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State of the St. Paul Skyways

When are the skyways open? Where can I enter and exit the skyway system? Are the skyways becoming less safe? What is that smell? Questions about the current state of the Saint Paul skyway system increase as residential and business populations grow and evolve. Business leaders are working to develop recommendations for changes to skyway […]

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Skyways of STP: Smartphone Photo Tour

Hosted by Preservation Alliance of Minnesota $25. Buy tickets. From their Facebook event: Join us for the ultimate weatherproof tour! Explore St. Paul’s Skyway system, learn how to take stunning photos with your phone, and celebrate the grand opening of Lowertown’s latest reuse project, 333 on the Park. PLUS select photos taken during the tour […]

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Minneapolis Skyways Offer an Escape from Reality

“Since the first skyway opened in 1962,” Kim Ode writes in her piece on the expansion of the Minneapolis Skyway System, “the elevated passages have signified escape, whether from traffic noise, stoplights or the weather.” Yet there is another kind of escapism at play here: an escape from the demands of empathy, social responsibility, and […]

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Skyways: What Lies Beneath

As it says (down there) in my bio, I’m a pretty regular user of Minneapolis skyways, especially in any form of inclement weather. Nonetheless, some days, especially this time of year, are not quite cold or inclement enough to make me want to retreat entirely indoors, but still chilly enough to make an entirely outdoor walking […]

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Those Skyways Won’t Go Down Without a Fight

While my post on this website suggesting that we gradually remove the skyways from downtown Minneapolis over a 50-year timeline got a couple compliments and a rebuke by our own David Levinson, it was also picked up by the Star Tribune. In that piece, Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak was quoted as saying “I don’t think […]

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