From our head of content, trentgilliss:
Behind my new office in Loring Park is an entire level of the city that’s been layered over with macadam and concrete. But this hidden passage still exists and, some day, some day, access will be granted from the outside. I only wish the landlords would offer a hint to it with a light well or a discovered porthole. #hiddenminneapolis (at Krista Tippett Public Productions)
Hey, check out this 3D rendering of the storefront of our new office on Hennepin Ave in Minneapolis. The building is located near Loring Park, which is the religious and cultural hub of the city — with the Basilica of St. Mary directly across the street, the Walker Art Center and Sculpture Garden a block away, St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, and Minneapolis Community & Technical College just up the street.
The space pictured in the image above will be an intimate live events space. We can seat 25-60 (I prefer to keep it below 25) and we plan on having Krista Tippett (our host) conduct interviews next to the 17-foot library wall. But, we also hope to make it available for the community to hold informal salons and cultural exchanges that deepen our connection with the community. It’s a place of exchange and reciprocity, in which we as journalists and the media get a chance to learn and remember why we’re in this profession.
Here are two more renderings from different perspectives. From the front of the house looking into the space, you can see our studio with the herringbone pattern wrapped in Douglas fir:
And, from the back of the space looking toward Hennepin Avenue:
~Trent Gilliss, chief content officer
It is a busy time at the Sultanahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque) in Istanbul. People gather outside its walls each night to break the fast with friends and family. Ramadan is soon coming to a close. Meanwhile, this man has a lot of square footage to cover. Back and forth he goes over the crimson carpets in the mosque with his household vacuum.
Photo and text graciously submitted by Peter Speiser
As we design our new office in Loring Park, I’m totally enamored with library spaces like this one. Ooh la la!
~Trent Gilliss, senior editor