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by FangKC
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main
Replies: 105
Views: 16393

Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

“As we get further into it, we find more deterioration in the building,” said Jim Calvert, director of development and construction for Worcester.
Many of us on this forum have known for years the rumors that this building was poorly-built.
by FangKC
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 34th Terrace & Main
Replies: 21
Views: 4095

Re: 34th Terrace & Main

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This link shows the interior of the building, and examples of apartments.

https://tinyurl.com/ycx25qxu
by FangKC
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 515
Views: 62436

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

The newly renovated buildings on Armour between Baltimore and Wyandotte look terrific. I'm really glad they weren't demolished. http://i63.tinypic.com/2h5mq7p.jpg http://i64.tinypic.com/2r61y0p.jpg http://i66.tinypic.com/2chb5mc.jpg This link shows an interior of one of the apartments in the colona...
by FangKC
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 18th and Vine
Replies: 469
Views: 61757

Re: 18th and Vine

Developers Reviving 150-Year-Old Buildings Near 18th & Vine District Right now, two of the city’s oldest buildings near the 18th and Vine Jazz District look the part, limestone ruins straight out of Medieval Europe. But Jason Parson, Tim Duggan and Shomari Benton have big plans for redeveloping the...
by FangKC
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: "Tower East"
Replies: 25
Views: 732

Re: "Tower East"

Names like that can take, and last for decades. I like Martini Corner because it came from something specific locally as opposed to calling a neighborhood "The East Village," and sort of stealing it from another city for place-making purposes. What is called "The East Village" neighborhood here was ...
by FangKC
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2159
Views: 241314

Re: Misc Crossroads News

...and what's now the Crossroads was once considered "Midtown". Also commonly was referenced as "Crosstown"..... Or, as I knew it the first time I passed through it decades ago, at night: "that creepy area south of downtown with all the abandoned buildings". How things change. Or in real estate dev...
by FangKC
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park
Replies: 42
Views: 4723

Re: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park

The tangled mat of roots and vegetation knitted the surface of the hillside together. Wish they would have taken the Roanoke Park approach and just worked on taking out the invasive honeysuckle. I am unclear how this project will channel away the water that percolates down and out where it hits the...
by FangKC
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1971
Views: 204371

Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

Watch "Welcome to Sweetie Pie's" on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) if you have cable, and you will see how difficult it is to open a restaurant.
by FangKC
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Penn Valley Park (Ideas+redeveloment)
Replies: 742
Views: 59433

Re: OFFICIAL: Penn Valley Park (Ideas+redeveloment)

Why does the area under the control tower at KCI (a place where no human hangs out) appear more scenic and inviting than most parts of Penn Valley Park?

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by FangKC
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1971
Views: 204371

Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

Betty Rae’s Opening Soon in River Market The missing item on the Delaware Street food scene menu, a great place for dessert, will be filled the last week of August with the opening of Betty Rae’s Ice Cream at 412 Delaware. Betty Rae’s Founder David Friesen is delighted to open a second helping of t...
by FangKC
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Crossroads Hotel (2107 Central)
Replies: 62
Views: 11916

Re: OFFICIAL - Crossroads Hotel (2107 Central)

Former Pabst, Pendergast buildings to open as Crossroads Hotel, with rooftop bar ...Now it has set an October opening, but not a specific day, for the 131-room, four-story Crossroads Hotel, at 2101 Central Ave. ...It also will have three restaurants and bars. While details are still be worked out, ...
by FangKC
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2159
Views: 241314

Re: Misc Crossroads News

McQueeny Lock building reopens after renovation (photos).

https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/ ... lding.html
by FangKC
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2467
Views: 202291

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Well, this would have been amazing. I have never seen this or know what it was for, but someday downtown KC will get some really impressive or at least interesting new towers. http://tillmandesign.com/living-icon/ds55eof2zyyyu3hp6k6z8wdzc55ct7 This reminded me that I downloaded this building as a r...
by FangKC
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project
Replies: 594
Views: 67772

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

Bar K: Tour the new pups-and-pints pub on the riverfront Bar K's 2-acre dog park in Berkley Riverfront Park carries a unique distinction among traditional canine gathering spaces: It offers the pets' owners as much potential fun as it does the dogs. Bar K includes a restaurant, lots of seating and ...
by FangKC
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Drury Plaza Hotel
Replies: 67
Views: 2289

Re: Drury Plaza Hotel

I don't care that the building matches the art deco government buildings, or not. J.E. Dunn's building doesn't, and shouldn't have to. The Charles Whittaker Federal Courthouse, and UMB's Tech Center, doesn't. Buildings from different eras have different designs and materials. Even in historic distri...
by FangKC
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 18th and Vine
Replies: 469
Views: 61757

Re: 18th and Vine

I like seeing businesses like this come to 18th and Vine, since one of the problems with the district is that there aren't enough businesses to service the residents in the neighborhood , and give ordinary citizens daily reasons to go there.
by FangKC
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Drury Plaza Hotel
Replies: 67
Views: 2289

Re: Drury Plaza Hotel

Here is what Drury is building in downtown Nashville. https://www.nashvillepost.com/business/development/article/20830820/image-released-for-drury-hotel-eyed-for-sobro https://i.imgur.com/OsgkAFu.jpg https://i.imgur.com/ICrTiou.jpg A 21-story buildng on about 25 percent of the city block. https://i....
by FangKC
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Drury Plaza Hotel
Replies: 67
Views: 2289

Re: Drury Plaza Hotel

It's a literal design reuse that was originally created for a suburban spot right next to the freeway in Minneapolis. It's why it's so bad. https://finance-commerce.com/2018/01/drury-pitches-214-room-hotel-in-bloomington/ https://www.google.com/maps/place/3901+Minnesota+Dr,+Minneapolis,+MN+55435 “W...
by FangKC
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Drury Plaza Hotel
Replies: 67
Views: 2289

Re: Drury Plaza Hotel

I don't know why Drury doesn't just build on the southern third of the block, on the 1200 Oak garage footprint, and then just sell the BOE building to someone who would redevelop the tower portion to apartments, and the base for office. The base floors are set up nicely to handle an engineering or a...