"Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Postby pash » Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:54 pm

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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Postby DaveKCMO » Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:03 pm

surface parking at the streetcar stop :-(

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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Postby hartliss » Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:20 pm

This is listed on Cushman Wakefield's website:

http://x.lnimg.com/attachments/84212AA7 ... 2A28A1.pdf

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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Postby earthling » Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:36 pm

Infill of empty lot along streetcar line! Nice, though for being right in front of a streetcar stop it could go quite a bit taller and possibly get by with little parking available. Maybe, KC maybe not ready for that yet.

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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Postby KCPowercat » Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:41 pm

Both sides of the street if that last rendering is correct.

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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Postby hartliss » Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:58 pm

The other interesting nugget, in the flyer it specifically talks about the abundance of parking which will be accessible by this site.

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Re: Near 8th and Main

Postby mgh7676 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:56 pm

Is that a surface parking lot in front of the building? Yuck.

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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Postby DaveKCMO » Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:00 pm

mgh7676 wrote:Is that a surface parking lot in front of the building? Yuck.


i guarantee you that won't make it past city planning.

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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Postby mister816 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:58 pm

while I do appreciate the attempt at infill, I do not like the fact that it is so far away from the sidewalk and that parking lot has to move. But hey, if they don't ask for incentives we can't complain too much. It's much, much better than a parking lot.

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Re: Near 8th and Main

Postby DaveKCMO » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:29 pm

mister816 wrote:But hey, if they don't ask for incentives we can't complain too much.


yes, we can.

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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Postby flyingember » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:29 am

DaveKCMO wrote:
mister816 wrote:But hey, if they don't ask for incentives we can't complain too much.


yes, we can.


there's still codes. there's still building it the right way to produce a project that people care about in 25, 50, 75 years. To not tear down what's already there in laziness.

The city is not beholden to support the profits of a company or individual.

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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Postby KCPowercat » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:38 am

DaveKCMO wrote:
mister816 wrote:But hey, if they don't ask for incentives we can't complain too much.


yes, we can.


I miss Obama too Dave.

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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Postby flyingember » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:30 am

Flashcube got incentives, will include some affordable units, offices, rooftop restaurant

http://cityscenekc.com/flashcube-buildi ... t-project/

Construction 18 months beginning late 2017, opening early 2019

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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Postby FangKC » Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:59 pm

I'm puzzled how this building got historic designation (and historic tax credits) without being 50 years old (built in 1973).

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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Postby loftguy » Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:51 am

FangKC wrote:I'm puzzled how this building got historic designation (and historic tax credits) without being 50 years old (built in 1973).


There's a lot to be curious about with this plan.....

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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Postby mister816 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:49 am

A lot seems funky about this project but I'm willing to turn a blind eye just to get something going on in the north loop.

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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Postby taxi » Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:53 pm

FangKC wrote:I'm puzzled how this building got historic designation (and historic tax credits) without being 50 years old (built in 1973).

Flashcubes were introduced by Kodak in the late '60s, well over 50 years ago. Before that, flashbulbs were single use (and also required slower shutterspeeds). By granting historic designation to this iconic structure, the National Parks Service acknowledges the building's rich historic symbolism and declares that it is not a bulb and therefore is a good candidate for reuse.

Now, everyone, please say "Cheese!"

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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Postby DaveKCMO » Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:06 pm

does this mean the register listing was approved, or do the feds still need to weigh in? https://dnr.mo.gov/shpo/nps-nr/100000750.pdf

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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Postby DaveKCMO » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:43 am

project is still happening, i'm told. guess they're just slow. the weeds have been cut back on main, likely in response to repeated 311 calls.

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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Postby mister816 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:27 am

i just drove by about 20 minutes ago and there were a few trucks outside and guys who looked like they could be the architects and foremen outside pointing and talking out the plans.


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