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General Parking Ramp Closed At MSP  
User currently offlineTransglobal From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 8 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2809 times:

Hello all,
I was wondering if anyone knows why the General parking ramp at MSP was closed yesterday (03-16-05) ? It was a beautiful day and having the day off from work I thought I would try and get some shots from the ramp, but all traffic was being diverted to short term parking.

Thanks,
Bill

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User currently offlineBrick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1589 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2752 times:

Only two reasons to close a parking gargage at all is it was either full or they were doing maintenance (power cleaning, restriping, etc...)

Did you try parking in short term and walk over to long term? I shot from that garage numerous times while it was under construction on the weekends. No one ever bothered me...

Mark



A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man...
User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5059 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2716 times:

I'm not sure which one is the "General". Although when I was there March 2-3 there were hundreds of cars - what did they do with all the cars?

Is "General" parking the one nearest to the terminal or the taller structure?

bruce



Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
User currently offlineTransglobal From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 8 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2690 times:

I should have said the Long term ramp. It is close to the terminal, above the short term parking. I haven't seen anything in the news, must have been maintenance. I did find this story about a ramp worker being arrested for DWI while diving on the tarmac though.

http://www.startribune.com/stories/462/5299655.html

Bill
(Hoping some of the pictures I took that day make it in the database)


User currently offlineAviatorTJ From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1838 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2654 times:

Hey there, the ramps have been filling up lately due to spring breakers. Take the train from 28th Ave in Bloomington or Fort Snelling in MPLS. For $3 you get a six hour pass on the train and you can leave your car at those lots all day long. All for the price of one hour in the long term ramp at MSP.
Best of luck at the airport, the weather can't get much worse.

-TJ


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