Posts tagged The Commons
PROJECT UPDATE: Wells Fargo Towers

The new Wells Fargo Towers, the focal pieces of the new Downtown East redevelopment, have officially been topped out (look for the tree on top of the building on the left in one of the photos below). The twin 18 story structures are scheduled to be completed for January 1st, 2016.

With the physical bones of the structures in place the facade work has begun stretching towards the skies. Ryan Companies has also begun work on prepping the two blocks that will become home to "The Commons", the two block park that will be the centerpiece of Downtown East. You can see the recently released renderings for that project here

Below we've included a number of photos showing the current construction status of the Wells Fargo Towers. 

Preliminary renderings revealed for The Commons

Renderings were recently released for The Commons, the new park that will be located next to the Vikings Stadium and will run between 4th and 5th Street.

The designs were created by a landscape architecture firm based out of San-Francisco named Hargreaves Associates. Four prototype designs were created in which a rendering and site plan were released for each

The designs for the 4.2 acre park each feature a water feature of some sort, different soil elevations on site, and a support pavilion along with play area in some. Portland Avenue will be narrowed with each of the designs and will include just two car lanes and bike lanes.

Construction of the park is expected to begin within the next few months as the Star Tribune building demolition begins.