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Re: Three Light

Postby beautyfromashes » Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:48 pm

Can’t someone just photoshop a ‘Three’ over the Two Light sign and call the rendering good?

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Re: Three Light

Postby StrangerThings » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:10 pm

beautyfromashes wrote:Can’t someone just photoshop a ‘Three’ over the Two Light sign and call the rendering good?


Renderings are about 2k per image, so if someone could save some money that would be great! Please change the font slightly.

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Re: Three Light

Postby ldai_phs » Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:30 pm

Can they not just accidentally post 1 on KCRAG?

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Re: Three Light

Postby beautyfromashes » Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:22 pm

ldai_phs wrote:Can they not just accidentally post 1 on KCRAG?

I bet we generate more buzz than kcstar.com

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Re: Three Light

Postby StrangerThings » Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:13 pm

ldai_phs wrote:Can they not just accidentally post 1 on KCRAG?



I've thought about it, but I really like my job! :D

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Re: Three Light

Postby smh » Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:31 pm

I still think a stylized 3 would look nice. Something like the 3 mobile logo from the UK:

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Re: Three Light

Postby DaveKCMO » Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:50 am

Maybe on a retro low-res digital sign like H&R Block?

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Re: Three Light

Postby StrangerThings » Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:36 pm

ImageSave a few hundred grand and we can just throw up a big plastic sign.

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Re: Three Light

Postby TheLastGentleman » Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:52 pm

Maybe the font of the numbers could get increasingly bold from building to building. The consistency is already ruined, so we might as well embrace it.

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Re: Three Light

Postby ldai_phs » Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:37 pm

This is what we need

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Re: Three Light

Postby StrangerThings » Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:22 pm

TheLastGentleman wrote:Maybe the font of the numbers could get increasingly bold from building to building. The consistency is already ruined, so we might as well embrace it.


“The consistency is already ruined” and the next breath, “I hate that the buildings look similar!”

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Re: Three Light

Postby missingkc » Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:33 pm

After watching and waiting on downtown KC development since 1982, I can't believe people are fussing and fretting over a font on the sign on a high-rise residential building.

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Re: Three Light

Postby WoodDraw » Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:44 pm

I love that people come to a one city focused development forum and are surprised that some of us have strong opinions about design. It's fantastic.

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Re: Three Light

Postby TheLastGentleman » Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:12 pm

StrangerThings wrote:“The consistency is already ruined” and the next breath, “I hate that the buildings look similar!”

I don't have a big issue with the uniformity of the buildings, I just think it's odd that the signs don't match despite the matching architecture. I was just offering a way of turning that into a nice pattern. I realize it's a very trivial thing.

That being said, these are going to be prominent buildings that will be occupying a big chunk of the skyline, so I think some extra aesthetic scrutiny is warranted.

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Re: Three Light

Postby ldai_phs » Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:19 pm

^^^ If KC continues to grow then these buildings will be covered up.


We must remember that there are MANY other places and ways for people to invest their money that would provide them better returns. Yet, they still choose to take a risk on KC. We can not be picky over something so trivial as the design and signage or a relatively nice high rise apartment building. We can’t even get local businesses and banks to take big risks in downtown yet.

Yes, I do think as KC develops we should strive for greatness. When 1 Light was announced I was amazed that something like that was being built in KC. Yet now Two and what may be Three light are a bit boring. But we can’t reach Mars without stopping at the moon.

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Re: Three Light

Postby TheLastGentleman » Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:00 am

I agree that the very existence of these projects is amazing, but I think it's worth getting the discussion on their design started early so that by the time we reach the proverbial Mars we can have an informed discussion on the topic. I don't think anybody is outright rejecting these buildings in their entirety when they criticize them, they just see things that could be improved.

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Re: Three Light

Postby missingkc » Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:22 am

My apologies.

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Re: Three Light

Postby chaglang » Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:41 am

missingkc wrote:My apologies.

Don’t apologize. It was a funny and accurate comment.

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Re: Three Light

Postby NorthOak » Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:32 pm

I think they should make an "edgy," "hip" and "really cool" statement and make the sign a 3, like Namaste or ohm.
That would really mix it up - confuse people while being condescending at the same time.
I like it.

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Re: Three Light

Postby missingkc » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:25 pm

Well, thanks, chaglang. This way, I get points for being both clever and nice.


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