OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by DaveKCMO » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:54 pm

normalthings wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:27 am
So the project is up to 4 cranes now?
I can't only see two from my ground-floor window.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by geeman68 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:33 pm

Some windows are going in!

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by flyingember » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:45 pm

geeman68 wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:33 pm
Some windows are going in!
Yep, for a month at least.

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=18949&start=2540#p586455

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by flyingember » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:57 am

Floor 17 looks like it's in. At roughly 70% final height on the room tower.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by mister816 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:06 am

Took this 2 days ago and never got around to posting it.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by KCPowercat » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:10 pm

Pass by this almost daily but never realized how mirrored the glass was going to be

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by moderne » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:25 pm

Now appearing south of Truman Road: the apocryphal "twin" tower of the Power & Light building as a shimmering reflection.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by beautyfromashes » Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:50 pm

That glass is good! Looking at you One Light!

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by KCTOGA » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:33 am

mister816 wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:06 am
Took this 2 days ago and never got around to posting it.

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I'm very anxious to see all of downtowns major buildings reflecting in this glass. Going to be a beautiful building! More pics please!!!! :D

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by LCDSI » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:26 pm

These aren't exterior shots but they are renderings of what the rooms will look like.

https://www.cvent.com/venues/kansas-cit ... NNCYYGHQ83

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by normalthings » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:06 am

LCDSI wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:26 pm
These aren't exterior shots but they are renderings of what the rooms will look like.

https://www.cvent.com/venues/kansas-cit ... NNCYYGHQ83
Is the tax rate really going to be 18%?

Regardless, this hotel is certainly turning out nicely. I am glad that Loews replaced Hyatt

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by flyingember » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:13 am

normalthings wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:06 am
LCDSI wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:26 pm
These aren't exterior shots but they are renderings of what the rooms will look like.

https://www.cvent.com/venues/kansas-cit ... NNCYYGHQ83
Is the tax rate really going to be 18%?

Regardless, this hotel is certainly turning out nicely. I am glad that Loews replaced Hyatt
Yep.

10.6 base rate + 7.5% additional for hotel rooms.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by TheLastGentleman » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:00 pm

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by KCTOGA » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:59 pm

Thanks to you, LastGentleman, for the SWEET pictures!!!

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by GRID » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:51 pm

This is turning out much better than I thought it would.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by missingkc » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:18 pm

I see wiggles in the windows.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by flyingember » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:11 pm

missingkc wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:18 pm
I see wiggles in the windows.
You should and it should change throughout the year

glass changes shape as it heats and cools. It’s better than cracking.
Air across the surface will change how light passes to you
It’s not made 100% flat to begin with
There’s a reflective coating that’s not going to be perfectly applied on every piece
It’s going to be multi layered so you get reflections back from within the pane
The color isn’t going to be absolutely perfect, even a slight tint variant across a piece will change the look
It’s not in 100% evenly installed, even a 64th of an inch difference changes what you see just slightly
Your angle to each pane is different from all the others so you’re seeing a slightly different view

And then on top of all of that, a camera lens can make things appear bulged in or out. A wide angle expands, a telephoto compresses

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by missingkc » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:33 pm

Thanks, flying ember. I was just riffing off the alarm at the windows in One Light a couple of years past. But your input is always welcome. b'y the way, are you Kevin Carlisle? I sense a similar tone between you and he who posts on the Star.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by flyingember » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:42 am

missingkc wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:33 pm
Thanks, flying ember. I was just riffing off the alarm at the windows in One Light a couple of years past. But your input is always welcome. b'y the way, are you Kevin Carlisle? I sense a similar tone between you and he who posts on the Star.
It's hard to tell between a joke and not sometimes.

Windows are one of those subjects where the technical details all but require an expert in the subject. I know enough to know I shouldn't have an issue with what they pick.

I use the same account name everywhere with only one variant going back to ~1996 and I've had my email account since something like 2000 or 2001. It's easy enough to figure out who I am if someone cared.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by moderne » Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:46 pm

Coming out the north entrance of Kauffman Center the meeting/parking structure is massive. Almost like a hulking modern sibling of Municipal Auditorium. It really is too bad that Kaufman Center faces south not north.

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