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by TheLastGentleman
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)
Replies: 382
Views: 46964

Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

The south side will me a metal siding, with the rest being brick I think. This thing is going to look....odd.
by TheLastGentleman
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4556
Views: 335680

Re: We need a new airport!!!

moderne wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:28 pm
The original KCI ended up looking exactly what they went to voters with. Only thing missing from the renderings was the SST(american version of the concorde) flying in.
Image

Ehhh close enough
by TheLastGentleman
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: People Watching in KC
Replies: 2
Views: 30

Re: People Watching in KC

I've always liked watching the people standing on liberty memorial from the north lawn. Some nice benches under shade around there.
by TheLastGentleman
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Fire Damages Church at 9th and Forest
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: Fire Damages Church at 9th and Forest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXx6MbumAhM

The Star put out a video showing the aftermath. Seems to have survived better than I expected. Really hoping they don't tear it down....
by TheLastGentleman
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 2018 Downtown Reports
Replies: 12
Views: 483

Re: 2018 Downtown Reports

Ironic because many of the historic buildings they champion were built here without local precedent. We didn't invent the deco skyscraper for instance.
by TheLastGentleman
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Interstate 70 KC to St Louis
Replies: 27
Views: 399

Re: Interstate 70 KC to St Louis

The more I hear about europe the more I want to move there
by TheLastGentleman
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main
Replies: 112
Views: 16874

Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

The what on the far north? If you could create a four block super Between 8th and I-70 there’s no buildings other than 720 Main on the south end. There’s no buildings on the northern edge West of Wyandotte between 6th and 7th just south of the gas station there is a historic building. I believe it ...
by TheLastGentleman
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: "Tower East"
Replies: 31
Views: 994

Re: "Tower East"

mykn wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:25 pm
FangKC wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:33 pm
If churches served cocktails, more people would attend.
Drop the god stuff and serve brunch and I’ll be there every Sunday morning.
Perhaps that's what we can use abandoned churches for. Sunday brunch halls.
by TheLastGentleman
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main
Replies: 112
Views: 16874

Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

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 flashcube and 609 central. Assuming the flashcube is kept, the only way this plan could even be pla...
by TheLastGentleman
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main
Replies: 112
Views: 16874

Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

KC_JAYHAWK wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:57 pm
Can we just tear that building down and put the new ballpark there instead? Problem solved.
That area should never have a ballpark. A more beneficial fantasy would be returning the grid to how it was before urban renewal, complete with the junction
by TheLastGentleman
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4556
Views: 335680

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Like everyone else, I'm not liking the look of these renderings. Not going to be good for KC's national image.
by TheLastGentleman
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park
Replies: 42
Views: 4750

Re: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park

Those shots are just making me want some landscaping in the north lawn. Build a staircase!
by TheLastGentleman
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Google Maps just did another satellite view update for KC
Replies: 11
Views: 1182

Re: Google Maps just did another satellite view update for KC

I know NYC and London have gotten their 3d model updated recently, at least in their cores. I think they update every 5 years, which means kc won't be due until next year, since the imagery shows the 2014 king tut exhibit on the front of union station
by TheLastGentleman
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Google Maps just did another satellite view update for KC
Replies: 11
Views: 1182

Re: Google Maps just did another satellite view update for KC

Weird. I just assumed the desktop site would be on the same schedule
by TheLastGentleman
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Google Maps just did another satellite view update for KC
Replies: 11
Views: 1182

Re: Google Maps just did another satellite view update for KC

Now two light appears as finished. Also convention hotel construction
by TheLastGentleman
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2468
Views: 202898

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

This is a student project from the Kansas City Design Center, a studio which is affiliated with KU and KSU's architecture schools. That model of the city is actually visible through their storefront on baltimore IIRC. I'd recommend looking in at it if it's still there
by TheLastGentleman
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Drury Plaza Hotel
Replies: 67
Views: 2397

Re: Drury Plaza Hotel

I'm not a fan of the BOE building, but I think it would be far more valuable to redevelop it than demolish it. They could even market it as being an example of "historic mid century modernism" or something. I also think part of the reason the building doesn't look great is that it's really dirty and...
by TheLastGentleman
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC in TV and Movies
Replies: 1685
Views: 179864

Re: KC in TV and Movies

Several years ago, NBC had the made-for-TV movie "Asteroid." An asteroid is headed for Kansas City. It hits the "Freeman Dam", causing water to flow down the mountain and flood downtown Kansas City (downtown Denver shown). There was major damage at "3rd & Olive" and at "24th and Market Street". To ...
by TheLastGentleman
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Drury Plaza Hotel
Replies: 67
Views: 2397

Re: Drury Plaza Hotel

“We feel an upscale-type product would resonate well.”
“We try to fit with the local architecture,” Wedemeier said. “I feel strongly the end result will be something Kansas City will be proud of.”
Lies. It's all lies.
by TheLastGentleman
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Drury Plaza Hotel
Replies: 67
Views: 2397

Re: Drury Plaza Hotel

Is the library structure old enough for historic tax credits?