OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by KCPowercat » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:22 pm

Yeah it's cool. Where has something. Like this been built?

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by FangKC » Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:00 am

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Well, this would have been amazing. I have never seen this or know what it was for, but someday downtown KC will get some really impressive or at least interesting new towers.

http://tillmandesign.com/living-icon/ds ... 8wdzc55ct7
This reminded me that I downloaded this building as a replacement design for the convention hotel that is being built.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by moderne » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:36 pm

The lobby floor has some impressive height. The lobby bar will have a killer DT view.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by anonkcmo » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:36 pm

The lobby height is HUGE.
You're right, the floor to ceiling view out those windows will be stunning.

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Post by missingkc » Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:58 am

Setting the first exterior panel on the south end.

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Post by moderne » Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:41 am

The cladding looks somewhat beige, I thought the renderings looked more grey. Is this a pre-cast stone like the KCPA or metal panels like the Barnes ballroom?

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Post by flyingember » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:40 pm

moderne wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:41 am
The cladding looks somewhat beige, I thought the renderings looked more grey. Is this a pre-cast stone like the KCPA or metal panels like the Barnes ballroom?
https://www.coopercarry.com/projects/ka ... ews-hotel/

Depends on the lighting. Beige can look a little more blue with a daytime color temp and will look more yellow at sunset as the sun skews towards yellow.

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Post by cityscape » Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:26 pm

The panels look good in my opinion.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by flyingember » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:14 am

anonkcmo wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:36 pm
The lobby height is HUGE.
You're right, the floor to ceiling view out those windows will be stunning.
I looked at the plans. Baltimore is where floors are counted from.
There's going to be a two-story restaurant on 1 and 2 with direct Baltimore access as well as hotel access. So this will let people walk out from their room and reach Baltimore directly. So that side won't be completely a wall of nothing. Bike parking will be available here.

Then on level 3 on the NE corner is the fitness center and the pool to the south along Baltimore.

Level 4-5 the NE corner is an outdoor deck on the NE corner. The main hotel restaurant on the east side with mostly with views of the hotel across the street but you can also see across and access the outdoor deck from it. It looks like the hotel bar will sit up next to the north end of the lobby on the west side but will be able to see out past it from nearly the southern end of the lobby.

Level six the rooms start on one side of the floor but there's a hotel club on the NE corner.

There's going to be very few rooms without a good view of something downtown

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by flyingember » Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:09 pm

On the hotel end the columns to support the floor of 7 are going in.
On the garage/conference end it's two floors lower at 5

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Post by Highlander » Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:29 pm

Wow. A lot of progress.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by moderne » Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:29 pm

Is this falling behind schedule? The meeting/parking structure is scheduled to be completed in October.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by flyingember » Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:58 pm

moderne wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:29 pm
Is this falling behind schedule? The meeting/parking structure is scheduled to be completed in October.
That's the columns for P4 almost done. There's only two more floors above that and 7 weeks to build it.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by beautyfromashes » Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:04 pm

It looked like the first exterior panels were being installed on the first floor today when I walked by. They were dark grey precast with modular angles.

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Post by KCLover » Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:30 pm

Someone posted a 360 photo on Reddit, so I cropped it to show the current construction for those out of town or haven't driven by.
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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by missingkc » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:10 pm

Thanks from NC.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by cityscape » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:19 am

Need to get that Nest cam move higher so I can waste more of my day

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by KCTOGA » Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:34 am

cityscape wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:19 am
Need to get that Nest cam move higher so I can waste more of my day
Me too. wish it was on P&L or Courtyard. :D

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by moderne » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:06 pm

A very good view of the construction is now visible from the Liberty Memorial deck. It is apparent that due to the tower being set back somewhat from Baltimore that only the lower western section of the P & L bldng will be obstructed from the south.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by anonkcmo » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:27 pm

moderne wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:06 pm
A very good view of the construction is now visible from the Liberty Memorial deck. It is apparent that due to the tower being set back somewhat from Baltimore that only the lower western section of the P & L bldng will be obstructed from the south.
Excellent. And with the new Bravo Hotel proposal it appears the skyline will continue pushing south.
Adding shorter mid-rises to the Crossroads will somewhat retain the density viewpoint from the south after the "Light" towers diminish it.

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