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by TheLastGentleman
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2124
Views: 251683

Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

Bringing the urban edge up would improve the space immensely. While I see reopening Walnut as a good step forward, I hope it's the first part of a larger plan at some point.

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by TheLastGentleman
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2124
Views: 251683

Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

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Loving the trees and landscaping, but I still think it would be natural to build up to Walnut. Tower does have a point, that it's still going to be a long walk from building to building if it's not tightened up.
by TheLastGentleman
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2124
Views: 251683

Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

DaveKCMO wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:57 pm
Walnut is being reconfigured this year to pass directly through the Market, just like it used to do before the 50s.
Dave, can you fill us in on any more details? What are the reasons they're doing this?
by TheLastGentleman
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2124
Views: 251683

Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

Walnut wouldn't really cut through the the center of the market, since almost all the actual market activity occurs to the west. Redevelop the east block as a true city block. That means running a street past it and building up to it. You can still temporarily close it off. Again, if I owned a busin...
by TheLastGentleman
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2124
Views: 251683

Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

I have never seen the massive empty space in front of the steamboat museum busy outside of farmers market days, and even then it doesn't contribute anything except a longer walk between buildings
by TheLastGentleman
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2124
Views: 251683

Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

Wait, wouldn't that basically de-pedestrianize Walnut? Not that it was ever completely pedestrianized, but I still don't get what the benefit would be. Walnut has to wrap around the market stalls on normal days and is completely closed during market days. Sending it straight from one side to the ot...
by TheLastGentleman
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2124
Views: 251683

Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

Nobody goes there anymore. It's too busy.
by TheLastGentleman
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2124
Views: 251683

Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

DaveKCMO wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:57 pm
Walnut is being reconfigured this year to pass directly through the Market, just like it used to do before the 50s.
Exciting! Any chance something similar could be done with Main?
by TheLastGentleman
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1991
Views: 253530

Re: Westport

Lol
by TheLastGentleman
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2124
Views: 251683

Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

Writing has been on the wall for awhile. Maybe we can redo that whole building and reopen walnut? Absolutely. They could even build back up to walnut like it used to be to tighten things up. There's a reason the Brown and Loe sticks out so much further than everything else. http://historyvendor.com...
by TheLastGentleman
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: City Center Square for sale
Replies: 104
Views: 16504

Re: City Center Square for sale

Confused by the whole lightwell thing, especially since it's spelled out on signs in the rendering. I hope it doesn't mean they're getting rid of the space frames. They're probably the coolest aspect of the building.

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by TheLastGentleman
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3938
Views: 399791

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

wahoowa wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:46 pm
SHOUTS OUT TO THE BOLEY BUILDING man i knew there was a reason i was reading this thread
Most underrated building in KC
by TheLastGentleman
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3938
Views: 399791

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

You have this backwards. Older styles of ornamentation existed because of a lack of technology. Not really. If anything technology produced more ornament. Mass produced terra cotta is a good example, as is cast iron latticwork like that found in New Orleans, or the metal elements of the Chrysler an...
by TheLastGentleman
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3938
Views: 399791

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Loads of buildings have features or designs that add significantly to the budget. Look at Gehry buildings, or Calatrava's, or even Safdie's. The Kauffman Center would've been a lot cheaper without those curves. Not all buildings are on a super tight budget, and can totally afford to experiment, and ...
by TheLastGentleman
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 286
Views: 31262

Re: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)

KCPowercat wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:52 pm
I don't know why we need height?
Density? I thought that's what this forum was all about.
by TheLastGentleman
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 286
Views: 31262

Re: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)

DaveKCMO wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:25 pm
Disagree. Just fill the fucking parking lots.
We need some height though. No reason some of those lots can't have tall buildings on them. Especially in the middle of the loop.
by TheLastGentleman
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 286
Views: 31262

Re: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)

Let's hope this is just the beginning. We need something that really alters the skyline profile like the 80s towers did.
by TheLastGentleman
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3938
Views: 399791

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Again, that ornament is so expensive because the industries it required were dismantled. Ideally, some bold developers and architects would push for new systems of ornament, start a trend, and cause the stuff to come back into demand, in the same way the Bauhaus designers had to convince their clien...
by TheLastGentleman
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: New Restaurants/Other Businesses in Northland
Replies: 159
Views: 44083

Re: New Restaurants/Other Businesses in Northland

flyingember wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:22 pm
I went in that Winsteads once. It was horribly slow for as dead as they were. They didn't keep up with what went in around them.
It used to be great.... :'(
by TheLastGentleman
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: New Restaurants/Other Businesses in Northland
Replies: 159
Views: 44083

Re: New Restaurants/Other Businesses in Northland

Not sure where ellse to put this.....R.I.P Barry Rd Winsteads, as well as the japanese place next door, which I was surprised to see

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