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by moderne
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Union Hill Development
Replies: 313
Views: 29178

Re: Union Hill Development

"Attitude" at 31st and Cherry now open for breakfast and lunch 7-2. Decor can only be described as funky.
by moderne
Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: The Gallerie - 27th & Gillham Apartments and Condos
Replies: 13
Views: 1937

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

Mcgee and 27th St. will be closed to traffic completely for about 2 years during construction.
by moderne
Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC needs "yield to pedestrians: state law" signs at every intersection...
Replies: 23
Views: 879

Re: KC needs "yield to pedestrians: state law" signs at every intersection...

Almost got rear ended today yielding to peds in crosswalk on Gillham near Pershing. The car instead swerved into the lane on my right and on past the startled peds.
by moderne
Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Two Light - 14th & Grand
Replies: 382
Views: 50082

Re: Two Light - 14th & Grand

The "L" shape of the building is more pronounced than it appeared in the renderings. From the southeast is looks chunky enough to balance out the clunky AT&T. From the southwest it looks like a slim slab.
by moderne
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Kessler Building at 1301 Oak (former Mutual Building)
Replies: 4
Views: 413

Re: Kessler Building at 1301 Oak (former Mutual Building)

Wasn't this going to be converted to a Holiday Inn? I remember when it housed Civic Plaza National Bank in the seventies and the owner was proposing to build a 52 story office tower across the street where the courthouse is.
by moderne
Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport's fate post-P&L
Replies: 1483
Views: 109273

Re: Westport's fate post-P&L

This is absolutely an historic building that should not be replaced by a generic apartment building. Has been a bank here for a century, originally Westport Bank. Was remodeled on exterior in the seventies to look more like Westport Square across Broadway.
by moderne
Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 383
Views: 31594

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

Remarkable how this relatively low rise pre fab building dominates the streetscape in the thirties of Main, which is a stretch of low rise and surface lots.
Might be some nice views from the upper floor units.
by moderne
Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel
Replies: 2008
Views: 86893

Re: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel

The here to stay kansas city site has a new rendering of the hotel from the southwest. Looks even more like the former Baptist Hospital on Troost.
by moderne
Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)
Replies: 168
Views: 12317

Re: And here we go again... Midwest Hotel to be demolished

For the most part the new apartments built DT have been unimaginative and boringly similar. Not only is this different but it nicely incorporates the scale of the midwest hotel. I love how it even repeats the height and size of the late beloved torched Hereford House on the corner.
by moderne
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Ward Parkway Mall just sighed up
Replies: 288
Views: 8258

Re: Ward Parkway Mall just sighed up

Stix was in Ward Parkway long before Oak Park opened.
by moderne
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel
Replies: 2008
Views: 86893

Re: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel

No way is this a postmodern design. Postmodernism has detailing and allusions to historic and classic styles and ornamentation. This Hyatt design is just a very plain uninspired modern dormitory.
by moderne
Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Historic Old Northeast
Replies: 194
Views: 20280

Re: Historic Old Northeast

Thats them. The school says they are in deplorable physical condition. It would be a shame to lose these classic colonnades, ones in a full courtyard arrangement are rare. Wouldn't they make great student housing?
by moderne
Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Historic Old Northeast
Replies: 194
Views: 20280

Re: Historic Old Northeast

Osteopath University to tear down a colonnade complex of 5 buildings facing a courtyard.
by moderne
Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC in TV and Movies
Replies: 1609
Views: 120755

Re: KC in TV and Movies

The show you are referring to was called Little Money Mansions. I assume Bargain Mansions is a different show?
by moderne
Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel
Replies: 2008
Views: 86893

Re: New Convention Hotel

Sorta like the 2 wings of the Westin. This squatty box will completely block any view of the P&L from the south, as opposed to the earlier design that purposely kept the view corridor open.
by moderne
Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Union Hill Development
Replies: 313
Views: 29178

Re: Union Hill Development

Was sweet to dine at Europa last night in the middle of a snowstorm and not have to even put on a coat to walk from apartment front door to Cafe front door.
BTW concerning that empty lot to the north with the sloping hill, future plans are to put in a triangular shape office building.
by moderne
Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Union Hill Development
Replies: 313
Views: 29178

Re: Union Hill Development

Cafe Europa had happy hour for UH residents this evening. Should be open for regular business by weekend.
by moderne
Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Admiral & Charlotte
Replies: 1
Views: 227

Admiral & Charlotte

A lot of earth being moved on longtime vacant lot on NE corner overlooking freeway interchange. Whats up?
by moderne
Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:07 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Two Light - 14th & Grand
Replies: 382
Views: 50082

Re: Two Light - 14th & Grand

Cut natural limestone is so very expensive, that only in recent history was the Fed Reserve able to afford it. Both the Kauffman Center and the Whittaker Courthouse opted to the cast limestone tinted concrete, and both closely matched the natural limestone.l I think that masonry element on 2Light wi...

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