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by TheLastGentleman
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Fire Damages Church at 9th and Forest
Replies: 3
Views: 301

Re: Fire Damages Church at 9th and Forest

What's the status of this place? Sitting as a ruin? Getting demoed? Haven't had a chance to go past it lately
by TheLastGentleman
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)
Replies: 255
Views: 38473

Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

bobbyhawks wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:44 am
This looks cool, but what exactly is futuristic about it? Luxury projects like this have been built all over the world for years.
Remember, the drury inn by city hall is being described as fitting into kansas city's architecture. They'll say anything.
by TheLastGentleman
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Big New STL Apartment Building
Replies: 18
Views: 2800

Re: Big New STL Apartment Building

That's a shame. At least they didn't tear down the existing building first.
by TheLastGentleman
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hotel Bravo- 17th and Wyandotte
Replies: 42
Views: 1473

Re: Hotel Bravo- 17th and Wyandotte

The colored renderings look like absolute trash.(like Dreary In). However, the white renderings on the architects website actually look really nice. The hotel looks like the convention hotel from the east, the Center from the south, and somethinf complete unique from the west. The architect's drawi...
by TheLastGentleman
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: The Junction Before and After, North Loop Removal
Replies: 38
Views: 2286

Re: The Junction Before and After, North Loop Removal

Also, remember that new land created by the loop removal would be essentially an extension of the already active river market. It would improve that area's appeal, removing its greatest physical constraints and letting it expand south. Hopefully by the time that happens the north loop landbankers wi...
by TheLastGentleman
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hotel Bravo- 17th and Wyandotte
Replies: 42
Views: 1473

Re: Hotel Bravo- 17th and Wyandotte

More renderings from here https://www.cannondesign.com/our-work/work/hotel-bravo/ https://www.cannondesign.com/assets/04_Bravo-SW-Street-3d.jpg https://www.cannondesign.com/assets/01_Bravo-SW-birds-3d-1.jpg https://www.cannondesign.com/assets/02_Bravo-NW-birdst-3d-1.jpg https://www.cannondesign.com/...
by TheLastGentleman
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Oak Tower
Replies: 68
Views: 9361

Re: Oak Tower

Finally found a picture clearly showing the yellow/white color scheme. It's from this set of pictures on the UMKC library site.

https://dl.mospace.umsystem.edu/umkc/is ... %3Abarrett

Very interesting stuff from the 70s and 80s. Lots of aerial shots.

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by TheLastGentleman
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 266
Views: 45728

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

I wrote this on the flashcube thread but I'm just gonna leave it here where it's also relevant. https://i.imgur.com/BDigFOt.jpg This is probably the most detailed depiction of this scheme I've come across. Notice that they have to intrude upon freeway space here, even after demolishing both the flas...
by TheLastGentleman
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: New Downtown YMCA
Replies: 231
Views: 26894

Re: New Downtown YMCA

Looks like they're planning on saving more of the facade than originally. I actually kinda like the idea of opening up the west side with big windows between the pilasters. https://i.imgur.com/bJpjI1T.jpg https://i.imgur.com/LfdrJSz.jpg https://i.imgur.com/TmxhH5L.png https://i.imgur.com/tqEQoDS.png...
by TheLastGentleman
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)
Replies: 406
Views: 50132

Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

Via the arterra twitter

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by TheLastGentleman
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Kansas City Photos
Topic: Postcards From the Edge of Time
Replies: 456
Views: 65867

Re: Postcards From the Edge of Time

Bizarre image of the crown plaza as....blade runner?

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by TheLastGentleman
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 266
Views: 45728

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

Also, Wrigley isn't exactly in the middle of downtown
by TheLastGentleman
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown
Replies: 455
Views: 54379

Re: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown

flyingember wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:22 pm
The idea was to utilize existing downtown theaters for the school rather than need to build this kind of space.
Seems like the Lyric would be the perfect building for something like that, but instead it's being bulldozed
by TheLastGentleman
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: The Junction Before and After, North Loop Removal
Replies: 38
Views: 2286

Re: The Junction Before and After

https://gizmodo.com/6-freeway-removals-that-changed-their-cities-forever-1548314937 Okay, you’re thinking, but where do all the cars go? It turns out that when you take out a high-occupancy freeway it doesn’t turn the surface streets into the equivalent of the Autobahn. A theory called “induced dema...
by TheLastGentleman
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: The Junction Before and After, North Loop Removal
Replies: 38
Views: 2286

Re: The Junction Before and After

Lots of studies have been made that point to the conclusion that more roads don't lead to better traffic, but often the opposite. Honestly, what would probably benefit downtown the most is if all the urban freeways were removed. People adapt and find new routes. Of course, it wouldn't go over very w...
by TheLastGentleman
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Beacon Hill
Replies: 307
Views: 41302

Re: Beacon Hill

It's been a frustrating time to be an architecture snob. Seems like every project that gets announced has zero imagination put into it. Nothing to even say about it.
by TheLastGentleman
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: The Junction Before and After, North Loop Removal
Replies: 38
Views: 2286

Re: The Junction Before and After

Given in the core of the 1970s freeway era an exit came out with direct access to this area, I don’t see that as holding water. It was a prime car-centric building area and it never did even when towers went up a few blocks south. I think it’s because the bank owners saw more value in it for parkin...
by TheLastGentleman
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Beacon Hill
Replies: 307
Views: 41302

Re: Beacon Hill

The hotel is not a typical canned design,” according to the release. “It was designed by Generator Studio to fit into the Beacon Hill neighborhood’s modern upscale feel.
Hmmm

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by TheLastGentleman
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: The Junction Before and After, North Loop Removal
Replies: 38
Views: 2286

Re: The Junction Before and After

Of course nothing is happening. That's not the point. I'm not talking about this stuff happening now. 10 years is actually a pretty good estimate for when this might be plausible. This forum is for speculation right? I think a lot of the reason the junction area is dead is because so much of it can'...