Pioneer-Endicott and Jackson Ramp

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Pioneer-Endicott &
Jackson Ramp

Connected Skyways
Bridge 30 (West) – 1978
Bridge 31 (East) – 1986
Bridge 35 (South) – 1978

Skyway Adjacent Buildings
First National Bank (West)
Great Northern (180 E 5th) (East)
Warren Burger Federal (South)

Pioneer-Endicott
141 E 4th St, St. Paul, MN, 55101
Built: 1890
Floors: 16
Housing Units: 233
Owner: Halverson & Blaiser Group
Security Company:
Security Contact:

Jackson Ramp
345 Jackson St, St. Paul, MN, 55101
Built: ?
Floors: 6
Parking: 420
Owner: Pak Properties
Management Company: Interstate Parking
Security Company:
Security Contact:

Full Skyway Map

Easement Agreements

Skyway 30 (1 of 3) (PDF)
Skyway 30 (2 of 3) actually 22 (PDF)
Skyway 30 (3 of 3) (PDF)
Skyway 30 (3 of 3) & #35 (PDF)
Skyway 30 2014-12-8 AgreementNotPioneerEndicott’s (PDF)
Skyway 30 Pioneer Endicott New Agreement 2015 (PDF)
Skyway 31 Agreement (PDF)
Skyway 35 Agreement (PDF)

Pioneer-Endicott Street Level (Bridge 30 doc)
Pioneer-Endicott Skyway Level (Bridge 30 doc)
Pioneer-Endicott & Warren Burger Skyway Level (Bridge 35 doc)

Notes

It would seem at some point someone somewhere confused the Bridge 22 agreements with the Bridge 30 agreements. I believe both of the (3 of 3) files above are the same, and it would appear the confusion repeated again in 2014, possibly resulting in the restatement of the easement in the “New Agreement” file in 2015. It’s not clear why DSI is still providing the mislabeled files when requests for the bridge easements are made. As a result, we get to see a version of what a modern restatement of skyway easement could look like.

Agreement indicates Pioneer-Endicott is entirely responsible for Bridge 35 maintenance and there doesn’t appear to be any easement for the Warren Burger Federal Courts building.


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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