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by moderne
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: hyde park: believe the hype?
Replies: 521
Views: 55112

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: 38479

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: 2449

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: 4441
Views: 323355

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: 218
Views: 2987

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: 2443
Views: 193254

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.
by moderne
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)
Replies: 561
Views: 38479

Re: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)

I don't know, but conventional wisdom would put it near the penguins and polar bears if they are wanting to make the Zoo a wintertime destination. Don't want to make people walk any further out in the cold than they have to considering the vast parking lagoons to cross.
by moderne
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Kansas City Photos
Topic: Postcards From the Edge of Time
Replies: 451
Views: 62239

Re: Postcards From the Edge of Time

On the first postcard note the grassy field where now stands Bartle Hall, Barnes Ballroom and the KCPA. The tiny Hereford bldng where Loews is now going up stands out clearly amidst the nothingness.
by moderne
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)
Replies: 561
Views: 38479

Re: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)

The push since the current director came in is to make the Zoo a year round destination, as in Omaha. Will this kill Sea Life at Crown Center?
by moderne
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham
Replies: 225
Views: 34068

Re: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham

How could you do bike lanes here? Gillham is only 4 lanes wide where Armour had 6.
by moderne
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Church of the Resurrection Downtown Campus
Replies: 159
Views: 16308

Re: Church of the Resurrection Downtown Campus

I was in the Grand Ave Temple over a decade ago with Historic KC. The interior was literally melting. Water infiltration was dissolving the plaster architecture. Its was in worse shape than any building that has been rescued.
by moderne
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Church of the Resurrection Downtown Campus
Replies: 159
Views: 16308

Re: Church of the Resurrection Downtown Campus

Most large metropolitan newspapers have an architectural critic on staff. I don't think the Star has had one for at least a decade.
by moderne
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)
Replies: 561
Views: 38479

Re: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)

$100 million aquarium proposed for zoo. $60 mill in private money raised. Ten times the size of the Crown Center aquarium and larger than any in St Louis or Omaha.
by moderne
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham
Replies: 225
Views: 34068

Re: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham

Is anything ever going to happen there? Its dragging down the whole neighborhood. Union Hill Founders is below 80% occupancy for the first time ever. The building on the SW corner of 30th & Gillham has only 4 occupied units out of 23 total.
by moderne
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham
Replies: 225
Views: 34068

Re: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham

Who is "we" and "our corner?"
by moderne
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 688
Views: 81965

Re: Troost developments

Imagine if those high tension power lines fell on to the metal skywalk-----flash fried kiddies.
by moderne
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - McCown Gordon HQ
Replies: 41
Views: 5059

Re: OFFICIAL - McCown Gordon HQ

Part of the original building under a prior remodel.
by moderne
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2443
Views: 193254

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Very tall columns being poured on site of former Hereford building. This will soon become very visible on the south, east, and west skyline.
by moderne
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown
Replies: 406
Views: 45904

Re: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown

There is already an official "Avenue of the Arts." That is Central.
by moderne
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Two Light - 14th & Grand
Replies: 808
Views: 122177

Re: Two Light - 14th & Grand

Across the street from Two Light they have added some nice landscaping with extensive plantings in the narrow strip between Truman and 670. As it fills in it will nicely screen off some of the freeway. If this was done to all of the length of 670 in DT it would be a much cheaper alternative to the l...