What Buildings Would You Pick For Kansas City?

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Re: What Buildings Would You Pick For Kansas City?

Postby QueSi2Opie » Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:07 am

I'll take Kingdom Center in Riyadh.

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Re: What Buildings Would You Pick For Kansas City?

Postby bahua » Fri Oct 19, 2007 12:28 pm

The HSB Turning Torso building is my favorite building ever. Relocate it! It's actually 7 feet shorter than 1KCP!

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Re: What Buildings Would You Pick For Kansas City?

Postby ntbpo » Sun Oct 21, 2007 2:06 pm

While your talkin' about buildings thought I'd just add my personal fav.

The palace of science and fine arts in Warsaw Poland.
I like how the entrances are so elaborate on each of the four sides.

http://flickr.com/photos/baalands/440375542/

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Re: What Buildings Would You Pick For Kansas City?

Postby Mhudson » Mon Oct 22, 2007 4:20 pm

I think the Carbide and Carbon Building would look great in downtown KC.  It's Art Deco style would fit right into KC's skyline.

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Re: What Buildings Would You Pick For Kansas City?

Postby supastudio » Mon Oct 22, 2007 4:39 pm

IMHO... I thought this building would like nice in the area currently being occupied by the Sprint Arena, but hey... thats just my opinion :wink:

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Its was proposed Brooklyn Nets Arena designed by Frank Gehry. Very similar to the end result Sprint Center, but with a green space and outer walking area on the top.  If I remember, it was also supposed to be an ice skating rink.

They're still trying to build an arena up in Brooklyn, but the design has changed. It's call the Barclays Center now.  http://www.barclayscenter.com/

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Re: What Buildings Would You Pick For Kansas City?

Postby GRID » Mon Oct 22, 2007 5:31 pm

Do you know how hard it is to take photos of all that wavy metal? ;)

I have this feeling that the arena in that rendering woud look nothing like that after built.  Where is the skin?

I love the Sprint Center just the way it is!

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Re: What Buildings Would You Pick For Kansas City?

Postby anniewarbucks » Mon Oct 22, 2007 5:48 pm

GRID wrote:
I love the Sprint Center just the way it is!

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Re: What Buildings Would You Pick For Kansas City?

Postby KCTigerFan » Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:46 pm

I love this building.  It, or a variation like it would be amazing in our DT!

bahua wrote:The HSB Turning Torso building is my favorite building ever. Relocate it! It's actually 7 feet shorter than 1KCP!

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Re: What Buildings Would You Pick For Kansas City?

Postby KansasCityCraka » Mon Oct 22, 2007 7:33 pm

I have always loved the 225 South Sixth Building in Minneapolis.

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Re: What Buildings Would You Pick For Kansas City?

Postby supastudio » Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:13 pm

GRID wrote:Do you know how hard it is to take photos of all that wavy metal? ;)

I have this feeling that the arena in that rendering woud look nothing like that after built.  Where is the skin?

I love the Sprint Center just the way it is!


Yeah, I like the Sprint Center too. It's nice to have a new arena.  But I'm not impressed with it at all.  I'm a designer/architect by education and profession.  The Sprint Center offers nothing new or innovative in way of architecture, design or ergonomics.  Don't get me wrong.  Its a very nice arena. A great edition to Kansas City and I'm glad we have it now. But, IMHO, I don't see the Sprint Arena getting any awards in breakthrough design and innovation. Its no Calatrava, Renzo Piano, Peter Zumthor or a Frank Gehry, sorry.
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Re: What Buildings Would You Pick For Kansas City?

Postby BVC » Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:48 am

3344 Peachtree in Atlanta...  An amazing building.

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Re: What Buildings Would You Pick For Kansas City?

Postby FangKC » Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:41 am

3344 Peachtree is one attractive building.

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Re: What Buildings Would You Pick For Kansas City?

Postby warwickland » Wed Dec 26, 2007 2:17 pm

a scaled down slightly different version of the sears tower...if there was no sears tower. i'm incredibly in love with the sears tower. or another building with such a commanding presence over the city like the sears tower is to chicago, like a taller 1KCP. Anyone have a rendering of 2KCP? Not exactly what I mean, but the scale is closer.
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Re: What Buildings Would You Pick For Kansas City?

Postby alpha_glamourina » Sat Dec 29, 2007 10:13 pm

Without any hesitation, my first pick is the Chrysler Building.   

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Re: What Buildings Would You Pick For Kansas City?

Postby medleyj » Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:50 pm

Tosspot wrote:Our Marriott is a hideous piece of crap. At least from three of the four sides.

I was downtown last night and noticed its unbridled hideosity. I cannot fathom the concept of a professional architect/designer shitting forth such a god-awful piece of architectural poppycock onto the cityscape. These people deserve to be thrashed and beaten with reeds.


This is a relic of the Mayor Wheeler days. They tore down the imfamous 12th street of our "Paris of the Plains" days. I can understand why City Hall would want to close down a whole row of strip clubs. But did the buildings have to go with them? It's a bit of historical fabric I wish we still had.

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Re: What Buildings Would You Pick For Kansas City?

Postby homewardbound » Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:56 pm

FangKC wrote:That is a neat building. I like the crown.  I like the little one to the left too.


The one to the left of BoA HQ is Hearst Tower.  Beautiful lobby!

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Re: What Buildings Would You Pick For Kansas City?

Postby moderne » Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:50 pm

Marriott was built as a Vista during Berkely days, not Wheeler.  The proposal in the Wheeler days was a Hyatt for the spot looking very much like the one in San Francisco.

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Re: What Buildings Would You Pick For Kansas City?

Postby 18th STreet » Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:05 pm

True, The Vista (now Marriott) was built during Mayor Berkely's term.
It was the beginning a of a boom for downtown.
I think the Marriott looks OK except for it's poor interaction with the street.

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Re: What Buildings Would You Pick For Kansas City?

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Re: What Buildings Would You Pick For Kansas City?

Postby atticus23 » Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:54 pm

Clearly no one has posted to this topic, but I find it to be interesting. That being said I would pick both 801 Grand in Des Moines and the RSA Battle House Tower in Mobile :)


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