"Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Post by flyingember » Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:53 pm

I worked in a building with steam heat. We had the large standing radiators in each room.

It worked extremely well. Building maintenance could control the temperature by adjusting a valve in the basement.

More buildings would do well to hookup to this system.

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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Post by shinatoo » Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:06 pm

They used to burn coal for the boilers. Anyone know how they do it now?
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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Post by shinatoo » Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:09 pm

https://www.kansascity.com/news/busines ... 44052.html

Found it, they switched from coal to natural gas in '16
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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Post by normalthings » Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:12 pm

shinatoo wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:06 pm
They used to burn coal for the boilers. Anyone know how they do it now?
Natural Gas Boilers are what have been used in all of the Central Utilities Plants that I have worked on. I can almost guarantee that is what’s being used here.

I believe the electric generation portion of the plant also switched over to natural gas recently.

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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Post by smh » Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:21 pm

ToDactivist wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:04 pm
maybe with any luck they blow up the building to make room for the new ballpark. still in the way...
HTC$ - just because you can doesnt mean you should.
I sincerely hope we don't put a ballpark in that corner of the loop. Great for tourists, bad for the burgeoning # of surrounding residents.

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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Post by DaveKCMO » Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:28 pm

So there's no new activity at this site? Just utility work unrelated to the renovation?

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Post by mgh7676 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:42 pm

DaveKCMO wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:28 pm
So there's no new activity at this site? Just utility work unrelated to the renovation?
I can confirm there is at least some activity in the building. There is a dumpster on-site and workers filtering in-and-out the front door. Work still seems to be minimal, though. This is completely unrelated to the sewer work going on behind the building.

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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Post by TheLastGentleman » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:16 pm

ToDactivist wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:04 pm
maybe with any luck they blow up the building to make room for the new ballpark. still in the way...
HTC$ - just because you can doesnt mean you should.
Don't get me started again

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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Post by KCPowercat » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:42 pm

that line isn't just for the convention center....it's tapping into other buildings along the way and I was told it was a chiller line?

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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Post by normalthings » Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:46 pm

KCPowercat wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:42 pm
that line isn't just for the convention center....it's tapping into other buildings along the way and I was told it was a chiller line?
Makes sense. The Veolia plant produces both steam and chilled water for heating/cooling.

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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Post by shinatoo » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:55 am

The article is very informative on how the plant works, how they add new lines, and how they add new customers. Worth the read if you are curious about that stuff but don't want a technical paper.
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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Post by DaveKCMO » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:03 pm

My, what a pretty pink dumpster!

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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Post by KCtoBrooklyn » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:22 pm

A resolution for issuing bonds for this project is on the PIEA agenda this week. Perhaps work will start for real on this project soon.
Issuance of taxable industrial revenue bonds for the 720 Main-Flashcube Project in the maximum principal amount of $19,000,000 and authorizing and approving certain documents and actions in connection to the issuance of said bonds.

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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Post by gfenn11 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:14 pm

Progress!

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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Post by DaveKCMO » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:01 pm

Hooray!

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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Post by shinatoo » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:49 pm

Sad commentary when plywood improves the look of your building.
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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Post by TheLastGentleman » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:15 pm

Who will save the historic glass they've removed??

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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Post by Highlander » Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:08 pm

The flashcube building will be residential? Is the glass being removed to accommodate balconies?

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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Post by kboish » Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:17 pm

Yes to residential. No to balconies because its "historic"

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Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

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