Capitol City Ramp and Minnesota Building

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Capitol City Ramp &
Minnesota Building

Connected Skyways
Bridge 43 (West) – 1981
Bridge 44 (North) – 2001
Bridge 49 (North) – 2001

Skyway Adjacent Buildings
Alliance Bank Center (North)
Central Station Vertical (North)
Saint Paul Athletic Club (Northwest)
Degree of Honor (West)

Capitol City Ramp
50 E 4th St, St. Paul, MN, 55101
Built: ?
Floors: ?
Parking: 960
Owner: St. Paul Port Authority*
Management Company: Allied Parking
Security Company:
Security Contact:

Minnesota Building
46 E 4th St, St. Paul, MN, 55101
Built: 1929
Floors: 13
Housing Units: 137
Owner: Sand Companies?
Management Company: HRA?
Security Company:
Security Contact:

Full Skyway Map

Easement Agreements

Skyway 43 (1 of 2) (PDF)
Skyway 43 (2 of 2) (PDF)
Skyway 43 2001 Capitol City Ramp egress Port Authority Letter (PDF)
Skyway 43 2001 signature Construction Maintenance & Operation 2018-03-26 (PDF)
Skyway 44 Agreement (PDF)
Skyway 49 Agreement (PDF)

Bridge 43 Connecting to Degree of Honor and Capitol City Ramp (Bridge 43 doc)
Bridges 43, 44, & 49 Connecting between Degree of Honor, Capitol City Ramp, MN Building, & Athletic Club (Bridge 44 doc)
Bridge 44 Connecting to Capitol City Ramp & MN Building (Bridge 44 doc)

Questions

Was there ever a plan/proposal to develop a proper corridor between Bridge 44 and Bridge 43?

Is there an easement through Capitol City Ramp at all? Should there be one if a sale is being considered? (I believe the Port Authority owns the ramp as of 2020)

Is Minnesota Building responsible for any bridge maintenance? (I need to read easement)


Bridges

A comprehensive guide to the climate controlled city owned bridges that make the skyway the skyway. 

Buildings

Essentially the same information presented in the bridges section, only sorted by building.

Access
FUTURE SECTION

Why is this door locked? Where ARE the doors? How do I get in? How do I get OUT? Skyway access is one of the more perplexing aspects of the DtStP Skyway.

Wayfinding
FUTURE SECTION

Getting from A to B can be quite an undertaking. There are maps and signs in every building but how helpful are they and what does improving them mean?


Immediate Action Items:

Bridges:

  • Determine what content is most valuable
  • Go through agreements and add any additional buildings included
  • Get consistent photos for all skyway bridges
  • Compile information in a spreadsheet/database

Long-Term Action Items:

  • Redraw easements to modern technology standards (or submit a request that DSI do it?)
  • Obtain hi-res skway level building maps and integrate with bridges and access maps, creating a SUPERmap.
  • Add a comprehensive buildings section to the mix, including all spaces vacant and occupied.
  • Integrate database with comprehensive DtStP database.

Potential Related Projects?

DtStP Database

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