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Abandoned Kansas City Star Article

Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:05 pm
by TheLastGentleman
I have no idea why I just remembered this, but years ago the Star ran a story about what would happen to KC if humanity vanished. It had a big picture showing a shot from the south doctored to represent the city at various stages of decay. I remember it was very interesting, but for some reason I don't think I kept it. I'm thinking it was the early 2000s, because they mentioned the Tim Burton Planet of the Apes movie as an example of post-civilization science fiction, so that movie must have still been relevant.

Re: Abandoned Kansas City Star Article

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:36 am
by moderne
Just go to the East Side of either KCMO or KCK to see the progression of urban abandonment.

Re: Abandoned Kansas City Star Article

Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:08 pm
by TheLastGentleman
Does this article even seem familiar to anyone? I swear I'm not making it up.

Re: Abandoned Kansas City Star Article

Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:14 pm
by Riverite
Wasn't there an old sci-fy flick in the 70's or 80's set in kc after a nuclear holocaust

Re: Abandoned Kansas City Star Article

Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:28 pm
by TheLastGentleman
Riverite wrote:Wasn't there an old sci-fy flick in the 70's or 80's set in kc after a nuclear holocaust

Yeah, The Day After. Apparently Reagan watched it and it affected him so much he actually changed his position on some policy.

Re: Abandoned Kansas City Star Article

Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:25 pm
by grovester
I do remember it, buildings overgrown with plants, etc, etc...

Re: Abandoned Kansas City Star Article

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:47 pm
by longviewmo
Yeah, it sounds familiar to me too. Best bet on finding it would be one of the databases that MCPL subscribes to that contains all Star articles since like 1990 or so... it wouldn't have pictures but it'd have text at least.

Re: Abandoned Kansas City Star Article

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:36 pm
by grovester
I think it's from sometime in the last 10 years.

Re: Abandoned Kansas City Star Article

Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:57 am
by flyingember
longviewmo wrote:Yeah, it sounds familiar to me too. Best bet on finding it would be one of the databases that MCPL subscribes to that contains all Star articles since like 1990 or so... it wouldn't have pictures but it'd have text at least.

I checked here, no luck.