Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by FangKC » Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:30 am

mister816 wrote:looks like it's too wide to fit into the actual space but okay i guess... why are there no windows on the side?
Because it's possible that a building might be constructed on the adjoining parcel at some point.

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by KCPowercat » Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:15 am

FangKC wrote:It looks like an embassy.
good description. Not that I mind it not trying to "blend in" with the original building.

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by smh » Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:28 pm

Critical_Mass wrote:First look at the Ambassador addition:

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Where'd you see this photo? I can't recall, is part of this structure a parking garage? If so, I'm curious where they propose an entrance to go. Also, would like to see a ground floor retail stall of course.

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by grovester » Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:33 pm

Supposedly not any structured parking.

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by earthling » Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:36 pm

An Embassy for the Ambassador, how fitting.

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by KCPowercat » Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:41 pm

Photo is from KCMO development tracker map.

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by flyingember » Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:23 pm

I really hope that's a sacrificial design or the black and white and angle takes a cool front and makes it look bad.

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by pash » Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:27 pm

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by mister816 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:43 pm

Looks a little better in color. I'm still not too fond of the design but it's better than a gated parking lot.

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by JBmidtown » Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:55 am

I dunno, I kind of like this giant, claustrophobic cardboard box with 99.9 percent of its light coming from an array of windows on one side of the cube. It has a surreal, dreamy quality to it. It's an oversized human kennel, which works with the hotel theme. Just pick me up, put me in the jet, land me in my rented bed for the night and I'll be ready to go for a day of playing in the downtown dog park.

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by NorthOak » Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:50 am

I like it too.
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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by town cow » Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:44 am

Ugh

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by KCPowercat » Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:41 am

Put me on team like it....outside of what I've heard about the ground level.

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by shinatoo » Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:51 am

I like it to. Good contrast to the historical buildings. Curious how the interior rooms get any natural light though. Maybe they don't. Would like to see a floor plate.
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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by DaveKCMO » Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:59 am

look a the fucking ground floor plan. nothing to like here.

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by flyingember » Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:03 am

70 rooms, 7 floors. It's 10 rooms per floor.

Based on the windows, looks like there's five rooms on each side of a floor facing east and west.

It's clearly a 100% how to not spend money plan

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by KCPowercat » Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:26 am

Replacing a surface parking lot with parking and a building on top....seems like a win.

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by earthling » Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:51 am

Minimalism can work at times but there's such a thin line for pulling it off or looking cheap, mostly it ends out looking cheap.

Looks like a cinder block.

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by TheLastGentleman » Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:17 am

I kinda like it, but only ironically. It looks like an old computer monitor.

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