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Continued: Tevlin: Dear mayor: Try to trump these ideas for Nicollet Mall

  • Article by: JON TEVLIN , Star Tribune
  • Last update: April 23, 2013 - 10:39 PM

He’d prefer free cable cars and using the extra space for trees and permanent vendor booths for entrepreneurs, farmers, chefs and artisans.

“In winter I’d flood the whole street, put the cable cars on sleigh runners, and let people skate,” Boss wrote. Also, “We should combine our love of music and skyways, and build a floating skyway-level bandshell that showers free music on the streets below.”

Now, back to Leicester. When pressed to conceive of a piece of public art, he suggested one he once offered to put on the NSP Plaza, but with a twist: a solar-powered piece of wind art, positioned behind a sculpture of Mary Tyler Moore so that it would appear to blow her skirt up.

Top that, mayor.

 

jtevlin@startribune.com • 612-673-1702

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