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Re: Six Light

Postby atticus23 » Wed May 09, 2018 9:45 pm

I hope every Cordish building proposed has the same argument...so riveting. Any way someone can start a “bitching about Cordish aesthetics” thread, so people can blabber on about it and keep the actual threads regarding the development of these buildings just that?

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Re: Six Light

Postby WoodDraw » Wed May 09, 2018 9:53 pm

Ftr, I have no problem with one or two light. I think they both look great. My only worries are with what they do moving forward.

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Re: Six Light

Postby TheLastGentleman » Wed May 09, 2018 10:09 pm

atticus23 wrote:I hope every Cordish building proposed has the same argument...so riveting. Any way someone can start a “bitching about Cordish aesthetics” thread, so people can blabber on about it and keep the actual threads regarding the development of these buildings just that?

TIL discussing the look of buildings isn't part of the development of buildings. My bad.

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Re: Six Light

Postby normalthings » Wed May 09, 2018 10:56 pm

I mean it is sort of part of the development. I think that the design of the buildings is becoming a mute point as nothing can or will be changed (Until 5 and 6).

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Re: Six Light

Postby earthling » Thu May 10, 2018 6:29 am

ldai_phs wrote:I mean it is sort of part of the development. I think that the design of the buildings is becoming a mute point as nothing can or will be changed (Until 5 and 6).


Too late for 3 but there is time to encourage mixing up 4-6. If nothing is said, we'll get more copy/paste monotony. If no one cares, we'll get more of the cookie cutter blandness. For those who do care, need to speak up and don't let up. KCMO tax payers can have a voice given Cordish gets city aid.

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Re: Six Light

Postby KC_JAYHAWK » Thu May 10, 2018 8:03 am

Are all Light towers going to be designed by the same architect Humpheys & Partners? An easy way to change them up is hire a different architect perhaps? Why not use local firms to design?

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Re: Six Light

Postby earthling » Thu May 10, 2018 8:37 am

There have been several others here who have pointed out mixing things up. The interior is great. The exterior is passable if one or two, but most may not realize it may be up to 6 of rather plain buildings appearing about the same. I'm OK pressing the issue even if a minority at the moment. Others are starting realize it when pointed out. You can count on me and others pressing on it. Is insulting that you are trying to suppress posting about it. If no one says anything, more of the same will certainly end up being the case. And you apparently don't want anyone challenging you/Cordish. It's worth pressing on it for those who care.

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Re: Six Light

Postby flyingember » Thu May 10, 2018 8:38 am

StrangerThings wrote:Are you not understanding you’re in the minority?.... like a very small one. The buildings are overall very popular and have won awards for urban design. You’re constant “copy/paste” and “monotony” bullshit is absolutely insulting to so many people I know who’ve put so much work into these buildings. Take a look around the country, it’s the current style.

I always figure leasing rates tell the real story.

If a building design didn't work people wouldn't move into the building.

Curb appeal is the first thing people look at when choosing a place to live. There's at least one TV show that uses curb appeal as a key part of the story, having a big reveal at the end about how they made the home look so much better. When we sold we put more time and money into the outside of the home than the inside. A new kitchen was unimportant, having a back patio that slopes wasn't a big deal, an ugly downstairs bathroom was fine. But painting the front door a nice color, redoing the landscaping, that was super important.

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Re: Six Light

Postby earthling » Thu May 10, 2018 8:53 am

Like I said, if others don't care then so be it. If others do care then speak up. Nothing wrong with continuing to discuss.

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Re: Six Light

Postby KC_JAYHAWK » Thu May 10, 2018 9:15 am

StrangerThings wrote:
KC_JAYHAWK wrote:Are all Light towers going to be designed by the same architect Humpheys & Partners? An easy way to change them up is hire a different architect perhaps? Why not use local firms to design?


H&P was used for One Light. Hord, Coplan and Macht for Two Light. Using local firms isn’t out of the question from what I understand. They’ve used several different firms across the country for different projects.


Gotcha. On Wikipedia, they have H&P listed for both One and Two Light.

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Re: Six Light

Postby KCPowercat » Thu May 10, 2018 10:48 am

TIL if you have a minority opinion you should just keep it to yourself....

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Re: Six Light

Postby beautyfromashes » Thu May 10, 2018 11:33 am

^ I thought you two were going to have a pool party and makeup.

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Re: Six Light

Postby JBmidtown » Thu May 10, 2018 12:40 pm

Jfc ST, calm down. No need for the aggression.

It’s obvious what the solution is. We need to tear down One and Two Light and start from scratch using limestone and sandstone with Art Deco bas reliefs, multi colored windows and then make the towers 50% affordable housing and 50% class A office space with 6 light being a 1500 Room flagship hotel. Alright ST, get on it!

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Re: Six Light

Postby KCPowercat » Thu May 10, 2018 1:22 pm

StrangerThings wrote:
KCPowercat wrote:TIL if you have a minority opinion you should just keep it to yourself....


That's not what I'm trying to say at all, but it's 2018 and everyone takes things out of context.

The glass and drastically changing the exteriors has been discussed and discussed. My bad for trying to actually respond, unlike any other developers on any other topic on this forum.

You're constantly being a dick on here anyway, so I see why you got to get another jab in. Wouldn't be a discussion without your condescending ass!


Wow okay....Ive been one of the biggest cordish supporters on this site over the years and posted maybe one thing about the glass....so this seems a bit misguided....but carry on.

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Re: Six Light

Postby KCPowercat » Thu May 10, 2018 1:23 pm

beautyfromashes wrote:^ I thought you two were going to have a pool party and makeup.


I was ready to crush a beer with ST and talk dev stuff ....but I'll probably not do that given that post.

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Re: Six Light

Postby KC_JAYHAWK » Thu May 10, 2018 1:30 pm

KCP and ST need to just hug it out...A RAG party at ST's new place in Two Light!

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Re: Six Light

Postby flyingember » Thu May 10, 2018 2:11 pm

Having someone working at a big developer post publicly about any unfinished project is super rare. There's no Copaken Brooks person posting here.

The detail is always appreciated

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Re: Six Light

Postby KCPowercat » Thu May 10, 2018 2:18 pm

Gotcha...calling someone a dick and a condescending ass goes beyond being sassy in my book but everybody posting methods are different....

Apology accepted and no worries...always glad to have you and everybody posting on her with different opinions and backgrounds!

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Re: Six Light

Postby beautyfromashes » Thu May 10, 2018 3:08 pm

StrangerThings wrote:We can't have a beer though, once I'm not anonymous, I can no longer comment.

That’s cute. You think you’re still anonymous! It’s ok, we’ll let you believe that even though we can see you hacking away on buttons behind the curtain. False anonymity allows us to suppress our brains ability to suppress honest communication that is entertaining and, sometimes, valuable.

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Re: Six Light

Postby beautyfromashes » Thu May 10, 2018 3:11 pm

KC_JAYHAWK wrote:KCP and ST need to just hug it out...A RAG party at ST's new place in Two Light!

Do we really not have one generous bar owner on this board who can tap a keg and yell, “Beer’s on the house!” ?


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