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by flyingember
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3933
Views: 393595

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

The most insignificant new buildings in the crossroads today are built with *different* ornamation because that's what the owners want. They don't care that their building doesn't have a single corbel on it. There's been a new architectural style about every 20 years to the point that you can pick a...
by flyingember
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: New Restaurants/Other Businesses in Northland
Replies: 159
Views: 42649

Re: New Restaurants/Other Businesses in Northland

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.
by flyingember
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2471
Views: 310630

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Maybe it's as simple as they didn't form a LLC yet? Like it could have been a single proprietorship.
by flyingember
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway
Replies: 1298
Views: 127433

Re: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway

Greenfield developments in older first ring suburbs?

NKC hasn't been greenfield for 100 years
by flyingember
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2471
Views: 310630

Re: Misc Crossroads News

The owner, 1501 KCMO LLC, was formed in July 2018. So they couldn't have bought anything in 2016 because it didn't exist yet.

It's registered through a StL business and the manager of the LLC is a paralegal at a Polsenelli address
by flyingember
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Embassy Suites (former Federal Reserve)
Replies: 226
Views: 41138

Re: OFFICIAL - Embassy Suites (former Federal Reserve)

This is clearly an outdoor list, but I found a hotel with children's activities listed within seconds.
https://www.grandhotel.com/activities/children/

And a place changing what they do last minute is exactly what you want to see. They're not wasting money on something unrealistic.
by flyingember
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Embassy Suites (former Federal Reserve)
Replies: 226
Views: 41138

Re: OFFICIAL - Embassy Suites (former Federal Reserve)

https://cityscenekc.com/embassy-suites-project-underway-in-former-federal-reserve-building/ Can't say I'm in love with anything about these developers or this project, but I guess it's good something is happening. What reservations do you have about it? The move from a basement data center to "fami...
by flyingember
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3933
Views: 393595

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

What makes your pre-war point funny is the Unity Temple wasn't completed until 1950, construction started in 1945.
by flyingember
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3933
Views: 393595

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

The problem is that most new buildings are uglier, less interesting/ornamented and degrade the public realm/neighborhood more than the old building
You were doing so good and then it became subjective.
by flyingember
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut
Replies: 405
Views: 51509

Re: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut

Stumbled across this footage of that building getting imploded. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMT-yfplAwg Do you know what year this might have been? demolish commercial building permit CPBD-200223433 was issued 1/7/2002 The address was 921 Walnut, once I found that the permit was easy to find.
by flyingember
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Streetcar to the riverfront
Replies: 215
Views: 32538

Re: Streetcar to the riverfront

Couldn’t tell from twitter, but the 3rd/Grand stop would relocate for this spur http://kcstreetcar.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Board-5_3rd-and-Grand_vertical_4x3.pdf The diagram clearly isn’t the final lane design since there’s no way it could safely be used for both NB traffic and SB out of the ...
by flyingember
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Streetcar to the riverfront
Replies: 215
Views: 32538

Re: Streetcar to the riverfront

Proposed Pedestrian/Bicycle Span to Downtown Riverfront Well-Received https://cityscenekc.com/proposed-pedestrian-bicycle-span-to-downtown-riverfront-well-received/ Great! Now make one more adjustment to that design by adding a connecting ramp to the HOA's bike/ped lane. Or, we can NOT do this and ...
by flyingember
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 4400 Washington
Replies: 10
Views: 1756

Re: 4400 Washington

taxi wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:49 pm
So do they lean over the street like that, or has somebody been drinking?
No one wanted to pay extra for the render and a fisheye lens is what would be able to see two directions at once
by flyingember
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Hyperloop between KC and STL
Replies: 34
Views: 2588

Re: Hyperloop between KC and STL

dnweava wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:08 pm
Hyperloop freight will be competing with air freight, not trains.
It would compete with airplanes and trucking freight in terms of frequency, but it would act more like a train in terms of having designated stops and schedules
by flyingember
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Hyperloop between KC and STL
Replies: 34
Views: 2588

Re: Hyperloop between KC and STL

Ok, I'll go bigger With Amazon I've had deliveries scheduled and then show up two days early. I presume because the logistics made more sense to do it that way. Imagine you and your neighbor both ordered at 8am unknowingly and you both have prime service. Your items is in stock in KC, theirs is in S...
by flyingember
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1803
Views: 176872

Re: Politics

That map reminded me of something I just heard-

"Make American Mexican Again" The idea that they should get back the land we took.
by flyingember
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4964
Views: 430846

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Interesting article on if Boeing will invest in a new "MidLiner", the 797. Basically a wide body with the operational cost of a narrow body. Includes an interview with David Neeleman, "I had a briefing from Boeing and I thought it was great," Neeleman said during a recent visit to Chicago to tout P...
by flyingember
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: St Louis: City and County Consider Merger
Replies: 9
Views: 529

Re: St Louis: City and County Consider Merger

At best, changing counties has some value. Through 2007 the last one was in 1879 but there's no reason that just like annexation a community couldn't choose to change counties. I could see allowing the tail of KC in Cass to choose to join Jackson, for example. There's a cool map here showing county ...
by flyingember
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Hyperloop between KC and STL
Replies: 34
Views: 2588

Re: Hyperloop between KC and STL

people keep overlooking the fact that freight is what will make the hyperloop feasible. In our age of exploding internet shopping with people expecting same day/next day deliveries, connecting KC, STL and Chicago is a good spine for their network as they are the top 3 freight rail hubs in the US an...
by flyingember
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2696
Views: 265916

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

For reference, there have been multiple designs before the current design which went through multiple facades https://www.kcur.org/post/kansas-city-petitioners-back-court-downtown-convention-hotel-battle#stream/0 https://www.kcur.org/post/judge-rules-against-petitioners-demanding-vote-downtown-hotel...