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by moderne
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2696
Views: 265739

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Devotees of the KCP & L Blding should rest assured now that the Loew's will not significantly affect the view of the bldng from the LM deck. From the west of the LM tower the height of the hotel will only graze the second setback. From east of the tower the entire east silhouette of KCPL down to the...
by moderne
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park
Replies: 89
Views: 11809

Re: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park

Looks like the new drainage on the east side is working. There are small ice waterfalls at the built in drain holes on the side of the hill. The sidewalk appears ice free.
by moderne
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 284
Views: 28648

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

Talked to one of BNIM founding partners wives. Says this is most excited he is about any project since he designed KC Place.
by moderne
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2696
Views: 265739

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Withholding judgement until completion of course, but it is remarkable that the similar shaped and sized Westin looks less heavy and more graceful.
by moderne
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2696
Views: 265739

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

That odd bump out on the northwest side is in a different position than shown in any of the renderings. What is its purpose other than to make a few rooms a foot or two larger? Aesthetically it seems nonsensical.
by moderne
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 555
Views: 79352

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

The load bearing structure of this building has been compromised due to termite and carpenter ants to the point it is unsafe.
by moderne
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2696
Views: 265739

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Coming out the north entrance of Kauffman Center the meeting/parking structure is massive. Almost like a hulking modern sibling of Municipal Auditorium. It really is too bad that Kaufman Center faces south not north.
by moderne
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 803
Views: 114675

Re: Troost developments

Will be razed. Structurally unsound. Completely riddled with termite damage.
by moderne
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4964
Views: 430490

Re: We need a new airport!!!

And a bait and switch design.
by moderne
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2696
Views: 265739

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Now appearing south of Truman Road: the apocryphal "twin" tower of the Power & Light building as a shimmering reflection.
by moderne
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - City Bank Building (Church of Scientology)
Replies: 17
Views: 2754

Re: OFFICIAL - City Bank Building (Church of Scientology)

This is easier to stomach than a Trump tower.
by moderne
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Regional GDP
Replies: 17
Views: 1380

Re: Regional GDP

There is a Slovenian church in KCK adjoining Strawberry Hill, although the Slovenes and Croats never liked each other even when they came here.
by moderne
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - City Bank Building (Church of Scientology)
Replies: 17
Views: 2754

Re: OFFICIAL - City Bank Building (Church of Scientology)

If the lobby was saved\restored it is a big win. It is a stunner.
by moderne
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2696
Views: 265739

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

The Crowne Plaza at least looks much improved with its recent paint job. There are similar former Holiday Inns all over the country, the one north of the river in Chicago is almost identical. Back on topic, the glass going in the curved section of Loews is quite handsome.
by moderne
Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Oak Tower
Replies: 86
Views: 14141

Re: Oak Tower

SW Bell did not own the building then. The reno was done I believe by Alexander Barkett and Civic Plaza National Bank (13th & Oak). Also responsible for the now undone modernization of the Palace at 12th & Grand.
by moderne
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut
Replies: 405
Views: 51453

Re: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut

This seems rather high end compared to the rest of their portfolio.
by moderne
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Oak Tower
Replies: 86
Views: 14141

Re: Oak Tower

Thank you LastGentleman for documenting this old grand dame. Its gothic sillhouette was the most evocative and romantic thing on the skyline. It would take so much $$$ to restore this. One of the reasons for the 1970's modernization was supposedly deterioration and failure of the terra cotta claddin...
by moderne
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project
Replies: 138
Views: 19857

Re: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project

The Haberdashery bar/grille was in that space. Peanut shells on the floor. Muehlebach is one of the most haunted places in town.
by moderne
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2696
Views: 265739

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

That glass looks very much like the glass in One & Two Light. Hope the masonry parts of the building give it a different look.
by moderne
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3933
Views: 393268

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

This hotel is sort of an historic property. It was the very first hotel "on" the Plaza. It marks the begining of the transition from neighborhood/upscale shopping and apartment area into a second downtown. There were no hotels on the plaza then, most office was the upstairs of the shops. The John Ha...