OFFICIAL - McCown Gordon HQ

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Re: OFFICIAL - McCown Gordon HQ

Post by grovester » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:23 am

What's up with the barrel structures?

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Re: OFFICIAL - McCown Gordon HQ

Post by moderne » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:25 am

Part of the original building under a prior remodel.

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Re: OFFICIAL - McCown Gordon HQ

Post by flyingember » Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:52 pm

It looks even better in person.

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Re: OFFICIAL - McCown Gordon HQ

Post by beautyfromashes » Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:00 am

I still hate this project.

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Re: OFFICIAL - McCown Gordon HQ

Post by KCPowercat » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:43 am

Why?

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Re: OFFICIAL - McCown Gordon HQ

Post by beautyfromashes » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:04 am

KCPowercat wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:43 am
Why?
Tore down a two story building directly on the streetcar line and replaced it with another two story building while giving incentives to move a company five blocks. Such a waste of a good spot that already had a building...and we had to pay for it.

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Re: OFFICIAL - McCown Gordon HQ

Post by earthling » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:10 am

^ +1

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Re: OFFICIAL - McCown Gordon HQ

Post by Critical_Mass » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:31 am

beautyfromashes wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:04 am
KCPowercat wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:43 am
Why?
Tore down a two story building directly on the streetcar line and replaced it with another two story building while giving incentives to move a company five blocks. Such a waste of a good spot that already had a building...and we had to pay for it.
It was a renovation, not a complete teardown.

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Re: OFFICIAL - McCown Gordon HQ

Post by TheLastGentleman » Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:51 am

And the previous building wasn't anything worth saving IMO

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Re: OFFICIAL - McCown Gordon HQ

Post by KCPowercat » Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:57 am

Yeah they just refaced it and added a story. I'd agree not a good use of incentives though. I didn't remember they got incentives

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Re: OFFICIAL - McCown Gordon HQ

Post by DaveKCMO » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:08 pm

I think this is the incentives ordinance for the project (just Chapter 100 bonds?): http://cityclerk.kcmo.org/LiveWeb/Docum ... 2Faw%3D%3D

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Re: OFFICIAL - McCown Gordon HQ

Post by wahoowa » Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:33 pm

i too seethe as i walk past this lackluster project to and from milwaukee deli. i'm almost usually seething though, to be fair!

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Re: OFFICIAL - McCown Gordon HQ

Post by snigglefritz » Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:14 am

wahoowa wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:33 pm
i too seethe as i walk past this lackluster project to and from milwaukee deli. i'm almost usually seething though, to be fair!
Eh, I'm just happy this will shift some additional activity into the downtown core.

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Re: OFFICIAL - McCown Gordon HQ

Post by flyingember » Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:54 am

snigglefritz wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:14 am
wahoowa wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:33 pm
i too seethe as i walk past this lackluster project to and from milwaukee deli. i'm almost usually seething though, to be fair!
Eh, I'm just happy this will shift some additional activity into the downtown core.
Versus where it was in the downtown core?

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Re: OFFICIAL - McCown Gordon HQ

Post by snigglefritz » Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:45 am

flyingember wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:54 am
snigglefritz wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:14 am
wahoowa wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:33 pm
i too seethe as i walk past this lackluster project to and from milwaukee deli. i'm almost usually seething though, to be fair!
Eh, I'm just happy this will shift some additional activity into the downtown core.
Versus where it was in the downtown core?
Wedged right next to an Interstate and Highway, in a fairly unwelcoming stretch of area? Yeah. I like that the core is consolidating a little bit.

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Re: OFFICIAL - McCown Gordon HQ

Post by rxlexi » Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:46 am

I quite like the way the new McCown Gordon HQ looms over Main Street here, and the transparency that the glass and exterior spaces add.

Wish we could get some bump outs and plantings around the Muse of the Missouri fountain and add seating/public space, a la the Janette Sadhik-Khan era Manhattan pedestrian updates. It's quite a pretty fountain and would be a nice little island in the middle of Main Street if there was any way to allow folks to access easily.

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