The Rose, to me, seems like an apology for the disruptive construction of I-94. It’s even located right by the highway, which I think is noteworthy because most people don’t like to live next to an interstate highway (lots of noise). Here is an image of the Rose from an I-94 overpass.
In a park across from the MiA, about twenty young ones were finding ways to take advantage of public space in the cruel wintertime, sledding down the slope of the hill. They seemed to be having fun!
Community housing is complementary to community centers. Here is a picture of Stevens Community Apartments on E 18th st in Minneapolis, near I-94.
In the stretch between the Rose and the Minneapolis Institute of Art, I found this community center. To me, it seems valuable to place community centers in tandem with mixed-income housing in order to maximize social benefits.
This is a recipe card in the Mill City Museum describing how historic structures can be incorporated into the modern landscape. We saw an example of this with the artists’ apartments that were formerly a factory across the river from the museum.