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by TheLastGentleman
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 828
Views: 129329

Re: Three Light

normalthings wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:06 am
Three Light construction is on “hold” pending the settling of some political waters.
Uh oh
by TheLastGentleman
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park
Replies: 142
Views: 18258

Re: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park

Riverite’s comment comes from the same place that your proposal (and my own) come from: imagination True, but you can excavate unbuilt on land fairly simply, which is what my proposal calls for. Excavating below the existing museum complex though? You'd have to dismantle the whole thing and start o...
by TheLastGentleman
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park
Replies: 142
Views: 18258

Re: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park

What if they built an underground addition to the current museum and added a giant window in to look out over the skyline. Might get them some more visitors too Wouldn't it make more sense to built new structures instead of trying to engineer another floor below the current? How would that even wor...
by TheLastGentleman
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park
Replies: 142
Views: 18258

Re: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park

If rather see an addition to the museum built into the hill on the north side. I've always imagined museum additions going south along the mall, like in the original plan, shown below. They could all be connected underground but appear as separate structures from above ground, similar to the Bloch ...
by TheLastGentleman
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park
Replies: 142
Views: 18258

Re: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park

As the Riverfront fills in, the North Lawn is becoming downtown’s new outdoor event center(C@S, Draft, World Cup, etc). Any improvements to the North Lawn should be done in a way as to not impact these large events. That's what I imagine the terraced portions on either side of the trench would be for
by TheLastGentleman
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4018
Views: 427957

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Very tone deaf renovation. Went from acceptable to awful.
by TheLastGentleman
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 375
Views: 47694

Re: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)

Copaken acknowledged the project was speculative, but said Power Tower is in discussions with three potential tenants for up to 45 percent of the space; another potential user who could take half the space, and another potential user who could occupy the entire building. Fantastic news! That’s enou...
by TheLastGentleman
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park
Replies: 142
Views: 18258

Re: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park

Obviously this would be carried out in a scenario where the WWI museum has more than their current shoestring budget. Perhaps the parks dept takes it over or something. I’m assuming that, if they could carry out this plan, then they would also be able to afford maintenance, litter pickup, ect
by TheLastGentleman
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park
Replies: 142
Views: 18258

Re: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park

I put this scheme together for the north lawn. It calls for the leveling of the segment of hill immediately north of the existing staircase down to the same elevation as the top of the Dedication Wall (the general's faces). At the bottom of this cut would be a long reflecting pool. The grand stair a...
by TheLastGentleman
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: The Second Board of Trade Building
Replies: 24
Views: 1064

Re: The Second Board of Trade Building

This what you’re talking about?

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by TheLastGentleman
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: The Second Board of Trade Building
Replies: 24
Views: 1064

Re: The Second Board of Trade Building

The wing of 1 petticoat lane that sits where the Waldheim building was isn’t even that much deeper though. What a waste
by TheLastGentleman
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: The Second Board of Trade Building
Replies: 24
Views: 1064

Re: The Second Board of Trade Building

The commerce building has a garage right next door. And why make it so short? Insane
by TheLastGentleman
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: The Second Board of Trade Building
Replies: 24
Views: 1064

Re: The Second Board of Trade Building

While the board of trades demolition was tragic but unsurprising, the Waldheim Building’s demolition is just straight up baffling. Why didn’t they incorporate it into the modern complex? Why is the replacement so short? It’s especially frustrating when the nearby town pavilion did such a good job in...
by TheLastGentleman
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: The Second Board of Trade Building
Replies: 24
Views: 1064

Re: The Second Board of Trade Building

There is one John Wellborn Root house remaining in Kansas City in the Historic Northeast on Norledge Avenue behind the Kansas City Museum. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:3240_Norledge_Ave_(_The_William_Chick_Scarritt_residence_is_a_fine_example_of_Chateauesque_style._Year_b._1888,_architec...
by TheLastGentleman
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hotel Bravo- 17th and Wyandotte
Replies: 165
Views: 14373

Re: Hotel Bravo- 17th and Wyandotte

A formal lawn
Please tell me that's not referring to the north half of the lot
by TheLastGentleman
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: The Second Board of Trade Building
Replies: 24
Views: 1064

The Second Board of Trade Building

What an amazing building. If I could pick one building to rebuild in KC, this is what I'd spend it on. The site is still a surface lot, so you wouldn't even have to demolish anything. Sources and further reading https://www.urbanremainschicago.com/news-and-events/2018/07/10/a-rare-look-at-burnham-ro...
by TheLastGentleman
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: City Center Square for sale
Replies: 231
Views: 29228

Re: City Center Square for sale

Like where they are replacing the exterior horizontal cladding with the dark color. Wish they could do it to the entire bldng. Don't know what the material is, but it reminds me of the original proposal for City Center Square. Same design but executed in steel instead of the masonry that gives the ...
by TheLastGentleman
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Strawberry Hill Renaissance
Replies: 47
Views: 5247

Re: Strawberry Hill Renaissance

I think the west bottoms is better primed for development than kck is
by TheLastGentleman
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Second and Delaware
Replies: 115
Views: 30153

Re: OFFICIAL - Second and Delaware

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by TheLastGentleman
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 138
Views: 10443

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

Honestly looks like a blown up version of ours. Big box, as is typical for SOM.