What Buildings Would You Pick For Kansas City?

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What Buildings Would You Pick For Kansas City?

Postby FangKC » Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:18 am

Ever been jealous of buildings or structures (bridges, towers, landscapes) being created in other places?

If we could pick what buildings and skyscrapers would be built in Kansas City, which ones would you pick?  Think of our city as an architecture park with the most innovative and stunning buildings in the world.  The buildings picked would be built here instead of where they are being built. Our budget is endless, and only limited by our imagination.

This is the place to post those buildings and discuss them.  Show us the buildings, and architects, that inspire you, or that you just admire.

Or post buildings that you would design, and where you'd put them.

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Re: What Buildings Would You Pick For Kansas City?

Postby GRID » Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:22 am

Omaha's First National Tower.  I love the tower, but it stands alone in Omaha, like a pencil stuck in the mud. (no offence Omaha, I guess you got to start somewhere ;)).  This building would slip right into downtown KC and fill a void somewhere complimenting our old art deco towers in a modern way.

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Re: What Buildings Would You Pick For Kansas City?

Postby FangKC » Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:33 am

That is a handsome building.

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Re: What Buildings Would You Pick For Kansas City?

Postby GRID » Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:35 am

FangKC wrote:That is a handsome building.


All it takes is a local corporation that "wants" to be downtown in a high profile building that helps define the city!  &&

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Re: What Buildings Would You Pick For Kansas City?

Postby KCTigerFan » Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:43 am

It would sure be nice to see Embarq make an investment like that.

Or they could build something like the BoA Tower in Charlotte...

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Re: What Buildings Would You Pick For Kansas City?

Postby FangKC » Tue Oct 16, 2007 9:04 am

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

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Re: What Buildings Would You Pick For Kansas City?

Postby TheBigChuckbowski » Tue Oct 16, 2007 11:41 am

Chrysler Building. I don't know how well it would fit in our skyline but I haven't seen a better looking building in the world.
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Re: What Buildings Would You Pick For Kansas City?

Postby ComandanteCero » Tue Oct 16, 2007 1:03 pm

I would take a convention hotel that looked like the proposed Waldorf-Astoria in Chicago:

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Re: What Buildings Would You Pick For Kansas City?

Postby FangKC » Tue Oct 16, 2007 2:20 pm

TheBigChuckbowski wrote:Chrysler Building. I don't know how well it would fit in our skyline but I haven't seen a better looking building in the world.


The Chrysler Building has always been one of my favorites. It may not be the biggest, but it has always represented "skyscraper" to me.

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Re: What Buildings Would You Pick For Kansas City?

Postby advocrat » Tue Oct 16, 2007 3:50 pm

FangKC wrote:That is a handsome building.


God,

Grid beat me to it. I love that building and would "steel" it from them in a heartbeat if I were the "man-of-steal."

OK, I gotta pick another building. How about the ziggurat in Buffalo, I think it is their City Hall or something.

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Re: What Buildings Would You Pick For Kansas City?

Postby anniewarbucks » Tue Oct 16, 2007 4:01 pm

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Re: What Buildings Would You Pick For Kansas City?

Postby FangKC » Tue Oct 16, 2007 6:39 pm

advocrat wrote:God,

Grid beat me to it. I love that building and would "steel" it from them in a heartbeat if I were the "man-of-steal."

OK, I gotta pick another building. How about the ziggurat in Buffalo, I think it is their City Hall or something.


The Buffalo City Hall building would look great in Penn Valley Park opposite the Liberty Memorial.

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Re: What Buildings Would You Pick For Kansas City?

Postby shaffe » Tue Oct 16, 2007 6:52 pm

i'm a sucker for the hancock building in chicago:

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i also like the burj dubai, but it would have to be scaled down nearly quarter size to work in a kc skyline, it would look nice right in the middle of the loop with our other glass buildings.

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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 DaveKCMO » Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:31 pm

i like this new westin in charlotte:

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Re: What Buildings Would You Pick For Kansas City?

Postby schugg » Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:51 pm

DaveKCMO wrote:i like this new westin in charlotte:

http://homepage.mac.com/discodave2/DSCF1870.jpg
It reminds me of a couple of tennis courts side by side. :)

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Re: What Buildings Would You Pick For Kansas City?

Postby ntbpo » Fri Oct 19, 2007 7:14 am

:shock: Wow! the buffalo city hall building is awesome! I'd love to see that here in STL.-Great pics!

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Re: What Buildings Would You Pick For Kansas City?

Postby bbqboy » Fri Oct 19, 2007 7:22 am

DaveKCMO wrote:i like this new westin in charlotte:

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giant pong screen.

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Re: What Buildings Would You Pick For Kansas City?

Postby AllThingsKC » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:50 am

It's still better then KC's version of the Marriott.

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Re: What Buildings Would You Pick For Kansas City?

Postby Tosspot » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:01 am

AllThingsKC wrote:It's still better then KC's version of the Marriott.

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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.
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