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by moderne
Sat Dec 11, 2004 11:46 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 44th to 45th and Madison project
Replies: 4
Views: 1077

44th to 45th and Madison project

The area to the lower right where the Jr. League clubhouse was, was planned 20 years ago to be an extension of the Plaza West development with a medium rise offic building. I know the property has changed hands and am not sure if Highwoods owns it now or not. With Bernstein Rein leaving Plaza West d...
by moderne
Fri Dec 10, 2004 4:14 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 44th to 45th and Madison project
Replies: 4
Views: 1077

44th to 45th and Madison project

Does anyone know what is going on with the approved apartment development for this site? I had expected to see bulldozers this past summer, but still no activity.
by moderne
Sun Dec 05, 2004 2:01 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Louis Kahn Skyscraper in Dowtown KC
Replies: 12
Views: 2463

Louis Kahn Skyscraper in Dowtown KC

The architect for the failed Minneapolis Fed was the same one who designed the Kemper Museum here.
by moderne
Fri Dec 03, 2004 12:31 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: What is the best location for a downtown stadium?
Replies: 41
Views: 4764

What is the best location for a downtown stadium?

A stadium location at the southeast corner of I-70 and US 71 would be ideal. It would not impact negatively on the good things happening in the crossroads, but might give impetus to the east crossroads. It could face 18th St. on the south and help create a link to the 18th Vine district. Old municip...
by moderne
Fri Dec 03, 2004 12:19 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Nelson-Atkins Expansion (YES..white glass is the end result)
Replies: 1196
Views: 96193

Nelson-Atkins Expansion (YES..white glass is the end result)

The extensive landscaping planned will make a big difference and hopefully eliminate the brutal industrial look. Was in the Nelson a few days ago and they were sawing into the marble around the grand staircase that goes down to the auditorium. Despite being well sealed there was a fine haze like a f...
by moderne
Tue Nov 30, 2004 3:08 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: New Power and Light renderings
Replies: 51
Views: 6622

New Power and Light renderings

Looks like they will be the tallest ever built as residential in downtown. The tower between Main and Walnut next to the freeway will have killer views with terraces and balconies.
by moderne
Tue Nov 30, 2004 2:56 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Bartle Hall Expansion construction
Replies: 525
Views: 45716

OFFICIAL - Bartle Hall Expansion construction

How about if it was paved with granite blocks, and then put a nice water feature\sculpture on the grassy terrace on the west?
by moderne
Sat Nov 27, 2004 3:24 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Bishop Spencer Place proposed 8 story becomes 4
Replies: 12
Views: 1722

Bishop Spencer Place proposed 8 story becomes 4

Concrete forms for support columns now above ground level.
by moderne
Wed Nov 24, 2004 3:27 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Best Restaurant in K.C. for Thanksgiving?
Replies: 4
Views: 875

Best Restaurant in K.C. for Thanksgiving?

The Savoy serves a traditional Thanksgiving dinner in addition to regular menu. The Elms in Excelsior Springs has a nice buffet but you have to be there by noon to see the best selection
by moderne
Wed Nov 24, 2004 3:20 pm
Forum: City Trip Reports
Topic: Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and San Diego
Replies: 7
Views: 1363

Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and San Diego

Barney's Beanery is infamous as the dive where for years hanging over the bar was a sign "No Fags Allowed." Which is ironic because it is within the city limits of West Hollywood(boystown for those not familiar with L.A.)
by moderne
Tue Nov 23, 2004 12:49 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Federal Reserve HQ construction
Replies: 565
Views: 59840

great new skyline panorama

Now that the west side of St. Mary's is coming down, a new view from the highest hill around is opening up. If you drive north on Baltimore from 31st you can see it. When the old hospital is completely raised there will be a wide panorama centered on the Liberty Memorial and including Crown Center. ...
by moderne
Tue Nov 23, 2004 12:49 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Federal Reserve HQ construction
Replies: 565
Views: 59840

great new skyline panorama

Now that the west side of St. Mary's is coming down, a new view from the highest hill around is opening up. If you drive north on Baltimore from 31st you can see it. When the old hospital is completely raised there will be a wide panorama centered on the Liberty Memorial and including Crown Center. ...
by moderne
Tue Nov 23, 2004 12:42 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Louis Kahn Skyscraper in Dowtown KC
Replies: 12
Views: 2463

Louis Kahn Skyscraper in Dowtown KC

Interesting sideline in KC Star FYI section TV page. Tonight on Cinemax is profile of architect Louis Kahn. Article makes reference to building that was to have gone up where City Center Square is. Was to be built from top down with 30 floors hanging from bridge structure at top. Would have been muc...
by moderne
Tue Nov 16, 2004 11:03 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Federal Reserve HQ construction
Replies: 565
Views: 59840

OFFICIAL - Federal Reserve HQ construction

The 909Walnut building was not designed a a federal facility, it was built for a bank that went belly up in the great depression(see their lobby tables in the main post office). From what I can surmise the new Fed will be at lest twice as tall as the old hospital and only 3-4 floors lower than the B...
by moderne
Mon Nov 15, 2004 6:45 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Federal Reserve HQ construction
Replies: 565
Views: 59840

OFFICIAL - Federal Reserve HQ construction

Does the north face of the Fed have the same number of bays as the BMA?
by moderne
Mon Nov 15, 2004 6:41 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Federal Reserve HQ construction
Replies: 565
Views: 59840

A frame for the memorial

Henry Cobb also designed the office building in Crown Center at the junction of Main & Grand. In an interview when that building went up he explained (and I am roughly paraphrasing from a dusty memory) rather than building a stand alone monument, he was attempting to create a frame for space. Maybe ...
by moderne
Fri Nov 12, 2004 3:04 pm
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: 87th Street
Replies: 49
Views: 5876

87th Street

I caught a discussion on the city government channel and it was mentioned that 87th between 435 and 71 was to be rebuilt and widened, the mined area to the south was to be reclaimed for light industrial and the area to the north of 87th will become on office park, "the next corporate woods." Does an...
by moderne
Sun Nov 07, 2004 3:33 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Why is there ANY discussion of a new football stadium?
Replies: 30
Views: 3948

football stadium in west bottoms

For a people mover from the downtown loop/bus rapid transit could be a modern version of the 9th St. incline, including reopening the tunnel. This was used to move quite a lot of people from/to the train depot prior to the building of Union Station.
by moderne
Wed Nov 03, 2004 12:18 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: What's being built north of former Rat Castle Apartments?
Replies: 25
Views: 3172

rat castle

A story that I have heard for years is that Janis Joplin lived in the rat castle for a spell in the sixties. Does anyone know if this is true or is just a K.C. urban legend? They were renovated in the late eighties into tiny apartments instead of the multistory rowhouses they should be.
by moderne
Tue Nov 02, 2004 11:23 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Law Building
Replies: 244
Views: 21268

law building

This ungraceful structure is not worth a fight to save it. I believe the block should be redeveloped as a whole. It is primely located between the Sprint Center, Power & Light District. An ideal spot for a tall office tower, as it would align with all the other most recent high rises on 12th Street ...