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by TheLastGentleman
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Hampton Inn (16th & Main)
Replies: 98
Views: 16906

Re: OFFICIAL - Hampton Inn (16th & Main)

I know it’s not going to be that color, but I wish Kansas City had some more colorful buildings. I think it breaks up the monotony of cities well That's actually something I've always appreciated about the glass towers downtown. They all have unique color schemes. H&R is green, Town Pavilion is tea...
by TheLastGentleman
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Parlor - 1707 Locust
Replies: 20
Views: 610

Re: Parlor - 1707 Locust

I’ve reached the point in my adulthood where even the names of historic buildings annoy me. Pythias Building? Trump cannot usher in the horrifying and chaotic collapse of this society soon enough for me.
by TheLastGentleman
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)
Replies: 426
Views: 50979

Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

I like it.
by TheLastGentleman
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2206
Views: 250503

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Oh the humanity!
by TheLastGentleman
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 719
Views: 90374

Re: Troost developments

Is it possible the details were taken off to be restored? When the boley building got restored I think they ended up removing almost the entire facade before cleaning reattaching it
by TheLastGentleman
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Fire Damages Church at 9th and Forest
Replies: 3
Views: 355

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: 38809

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: 2849

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: 43
Views: 1775

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: 2407

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: 43
Views: 1775

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: 9428

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: 46052

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: 27012

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: 426
Views: 50979

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: 66102

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: 46052

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: 54790

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: 2407

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...