"Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Post by Midtownkid » Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:35 am

I still wish that place was gonna be torn down. I'm all for saving buildings, but this one is not worth it IMO. It's so ugly & has a terrible relationship with the street.

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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Post by flyingember » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:14 am

Midtownkid wrote:I still wish that place was gonna be torn down. I'm all for saving buildings, but this one is not worth it IMO. It's so ugly & has a terrible relationship with the street.
"ugly" is subjective for a project that's going to redo the exterior

it's relationship with the street gives the space to do a really nice public green space that is a needed downtown
oh, and it fronts two streets right now

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Post by im2kull » Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:34 am

Midtownkid wrote:I still wish that place was gonna be torn down. I'm all for saving buildings, but this one is not worth it IMO. It's so ugly & has a terrible relationship with the street.
Some of us actually like the look of this building. But, we welcome your opinion. Even if you might not like ours!

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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Post by Midtownkid » Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:19 am

im2kull wrote:
Midtownkid wrote:I still wish that place was gonna be torn down. I'm all for saving buildings, but this one is not worth it IMO. It's so ugly & has a terrible relationship with the street.
Some of us actually like the look of this building. But, we welcome your opinion. Even if you might not like ours!
Thanks, I did't really question that. This is a forum right? A place to share opinions?? I didn't say mine was absolute!

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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Post by NorthOak » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:41 pm

I like the building but I'm afraid they are going to mess up the rehab by not interacting with the street efficiently.
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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Post by chaglang » Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:29 pm

It’s a cool building. The original architects took a totally pedestrian idea - mirrored glass curtainwall - to a thoroughly absurd level. That took some chutzpah and good for them for doing it. I’d take a dozen Flashcubes over the stucco-clad olde-timey schlock that’s invaded downtown recently.

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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Post by DaveKCMO » Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:05 am

on the 11/21 CPC agenda:
4 JR 8. Case 14270-UR-3 – A request to approve a rezoning from District DC-15 (Downtown Core) to District UR (Urban Redevelopment) and a preliminary development plan on about 2 acres generally located on the block bound by 7th St, 8th St, Main St, and Baltimore Ave to allow renovation of a former office building into a 161-unit residential building.
Applicant: Jim Calvert, Worcester Construction
Representative: Lance Scott, CFS Engineers

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Post by flyingember » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:47 pm

Rezoning approved.

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Post by dnweava » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:45 am

NorthOak wrote:I like the building but I'm afraid they are going to mess up the rehab by not interacting with the street efficiently.
(grass, grass, grass,grass,grass,grass,grass,grass,grass,grass,grass, grass,grass, grass,grass,grass, grass, grass,grass,grass, grass,)
Downtown dog owners are killing all the grass in the neighborhood so what's the point....

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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Post by KCPowercat » Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:55 pm

Give them more options. They kill it because there are so few spots.

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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Post by smh » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:18 pm

KCPowercat wrote:Give them more options. They kill it because there are so few spots.
But also, in some cities dogs don't use grass, they just lay it out on the curb or sidewalk. I feel like this is something that has not caught on around here as most of the dogs are really suburban dogs in disguise.

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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Post by taxi » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:48 pm

smh wrote:
KCPowercat wrote:Give them more options. They kill it because there are so few spots.
But also, in some cities dogs don't use grass, they just lay it out on the curb or sidewalk. I feel like this is something that has not caught on around here as most of the dogs are really suburban dogs in disguise.
If I was a betting man, I would wager you do not have a dog.

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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Post by im2kull » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:11 pm

Just ban dogs.

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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Post by smh » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:16 pm

taxi wrote:
smh wrote:
KCPowercat wrote:Give them more options. They kill it because there are so few spots.
But also, in some cities dogs don't use grass, they just lay it out on the curb or sidewalk. I feel like this is something that has not caught on around here as most of the dogs are really suburban dogs in disguise.
If I was a betting man, I would wager you do not have a dog.
I've seen dogs! :cry:

But really, what am I missing? Cannot our beastly friends be trained to appreciate the virtues of excreting on concrete?

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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Post by loftguy » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:34 pm

smh wrote:
taxi wrote:
smh wrote:
But also, in some cities dogs don't use grass, they just lay it out on the curb or sidewalk. I feel like this is something that has not caught on around here as most of the dogs are really suburban dogs in disguise.
If I was a betting man, I would wager you do not have a dog.
I've seen dogs! :cry:

But really, what am I missing? Cannot our beastly friends be trained to appreciate the virtues of excreting on concrete?
Perhaps a Doberman 'Pincher'...?

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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Post by smh » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:09 pm

loftguy wrote:
smh wrote:
taxi wrote: If I was a betting man, I would wager you do not have a dog.
I've seen dogs! :cry:

But really, what am I missing? Cannot our beastly friends be trained to appreciate the virtues of excreting on concrete?
Perhaps a Doberman 'Pincher'...?
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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Post by hartliss » Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:10 pm

Appears a survey crew was on-site today, some type of progress.

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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Post by DaveKCMO » Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:59 pm

A permit issued in late February says: "Construct rooftop building addition per plans reviewed for code compliance."

http://kivaweb.kcmo.org/kivanet/2/permi ... 3&jur=KCMO

I guess this was revealed in Collison's article last year, but exciting to see something moving.

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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Post by shinatoo » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:16 pm

Glitz and Glory, really?
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