Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park

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Re: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park

Post by FangKC » Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:15 am

gfenn11 wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:59 pm
moderne wrote:The tangled mat of roots and vegetation knitted the surface of the hillside together. Wish they would have taken the Roanoke Park approach and just worked on taking out the invasive honeysuckle. I am unclear how this project will channel away the water that percolates down and out where it hits the limestone. Even without the threat of falling rock slimy wet sidewalks in summer and icy walks in winter are a big problem. This is the only north south sidewalk other than Grand in the area. Broadway sidewalk through PV Park is hazardous crossing freeway ramps and Gillham unbelievably has no sidewalks between Children's Mercy and the Sheraton.
I understand the frustration on Gillham as well. While walking to work (CMH) I have to take the sidewalk behind the Sheraton that is usually ripe with homeless by the emergency exits of the hotel. If I wanted to walk up the sidewalk that goes by the memorial park, I have to walk in the street up by the hospital since they have closed the sidewalks for construction. It's very frustrating either way.
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Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:21 pm
Those shots are just making me want some landscaping in the north lawn. Build a staircase!
Yesterday, when I found those image--in the links above, I also came across this approach found in Halderstein, Switzerland--and nearby.


These are very natural-looking methods of creating a retaining wall, and using vegetation to make it more attractive and absorb some of the runoff.

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Re: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park

Post by smh » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:22 pm

I've noticed this summer that the Memorial is using the east lawn as a parking lot. The grass has died and it was very dusty today. Sullied the view somewhat.

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Re: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park

Post by missingkc » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:31 pm

A problem, but a very nice problem, that Memorial/Museum is requiring additional parking. Glad to hear it.

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Re: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park

Post by moderne » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:03 pm

Looks like the retaining wall is almost finished. It reminds me of the faux stone at Disneyland rides such as Big Thunder Mtn RR and Star Wars.

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