RiverCentre/Ramp/Xcel

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RiverCentre/Ramp/Xcel

Connected Skyways
Tunnel 41 (East) – 2001
Bridge 42 (East) – 2001
Bridge 45 (North/South) – 2001?

Skyway Adjacent Buildings
Landmark Towers (Northeast)
4th Street Vertical (East)
George Latimer Central Library (West)

RiverCentre
175 Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul, MN, 55101
Built: 1998
Total Sq.Ft: 162,569
Capacity: 17,954
Parking: 427
Owner: City of Saint Paul
Management Company: St. Paul Arena Company
Security Company:
Security Contact:

Xcel Energy Center
199 W Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul, MN, 55101
Built: 2000
Capacity: 17,954
Owner: City of St. Paul
Management Company: MN Sports & Entertainment
Security Company:
Security Contact:

RiverCentre Ramp
150 W Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul, MN, 55102
Built: 1970
Parking: 1627
Owner: City of Saint Paul
Management Company: RiverCentre
Security Company:
Security Contact:

Full Skyway Map

Easement Agreements

Skyway 41 Agreem’t, 1 of 2 (PDF)
Skyway 41 Agreem’t, 2 of 2 (PDF)
Skyway 42 Agreem’t, 1 of 2 (PDF)*
Skyway 42 Agreem’t, 2 of 2 (PDF)
No Bridge 45 agreement provided from DSI information request.

Diagram of Tunnel 41 (Bridge 41 doc)
Skyway Tunnel 41 (Bridge 42 doc)
Example Advertising (Bridge 42 doc)

Notes

*Bridge 42’s “Skyway 42 Agreem’t, 1 of 2.pdf” appears to be Tunnel 41’s “Skyway 41 Agreem’t, 1 of 2.pdf” and “Skyway 41 Agreem’t, 2 of 2.pdf” copied as one document.

Without digging too far into them, it would seem that Bridge 42 and Tunnel 41 were brokered in the same deal.

“Skyway 42 Agreem’t, 2 of 2.pdf” includes advertising guidelines.

There was also a file labeled “Skyway 42 Agreem’t 2014-12-2fwdRiverCentreConnectionBobSmith.pdf” that was just another copy of “Skyway 42 Agreem’t, 1 of 2.pdf”.

Does a lack of agreement for Bridge 45 indicate that it’s privately owned/maintained? (Probably)


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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