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by anonkcmo
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: River Market West
Replies: 141
Views: 27393

Re: River Market West

kboish wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:54 pm
A baby crane!
Yes, it is a bit malnourished. :lol:
by anonkcmo
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: River Market West
Replies: 141
Views: 27393

Re: River Market West

Crane is up.
by anonkcmo
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2546
Views: 227475

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Leows just announced for Memphis. Only 500 rooms but still taller then ours :roll:

https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/new ... ntown.html
by anonkcmo
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: How Kansas City got its' name
Replies: 12
Views: 1078

Re: How Kansas City got its' name

Hate to bust your bubble, but the first Kansas City, the village of Canzes, existed in modern day Doniphan, Co. Kansas, centuries before Possum Trot, Missouri was settled. So what? "Village of Canzes" can keep that name, it has nothing to do with the conversation. Dumont writes about it in his reco...
by anonkcmo
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: How Kansas City got its' name
Replies: 12
Views: 1078

Re: How Kansas City got its' name

Being named after the river that starts (or ends?) here makes total sense. Anyway, the Kansas River was regularly used by steamboats in the 1850s & 1860s, all the way to Ft. Riley, so it had commerce traffic. No it makes no sense because the kansas river did NOT end in KC. The kansas river was a mi...
by anonkcmo
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: How Kansas City got its' name
Replies: 12
Views: 1078

Re: How Kansas City got its' name

Every time I read ridiculous articles claiming that Kansas City was named after the ""Kansas River" I have to laugh. These writers always have a Kansas bias of some sort and constantly try to claim Kansas City for the state of Kansas. The article claims this at the start and notice they offer no pro...
by anonkcmo
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1800 Walnut
Replies: 156
Views: 15847

Re: 1800 Walnut

cardium wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:51 pm
The referenced building is KCPAC
If true, the PAC is nowhere near as large as Pershing Square Two.
1800 Walnut and the PAC have nothing in common.
#infiniterabbithole
by anonkcmo
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1800 Walnut
Replies: 156
Views: 15847

Re: 1800 Walnut

.... IMO this look doesn't fit The Crossroads rugged and industrial feel. .... The Crossroads' largest building is designed entirely out of smooth curves. I hate corresponding with you (and when I say hate - it's a deep-seated loathing). As usual your half-witted replies are veiled attempts to argu...
by anonkcmo
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1800 Walnut
Replies: 156
Views: 15847

Re: 1800 Walnut

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by anonkcmo
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1800 Walnut
Replies: 156
Views: 15847

Re: 1800 Walnut

I don't like the waves. IMO they are neither artistic nor are attractive. They will also block outward views while making the building look unfinished (at first glance). Thankfully they only appear on the east side of the building. IMO this look doesn't fit The Crossroads rugged and industrial feel....
by anonkcmo
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: The Junction Before and After, North Loop Removal
Replies: 38
Views: 2876

Re: The Junction Before and After, North Loop Removal

If there were THAT much demand to develop the space(s) between the financial district and the River Market, then there wouldn't be full city blocks of parking undeveloped parking lots that people won't use adjacent to the big bad (but useful, even if constructed poorly) highway that moves people ba...
by anonkcmo
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2546
Views: 227475

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

A very good view of the construction is now visible from the Liberty Memorial deck. It is apparent that due to the tower being set back somewhat from Baltimore that only the lower western section of the P & L bldng will be obstructed from the south. Excellent. And with the new Bravo Hotel proposal ...
by anonkcmo
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown
Replies: 455
Views: 57498

Re: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown

Theis Park is a joke, never used and is simply open space.
If the right developer or project came along, the city should seriously consider the exchange.
by anonkcmo
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1800 Walnut
Replies: 156
Views: 15847

Re: 1800 Walnut

Not every building has to have retail, it would be great, but this fits in the neighborhood.
All of the short, older buildings in the Crossroads have storefronts.
I don't see why every taller, new construction project should have to have multiple storefronts.
I hope this gets started soon.
by anonkcmo
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Open Spaces - Kansas City Arts Experience
Replies: 29
Views: 2724

Re: Open Spaces - Kansas City Arts Experience

Location, location, location = fail. This city simply cannot get it right. They keep throwing events at Swope Park and nothing is successful. Example: The Ethnic Fest should have 10 times more visitors than it gets. But who wants to park in a field and walk a mile through tall, chigger-infested gras...
by anonkcmo
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown
Replies: 455
Views: 57498

Re: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown

This whole debacle reminds me of how UMKC School of Law once had a plan to buy and convert the old Federal Courthouse (811 Grand) that had all of the lush courtrooms, research library and study rooms and move the school there. They eventually abandoned the plan.
by anonkcmo
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown
Replies: 455
Views: 57498

Re: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown

I never quite understood the push to move the conservatory downtown. KC desperately needs a large, thriving urban university campus/district. Build it at the UMKC campus and stop building suburban low rise apartment buildings for housing and go up higher with more density instead. Build out UMKC. T...
by anonkcmo
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown
Replies: 455
Views: 57498

Re: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown

"The owners of the former Westport High School think it’s the perfect spot for the proposed Conservatory. It falls within the new 2.5-mile radius requirement." Absolutely, positively the worst case scenario. The faculty decided? INfreakin insanity. Once again UMKC not only drops the ball, it blows ...
by anonkcmo
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: The Junction Before and After, North Loop Removal
Replies: 38
Views: 2876

Re: The Junction Before and After

That's exactly what it was, KC's version of Times Square with an elevated streetcar. I would love to see a new version of the Junction however the new "epicenter" has shifted south to Truman Road. Lots of potential to get it right with the highway cover. I don't really see Truman being an epicenter...
by anonkcmo
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: The Junction Before and After, North Loop Removal
Replies: 38
Views: 2876

Re: The Junction Before and After

There would be more buildings facing the streets, and thus more potential places for retail and thus a livelier neighborhood. Also, people love flatiron buildings and terminating vistas, so I could see the junction becoming a sort of miniature times square. That's exactly what it was, KC's version ...