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by moderne
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 685
Views: 81304

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: 4981

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: 2441
Views: 192123

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: 45563

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: 121738

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...
by moderne
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3509
Views: 309479

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Lots of dead trees on the Plaza. Looks like new management doesn't care to water. Makes things look even more tired and neglected.
by moderne
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - 21c Museum Hotel KC (former Savoy Hotel)
Replies: 323
Views: 43352

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

Don't think I would like dining under magenta lighting. Wonder if you can be served in what is now the cocktail lounge?
by moderne
Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: The Gallerie - 27th & Gillham Apartments and Condos
Replies: 78
Views: 12422

Re: The Gallerie - 27th & Gillham Apartments and Condos

From 27th Terrace & McGee this is going to look like either a modernist hill town or a Soviet apartment block. Not sure. The windows going in are dark framed dark smokey glass. Varied groupings of mostly narrow floor to ceiling in ones, twos or threes. I think this is going to somehow appear ver...
by moderne
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1800 Walnut
Replies: 57
Views: 3329

Re: 1800 Walnut

Same architect as H&R Block.
by moderne
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 671
Views: 75675

Re: Three Light

With the political winds and the affordable housing problem this may be the last incentivized market rate development.
by moderne
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Historic Old Northeast
Replies: 249
Views: 38016

Re: Historic Old Northeast

And all of cities such as LA and Phoenix are entirely urban even where everything is one story and surface parking since there is no tree canopy anywhere.
by moderne
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: News from Omaha
Replies: 163
Views: 30082

Re: News from Omaha

Omaha already had a good connection to the river, this will make it tremendous! Wish KC could at least do a similar cover of the train tracks on the river bank.
by moderne
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion
Replies: 124
Views: 8892

Re: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion

Just basing from oral histories and anecdotal stories from parents, aunts, uncles and other elders who relied wholly on streetcars in all areas of the metro as it was then from the 1930s through the post-war years.
by moderne
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2441
Views: 192123

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Thanks. From the floor plans and the already discernible elevator shaft, the crane seems to be to the south of the west wing of the guest room "L."
by moderne
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2441
Views: 192123

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Seeing the tower cranes coming in from I-70 heading west into DT, this is going to make a contiguous skyline from Bartle pylons to the KCPA. I cannot determine from going by the site or the web cam, but the western tower crane, is it to the north or south of the future western wing of the hotel?
by moderne
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Downtown Masterplan
Replies: 22
Views: 1125

Re: Downtown Masterplan

Think it would be harder to reinforce against a bomb in the contained space under a building(like a giant pipe bomb). Beside it some of the explosive force would dissipate in other directions.
by moderne
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion
Replies: 124
Views: 8892

Re: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion

"Nearly all midtown density arose in the bus era?" I don't think so. The bus era began after WWII. Much of what would consider midtown density would have been built between 1925 and WWII. When the streetcars began to go is when midtown began to have more parking lots and not much was built...
by moderne
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project
Replies: 592
Views: 63419

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

Why would anyone want to live here once they get a whiff of the rank odors from the plant across the river? On hot summer days it can be disgusting.
by moderne
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2202
Views: 169092

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Not blaming anyone. This part of town has needed plenty of reinvestment for decades. I certainly have wanted improvement. Most of the houses I have owned have been in this area. But it has always been a source of lots of affordable housing close to public transit. A lot of people will be displaced. ...
by moderne
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2202
Views: 169092

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

There won't be any midtown riff raff to worry about anymore. The streetcar generated gentrification will drive them out. Midtown will no longer be a great supply of affordable housing. The affordable housing crisis in this city is going to come to a head here.

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