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by TheLastGentleman
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Kansas City Photos
Topic: Postcards From the Edge of Time
Replies: 467
Views: 74258

Re: Postcards From the Edge of Time

Stumbled across this awesome aerial shot

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The exact same shot today. Note that the houses in the bottom right are still there, as well as the red church at the bottom near the middle

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by TheLastGentleman
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: New Downtown YMCA
Replies: 252
Views: 29716

Re: New Downtown YMCA

But the west wall isn't retained is it? Isn't it tear down and build back? I think you're correct. On the drawings, it notes where the old building ends and the new begins. I'd always assumed it was just referring to the parts behind the wall, but it appears to include the wall as well. https://i.i...
by TheLastGentleman
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Old Federal Reserve (925 Grand)
Replies: 201
Views: 31926

Re: Old Federal Reserve (925 Grand)

WoodDraw wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:29 pm
I'll post later if anyone is interested.
Please do!
by TheLastGentleman
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: New Downtown YMCA
Replies: 252
Views: 29716

Re: New Downtown YMCA

I prefer the current design by a long shot. The previous design looked like two completely unrelated buildings glued together, while the current design, while still not seamless, blends the two better by retaining the west wall. I'd argue that keeping that piece goes a long way towards maintaining t...
by TheLastGentleman
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: New Downtown YMCA
Replies: 252
Views: 29716

Re: New Downtown YMCA

http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kcur/files/styles/medium/public/201811/111318_kc_rendering_of_new_downtown_ymca_bnim.jpg https://mediaassets.kshb.com/photo/2018/11/13/YMCA%20rendering%20WEB_1542128693833.jpg_103115902_ver1.0_640_480.jpg https://kubrick.htvapps.com/htv-prod-media.s3.amazonaws...
by TheLastGentleman
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 540
Views: 70109

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

I'm glad they at least made the top row of bays slightly different. So many modern buildings end abruptly at a seemingly arbitrary height. http://www.matthewpugliese.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/432_Park.jpg Even miesian buildings knew to change things up at the top. https://www.kansascity.com/new...
by TheLastGentleman
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: New Downtown YMCA
Replies: 252
Views: 29716

Re: New Downtown YMCA

The article uses old renderings. I know for a fact that the drawings I posted show the final design
by TheLastGentleman
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: New Downtown YMCA
Replies: 252
Views: 29716

Re: New Downtown YMCA

Demo time
by TheLastGentleman
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee
Replies: 99
Views: 7347

Re: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee

Also, the library site is down for maintenance, so that's why the pictures I shared aren't showing
by TheLastGentleman
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee
Replies: 99
Views: 7347

Re: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee

We can't just tear down every building because someone doesn't like it. There are other reasons to reuse a building. Climate change. Anyone who denies this is just burying their head in the sand. When discussing demolition, we need to remind ourselves that gases from producing the concrete, steel, ...
by TheLastGentleman
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2546
Views: 226821

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

IMHO. I think that our building looks quite a bit better than theirs. Agreed. The base on theirs is too long. It looks like it isn't filling up its site well. https://localtvwreg.files.wordpress.com/2018/08/loews-hotel-2.jpg?quality=85&strip=all&strip=all Ours just looks more balanced. Personally, ...
by TheLastGentleman
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee
Replies: 99
Views: 7347

Re: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee

If this building could be made to look anything like this, it would be awesome! Top skin on this building is hideous. Love the bottom bot looks like it could use a serious cleaning. I was actually think more that this cladding would be for a potential addition to the south. I'm assuming, if the bui...
by TheLastGentleman
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee
Replies: 99
Views: 7347

Re: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee

Some interesting pictures from the library website. http://kcpl-vital-app.iii.com:9020/vital/access/services/Download/kcpl:35234/THUMBNAIL_LARGE?view=true&site_name=KC%20History http://kcpl-vital-app.iii.com:9020/vital/access/services/Download/kcpl:35235/THUMBNAIL_LARGE?view=true&site_name=KC%20Hist...
by TheLastGentleman
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - KC Star building redevelopment
Replies: 54
Views: 5682

Re: OFFICIAL - KC Star building redevelopment

Putting these here for convenience.

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by TheLastGentleman
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee
Replies: 99
Views: 7347

Re: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee

flyingember wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:00 pm
Conversely, this feels like a building where adding new wings in glass could work really well. Purposefully highlight the difference in styles.
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by TheLastGentleman
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project
Replies: 81
Views: 10581

Re: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project

Glad this project is real and not just vaporware. At least, from what we can tell.
by TheLastGentleman
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3758
Views: 351444

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

This looks like a store that could be plopped down in the middle of suburban anywhere. It honestly just looks like a white updated model of their 90's stores. I'm not seeing it. The ground floor has some good transparency and the cladding looks nice. I think it's fine for the spot. It's no architec...
by TheLastGentleman
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3758
Views: 351444

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

The thing I'm most excited about is that the skybridge is going away
by TheLastGentleman
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2546
Views: 226821

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

I think about the height of two light
by TheLastGentleman
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park
Replies: 58
Views: 7693

Re: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park

There are lots of other improvements I'd like to see done before that anyways. The main one being a redo of the north lawn