serious incident until it closed in 1965. The empty building burned in a fire in 1991, and for years only the blackened walls and some steel tanks tottering above the mess remained.

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Unread 08-24-2010, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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The building with the green boards is just an old small warehouse building that someone wants to eventually remodel into apartments or condos. I don't know why the boards are green.

At about 1:41 the driver actually does drive under a skyway that's only connected at one end. (The building was torn down several years ago, and hasn't been replaced yet.)
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Unread 08-24-2010, 11:31 PM
 
Location: New Hope, MN
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Thanks! I know about the Mill City museum, I never knew thats what it was like though. No clue that was a skyway on the Guthrie Theatre.
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Unread 08-25-2010, 12:37 AM
 
Location: Victory Neighborhood Minneapolis
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Had to laugh at the Guthrie comments and its bridge to nowhere (which is a cool observation deck and the building itself gained international acclaim for its design if you have an interest in architecture). The Guthrie also sometimes gets mistaken for an IKEA.

Some cell phone pics I took of Mill City Museum the last time I was there:
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Unread 08-25-2010, 04:19 AM
 
Location: New Hope, MN
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Had to laugh at the Guthrie comments and its bridge to nowhere (which is a cool observation deck and the building itself gained international acclaim for its design if you have an interest in architecture). The Guthrie also sometimes gets mistaken for an IKEA.

Some cell phone pics I took of Mill City Museum the last time I was there:
I love architecture. The videos quality isnt crystal clear and the way the observation deck is shaped on the end made it look like part of it was blown up I really want to check it out now and go there.
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