OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Postby WoodDraw » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:36 am

Omg what has this forum become.

I personally think we should just bulldoze all of downtown and put the world's biggest fucking IKEA. Can we talk about that for two pages now?

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Postby normalthings » Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:36 am

WoodDraw wrote:Omg what has this forum become.

I personally think we should just bulldoze all of downtown and put the world's biggest fucking IKEA. Can we talk about that for two pages now?

This wouldn't have taken off except for someone saying "bass pro types" don't come downtown.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Postby WoodDraw » Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:52 am

It's because you guys are all getting eaten by trolls, and the moderators here have some dumb Reddit style moderating philosophy where it's okay to shit on the floor.

To each their own.
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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Postby grovester » Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:22 pm

"their"

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Postby normalthings » Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:28 pm

WoodDraw wrote:It's because you guys are all getting eaten by tolls, and the moderators here have some dumb Reddit style moderating philosophy where it's okay to shit on the floor.

To each there own.

I think we all know that she is a troll. But it wouldn’t have taken off like it did until GRID’s comment.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Postby WoodDraw » Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:10 pm

grovester wrote:"their"


That wasn't even the worst autocorrect in my post, but corrected.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Postby gfenn11 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:39 am

It appears they are about to assemble the second crane as the red portable crane has reappeared on the upper level.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Postby grovester » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:31 am

WoodDraw wrote:
grovester wrote:"their"


That wasn't even the worst autocorrect in my post, but corrected.


Just trolling you buddy.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Postby cityscape » Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:24 am

gfenn11 wrote:It appears they are about to assemble the second crane as the red portable crane has reappeared on the upper level.


That red crane seems anything but portable. It is quite amazing how it gets around town.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Postby gfenn11 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:07 pm

cityscape wrote:
gfenn11 wrote:It appears they are about to assemble the second crane as the red portable crane has reappeared on the upper level.


That red crane seems anything but portable. It is quite amazing how it gets around town.


It is quite amazing how they are able to put it together so quickly and efficiently!

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Postby flyingember » Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:50 pm

gfenn11 wrote:
cityscape wrote:
gfenn11 wrote:It appears they are about to assemble the second crane as the red portable crane has reappeared on the upper level.


That red crane seems anything but portable. It is quite amazing how it gets around town.


It is quite amazing how they are able to put it together so quickly and efficiently!

The truck drivers, crane assemblers and operators are probably all the best they can get. I would not be surprised if the lenders, insurance or such requires minimum experience for project crane operators, given the danger involved.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Postby normalthings » Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:50 pm

flyingember wrote:
gfenn11 wrote:
cityscape wrote:
That red crane seems anything but portable. It is quite amazing how it gets around town.


It is quite amazing how they are able to put it together so quickly and efficiently!

The truck drivers, crane assemblers and operators are probably all the best they can get. I would not be surprised if the lenders, insurance or such requires minimum experience for project crane operators, given the danger involved.


I wonder at what point we will begin to draw in outside construction talent.
I would not be surprised if that has already happened in some specialties.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Postby KCLover » Tue May 01, 2018 10:35 am

2nd tower crane on the rise this morning.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Postby earthling » Tue May 01, 2018 11:54 am

It's the obnoxiously huge size that gives impression Cordish is suggesting it's a primary KC identity.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Postby GRID » Tue May 01, 2018 12:04 pm

StrangerThings wrote:Wow. STILL bitching about the cowboy and cowgirl sign? It has 100% nothing to do with any type of Kansas City history. PBR Big Sky is a partnership between Cordish and The Professional Bull Riders Association. It was put there to draw attention to the venue and it looks like it works fairly well. This location was the first one, there are now several across the country and it's a insanely popular and profitable concept. Sure, a cool neon sign representing KC's jazz culture would look cool, but would be a bit confusing since there's no jazz to be heard within the district. We have plenty of murals and more planned to tie in KC's history, not everything has to be about it.

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I have no problem with that cowboy sign. Why couldn't they do that in KC? The gigantic one towering over the Live area is hideous though. It looks like the main sign for the ENTIRE district, not just one bar.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Postby GRID » Tue May 01, 2018 12:08 pm

KCLover wrote:2nd tower crane on the rise this morning.

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Wow, they are really building that fast. None of the garage is underground? I thought there would be more excavation, so that's helping get it going up a lot faster.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Postby KCPowercat » Tue May 01, 2018 3:27 pm

I think it's the fact that it's the only thing in the live block above the roof line signage wise....gives an impression that it's representing the entire area.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Postby gfenn11 » Tue May 01, 2018 3:44 pm

Can you all please discuss P&L things in a P&L thread so you can stop derailing this one? Thanks.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Postby KCLover » Wed May 02, 2018 4:53 pm

Crane #2 is up.
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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Postby cityscape » Tue May 22, 2018 9:19 am

Looks like they're going vertical now on the web cam. Workers are pouring the second floor on Baltimore side.


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