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by shinatoo
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Interstate 70 KC to St Louis
Replies: 35
Views: 617

Re: Interstate 70 KC to St Louis

The sweet spot on I-70 is the speed limit. Set the cruise at 70 and you almost never have to hit the brakes. Can't explain why but it works. I drive I-70 and I-29 a couple of times a month. I couldn't agree more. I've driven I-70 back and forth from KC to StL to KC hundreds of time (it seems) since...
by shinatoo
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: People Watching in KC
Replies: 8
Views: 174

Re: People Watching in KC

Nomads or Bux...one of those coffee shops along 39th near KU Med are perfect for watching everything from professionals to homeless to students to goths out doing whatever it is they do, going wherever it is they go. I love people-watching. Thank you, good suggestion. And I can get a Salty Lox at M...
by shinatoo
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Interstate 70 KC to St Louis
Replies: 35
Views: 617

Re: Interstate 70 KC to St Louis

The sweet spot on I-70 is the speed limit. Set the cruise at 70 and you almost never have to hit the brakes. Can't explain why but it works. I drive I-70 and I-29 a couple of times a month.
by shinatoo
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: People Watching in KC
Replies: 8
Views: 174

Re: People Watching in KC

TheLastGentleman wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:31 pm
I've always liked watching the people standing on liberty memorial from the north lawn. Some nice benches under shade around there.
Excellent suggestion.
by shinatoo
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: People Watching in KC
Replies: 8
Views: 174

People Watching in KC

I'm off this week and am planning on drinking coffee, reading, and people watching. I've got the first two under control. But where is the best place to see the world go by? My current go-to spot is Parisi in Union Station. Suggestions?
by shinatoo
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4563
Views: 336248

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Almost impossible to tell from these poor initial renderings, but where is the awesome scallop-roof design from the preliminary images? I loved that element, and if we get a generic flat box I'll be very disappointed. I understand perhaps losing the two-story indoor fountain, but first impression i...
by shinatoo
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Interstate 70 KC to St Louis
Replies: 35
Views: 617

Re: Interstate 70 KC to St Louis

Perhaps one thing that would help with passing would be making I-70 three lanes between Kansas City and St. Louis. I have wanted to see that for a long time. I-70 is probably the most important part of Missouri's highway system and KC and STL are large enough cities (with Columbia in the middle) to...
by shinatoo
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main
Replies: 112
Views: 16913

Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Need a special assessment tax for surface parking that makes it difficult to justify them financially. Use the revenue to build city-owned parking structures.
by shinatoo
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4563
Views: 336248

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Question for architecture/engineer types...does a lot of clear materials in the roof make for more or less energy efficiency? Obv natural light helps with lighting costs but how expensive of "glass" do you need to make sure you aren't wasting a ton of energy to heat/cool? Lots of clear material in ...
by shinatoo
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: "Tower East"
Replies: 31
Views: 1011

Re: "Tower East"

I believe the name Martini Corner came into effect when The Drop opened. They definitely had martinis. I think the Velvet Dog has them too for a bit. Martini Corner was used well before The Drop came around. When I first moved to KC in the early '90s, Velvet Dog was one of the first area bars to la...
by shinatoo
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Drury Plaza Hotel
Replies: 67
Views: 2424

Re: Drury Plaza Hotel

Looks like every other Drury built in the last ten years. Specifically the one next to the mall in Chesterfield Mo. The street-level environment around that one is pure depressing shit. The only design element considered was "How can we make ourselves look good to advertise to people on the highway?"
by shinatoo
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Capping the Loop
Replies: 697
Views: 57653

Re: Capping the Loop

I thought the Baltimore/Wyandotte block would make for a great outdoor amphitheater.
by shinatoo
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Lincoln Yards Chicago
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: Lincoln Yards Chicago

No mention of a pharmacy.
by shinatoo
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3641
Views: 322351

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Seriously people. if you live in an apartment next to the plaza it is literally a three block walk to get ALL THE WAY ACROSS the Plaza. FIVE if you want to get from the west to east end. How is adding some apartments in the "actual" Plaza going to improve the built environment? It's already mixed us...
by shinatoo
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 393
Views: 9536

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

These are all over downtown San Antonio. Sidewalks were packed this weekend and everyone was riding on the sidewalks (streets are very narrow around the Alamo). Didn't seem to be a big deal having them on the sidewalk, couldn't go very fast anyway with all the people. Everyone using them seemed very...
by shinatoo
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: California Based Company
Replies: 5
Views: 465

Re: California Based Company

OK. Don't toy with me about Del Taco. Not cool.
by shinatoo
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Union Hill Development
Replies: 337
Views: 47646

Re: Union Hill Development

If they won't take it down the area should be maintained by the owner as a public space/park.
by shinatoo
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4563
Views: 336248

Re: We need a new airport!!!

There were about 20 plus police cars on the way to the airport. At least one at every exit and many with their lights on. Who's flying in? Trump is supposed to be in St Louis today
by shinatoo
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: Forum Maintenance - 7/19/2018 at 11pm CDT
Replies: 12
Views: 480

Re: Forum Maintenance - 7/19/2018 at 11pm CDT

KCPowercat wrote:Good reminder for donations.
Where would we send those?
by shinatoo
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: On-going downtown development projects
Replies: 344
Views: 72521

Re: On-going downtown development projects

Anyone with the chops that can build a heat map based on development dollars for the KC metro?