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by TheLastGentleman
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2719
Views: 274279

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Regardless of the architecture, the building will be fantastic. It fixes an eyesore hill and resolves an enormous elevation change
by TheLastGentleman
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut
Replies: 409
Views: 52359

Re: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut

That is upsetting for me to watch. That was a good building. Seems like KC lost a lot of skinny, tall-ish buildings and replaced them with bulky structures. I know town pavilion and the 80s commerce building wiped out a lot of similar buildings. 1 petticoat lane in particular replaced some great, m...
by TheLastGentleman
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Kansas City Photos
Topic: Postcards From the Edge of Time
Replies: 482
Views: 90061

Re: Postcards From the Edge of Time

Ladies and gentlemen, I present what may very well be the least appealing postcard of this fair city ever produced

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by TheLastGentleman
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut
Replies: 409
Views: 52359

Re: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut

Stumbled across this footage of that building getting imploded.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMT-yfplAwg
by TheLastGentleman
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut
Replies: 409
Views: 52359

Re: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut

Cause what could be more convenient when walking DT than having a clock 500 feet above you when you need to know the time? :) The clocks weren't exactly put up there for practical reasons back then either. It was mostly so the bank could keep using their "under the old town clock" slogan, left over...
by TheLastGentleman
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut
Replies: 409
Views: 52359

Re: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut

Couldn't link these earlier, so here we go. I think something like this would actually make the 909 penthouse much more attractive to potential buyers. It's not just a very tall unit, it's also a clock, and people love clocks https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/xhub4auVjLPzqrPj6aWX13oKsRA=/0x0:3600x2401...
by TheLastGentleman
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut
Replies: 409
Views: 52359

Re: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut

wahoowa wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:01 am
there were two guys and a lady walking through the lobby this morning pointing at walls and saying things like "so this is going to open up from here to here?" and "there's a column there"
Tell them to bring the clocks in the towers back!
by TheLastGentleman
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park
Replies: 89
Views: 12354

Re: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park

Really shows how brilliant the underground entrance is. Perfectly preserved everything above ground level while adding so much below it Also, you can download super high quality versions of the drawings and photos from these two listings in the library of congress. Just click on an image, go to "dow...
by TheLastGentleman
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park
Replies: 89
Views: 12354

Re: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park

Lots of plans and photos from before the renovation here. Interesting stuff https://picryl.com/search?q=%23kansas%2Bcity&page=29 https://i.imgur.com/OZpVa7s.jpg https://i.imgur.com/qqFEDsJ.jpg https://i.imgur.com/iKdIzut.jpg https://i.imgur.com/N2ahgWN.jpg https://i.imgur.com/3q8hj25.jpg https://i.i...
by TheLastGentleman
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2719
Views: 274279

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

The original design would've been a true skyline changer, and I morn how it was stunted, but at least what we're getting will be a bit better than this https://discuss.nextkansas.city/uploads/default/original/1X/345f7826941ab7ede3010685f1f93d262918d949.jpg or this http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/...
by TheLastGentleman
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3938
Views: 400070

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Linking the pictures from the facebook group here for convenience https://scontent.ffsd1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/49748398_10100760497608703_4953485511617413120_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_ht=scontent.ffsd1-1.fna&oh=0e686647e37d8392cc95e92beaf2bb52&oe=5CBD52BD https://scontent.ffsd1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0...
by TheLastGentleman
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3938
Views: 400070

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Even if the inside is considered boring, I'd still like to make that judgment myself
by TheLastGentleman
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Embassy Suites (former Federal Reserve)
Replies: 228
Views: 42319

Re: OFFICIAL - Embassy Suites (former Federal Reserve)

The garage is included in the historic listing, believe it or not.
by TheLastGentleman
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3938
Views: 400070

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Are there any images of the inside of the church?
by TheLastGentleman
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 123
Views: 15732

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

So..is there a chance that the change could be cancled?
by TheLastGentleman
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2719
Views: 274279

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Came across this picture

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by TheLastGentleman
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Keystone Innovation District
Replies: 24
Views: 3063

Re: Keystone Innovation District

missingkc wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:02 pm
Why should it not be near UMKC and Rockhurst?
I'd argue the area needs this sort of investment much more than UMKC/Rockhurst
by TheLastGentleman
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Keystone Innovation District
Replies: 24
Views: 3063

Re: Keystone Innovation District

This looks like an excellent project