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by cityscape
Tue May 22, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2421
Views: 181421

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Looks like they're going vertical now on the web cam. Workers are pouring the second floor on Baltimore side.
by cityscape
Sun May 20, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4394
Views: 303681

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Anyone have pictures of the International gates that were recently remodeled? Are those gates open yet or do they open when Iceland Air takes off next week?
by cityscape
Fri May 18, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: American Royal leaders propose tearing down Kemper
Replies: 663
Views: 64273

Re: American Royal leaders propose tearing down Kemper

I agree. This seems like a good corporate sponsorship match, especially since Hy-Vee no longer is the prime sponsor for the Royals.
by cityscape
Thu May 17, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 659
Views: 67311

Re: Three Light

Odd, can't find any replies from ST now.
by cityscape
Thu May 17, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 659
Views: 67311

Re: Three Light

Wait, ST left??? Did I miss something? Did KCP and ST go fist to cuffs?
by cityscape
Fri May 11, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Old Federal Reserve (925 Grand)
Replies: 162
Views: 23500

Re: Old Federal Reserve (925 Grand)

"Marriott". Courtyard, Residence Inn, Fairfield Suites, etc.. I have not had many positive experiences.
by cityscape
Fri May 11, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Old Federal Reserve (925 Grand)
Replies: 162
Views: 23500

Re: Old Federal Reserve (925 Grand)

I will agree that about 4-6 years ago there were some definite quality control issues, but in the past 3 years I've had nothing but clean and high quality stays with great service. My issue with Marriott isn't the main level brand, it is all the sub-brands that are extremely cheap and lacking.
by cityscape
Fri May 11, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Old Federal Reserve (925 Grand)
Replies: 162
Views: 23500

Re: Old Federal Reserve (925 Grand)

Not sure what Hilton's you've stayed in recently, but as compared to Marriott or Sheraton, I'd stay in a Hilton property anytime.
by cityscape
Fri May 11, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Old Federal Reserve (925 Grand)
Replies: 162
Views: 23500

Re: Old Federal Reserve (925 Grand)

Yes, it is the only "Hilton" tier. However, Hilton brands includes Curio (Hotel Phillips), Embassy Suites (Fed Reserve), Hampton Inn, and many others. So they are fairly saturated in the downtown market unless they want a convention size hotel.
by cityscape
Mon May 07, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Old Federal Reserve (925 Grand)
Replies: 162
Views: 23500

Re: Old Federal Reserve (925 Grand)

Just read an article on KCBJ that was locked. It stated that the developer is set to begin work in 2 weeks (Asbestos clean up) and is targeting 20 months for the hotel and data center to be finished. The 2 year delay had to do with the lender who didn't want to do a single loan for both the hotel an...
by cityscape
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2421
Views: 181421

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

gfenn11 wrote:It appears they are about to assemble the second crane as the red portable crane has reappeared on the upper level.


That red crane seems anything but portable. It is quite amazing how it gets around town.
by cityscape
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4394
Views: 303681

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Thank you, that helps answer some of my questions.
by cityscape
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Two Light - 14th & Grand
Replies: 777
Views: 112793

Re: Two Light - 14th & Grand

So, I wonder if the issue with these buildings isn't so much with the glass and similar style but the location. Any other buildings, even if they are all different styles at these locations and over 20 stories are going to have a dramatic change on the skyline and hide all the wonderful stair step b...
by cityscape
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4394
Views: 303681

Re: We need a new airport!!!

My biggest concern with the renderings and the square footage descriptions is that it really feels like this airport is going to feel cramped around the gates. The width of the concourse seems way too small. Doesn't allow for restaurants between gates which means they'll all be grouped together, not...
by cityscape
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2005
Views: 150647

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

A few questions.... The extension will be free to ride right? If so, is the plan to keep it free to ride for the foreseeable future? Are the planners taking into account the unpredicted ridership levels of the starter route when determining the size of stations and number of streetcars to order? I ...
by cityscape
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4394
Views: 303681

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Why does no one explain to Loar that there were NEVER 90 gates. The gates were numbered 1-90 but they skipped many numbers. Also, those gates were tiny and were meant for smaller aircraft. They really didn't try and explain the reason for why it is only perceived that we're going to less gates and t...
by cityscape
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Closing Grand all the time is stupid.
Replies: 48
Views: 3931

Re: Closing Grand all the time is stupid.

Don't we want more pedestrians to be walking around comfortably downtown rather than catering to cars and drivers who have to slightly change their route? While I agree there are more efficient methods for closing Grand, I guess I just don't see this as a big or stupid problem.
by cityscape
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Closing Grand all the time is stupid.
Replies: 48
Views: 3931

Re: Closing Grand all the time is stupid.

I vaguely remember hearing something about the hydraulic ones not playing nice with cold weather / snow / road salt or something. Could have just been a silly rumor or I could be conflating it with something else though. They were initially automatic, but apparently the Australian company didn't de...
by cityscape
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Closing Grand all the time is stupid.
Replies: 48
Views: 3931

Re: Closing Grand all the time is stupid.

I just want to go on record as saying this is a "good problem to have". I do think Grand could have been better configured to support pedestrian traffic. I think one of the primary issues is the bollards. I know the city intended to have automated ones that were simple and quick to raise/l...
by cityscape
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Fantasy Retrofits: Barney Allis Plaza
Replies: 81
Views: 6496

Re: Fantasy Retrofits: Barney Allis Plaza

I think you're overestimating the number of autonomous vehicles that will be required. Think how many of our personal vehicles sit all day long while we work or stay home or sleep. When shared vehicles become more common place you'll need less supply for the demand and there will be less 'parked' ve...

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