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by moderne
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Henry Wollman Bloch has died
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: Henry Wollman Bloch has died

Surely the Nelson will receive a large bequest, will there be something more tangible like a public art work as a memorial(other than the fountain)?
by moderne
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 298
Views: 34347

Re: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)

A development at 1034 or anywhere north of 11th St(Petticoat Lane). While the the skyline from the south has changed with numerous additions this century(albeit nothing that could be called a skyscraper), the north side of the loop is frozen in time from the last century. All those acres of surface ...
by moderne
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC metro growth and migration stats
Replies: 113
Views: 19413

Re: KC metro growth and migration stats

They still have the CSA metro count rank as 25.
by moderne
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park
Replies: 93
Views: 12941

Re: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park

The restored/improved walkway just above the new Main St faux rock outcropping retaining wall makes a pleasant bike/pedestrian alternative to the street below traveling between U Station and Union Hill. There is guardrail between the pavement and the void, along with some interesting perspectives of...
by moderne
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Broadway
Replies: 116
Views: 22831

Re: Broadway

Talked to a contractor who has doubts about this project. He bid several years ago on doing the windows on this and bid was rejected. Said since then the cost is 40% more.
by moderne
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2760
Views: 281353

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Reminds me of the old frontier town buildings with the false front upper floor. Reclaiming KC wild west heritage. To bad you cant see it from the KC Live cowboys.
by moderne
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Union Hill Development
Replies: 355
Views: 56641

Re: Union Hill Development

No new concept brewing. Just a for rent sign and a complete and ready to go restaurant set up. Probably a great rental deal as developer is desperate to get a tenant.
by moderne
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Union Hill Development
Replies: 355
Views: 56641

Re: Union Hill Development

Cafe Europa has closed and gone out of business.
by moderne
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Kansas City Photos
Topic: Postcards From the Edge of Time
Replies: 493
Views: 92659

Re: Postcards From the Edge of Time

I think the building seen over the shoulder of the KCPL may be the proposed Civic Plaza National Bank that was to be on the site of the current MO Court of Appeals at 13th and Oak.. It was a 52 story tower proposed by Alexander Barkett who was responsible for the "remuddling" of both the SW Bell Oak...
by moderne
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hospital Hill activity
Replies: 154
Views: 32794

Re: Hospital Hill activity

They just raised the elevator core another floor. How many more to go on top of that?
by moderne
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3975
Views: 405629

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

May 21 is the closing day for the Cinemark Palace. Entire complex being shutdown, not retaining space in old
Sears.
by moderne
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: "Tower East"
Replies: 63
Views: 7619

Re: "Tower East"

Catfish sandwich is best fish sandwich in town, for any of you still observant of Lent Catholics.
by moderne
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Oak Tower
Replies: 91
Views: 15645

Re: Oak Tower

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by moderne
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 5031
Views: 449436

Re: We need a new airport!!!

KC Library site has great retrospective of both DT and KCI airports. KCI terminals looked so open and airy with only an open rail(a person could almost walk under) dividing holding areas from concourse.
by moderne
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Kansas City Photos
Topic: Postcards From the Edge of Time
Replies: 493
Views: 92659

Re: Postcards From the Edge of Time

That's not the Concorde, its the American version, the SST that was in development then got shelved since nobody wanted sonic booms all over the land portions of the US.
by moderne
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza Residential Development
Replies: 57
Views: 5802

Re: Plaza Residential Development

I've never seen an apartment complex in urban KC with so many 3 and 4 bedroom units. Seems like an option for families that do not want a house.
by moderne
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2760
Views: 281353

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Now I "get" the vertical recessed notches in the otherwise plain masonry. At least in that view looking north from 16th & Baltimore it seems to be a clear reference to the lighting in the setbacks of the P&L bldng.
by moderne
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Union Hill Development
Replies: 355
Views: 56641

Re: Union Hill Development

Has not been any construction in area in years, unless you are counting Gallerie 2 long blocks away. Almost always street parking available right in front of building. Developer gave both the wine shop and cafe bargain rent just to get spaces occupied.
by moderne
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Union Hill Development
Replies: 355
Views: 56641

Re: Union Hill Development

Cafe Europa under new ownership(not the one in Brookside). No longer open on weekdays for breakfast.
by moderne
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Corrigan Building
Replies: 260
Views: 50545

Re: OFFICIAL - Corrigan Building

Is there a difference between a drive thru and a drive up?