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by im2kull
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4620
Views: 350032

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Seating, airport gates, and a roof: pick two. People want wider concourses and more retail People want more seating with modern amenities like power everywhere and work spaces People want crazy fancy architecture People want to spend as little as possible People want a fancy fountain People don’t w...
by im2kull
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4620
Views: 350032

Re: We need a new airport!!!

moderne wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:28 pm
The original KCI ended up looking exactly what they went to voters with.
It's not 1972 anymore... Today's companies care about landing big contracts and large profit margins first and foremost.
by im2kull
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4620
Views: 350032

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 im2kull
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Drury Plaza Hotel
Replies: 68
Views: 3344

Re: Drury Plaza Hotel

On this month's TIF agenda is a proposal to demolish the Board of Education building at 12th & McGee and replace it with a 242-room Drury Plaza Hotel. Includes 5,000 sqft of meeting space and 176 space garage. See page 7 of the agenda . KCDowntown My Reaction: LOL Go find your local suburban 4 stor...
by im2kull
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Proposed: Hyatt House Hotel- 900 Broadway
Replies: 36
Views: 1795

Re: Proposed: Hyatt House Hotel- 900 Broadway

Rubber Stamp
by im2kull
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Branson
Replies: 14
Views: 1430

Re: Branson

Someone was telling me a couple of weeks ago that Duck Boats in particular have a very bad track record. This is not true. At least not for the Branson ones. They have a pretty spotless record. The problem with a duck boat is that it has a canopy and rides low in the water. If it becomes submerged ...
by im2kull
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Ashland at River Market
Replies: 44
Views: 3905

Re: OFFICIAL - Ashland at River Market

DaveKCMO wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:33 am
This project has been conspicuously quiet of late. Anyone heard what the hold up is? City approval and the land sale is complete...
Crickets
by im2kull
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4620
Views: 350032

Re: We need a new airport!!!

20 lines is a nice deal! Any backups will not be for lack of capability, so I hope they keep them staffed to keep the average wait down. I arrived around 20 minutes before boarding for my Southwest flight a few weeks ago with an A boarding pass and just jumped into line in the middle of the B board...
by im2kull
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: East Bottoms: Former Ramada Conference / Howard Johnsons / Park Place
Replies: 16
Views: 2539

Re: East Bottoms: Former Ramada Conference / Howard Johnsons / Park Place

taxi wrote:That whole area smells like raw sewage. I don't know what they are doing in the medians, but I imagine the standing water is not healthy.
That's usually what happens when you're next to a sewage treatment plant. It has nothing to do with standing water or medians.
by im2kull
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2233
Views: 186577

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

US-made steel is already required for federally-funded transit projects, as are vehicles (now approaching minimum 70% US content and 100% US assembly), and a host of other "manufactured" items. What's happening is everyone else is now buying American steel (theoretically a good thing in the long te...
by im2kull
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Streetcar to the riverfront
Replies: 142
Views: 21707

Re: Streetcar to the riverfront

Applying for another BUILD grant (previously known as TIGER). Still advancing to 30% design. Is there a guide somewhere that defines each percentage level in layman’s terms? 30 - ROUGH 60 - Roughly good enough to get a general idea of the final concept and ROUGH costs. 90 - Roughly good enough to b...
by im2kull
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: East Bottoms: Former Ramada Conference / Howard Johnsons / Park Place
Replies: 16
Views: 2539

Re: East Bottoms: Former Ramada Conference / Howard Johnsons / Park Place

It's too bad there weren't any private investors willing to renovate this amazingly prospective piece of real estate.. Instead of having the city foot the bill to tear it down..

http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/ar ... 88534.html
by im2kull
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1800 Walnut
Replies: 99
Views: 8970

Re: 1800 Walnut

These comments are interesting.
by im2kull
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown
Replies: 455
Views: 54622

Re: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown

KC_JAYHAWK wrote:Why not just build the 3rd and smallest building of the PAC like it was originally planned?
Now there's a good idea.
by im2kull
Mon May 21, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4620
Views: 350032

Re: We need a new airport!!!

So when can groundbreaking be expected? I remember some pretty ambitious goals for getting the new terminal into operation. October. I feel people are confusing different things here. As far as I can tell, the terminal name has very little to do with the airport name. I haven't seen anyone confirm ...
by im2kull
Sun May 20, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4620
Views: 350032

Re: We need a new airport!!!

How about the new buck / Broadway bridge named MLK bridge. I like that idea. We all know that the new bridge will be anything but iconic in design, and thus a huge point of moaning and bitching if it's named after MLK.. Please, your honor, make sure the bridge is iconic! I'm afraid my time here is ...
by im2kull
Mon May 14, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Six Light
Replies: 253
Views: 25388

Re: Six Light

Sly is a neighbor of mine. If im2kull can confirm what activity I am most likely to see him doing outside his house, and what part of the house, I can confirm. Or I can go bang on his door and demand answers! :D I always had a feeling.. PS - I'll be more impressed if you can tell me which wind chim...
by im2kull
Sat May 12, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Six Light
Replies: 253
Views: 25388

Re: Six Light

Image

;-)
by im2kull
Fri May 11, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments
Replies: 809
Views: 78268

Re: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments

The non-stops to Iceland are actually really cheap for overseas flights. Pretty much any available dates for $880 round trip.

https://goo.gl/flights/BvWuj
by im2kull
Fri May 11, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4620
Views: 350032

Re: We need a new airport!!!

KCPowercat wrote:How about the new buck / Broadway bridge named MLK bridge. I like that idea.
We all know that the new bridge will be anything but iconic in design, and thus a huge point of moaning and bitching if it's named after MLK..