OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by flyingember » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:54 pm

moderne wrote:Very tall columns being poured on site of former Hereford building. This will soon become very visible on the south, east, and west skyline.
Made an effort to visit the site yesterday. It's already a substantial building at a fraction the final height.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by FangKC » Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:37 am

Taken July 13, 2018.

Looking south from Baltimore just north of Truman Road.

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Looking north from Baltimore at 16th Street.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by moderne » Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:28 pm

Hope they raise the Nest cam. Now that the structure is going up the overall view of the site is blocked.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by KCTOGA » Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:57 pm

moderne wrote:Hope they raise the Nest cam. Now that the structure is going up the overall view of the site is blocked.
Agree! Wish it was across the street though ( Baltimore) , think the view from there would be awesome. Maybe even P&L.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by DaveKCMO » Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:06 pm

There was an update during the council's Business Session today. Did anyone see it? Any new details?

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by kboish » Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:40 pm

Not really. Everything on schedule.

Garage is pretty much done (up to floor four), currently finishing the lobby floor which has lots of details and uniqueness- so, after that they will start doing the regular floors and it will rise pretty quickly out of the ground- should be completing a floor every 11 days. Plan to top out by next spring. Open by spring 2020.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by moderne » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:02 pm

The Cooper Carry site has a new rendering with an overhead view. First thought they had covered the freeway, but just shows large trees. This is going to refer much more in design to the ballroom than to KCPA.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by missingkc » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:30 pm

Moderne, link please? I'm not having any luck with the Cooper Carry site.


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Post by missingkc » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:38 pm

Thanks.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by flyingember » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:51 pm

moderne wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:02 pm
The Cooper Carry site has a new rendering with an overhead view. First thought they had covered the freeway, but just shows large trees. This is going to refer much more in design to the ballroom than to KCPA.
They tried to put their neighbor hotel in as a gray building and got it completely wrong and are missing Two Light entirely. They added a ton of trees that don't exist all over the image and put weird lines over US 71 and lights in the solid brick AT&T building and removed the Hotel President sign.

It's fine as a hotel rendering where the environment serves as window dressing. Definitely artistic license involved.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by moderne » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:07 pm

The parking/meeting structure looks as tall as the hotel to the east, massive. How does the ballroom square footage compare to the Marriott, Sheraton, and Westin?

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by KCPowercat » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:21 pm

moderne wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:07 pm
The parking/meeting structure looks as tall as the hotel to the east, massive. How does the ballroom square footage compare to the Marriott, Sheraton, and Westin?
They are all around 15-17k ballrooms
http://www.cvent.com/rfp/kansas-city-mo ... a3417.aspx

Loews will be 27k
https://www.alhi.com/sites/default/file ... 5.2018.pdf

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by flyingember » Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:19 am

KCPowercat wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:21 pm
moderne wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:07 pm
The parking/meeting structure looks as tall as the hotel to the east, massive. How does the ballroom square footage compare to the Marriott, Sheraton, and Westin?
They are all around 15-17k ballrooms
http://www.cvent.com/rfp/kansas-city-mo ... a3417.aspx

Loews will be 27k
https://www.alhi.com/sites/default/file ... 5.2018.pdf
The Grand Ballroom in the Convention Center directly across the street goes up to 46400 square feet in comparison.
So an event could use both buildings and have 73k square feet available in two ballrooms

I picture Wyandotte being closed for conventions more often.

https://kcconvention.com/venue/grand-ballroom/

Municipal's Exhibition Hall is listed at 27k for comparison.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by cityscape » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:58 pm

flyingember wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:19 am

I picture Wyandotte being closed for conventions more often.
Isn't that why the created the 'sky bridge' between the ballroom and hotel?!? Essentially limiting the need to close Wyandotte?

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by w00lyb00ger » Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:13 pm

Nest cameras appear to be down

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by KCLover » Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:54 pm

w00lyb00ger wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:13 pm
Nest cameras appear to be down
Working for me
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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by GRID » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:22 pm

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

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by TheLastGentleman » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:37 pm

This is a student project from the Kansas City Design Center, a studio which is affiliated with KU and KSU's architecture schools. That model of the city is actually visible through their storefront on baltimore IIRC. I'd recommend looking in at it if it's still there

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by moderne » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:41 pm

That would have been a worthy neighbor of the KCPA.

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