Tim Kiser

Tim Kiser

Posted on 04/19/2010


Photo taken on June  7, 2009



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Was it maybe the first time I ever enjoyed walking on Marquette Avenue in downtown Minneapolis.

Was it maybe the first time I ever enjoyed walking on Marquette Avenue in downtown Minneapolis.
People like to complain about street construction — "Oh it's awful & I'll be glad when it's finished," they say to one another and to TV reporters, hundreds of times a day — but if it weren't for construction equipment the only things to look at on Marquette Avenue'd be the bottoms of conspicuously bland office towers and the entrances and exits of parking ramps.

The bldg @ the right is one of César Pelli's abominable creations and Jesus that wall's a depressing thing to have to walk past. I'd rather get hydraulic excavators and orange plastic mesh and Jersey barriers and cylindrical castle-topper turret-looking things, which are temporarily-above-ground manholes.

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In downtown Minneapolis on June 7th, 2009, a view to the south from the east side of Marquette Avenue, south of South 6th Street, during construction of the Marquette and 2nd Avenues transit corridor project. "Wells Fargo Center," erected 1988, is at right.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:
HE336.R63 Road work zones—United States—Pictorial works.
TE220 Streets—Maintenance and repair—Equipment and supplies—Pictorial works.
TJ1355 Excavating machinery—Pictorial works.
TD696 Manholes—Pictorial works.
NA9074 Skywalks—United States—Pictorial works.
F614.M543 Minneapolis (Minn.)—Pictorial works.

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