OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

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Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

Post by KC_JAYHAWK » Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:32 am

Yeah a little disappointed. I was thinking more of a darker brown, sort of like the Brookfield (Hotel Indigo) building. I definitely think a darker color would have contrasted better with the stainless steel, similar to the rendering. Can they paint the brick? &&&

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Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

Post by smh » Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:47 am

Critical_Mass wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:29 am
You can see the underside of the balcony structure.
I appreciate this articulation regarding the articulation. I knew there was something off but I couldn't put my finger on it. You're exactly right that the open balcony structure (along with the different railing) creates an unfinished look.

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Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

Post by mgh7676 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:51 am

smh wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:47 am
Critical_Mass wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:29 am
You can see the underside of the balcony structure.
I appreciate this articulation regarding the articulation. I knew there was something off but I couldn't put my finger on it. You're exactly right that the open balcony structure (along with the different railing) creates an unfinished look.
I have no idea about this, but isn't it entirely possible that the bottoms of these balconies are still going to be covered up?

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Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

Post by moderne » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:11 am

They certainly hit the exact mark on the Liberty Memorial-Kauffman Center view shed. From either point the other appears to sit on the roof of ARTerra.

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Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

Post by KCLover » Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:00 pm

grovester wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:26 am
I think it will be fine, though I agree the renderings were a bit misleading, but aren't they usually? It is marketing after all.

Who can we trust anymore? Can't trust the news, can't trust the weather people, now we can't trust the architects...

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Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

Post by Chris Stritzel » Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:36 pm

DaveKCMO wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:44 pm
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I think it looks good. The tan color is odd but it's not that bad. When all of the balconies go in and whatever smaller features are planned, I think this will look even better. So far, there are 13 more balconies that have to be added on this side of the photo BUT that's before the remaining scaffolding comes down. The amount left is probably somewhere around 30 balconies that still need to be added (with the 13 I mentioned a sentence ago).

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Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

Post by shinatoo » Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:57 pm

Very Denver.
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Post by DaveKCMO » Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:19 pm

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Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

Post by beautyfromashes » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:04 pm

Everyone is complaining about the tan brick. If you don’t like it, walk around to the south end. It’s dark gray cladding.

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Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

Post by FangKC » Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:06 am

I like the purple streak. They should put a strip of purple terracotta tile there to cover that purple insulation. Some color in that neighborhood would be nice.

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Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

Post by mykn » Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:30 am

Hot take: I like the tan brick.

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Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

Post by kboish » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:09 am

I think this building looks great and fits in with the area. And yeah, leave the purple streak!

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Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

Post by DaveKCMO » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:08 am

I also love the tan brick. It has a nice feel at ground level, too.

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Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

Post by flyingember » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:19 am

It's a different color than all the other buildings around giving the area some variety. It's nice that they're not trying to make the building look fake old.

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Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

Post by shinatoo » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:38 am

More Chicago, less Vancouver. This kind of variety brings us toward that goal. Good lesson for Cordish here.
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Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

Post by earthling » Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:08 am

Variety good but wouldn't exactly call this complementary. Sticks out like sore thumb. Though not a fan of tan in general, and it doesn't age well. That is, darker tones have a better 'distressed' look over time than tan, which looks dirty in not a good way.
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Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

Post by rxlexi » Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:10 am

This building is really coming together. I also love the tan brick; reminds me of Milwaukee - Cream City!

It's solid, industrial and modern at once. Different but fits into the area well, IMO.

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Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

Post by FangKC » Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:50 pm

I also like the contrast compared to surrounding buildings. Chicago and Detroit are full of older tan-colored brick houses and buildings. In fact, it seems there are more tan-colored buildings in Detroit than red-colored brick.

This conversation reminded me of one I had years ago outside the downtown library at 12th and McGee. A woman asked me for directions, and we started talking. She was staying in Kansas City, but was originally from Hawaii. I asked about her impression of Kansas City. She said she loved all the old red-colored brick buildings, since they didn't have any of those in Hawaii.
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Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

Post by horizons82 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:11 pm

It's hard to discern, but it appears to me that it's only brick for the first 2-4 floors, then it's EIFS or a panel system above. Not necesarily a bad VE choice, but interesting.

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Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

Post by grovester » Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:15 pm

Brick all the way up.

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