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by MidtownCat
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4020
Views: 428474

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

from what i hear.... the plan is to close the existing cinemark so AMC can come in and do a smaller, upscale format with fewer screens. They have to to this because part of the existing theater space needs to be vacated for the Nords build. That makes sense. Hopefully it occurs sooner than later. T...
by MidtownCat
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4020
Views: 428474

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

moderne wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:50 pm
May 21 is the closing day for the Cinemark Palace. Entire complex being shutdown, not retaining space in old
Sears.
What’s going in?

So ridiculous that the Plaza won’t have a single
Movie theatre.
by MidtownCat
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 138
Views: 10482

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

GRID wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:42 pm
^ A bigger version of Wichita's new terminal would be huge improvement honestly.
I’m not ready to throw in the towel yet, but we’re inching closer with every round of new watered down design presentations.
by MidtownCat
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 138
Views: 10482

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

No matter how people try to twist things or defend this design, it has to be one of the most boring, un-inspiring, uninteresting major airport terminal projects I have seen in any city anywhere in the world. There is absolutely nothing architecturally interesting about this design. The renderings a...
by MidtownCat
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 138
Views: 10482

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

As an architect I’d say you’re only partially right. On a design/build, design is often done in tandem with construction. There’s still a lot of design work to do. You’re using a lot of loaded terms like “experiential grand lobby”, the lobby is the same general design as it’s been from the start ex...
by MidtownCat
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 138
Views: 10482

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

Again, why is that a bad thing? 99% of people want to be in the airport as little as possible. As a business traveler and someone that spends a great deal of time in airports, the quality does matter. But thanks for clarifying that you don't care about the architectural design or the passenger expe...
by MidtownCat
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 138
Views: 10482

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

The project is still in the early stages of design, and Edgemoor managing director Geoffrey Stricker said the team has found $140 million of savings and could possibly make other changes that could lower costs as well. The $1.5 billion does not include the costs of financing. Thanks. I understand h...
by MidtownCat
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 138
Views: 10482

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

MC....why would a great firm like SOM put their name on something so ordinary? SOM is commanding in the neighborhood of $50 million in design fee. You would be surprised at what a design firm will put their name on. This also isn't a portfolio project for them. About 15%. They stopped on purpose wa...
by MidtownCat
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 138
Views: 10482

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

I love the comment above about wait until they get into schematic design and we have a better handle on their glazing and furniture package. That’s hilarious. Here’s a little edification. When you go developer led design/build delivery on a $1.5 billion project, you set your design and lock in prici...
by MidtownCat
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 138
Views: 10482

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

[quote=MidtownCat post_id=590275 time=<a href="tel:1553725259">1553725259</a> user_id=243] The original KCI was at least innovative for its time. This is literally one of the worst, uninspired designs for a major airport I have ever seen. So sad to think we have completely squandered this opportuni...
by MidtownCat
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 138
Views: 10482

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

The original KCI was at least innovative for its time. This is literally one of the worst, uninspired designs for a major airport I have ever seen. So sad to think we have completely squandered this opportunity to build something special with one of the most significant projects generations will see...
by MidtownCat
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 138
Views: 10482

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

Definitely looks like we have SOM's C-team on the job, which isn't surprising. The quality of the design and the visuals have been downright depressing. I didn't think we were getting Singapore’s Changi but I also didn't think we were getting a basic step up from Wichita's Mid-Continent. It's crazy ...
by MidtownCat
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 138
Views: 10482

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

What an uninspiring design. Truly a piece of crap based on the renderings.
by MidtownCat
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4020
Views: 428474

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Why are we tearing it down again?
by MidtownCat
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: North of the River
Topic: To go up against Topgolf
Replies: 3
Views: 1099

Re: To go up against Topgolf

Does anyone know if KC has the most entertainment per capita outside of tourist places like Orlando and Vegas? I swear we have an oversaturation of entertainment venues like Arcade Bars, Family Arcade venues (power play/Dave and busters) Axe Throwing venues, Escape Rooms, Bowling Megaplexes, we eve...
by MidtownCat
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4020
Views: 428474

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

We already told you about the Cinnabon. I don't know what else you want from us. About a year ago I joked about an Orange Julius coming to the Plaza. And then a Cinnabon was actually announced and then making jokes about the Plaza becoming Metcalf South weren't so funny anymore. A Cinnabon really w...
by MidtownCat
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4020
Views: 428474

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

The Plaza Move-OUTs thread really needs a shot of good news. Somebody make something up if you have to. We already told you about the Cinnabon. I don't know what else you want from us. About a year ago I joked about an Orange Julius coming to the Plaza. And then a Cinnabon was actually announced an...
by MidtownCat
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4020
Views: 428474

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

The Plaza Move-OUTs thread really needs a shot of good news. Somebody make something up if you have to.
by MidtownCat
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 5031
Views: 474073

Re: We need a new airport!!!

So while we bumble around and ultimately will settle for a second rate piece of crap that looks like it belongs in Oklahoma City, Chicago is going to do their new terminal right. Refreshing to see a city that gets it and ultimately is going to prioritize great design and visitor experience. https://...
by MidtownCat
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4020
Views: 428474

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Dollar General?