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Re: Three Light

Post by kboish » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:58 am

No. i think it is just being introduced this week(?) Which just means that the ordinance will be filed and listed on the full council's docket as "first readings" today and then referred to committee for discussion next week (or some later time). So, theoretically a rendering may be available (or description at least) later today when the full council's docket is posted on the clerks website.

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Re: Three Light

Post by joshmv » Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:33 pm

kboish wrote:So, theoretically a rendering may be available (or description at least) later today when the full council's docket is posted on the clerks website.
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Re: Three Light

Post by flyingember » Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:02 pm

kboish wrote: So, theoretically a rendering may be available (or description at least) later today when the full council's docket is posted on the clerks website.
Here you go.
https://twitter.com/cordishco/status/950737452448264193

Oh, sorry, that's St. Louis. Really starting to look like they hired an architect to design the same building over and over with slightly different shapes

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Re: Three Light

Post by normalthings » Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:17 pm

We must start a petition initiative to have the renderings released.

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Re: Three Light

Post by tower » Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:21 pm

flyingember wrote:
kboish wrote: So, theoretically a rendering may be available (or description at least) later today when the full council's docket is posted on the clerks website.
Here you go.
https://twitter.com/cordishco/status/950737452448264193

Oh, sorry, that's St. Louis. Really starting to look like they hired an architect to design the same building over and over with slightly different shapes
They're gonna build a wall of glass across the state and make Mexico, Missouri pay for it.

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Re: Three Light

Post by kboish » Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:55 pm

No rendering. Just an ordinance authorizing the city to appropriate funds that the city is obligated to contribute to the project ($17.5 million).

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Re: Three Light

Post by 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

Post by normalthings » Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:30 pm

Can they not just accidentally post 1 on KCRAG?

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Re: Three Light

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by normalthings » Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:37 pm

This is what we need

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Re: Three Light

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by normalthings » 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

Post by 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

Post by missingkc » Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:22 am

My apologies.

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Re: Three Light

Post by 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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