As a grand finale of the semester, this is a shot of the downtown Minneapolis skyline from one of my favorite angles. In the foreground is the Mississippi River and Central Avenue Bridge, in the back is the central office core of Minneapolis. With the shear number of construction projects slated to begin construction in early 2019 (most notably the “Eleven”, “Alia”, and “Gateway” towers), this view is bound to change.
A construction site we saw across from the Mill City Museum – evidence of future (possibly real estate?) development in Minneapolis.
Construction across from the MCM.
The bike path adjacent to the West River Parkway feels much more traffic-heavy with bikes, Segways, runners, and walkers than the road running alongside it, which I think is a testament to the push in the Twin Cities for more sustainable transportation alternatives. But because cars are still the dominant form of transportation, the bike path along the West River Parkway feels like a landscape helping to create the “emerging future city” by promoting increased bike and foot traffic and hopefully amassing a larger following in the future.