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by moderne
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Proposed tower on Plaza
Replies: 27
Views: 678

Re: Proposed tower on Plaza

If the church is not a good candidate for adaptive reuse than nothing is. If the garden space cannot be used as courtyard dining/entertainment then the footprint of the building could be extended to the sidewalk on 47th. I would like to see this project more across the street from Winstead's.
by moderne
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Buildings with Activity
Replies: 336
Views: 77835

Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Gotta have a drive up window to be a real Louisiana daiquiri shack.
by moderne
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 345
Views: 50781

Re: New Broadway Bridge

At least there will be some nice new unobstructed driving views from it. The south end will still have to be very elevated like the current bridge and then the new ramps connecting to the freeway on the bluffs. I imagine there will be not pedestrian considerations?
by moderne
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Are downtown apartment occupancy rapidly trending down?
Replies: 64
Views: 2067

Re: Are downtown apartment occupancy rapidly trending down?

Union Hill founders was established and filled for years and now is well below 75% occupancy. Rents here are substantially lower than new units coming on line in the DT loop and Crossroads. The 2 bed 2 bath above and below me have been vacant for over 8 months now. My electric bill/heating is going ...
by moderne
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2550
Views: 235355

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Tower now visible from 30th & Main.
by moderne
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2372
Views: 286803

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Scientology buildings in Clearwater and Hollywood have large illuminated signs on top. Will they be putting a sign on the armature on the roof?
by moderne
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: 3D Crosswalk Trial in KCK
Replies: 3
Views: 316

Re: 3D Crosswalk Trial in KCK

Wonder what it looks like from the other side?
by moderne
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: KCTV5 tower.
Replies: 62
Views: 7630

Re: KCTV5 tower.

My notable KCTV tower memory is from 1976 when a woman climbed 1/3 way up and unfurled a banner painted with "Mary Hartman,Mary Hartman was right." Mary Hartman was some Norman Lear comedy/soap.
by moderne
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3787
Views: 364374

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Originally was not a retail building but an office bldng. Something about farm property.
by moderne
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Kansas City Photos
Topic: Postcards From the Edge of Time
Replies: 468
Views: 81049

Re: Postcards From the Edge of Time

I have that first b&w photo in a postcard used for retail promotion. In the upper left it says "Kansas City--HARZFELD'S-- Petticoat Lane." In the lower right it says copyright '45 Millard-Hahn.
by moderne
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 543
Views: 73774

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

It looks awful when the installation isn't perfect. At the hotel at 16th & Baltimore the panels are not all on the same plane and especially at night with the angle of the lighting it looks like the walls are bulging in and out.
by moderne
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2550
Views: 235355

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

The meeting room wing is looking massive. Anyone know the floor heights of the ballrooms?
by moderne
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 543
Views: 73774

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

Looks good. Sympathetic to Armour, but not a recreation. But is that real hand stacked brick or faux "brick panels?"
by moderne
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3787
Views: 364374

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

The skybridge will be a loss to the historic fabric, It has been there since the Sears days. Over 60 years? Its the KC Bridge of Sighs.
by moderne
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2550
Views: 235355

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Crowne Plaza is 280'. Do not know what the elevation difference is at 13th & Wyandotte from Truman and Baltimore.
by moderne
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Various restaurants coming to City
Replies: 22
Views: 7000

Re: Various restaurants coming to City

Been to Kimchi twice. Was disappointed in the entrees. However appetizers were excellent. Service good, owner attentive, pleasant space.
by moderne
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park
Replies: 58
Views: 9154

Re: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park

Add some speakers and you could have a son et lumiere show like at Chichen Itza, Uxmal, the Pyramids and Karnak temple.
by moderne
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4815
Views: 393707

Re: We need a new airport!!!

I would not call two curved end walls art deco or streamlined moderne. You can see curved walls on many commercial structures such as department stores on the end of shopping malls.
by moderne
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park
Replies: 58
Views: 9154

Re: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park

Judging from the sloppy, bulky and unattractive appearance, I would guess not.
by moderne
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4815
Views: 393707

Re: We need a new airport!!!

I see nothing "art deco."