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by Midtownkid
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: P&L District 10 years later
Replies: 45
Views: 4244

Re: P&L District 10 years later

'SOLO' area area in 2004 I think, before P&L. Parking lot desert. I wish they would have kept that art deco facade (Soakie's building) https://scontent.fmkc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/10848922_10100139529229313_8754424350699926061_o.jpg?oh=385d16ec4d8ffa0d049e10ab8e1712a0&oe=5A67C7F8
by Midtownkid
Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 430
Views: 42854

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

Yes they look amazing! I'm glad people stepped up to save them. It's such a beautiful block
by Midtownkid
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 514
Views: 52263

Re: Troost developments

Is that the old Kats? (with streamline-deco corner entrance)

What a shame! Always thought it was an interesting corner.
by Midtownkid
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Ashland at River Market
Replies: 36
Views: 430

Re: OFFICIAL - Ashland at River Market

Glad you asked. This is what they are trying to emulate: ... ... With that caveat, what can I say? I guess I like the old timey cornices on buildings. Do not feel like you have to justify your opinion in such detail! If you like it, you like it. If someone else disagrees, so what! I like the cornic...
by Midtownkid
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1731
Views: 148479

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

Looks really good. I love how they broke the mass up into three smaller bays. The size makes sense for the area. I think NSPJ does some really great work.
by Midtownkid
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1652
Views: 150920

Re: Westport

New, larger residential projects should be concentrated on Broadway, Main Street, and Linwood. Empty lots and post-WWII building sites should be prioritized first. Maybe provide incentives for replacing empty lots and surface parking with new buildings. Any time a historic building is going to be de...
by Midtownkid
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: One Kansas City Place
Replies: 126
Views: 14748

Re: One Kansas City Place

The former Winsteds / food court area is now a conference center for KCP&L.
by Midtownkid
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Former Montgall Hotel destroyed by fire
Replies: 6
Views: 528

Re: Former Montgall Hotel destroyed by fire

Took a drive to see what remains...kind of wish I didn't. https://scontent.fmkc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/22218422_10100583030189833_6835007756561524082_o.jpg?oh=bc0b59dd9720a8b41d2a2f30155477e3&oe=5A3EC04B A great photo a friend took just a few months ago: https://scontent.fmkc1-1.fna.fbcdn.ne...
by Midtownkid
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Historic Elements of Country Club Plaza - Slowly Disappearing
Replies: 12
Views: 814

Re: Historic Elements of Country Club Plaza - Slowly Disappearing

Image

Just for comparison, this is the way Seasons 52 it looks now... :(
by Midtownkid
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Historic Elements of Country Club Plaza - Slowly Disappearing
Replies: 12
Views: 814

Re: Historic Elements of Country Club Plaza - Slowly Disappearing

Ok, I think I fixed the photos. Didn't realize photobucket changed their rules!
by Midtownkid
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Historic Elements of Country Club Plaza - Slowly Disappearing
Replies: 12
Views: 814

Historic Elements of Country Club Plaza - Slowly Disappearing

I know many of you 'hate' the Plaza because it's a mall, its developer was racist, its too 'basic'...or whatever. Still, as an architect and lover of all things beautiful and historic, I am saddened every time I notice yet another detail altered or missing. Don't get me wrong, it's still a great pla...
by Midtownkid
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main
Replies: 66
Views: 9219

Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

I still wish that place was gonna be torn down. I'm all for saving buildings, but this one is not worth it IMO. It's so ugly & has a terrible relationship with the street. Some of us actually like the look of this building. But, we welcome your opinion. Even if you might not like ours! Thanks, ...
by Midtownkid
Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main
Replies: 66
Views: 9219

Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

I still wish that place was gonna be torn down. I'm all for saving buildings, but this one is not worth it IMO. It's so ugly & has a terrible relationship with the street.
by Midtownkid
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 514
Views: 52263

Re: Troost developments

Hadley is moving from W18th (formerly between Birdie's and Peggy Noland) to 27th and Troost.

Sad to see a designer leave the Crossroads, but it may be good news for the Eastside!

http://www.hadleyclark.com/
by Midtownkid
Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: West 39th Street Apartments
Replies: 71
Views: 4046

Re: West 39th Street Apartments

They need to push all the new buildings back from the street to create a wider sidewalk with green spaces. That stretch of 39th feels really hostile to pedestrians. I always walk on 38th instead.
by Midtownkid
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Fairfax Lofts/Hotel Indigo (former Brookfield Building)
Replies: 170
Views: 21991

Re: OFFICIAL - Fairfax Lofts/Hotel Indigo (former Brookfield Building)

Double checked as I walked by today. There is still a sign for the hotel, I just didn't see it the other day...
by Midtownkid
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Fairfax Lofts/Hotel Indigo (former Brookfield Building)
Replies: 170
Views: 21991

Re: OFFICIAL - Fairfax Lofts/Hotel Indigo (former Brookfield Building)

The brick really sparkled in the sunlight...very cool. Can't wait to see the new terracotta go up.

I don't see a sign for the Hotel Indigo anymore...only Fairfax Lofts. Anyone know if the hotel is still planned?
by Midtownkid
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Penn Valley Park (Ideas+redeveloment)
Replies: 739
Views: 50575

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

One stop sign (or light) at the intersection of Broadway and 29th would go a long way in fixing the park's most basic issues. Stop the traffic speeding on Broadway. Allow for cars on 29th to get onto Broadway safely. Most importantly, allow for pedestrians to access the entire western portion of the...
by Midtownkid
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)
Replies: 121
Views: 13051

Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Hope we can see a rendering soon, or at least a site plan. Hope they do something custom/design driven and not just some box. Hire Hufft??
by Midtownkid
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 1864
Views: 179685

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Big Improvement. Windows on its 'twin' are much nicer...

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