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by HalcyonKC
Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: The KC City Flag
Replies: 90
Views: 9622

Re: The KC City Flag

While I'd be fine with either of the designs I've submitted here, I think I actually like the first one a bit better.... https://i.imgur.com/TA8V5pf.png The fountain is just framed better IMO. I can see the appeal of the exact triangles of the second one though. Agreed, I liked the framing better o...
by HalcyonKC
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: The KC City Flag
Replies: 90
Views: 9622

Re: The KC City Flag

https://i.imgur.com/TA8V5pf.png This is more along the lines of what I like. Agreed, this is now a simple, clean design. It connects with the old flag, but boldens it up in the right way. I've never liked how the fountain symbol on the existing flag looks very delicate and got lost on the white bac...
by HalcyonKC
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: The KC City Flag
Replies: 90
Views: 9622

Re: The KC City Flag

I mashed the KC logo with some art deco line art I found and played around with the colors. https://i.imgur.com/AGOQea7.png https://i.imgur.com/yAAmd7F.png https://i.imgur.com/xXestNz.png https://i.imgur.com/4lohsmu.png I didn't mean for them to look so MU/KU related. If anyone has any color ideas ...
by HalcyonKC
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: The KC City Flag
Replies: 90
Views: 9622

Re: The KC City Flag

Wichita's city flag has enough design mojo that there's a movement afoot to make it available as a personalized license plate. http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article178464901.html I'm not sure if Missouri allows such a thing, and even if they did, the current KC flag blows and probab...
by HalcyonKC
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 600 Central Renovation
Replies: 4
Views: 1137

Re: 600 Central Renovation

Anyone heard any updates on this project? I live near this building and haven't seen significant progress, just a construction dumpster. A couple weeks ago, I noticed many of the building windows were left open overnight during a large rainstorm--although they then wisely closed them in advance of t...
by HalcyonKC
Tue May 09, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Second and Delaware
Replies: 87
Views: 13677

Re: OFFICIAL - Second and Delaware

I wish we had more buildings built this solid. Particle board and 2x4's are flimsy fodder for tornadoes, fires, termites and rot. This thing looks like it's being built to actually last a few generations.
by HalcyonKC
Tue May 09, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1549
Views: 107948

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

I still can't believe that nobody in the local press has reported on DeJanes's squatting in KCATA's right of way, nor that the pro-streetcar side are failing to make it known that their most noisome opponent is literally leading a political campaign to protect her commandeering of public property f...
by HalcyonKC
Mon May 08, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1549
Views: 107948

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Big surprise that Sherry DeJanes and CFRG have teamed up. Per Reddit , the address on the mailers is Sherry DeJanes's law firm, and she is registered as treasurer of Be Smart KC, the organization that sent them out. The videos hartliss linked confirm that, and make clear that CFRG paid for them. I ...
by HalcyonKC
Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail
Replies: 1620
Views: 77605

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

One of my office coworkers is a young kid fresh out of college and voted for the Chastain plan on the last ballot. He is brand new to town and didn't know the history of Chastain's unrealistic plans and the old vendetta-driven shenanigans. Similarly, I myself naively voted for the 2006 initiative wh...
by HalcyonKC
Fri Jun 17, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 300
Views: 26205

Re: New Broadway Bridge

It looked to me like they were putting curbs in place that would prevent all but the center lane on westbound 5th from trying to go across the intersection. The outside lanes are supposed to be for turning north or south on Broadway, but every once in a while I'll see someone in a turn lane abruptly...
by HalcyonKC
Fri May 20, 2016 7:22 am
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Fall 2016 in new home
Replies: 4
Views: 1342

Re: Fall 2916 in new home

Gross, a ham aged that long would be mighty tough. I'll just get one out of the replicator.
by HalcyonKC
Wed May 11, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5141
Views: 343301

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

people are being drawn from a few blocks away where there are lots of residents and workers who might not normally venture to/across main. it's easy to downplay the north loop stop, but there is residential on all three sides of that sea of surface parking. my friend at the view -- who said he woul...
by HalcyonKC
Mon May 02, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5141
Views: 343301

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

I don't understand why Sue has hung her hat on being the face of the opposition for this project. I know some small business owners, and they have a generally scrappy attitude, always looking to network for new connections and turn anything that happens into an opportunity. I don't get that vibe fro...
by HalcyonKC
Mon May 02, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5141
Views: 343301

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

mykn wrote:Well the streetcar is just for a bunch of drunk hipsters /sueburke

I enjoyed the pouting picture of Sue.

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by HalcyonKC
Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 270
Views: 29320

Re: Three Light

I do like the fact that they varied the height of Four Light in this latest rendering--making it taller, and also both Three and Four are drawn with slightly more complex roof lines, departing from the flat boring rectangle of One and Two--which helps break up the visual monotony to my eye. Also it ...
by HalcyonKC
Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: The KC City Flag
Replies: 90
Views: 9622

Re: The KC City Flag

I watched this TED Talk this morning and it reminded me of this forum's discussion about the KC flag. https://www.ted.com/talks/roman_mars_why_city_flags_may_be_the_worst_designed_thing_you_ve_never_noticed?language=en Mayor Sly James recently remarked about people around the country starting to wea...
by HalcyonKC
Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1549
Views: 107948

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

My computer's antivirus also blocked it, it came up with a malware warning page.
by HalcyonKC
Wed May 27, 2015 7:55 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - 21c Museum Hotel KC (former Savoy Hotel)
Replies: 210
Views: 25615

Re: Savoy Hotel to undergo $25 mil gut/resto

Commerce / Tower Properties has much more parking at this point than ever actually fills up during the day. With the local economy reasonably strong and downtown redevelopment in particular zooming along, it's bizarre to me that they aren't parting with even one or two small parcels in the north loo...
by HalcyonKC
Sat Aug 09, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1515 Gennessee - West Bottoms
Replies: 29
Views: 3567

Re: 1515 Gennessee - West Bottoms

I wish KCK would do something about their nasty sewer plant. I frequently cross into Kansas on I-70 for work and that smell usually hits me right as I see the sign for the Kansas state line, although some days are worse than others. It doesn't exactly say "welcome to Kansas."
by HalcyonKC
Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: New York Life building, trapped cat
Replies: 1
Views: 564

New York Life building, trapped cat

While walking home from Milwaukee Deli this evening, I noticed loud meows coming from a window well on the southwest corner of the New York Life building at 9th and Baltimore. I turned the flashlight on my iPhone on, peered down through the bars and saw a pair of glowing green eyes way down in the d...

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