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Minneapolis Plans to Cover 35W

Can you imagine an entire stretch of 35W being covered completely by earth, or a lid as it is called. Major cities around the country are covering up busy highway areas that cause commotion with traffic and noise.

But these caps not only block out noise, but add a stretch of land that can be utilized as a natural space like a park or even a useful residential or commercial space. This idea of a cap also bridges the divide of two areas that comes with massive freeways cutting through downtown spaces. 

Planners of this project have their sights set on a portion of 35W that separates the Cedar-Riverside neighborhoods and Downtown East. If this area were to be "capped," this would create 17 new acres of green space. (Planners are saying the land will be used for "green" purposes...

Mall of America Will Almost Double in Size by 2018 Super Bowl

Get ready Twin Cities. The Super Bowl is coming to Minnesota. Of course, many of us have known this for a very long time now. In light of that news, the Mall of America has has decided to "get ready" by almost doubling in size by the time of 2018 kickoff. 

The MOA expansion had really been in the works long before the NFL chose Minneapolis as the 2018 host of the Super Bowl. I'm sure the MOA growth influenced the NFL's decision to bring the biggest single sporting event to the North Star State. 

The huge MOA additions will come in phases, with phase one set to more retail and dining space, another huge atrium, underground parking, an office building and even another hotel. 

The light rail will be a direct line from the airport, to MOA, to the site of the Super...

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