Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by smh » Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:56 pm

Only knock on this building is that there is nothing going on at ground level except the headlamps of parked automobiles.

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by DaveKCMO » Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:05 pm

Expansion opens early March 2019.

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by TheLastGentleman » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:30 pm

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by earthling » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:32 am

Minimalism typically fails, ending up looking cheap. They pulled this off! And the monolithic design nicely contrasts the columns next door.

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by flyingember » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:09 am

earthling wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:32 am
Minimalism typically fails, ending up looking cheap. They pulled this off! And the monolithic design nicely contrasts the columns next door.
The worst thing they could have done is do the current trend of quasi-old. They didn't try to mirror the mass of the building next door with as a modern building with the same roof line, columns and such. It belongs by itself as a structure and that's why it works so well.

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by earthling » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:14 am

Like the left/top frame but lacking on right. The incomplete box leading towards back tickles the brain.

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by mister816 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:27 pm

I wonder what the plan is with this. Even if they clean it, what happens the next time it rains?

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by TheLastGentleman » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:34 pm

That looks pretty bad. Maybe there's some flashing or something that they just haven't installed yet.

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by earthling » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:34 pm

Looks like the orange is some kind of protection covering that is being removed, that appears to leave residue when it rains. Shouldn't be an issue when complete.

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by FangKC » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:24 pm

I kinda of wish the orange and yellow colors were part of the design. It would add some color and contrast to the block.

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by KCPowercat » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:25 pm

This is one of my favorite infill buildings in a long time

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by smh » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:08 pm

My favorite part is the car parking at ground level.

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by Midtownkid » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:15 pm

mister816 wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:27 pm
I wonder what the plan is with this. Even if they clean it, what happens the next time it rains?

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Looks like they forgot to specify stainless or galvanized clips for the panels?

No solution besides replacing the clips I bet. :oops:

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by KCPowercat » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:03 pm

smh wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:08 pm
My favorite part is the car parking at ground level.
:lol:

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by GRID » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:54 pm

Holy shit, they hit a home run with this. That looks incredible. I'm not sure why I like this so much, but it just works with the surrounding structures.

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by missingkc » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:16 pm

I'm no world traveler, but makes me think of Manhattan around, i don't know 40th to 60th?

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by DaveKCMO » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:05 pm

GRID wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:54 pm
Holy shit, they hit a home run with this. That looks incredible. I'm not sure why I like this so much, but it just works with the surrounding structures.
I'm not sure either. I'm reserving judgment until I see the ground floor completely finished and clear of construction debris, and the rooms lit up.

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by KCPowercat » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:35 am

I went by the other day specifically focused on the ground level and it already appears better than I was expecting...only one car hole.

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