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by rxlexi
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Interstate 70 KC to St Louis
Replies: 28
Views: 435

Re: Interstate 70 KC to St Louis

I drove around Europe (UK, France and Netherlands) this summer and the way people drive alone makes me want to move there. People drive fast, but attentive without distraction. They always signal, they always immediately move over to the next lane after passing and each lane is progressively faster...
by rxlexi
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4557
Views: 335835

Re: We need a new airport!!!

agreed...we should in no way compare ourselves or strive to be Indy. We lapped them about 5 years ago from my experience there. I'm no huge fan of Indianapolis, but I wouldn't be so sure of this statement. Getting off topic, but - their heavy investments in downtown convention and sports infrastruc...
by rxlexi
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4557
Views: 335835

Re: We need a new airport!!!

can someone point to a new terminal (similar sized city would be helpful) built since KCI that you say meets your standards? Union Station isn't walking through that door. Probably the single best example that I have personally used is Indy. Expected something similar here. New Orleans has yet to o...
by rxlexi
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4557
Views: 335835

Re: We need a new airport!!!

It seems the airlines are getting what they want, a stockyard pushing as many cattle through the pen in the smallest amount of space. Who’s advocating for the citizenry? +1 The new airport terminal is one of the biggest civic infrastructure projects in KC history - it needs to have some reasonable ...
by rxlexi
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4557
Views: 335835

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Except why release them if you don't want them to be scrutinized?? I imagine a lot of man hours went into those images to be released to the general public and if that's the case I am slightly concerned about the firm's attention to detail. AECOM had a fly through video before they were even select...
by rxlexi
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4557
Views: 335835

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Early renderings are the lifeblood of kcrag.com! Ha, too true. And now I will proceed to continue ranting about these five low-quality images. While I do "trust" SOM, this is pretty bad for a first impression of official renderings, after what we saw from all firms during the bidding war. Huge down...
by rxlexi
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4557
Views: 335835

Re: We need a new airport!!!

RE: the earlier comment about limestone - the article mentioned it's use, though wasn't specific as to how exactly. Any ground-up new terminal will be an upgrade, but at this point I am really frustrated that the signature design elements from the earlier "winning" proposal are ALL gone. Surely a fi...
by rxlexi
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4557
Views: 335835

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Almost impossible to tell from these poor initial renderings, but where is the awesome scallop-roof design from the preliminary images? I loved that element, and if we get a generic flat box I'll be very disappointed. I understand perhaps losing the two-story indoor fountain, but first impression is...
by rxlexi
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: "Tower East"
Replies: 31
Views: 999

Re: "Tower East"

Every time someone brings up Velvet Dog, it brings back good memories. "Martini Corner" branding surely came about do to the original Dog and the former Empire Room across the street, maybe also Cafe Trocadero, which was located where Tower Tavern is. In the early/mid 2000s those were pretty hip spo...
by rxlexi
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - 21c Museum Hotel KC (former Savoy Hotel)
Replies: 348
Views: 48703

Re: OFFICIAL - 21c Museum Hotel KC (former Savoy Hotel)

Had dinner at the bar at 21C Savoy Friday - great experience. There was a nice crowd; the hotel and restaurant were surprisingly lively - a good sign. Wife and I split a caesar salad, mussels, steak frites and a couple bacon-wrapped cherry peppers. All quite good, especially the peppers (bar apps ar...
by rxlexi
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project
Replies: 69
Views: 7387

Re: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project

They've done Miracle pop-ups the last couple of years in STL. Seems...trending, I guess. Would check it out.

Glad to see the Muelbach bar get some use!
by rxlexi
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Crossroads Hotel (2107 Central)
Replies: 62
Views: 11958

Re: OFFICIAL - Crossroads Hotel (2107 Central)

Thanks for the pics, the atrium looks fantastic. Surely Johnny Lazia was the influence for restaurant name. The rooftop has sweeping views and should be great hangout spot, though a more focused theme for the hotel overall might have been appreciated. Not 100% sure about an Italian restaurant with L...
by rxlexi
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Lumi Neon Museum Kansas City
Replies: 1
Views: 321

Re: Lumi Neon Museum Kansas City

Thanks for posting Fang. I love this idea, and hope it comes to fruition with a wide variety of signs in an interesting, central-ish location (maybe Electric Park in the East Bottoms?). I've always wanted to visit The Neon Museum in Las Vegas (https://www.neonmuseum.org/), which does both self-guide...
by rxlexi
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Drury Plaza Hotel
Replies: 67
Views: 2411

Re: Drury Plaza Hotel

Yeah, this is bad. It's nice we're at a place where we can turn up our noses to a 10-story hotel east of Grand downtown, but at minimum, this should receive zero incentives. It's right next to Sprint Center! A 2-story parking garage with no retail wrap! A Chesterfield Mall generic design! Hoping thi...
by rxlexi
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 515
Views: 62704

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

Armour looks and functions wonderfully after the update to parking protected bike lanes. Hope it becomes the model for other streets going forward. Also like the small dog park MAC added on the vacant lot just north of Armour/Gillham. Seems to be trending and a good use of vacant land in a dense are...
by rxlexi
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport Terrace at Manor Square
Replies: 31
Views: 2406

Re: Westport Terrace at Manor Square

I'd love to see something more like Ragtag in Columbia.
Agree, this would be awesome. Tivoli is great but needs to be updated, and KC needs a quality art-house theater.
by rxlexi
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport Terrace at Manor Square
Replies: 31
Views: 2406

Re: Westport Terrace at Manor Square

Disappointing to hear that Gould Evans might move into 4200 Pennsylvania (stone building). Was really looking forward to that being renovated and activated as retail space. 5th and Grand would have been awesome. Westport needs more active development along it's fringes, including east of Broadway an...
by rxlexi
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3641
Views: 322199

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

I mean I actually miss Bruce Smith Drugs on the corner of 47th/Broadway (what little I remember of it). It was a nice neighborhood amenity, and right-sized for the district. :D The plaza is just so car centric, I find it funny people think adding amenities like 4 blocks away will fix everything. It ...
by rxlexi
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3641
Views: 322199

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Agreed with midtowncat that the tenant change has been a net loss over recent years.

Need to bring in some modern (Zara/Uniqlo) and higher-end (lux brands, mid-tier stuff a la Cole-Haan etc.) retail tenants to re-establish itself as the premier shopping destination (or one of them) in the metro.
by rxlexi
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3641
Views: 322199

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

What amazes me is that there are so many people on this forum that have a better handle on current retail trends than Taubman and Macerich. Who would have guessed? I know. This makes me a first class prick. I think the sentiment of some posters here, and I would count myself among them, is that for...