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by TheLastGentleman
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park
Replies: 42
Views: 4701

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: 1103

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: 1103

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: 1103

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: 2463
Views: 201423

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: 2268

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: 179310

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: 2268

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: 2268

Re: Drury Plaza Hotel

Is the library structure old enough for historic tax credits?
by TheLastGentleman
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Drury Plaza Hotel
Replies: 67
Views: 2268

Re: Drury Plaza Hotel

If the hotel only takes up a little of the block, I'd be fully in support, as long as they let others develop on it. We need more blocks that go out to the street and have multiple structures.
by TheLastGentleman
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Drury Plaza Hotel
Replies: 67
Views: 2268

Re: Drury Plaza Hotel

I'm not seeing anything in the document about the project occupying the entire block. Is it possible it's only taking up a corner? I mean, the current structure doesn't even take up a third of the site
by TheLastGentleman
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Oak Tower
Replies: 67
Views: 8852

Re: Oak Tower

Cool pictures in the lobby. There are others but I didn't want to be too much of a bother. https://i.imgur.com/9NjBxbf.jpg Apparently this is the picture that inspired the owner to hunt down the entrance canopy, which had been thrown in a junk yard during the 70s remodel https://i.imgur.com/u3ddI11....
by TheLastGentleman
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Old Federal Reserve (925 Grand)
Replies: 165
Views: 26210

Re: Old Federal Reserve (925 Grand)

Any news on this? I walked by today and was reminded how necessary this project is even if it just meant clean sidewalks
by TheLastGentleman
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 372
Views: 8534

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

KCPowercat wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:40 pm
Go find an empty lot, we have thousands of them.
You might run into Darlene though. I wouldn't risk it.
by TheLastGentleman
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3641
Views: 320789

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

These are the sites I have in mind. https://i.imgur.com/xjnccX1.png Plaza Central Parking at 47th and Broadway in particular seems tailor-made to be added onto. https://i.imgur.com/2uJLdzu.png Many of the garages have facades banal enough that they could easily be replaced without damaging any histo...
by TheLastGentleman
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3641
Views: 320789

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

I think the spanish style blocks with garages in the middle could be reworked to handle taller buildings. I'd argue, though, that they need to be really sensitive. They should only add 4 or less stories to the tops of the original buildings and should be designed in the exact faux spanish style of t...
by TheLastGentleman
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 715
Views: 80450

Re: Three Light

I just noticed that the images I posted show the roof slopping the opposite direction as in previous renderings
by TheLastGentleman
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 715
Views: 80450

Re: Three Light

mykn wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:09 am
grovester wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:37 pm
NO WIMPY HONKY TUBES!
SAD.
WE NEED. TO BUILD. A SKYWALK.
by TheLastGentleman
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Crossroads Hotel (2107 Central)
Replies: 62
Views: 11893

Re: OFFICIAL - Crossroads Hotel (2107 Central)

What's really cool is that the wood paneling on the walls of the atrium and in some other areas is recycled from the floors they tore out to create the atrium
by TheLastGentleman
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 715
Views: 80450

Re: Three Light

I guess I'm just frustrated that architects never seem to have any fun with skybridges. Like, if you're going to do it, do something dramatic.

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