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by flyingember
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: OFFICIAL - 46 Penn Centre
Replies: 79
Views: 14029

Re: OFFICIAL - 46 Penn Centre

You're next, church Save the Plaza people need to be run out of town first. Yeah! Then we can just demolish the whole plaza!! Who needs those dumb old Spanish towers anyway. We can build lots of 15 story buildings with giant garages facing the street. No more tile and plaster, I want to see cheap m...
by flyingember
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Sidewalk snow removal/enforcement
Replies: 7
Views: 822

Re: Sidewalk snow removal/enforcement

Sidewalk clearing enforcement continues to lag and city policy has bike lanes as unimportant to clear compared to car lanes, defeating the purpose of having a separate lane. Continue to report issues to the city to 311 and modot. The more tickets that get reported the more the issue will be focused ...
by flyingember
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Next Mayor 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 885

Re: Next Mayor 2019

by flyingember
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4898
Views: 414727

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Two running against her Nope 11 or 12 running for mayor. Chastain got a distant third last time. With so many well known names he's at least going to be in 7th place. Three current council members are running unopposed, one replacement member is as well. A full third of the council is effectively a...
by flyingember
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 282
Views: 65579

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

grovester wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:58 pm
I predict 10000 people will get there via scooter.
I had to do it.

That's about half an acre of scooters.
by flyingember
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 282
Views: 65579

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

Kauffman Stadium is 37k today. That's not much of a decrease.
by flyingember
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4898
Views: 414727

Re: We need a new airport!!!

190026, 27 and 28 is a trio of bills to issue $2 billion in airport revenue bonds.

There's only two signs that could be better

Approval to build from the airlines and government.
by flyingember
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 282
Views: 65579

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

To move 10,000 people in 60 minutes takes 20 trains departing every 60 seconds. The existing stadiums and parking takes up 220 acres The entire area between HyVee Arena and 670 (excluding the train tracks) is 110 acres. If parking isn't added we need transit of course. 150 people per train. Let's sa...
by flyingember
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1768
Views: 169792

Re: Politics

There is so much talk about automated cars recently with Tesla and others working in self driving. I’m surprised that airplanes haven’t also seen movement in this direction. This would eliminate pilot cost and allow automated air traffic control systems. The cost would probably be paid for by the e...
by flyingember
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: The KC City Flag
Replies: 98
Views: 14654

Re: The KC City Flag

My girlfriend ruined the fountain symbol for me by complaining that it just looks like a big flaccid penis. :( You're in for a surprise, people use shapes representing sex organs way more than you would think. The Star of David is a combination of the masculine and feminine symbols The military thu...
by flyingember
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2636
Views: 251654

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Thanks, flying ember. I was just riffing off the alarm at the windows in One Light a couple of years past. But your input is always welcome. b'y the way, are you Kevin Carlisle? I sense a similar tone between you and he who posts on the Star. It's hard to tell between a joke and not sometimes. Wind...
by flyingember
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2636
Views: 251654

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

I see wiggles in the windows. You should and it should change throughout the year glass changes shape as it heats and cools. It’s better than cracking. Air across the surface will change how light passes to you It’s not made 100% flat to begin with There’s a reflective coating that’s not going to b...
by flyingember
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1768
Views: 169792

Re: Politics

Air Traffic controller is probably the most powerful to strike because it has a long uptake time to learn the skills, it's highly visible in it's results when it happens and it's already hard to replace people in the position.
by flyingember
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4898
Views: 414727

Re: We need a new airport!!!

I think the design looks pretty shit. Like the Sprint center went from spaceship to what we have, but I still like it. This I think is boring af and all about cost cutting. The rest of the criticism I find largely unpersuasive. I mostly blame the city here. I still wish we could put the port author...
by flyingember
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4898
Views: 414727

Re: We need a new airport!!!

hartliss wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:28 pm
moderne wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:01 pm
And a bait and switch design.
So edgemoor is the first firm in history to change their design from the beginning to completion?
Given the cost concerns the airlines are having with this design there's a 100% chance that any design from any company would have been changed.
by flyingember
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2636
Views: 251654

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

These aren't exterior shots but they are renderings of what the rooms will look like. https://www.cvent.com/venues/kansas-city/hotel/loews-kansas-city-hotel-opening-may-2020/venue-335777ec-52ac-412a-a4f3-718511d01e56?aCode=GNNCYYGHQ83 Is the tax rate really going to be 18%? Regardless, this hotel i...
by flyingember
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1768
Views: 169792

Re: Politics

Through privatization, the number of federal jobs has gone down since 1990. Locally it looks like about 6,000 less workers. I assume many of those functions are being done by contractors. IT is a common one to outsource. There's at least three departments with two agencies in KC that outsource basi...
by flyingember
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4898
Views: 414727

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Because we have inexperienced staff and developer. Their problem was over promising due to not knowing how difficult this is to get going (in my opinion) Hell the city manager promised this would be done in 2021 originally. That shouldn't have been unknown. The 2009 document for the south terminal ...
by flyingember
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Metro North Mall
Replies: 343
Views: 70339

Re: Metro North Mall

https://compasskc.kcmo.org/EnerGov_Prod/SelfService/#/plan/242433e4-6ebf-4cbb-bbb5-3a1febd9a17c This gave a good example of why parking maximums are a good idea. They're adding nearly 2000 spots more than is required based on the space. At the peak of the mall era when this was the major mall for t...
by flyingember
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4898
Views: 414727

Re: We need a new airport!!!

I feel like the problem is the process legitimately takes longer than expected.