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by flyingember
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3204
Views: 149343

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Nobody Goes There Anymore, It's Too Crowded Look at the city market, the train improved transit to it so well that so many people can get to it you could call it "awful, busy, and inconvenient" and it still draws people en mass. Don't confuse "I don't like it" with "bad for ...
by flyingember
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3204
Views: 149343

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Delta in SLC flies to 89 cities nonstop Delta in KC flies to 10 cities nonstop SLC flies nonstop to more than ten cities within a 3-4 hours of another major airport When you remove dupes, like 2x airports In a market- Houston, Tampa, Chicago, Fort Meyers, Phonenix, Orlando, NYC/Newark, San Fran/Oakl...
by flyingember
Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3204
Views: 149343

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Not sure what you are getting at but in 1994 you didn't have to go thru security, take off shoes, empty water, empty toiletries, and we were not stuck in an enclosed area separated by a wall. In 1994 the Airport would have been most similar to DFW and it would have been pleasant. Just 20 extra feet...
by flyingember
Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Main Street MAX
Replies: 1300
Views: 67405

Re: Main Street MAX

There's three ways to speed up the streetcar, that can be mixed and matches 1. true signal priority. Imagine the train triggering something at the UMKC stop and all lights turn red at Volker except for the train. Just one time saving there could be significant. 2. dedicated lanes (ex Pershing to 31s...
by flyingember
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Sears closing
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Sears closing

mgsports wrote:http://www.businessinsider.com/sears-is-closing-more-stores-2017-6 Meijer or Shopko as a replacement.


Will sit empty for years.
by flyingember
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 1740
Views: 146591

Re: Misc Crossroads News

It has four floors. How many companies is a better question.
by flyingember
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 222
Views: 16389

Re: Three Light

The original design even has less floors than the final product. That alone tells us that the design changed from start to finish.
by flyingember
Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2083
Views: 98938

Re: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel

ldai_phs wrote:Did anyone else notice the large grassy median on Baltimore on Loews proposal

it's likely artistic and nothing more.
by flyingember
Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Make Grand Grand
Replies: 285
Views: 26674

Re: Make Grand Grand

A few weeks back from twitter learned project is waiting on federal approval for some specific way to use the money
by flyingember
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 222
Views: 16389

Re: Three Light

I think in summary of everyone, there's nothing wrong with pushing for a review of the design so it's not cookie cutter, but it's not a design that would be a huge disaster if it's not changed. At the very least being able to say that Three Light has some unique feature would be a good thing. "...
by flyingember
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 14 Story apartment tower - Westport
Replies: 81
Views: 5350

Re: 14 Story apartment tower - Westport

Opus is too dense, this one isn't.

Really makes you think that it's not about density, that someone has a financial reason to be against one project and not another.
by flyingember
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 222
Views: 16389

Re: Three Light

Good point and good picture! Although I don't think any of the new towers will be visable from that union station angle. However, point taken. I'm sorry, what?!? The construction of Two Light has been visible from Union Station for months now and isn't even topped out. I'd encourage you, and any ne...
by flyingember
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 222
Views: 16389

Re: Three Light

earthling wrote:^And with reflective glass that looks like cheap plexiglass. Can't stress enough that each with different design/external material would significantly improve overall appearance.

if you think that looks like cheap plexi I don't know what to say.
by flyingember
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Bannister Mall/Cerner
Replies: 506
Views: 43067

Re: Bannister Mall/Cerner

Here's a piece from a couple years ago. Near neighborhoods and near suburbs seem to be the big winner at 3x downtown nationwide. So there appears to be a trend against the far suburbs so Prairie Village over Olathe is the most logical. https://gizmodo.com/millennials-will-live-in-cities-unlike-anyth...
by flyingember
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 222
Views: 16389

Re: Three Light

Tastes change. There will be a point that *two* glass curtain buildings next to each other will be seen as the best thing ever for that part of town. They'll be retro chic. Besides, they won't look exactly the same. Each building will reflect different buildings in the day and different lights at ni...
by flyingember
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 222
Views: 16389

Re: Three Light

To be fair, "popular on a development forum frequented mostly by urban planning and development nerds" and "popular amongst the general public" aren't really the same thing. If you just polled opinions on this forum, you'd expect KC would have a comprehensive transit network, bi...
by flyingember
Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Bannister Mall/Cerner
Replies: 506
Views: 43067

Re: Bannister Mall/Cerner

KC won't get what it lost and we wouldn't want to. KC was a manufacturing center. Remember that the crossroads was mostly industrial. In 1960 the city was a fraction the size. We can't build for the farthest people working downtown being at 95th and Metcalf, imagine Barry Road will be lined with far...
by flyingember
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 222
Views: 16389

Re: Three Light

I can't take serious cherry picking a single development in China

Shanghai or Hong Kong would be just as good of examples
by flyingember
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3022
Views: 202246

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

99.999% of restaurants are in no way unique. They're all rehashes of something else. Worry more about if they cook food to a consistent quality level, keeping their recipes fresh, and less on the name, concept, chain vs not, etc. if someone is bored it means they're either not challenged or easily d...
by flyingember
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 222
Views: 16389

Re: Three Light

And the same can be said for rows of nearly identical suburban ticky tacky McMansions. It's practical for developers afterall so is awesome. If that's what you like, that's what we'll get. And a wall of this in front of the skyline from S view. I like how apparently multiple skyscrapers are compare...

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