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by moderne
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2463
Views: 201266

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

The lobby floor has some impressive height. The lobby bar will have a killer DT view.
by moderne
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2463
Views: 201266

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

That would have been a worthy neighbor of the KCPA.
by moderne
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Crossroads Hotel (2107 Central)
Replies: 62
Views: 11876

Re: OFFICIAL - Crossroads Hotel (2107 Central)

Sounds like they completely misunderstood what film row was.
by moderne
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: North Kansas City
Replies: 157
Views: 19295

Re: North Kansas City

I like the mini model sitting on the median. It looks like a boot scraper.
by moderne
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3641
Views: 320166

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

For anyone interested in the legacy of J C Nichols I recommend "The King of Kings County" by Whitney Terrell. It is a fictionalized account of the development of JoCo in the post wars years. Had to be fictionalized not to be sued for slander and defamation.
by moderne
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Capping the Loop
Replies: 697
Views: 57479

Re: Capping the Loop

Omitting the Baltimore/Wyandotte block might mean the remaining 3 blocks would not require expensive exhaust systems? Also that block along with the adjoining 2 empty bldngs on 14th might be the site for a smaller exhibition hall linked with the total convention complex.
by moderne
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham
Replies: 226
Views: 35828

Re: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham

Korean restaurant in 3100 block of Gillham now open.
by moderne
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2463
Views: 201266

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

The parking/meeting structure looks as tall as the hotel to the east, massive. How does the ballroom square footage compare to the Marriott, Sheraton, and Westin?
by moderne
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2463
Views: 201266

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

The Cooper Carry site has a new rendering with an overhead view. First thought they had covered the freeway, but just shows large trees. This is going to refer much more in design to the ballroom than to KCPA.
by moderne
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: 95 Metcalf North Plan submitted to city
Replies: 8
Views: 1429

Re: 95 Metcalf North Plan submitted to city

3 office towers?
by moderne
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - 21c Museum Hotel KC (former Savoy Hotel)
Replies: 348
Views: 48440

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

The hotel has been sold?
by moderne
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Union Hill Development
Replies: 336
Views: 46123

Re: Union Hill Development

Probably. The city should condemn it as a dangerous nuisance and they can re-erect it next to their studios in Kansas. The so-called "station that stands for Kansas City."
by moderne
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Proposed: Hyatt House Hotel- 900 Broadway
Replies: 36
Views: 1531

Re: Proposed: Hyatt House Hotel- 900 Broadway

Not sure about the grey brick veneer. Why not red brick as traditional garment district?
by moderne
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Union Hill Development
Replies: 336
Views: 46123

Re: Union Hill Development

It was the last building remaining in the path of the KCTV tower's ice fall shadow. Probably cheaper to buy and tear down than repeatedly fixing the roof.
by moderne
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: hyde park: believe the hype?
Replies: 521
Views: 56021

Re: hyde park: believe the hype?

This is not in Hyde Park.
by moderne
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)
Replies: 561
Views: 40075

Re: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)

I think I started this aquarium talk because of picking up on a call that turned out to be a poll. They started by asking favorability on Mayor Sly and each of the candidates for his place. They then talked about the aquarium and if I would be in favor, or still be in favor if they were asking for $...
by moderne
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 4315-4323 Belleview?
Replies: 25
Views: 2639

Re: 4315-4323 Belleview?

30-40 years ago using railroad ties to build retaining walls was a common thing. This is a particularly unlovely hanging garden of gravel and weeds.
by moderne
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4453
Views: 332399

Re: We need a new airport!!!

New renderings coming out next month.
by moderne
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 352
Views: 8155

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

I almost had a collision with a pair of scooters this morning as I turned a corner from 18th onto Baltimore. Two were riding beside each other on the sidewalk and yelled at me to "get the f*** out of the way."
by moderne
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2463
Views: 201266

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Hope they raise the Nest cam. Now that the structure is going up the overall view of the site is blocked.