OFFICIAL - New Downtown YMCA (former Lyric Theater)

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Re: OFFICIAL - New Downtown YMCA (former Lyric Theater)

Post by taxi » Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:20 am

I was in Toronto a few years ago and almost every old building that is the site of new taller construction has the old facade saved and restored and incorporated into the design. I like it, at least compared to the alternative.

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Re: OFFICIAL - New Downtown YMCA (former Lyric Theater)

Post by FangKC » Sat May 11, 2019 11:36 pm

Danger. Danger! Facadectomy.

Looking northwest from W. 11th.

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Looking east from Central.

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Looking southeast from Central.

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Re: OFFICIAL - New Downtown YMCA (former Lyric Theater)

Post by FangKC » Sat May 11, 2019 11:50 pm

Ararat Shrine Temple being constructed in 1926. It later became the American Red Cross, then later The Playhouse, then Victoria Theater, then Capri Theater, then finally the Lyric Theater before it was sold to be reconfigured for the YMCA.

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Ararat Shrine Temple in the 1940s.

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KMBC TV Playhouse.

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Victoria Theater.

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Capri Theater.

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The Lyric and KMBC Channel 9. Appears to be early 1970s.

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Appears to be sometime after 2000.

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