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by moderne
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between
Replies: 1016
Views: 102890

Re: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between

Where is the crown in Crown Center? There used to be crowns at Christmas in downtown, Puerto Vallarta Mexico has a cathedral with Carlota's crown on top. But nary a single crown at Crown Center. The closest in time and space was when Queen Marie of Romania came to the Liberty Memorial dedication. CC...
by moderne
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Broadway
Replies: 130
Views: 27909

Re: Broadway

What's going on with the old curved front pharmacy at SE corner B'way and Armour? Gutted and facade removed.
by moderne
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza City Club Apartments
Replies: 1
Views: 240

Re: Plaza City Club Apartments

The old Dunleith Towers.
by moderne
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between
Replies: 1016
Views: 102890

Re: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between

Was originally the street entrance to bar/restaurant called "25 Grand."
by moderne
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between
Replies: 1016
Views: 102890

Re: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between

If memory serves, the model office buildings along Grand were taller than shown in the latest rendering.
by moderne
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: City Trip Reports
Topic: Boston in 3 days
Replies: 13
Views: 389

Re: Boston in 3 days

Guess I was lucky, all the locals I interacted with were friendly. In a packed Fanueil Hall(America's oldest food hall?) with no seats available a young Harvard student insisted that I take her stool then conversed with me for an hour. Going back to the airport on the train(subway) again with no sea...
by moderne
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: City Trip Reports
Topic: Boston in 3 days
Replies: 13
Views: 389

Boston in 3 days

Had 4 nights reserved at the Yotel in the Seaport district. Great location just across the channel from downtown. Called the hotel the day before to tell them we would not arrive until after 1 in the morning and please do not release our room. Was assured no problem. Flight was hour late, arrived at...
by moderne
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between
Replies: 1016
Views: 102890

Re: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between

Is this just discussion of HOA or is anyone going to bring up another leg of condo cost? What are the ranges of property value and property tax. Didn't these lose abatment years ago while Park Place, Walstreet, and the View still have over a decade before sticker shock?
by moderne
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flooding on the Missouri
Replies: 206
Views: 17837

Re: Flooding on the Missouri

For anyone interested in the Missouri river issues there is a new book published by Univ Press of Ks "A River in the City of Fountains" by Amahia Mallea. After its central geographical position, the MO river is probably KC's greatest asset. I never knew that prior to the KCMO water treatment plant n...
by moderne
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - 21c Museum Hotel KC (former Savoy Hotel)
Replies: 390
Views: 70842

Re: OFFICIAL - 21c Museum Hotel KC (former Savoy Hotel)

They did use that space for overflow. I was unhappily seated in that space one Thanksgiving.
by moderne
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments
Replies: 1019
Views: 116519

Re: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments

According to the travel agent, pulling out.
by moderne
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments
Replies: 1019
Views: 116519

Re: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments

No more Iceland Air at KCI after September.
by moderne
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 181
Views: 13375

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

Terminal A now just a memory, completely razed. One thing I will miss about the old terminals---being able to greet arriving passengers as they exit the jetways. Now will have to be at baggage claim.
by moderne
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Condos near Federal Reserve
Replies: 41
Views: 4395

Re: Condos near Federal Reserve

I can see how these owners got slickered by Reeder. Comparatively inexpensive compared to any other urban condos, great location. If only they had talked to any of the original buyers DT at the View. It was a much more sound and less complex structure than the oft added on nook and cranny hospital, ...
by moderne
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham
Replies: 283
Views: 56052

Re: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham

Would be a shame not to see the solid Velvet Freeze bldng be recycled, but the current blight is intolerable.
by moderne
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Acme Cleaning/Luzier Cosmetics Reuse Suggestions
Replies: 54
Views: 15408

Re: Acme Cleaning/Luzier Cosmetics Reuse Suggestions

What gorgeous wood paneling in the former Acme fur shop. This will help make Tower East the new Crossroads in terms of art people.
by moderne
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Kansas City Photos
Topic: TheLastGentleman Goes Downtown
Replies: 13
Views: 775

Re: TheLastGentleman Goes Downtown

Looking at the condition of that vault under the sidewalk, I sure will not be walking on the east side of Wyandotte south of the Crown Plaza.
by moderne
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham
Replies: 283
Views: 56052

Re: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham

Maybe there's some Vitrolite in the interior. Vitrolite restroom would be cool.
by moderne
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park
Replies: 153
Views: 20021

Re: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park

Most of the christian relics in the world were originally in Istanbul when it was Constantinople. Then the catholics of the 4th crusade sacked the orthodox city.