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by WoodDraw
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4894
Views: 413729

Re: We need a new airport!!!

I think the design looks pretty shit. Like the Sprint center went from spaceship to what we have, but I still like it. This I think is boring af and all about cost cutting. The rest of the criticism I find largely unpersuasive. I mostly blame the city here. I still wish we could put the port authori...
by WoodDraw
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: High Speed Rail - someday?
Replies: 12
Views: 585

Re: High Speed Rail - someday?

It's fantastic in theory, but there are some serious issues with high speed rail in the US.
by WoodDraw
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 227
Views: 24008

Re: Five Light

I would love anyone with inside information to jump in, but my understanding is that the lobby and entrance are all predesigned
by WoodDraw
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 227
Views: 24008

Re: Five Light

It's part of the power and light agreement. The district was built with the idea that HR Block would build tower 2 there. That obviously never happened, but they retained development rights. I believe they were extended recently with the idea of this happening.
by WoodDraw
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 227
Views: 24008

Re: Five Light

Aren't the entrances already set? I'm sure things can change, but my understanding was that the lobby was already set.
by WoodDraw
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 227
Views: 24008

Re: Five Light

How much taller can it go though? I swear there are renderings out there from way back when this was first proposed as h&r block II. I just can't find them or remember much. My limited memory is this is mostly in line with what they were thinking back then. I don't think it was ever designed to be ...
by WoodDraw
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 227
Views: 24008

Re: Five Light

Has there been any criticism? I know the subsidies are a bit aggressive, but that p&l deal is what it is at this point.

This spot was always designed for height. I think the reaction to the design has been mostly positive.
by WoodDraw
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 227
Views: 24008

Re: Five Light

Are they not wrapping the whole block for structural reasons from when they originally built the support or for economic reasons?

I like the design mostly.
by WoodDraw
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 227
Views: 24008

Re: Five Light

Also, does anyone know the details of this site? I swear I used to know but time has killed my memory.

I would normally call this copaken vapor, but I believe HR block loses rights to build here eventually, so there might be a strong incentive to get this done.
by WoodDraw
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 227
Views: 24008

Re: Five Light

I'm guessing since Copaken is involved in this tower that we can assume nothing is going to happen with their project at 13th & Grand anytime soon. We'll have quite a few cranes up if this all goes through. Convention Hotel, 3 light, 1800 Walnut, Strata, City Club (?), Hotel Bravo (?)... Yeah, I wo...
by WoodDraw
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - East9 (former Pickwick Plaza)
Replies: 303
Views: 47955

Re: OFFICIAL - East9 (former Pickwick Plaza)

I was recently told that there still is a plan to open a coffee shop here in the North corner.
by WoodDraw
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4894
Views: 413729

Re: We need a new airport!!!

I just, I dunno.

I know government is messy, but a competent project manager should be able to control all this.
by WoodDraw
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Embassy Suites (former Federal Reserve)
Replies: 216
Views: 38124

Re: OFFICIAL - Embassy Suites (former Federal Reserve)

That base is definitely for a construction elevator, not a crane. The windows have been removed on all floors directly above the base they just poured. I assume we can take from this that they're not removing the planters/barricades, as well. I'd like them to take out the ones blocking the crosswal...
by WoodDraw
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Embassy Suites (former Federal Reserve)
Replies: 216
Views: 38124

Re: OFFICIAL - Embassy Suites (former Federal Reserve)

KCPowercat wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:02 pm
"requires"
Exactly
by WoodDraw
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Embassy Suites (former Federal Reserve)
Replies: 216
Views: 38124

Re: OFFICIAL - Embassy Suites (former Federal Reserve)

Yeah, credit when credit is due - they've kept pedestrian access open. Which has actually made this area more pleasant to walk in the winter without pigeons and bird poop everywhere lol So I guess they succeeded by failing for so long. Things would be much smoother if projects could have 100% closu...
by WoodDraw
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Embassy Suites (former Federal Reserve)
Replies: 216
Views: 38124

Re: OFFICIAL - Embassy Suites (former Federal Reserve)

Yeah, credit when credit is due - they've kept pedestrian access open. Which has actually made this area more pleasant to walk in the winter without pigeons and bird poop everywhere lol

So I guess they succeeded by failing for so long.
by WoodDraw
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 94
Views: 11859

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

And yeah, let's get rid of this idea that anyone who criticizes this isn't for honoring MLK. They fell into this ass backwards and don't know how to get out. They should have come up with a plan to honor MLK and the historical KC black leaders and fundraised to do it. Instead, they did whatever this...
by WoodDraw
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 94
Views: 11859

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

I wasn't responding to "everyone," I was responding to "can't we just give them a puzzle to distract them until this goes away?" by the dude whose only stated reason for opposition was not wanting to learn a new street name. It was a bad post. Oh settle down. I've said before that they should come ...
by WoodDraw
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 94
Views: 11859

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

Can we buy them like a 10,000 piece jigsaw puzzle to give them something to do and just be done with this stupid thing?
by WoodDraw
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4894
Views: 413729

Re: We need a new airport!!!

KCPowercat wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:23 pm
Man I hope we don't lose quality airlines like spirit and alligent.
I personally think we should bill them for every second of our time they waste, but I guess that's why I don't get to run important things.