OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by kboish » Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:01 am

I didn't see Strata in there either, add that too!

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by johnmatrix » Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:12 pm

The Strata is ugly as fuck and shouldnt be a thing

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by TheLastGentleman » Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:15 pm

johnmatrix wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:12 pm
The Strata is ugly as fuck and shouldnt be a thing
You must be even more of an architecture snob than I am, cause I think it looks fine

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by Critical_Mass » Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:30 pm

The Strata is beautiful as fuck and should be a thing

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by normalthings » Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:46 pm

missingkc wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:28 am
Fun stuff. Thanks for all that work. How about Bravo and 1800 Walnut?
I added 4 Light, Strata, and Reverb. Bravo has too little information out so I didn't add it.
http://kcrag.com/viewtopic.php?f=15&p=591524#p591524

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by mister816 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:16 am

johnmatrix wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:12 pm
The Strata is ugly as fuck and shouldnt be a thing
This seems to be the common reaction to any modern building that is not a glass rectangle... Must be a KC thing

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by KCLover » Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:19 am

View from the roof courtesy of someone from r/kansascity
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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by normalthings » Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:29 pm

TIL. This project is actually the second Loews project in KC, first being the Midland Theatre

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by TheLastGentleman » Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:49 pm

normalthings wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:29 pm
TIL. This project is actually the second Loews project in KC, first being the Midland Theatre
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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by moderne » Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:54 pm

Sort of hard to connect the two. Tisch brothers took over Loews theaters in 1958 long after Midland ceased to be Loew's. They then started tearing down theaters to put up hotels. Guess Loew's Hotel has better ring to it than Tisch's Hotel

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Post by normalthings » Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:11 pm

LOEWs stands out from every angle.

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Post by normalthings » Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:18 pm

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by Midtownkid » Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:14 am

Looks descent. I appreciate the want to match the other buildings on the skyline, but I'm tired of limestone colored panels and blue glass. We need some new materials on our skyline! Variation is just as important as complementing.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by flyingember » Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:44 pm

Has anyone noticed that part of Truman Rd has been closed for more than a year? Every major closure should be a road diet candidate.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by DaveKCMO » Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:52 pm

flyingember wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:44 pm
Has anyone noticed that part of Truman Rd has been closed for more than a year? Every major closure should be a road diet candidate.
*cough cough* submits PIAC request

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by FangKC » Thu May 02, 2019 8:12 am

Loews Exec Says Unfinished Hotel Bringing Fresh Business to Downtown
A top Loews executive attending the topping off of his firm’s 24-story convention hotel project Wednesday said its bringing fresh business to Kansas City, downplaying concerns about filling a surge in new downtown hotel rooms.
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Tisch said future bookings for the new 800-room Loews, which is scheduled to open a year from now, is running slightly ahead of his company’s projections although he declined to reveal numbers.

The executive did agree with the recommendation of the JLL study that Visit KC’s marketing budget be increased to help bolster Kansas City’s appeal as a destination for tourism and conventions.
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https://cityscenekc.com/loews-exec-says ... -downtown/

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by KCPowercat » Mon May 13, 2019 9:22 pm

Walked all around and up through the ballroom greenspace a few days ago, few things.

* The south facade where the ballroom is located is shaping up to be a better streetlevel experience than I feared.
* The ped bridge appears to be very low. BTW can we get a sidewalk open soon?
* the drive and future porte-cochère look to be turning into a nice space.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by flyingember » Wed May 15, 2019 7:51 am

The first crane is coming down.

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