OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by missingkc » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:39 pm

I think the Crossroads will survive and even flourish.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by DaveKCMO » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:59 am

Correct. We currently face the ass-end of both the Kauffman Center and the convention complex, but it could have been better since both claimed to embrace the arts district.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by smh » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:36 am

DaveKCMO wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:59 am
Correct. We currently face the ass-end of both the Kauffman Center and the convention complex, but it could have been better since both claimed to embrace the arts district.
Dave, doesn't code require the parking to be obscured? I assume, surely, that they aren't done yet, but the cabling that is installed makes me wonder.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by TheLastGentleman » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:54 am

DaveKCMO wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:59 am
We currently face the ass-end of both the Kauffman Center and the convention complex
What?

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Post by KCPowercat » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:24 am

smh wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:36 am
DaveKCMO wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:59 am
Correct. We currently face the ass-end of both the Kauffman Center and the convention complex, but it could have been better since both claimed to embrace the arts district.
Dave, doesn't code require the parking to be obscured? I assume, surely, that they aren't done yet, but the cabling that is installed makes me wonder.
Everytime I walk down Baltimore I look for signs of screening being installed. I'm losing hope.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by moderne » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:29 am

All renderings show some kind of panels inside the frame of the parking deck openings. Finishing touches to be done also include screening on the roof of the meeting/parking structure and of course the glass peak on top the corner(the architectural equivalent of the squiggle on top a soft serve ice cream).

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by TheLastGentleman » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:13 pm

The architectural swoosh at the top is getting glass

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by missingkc » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:36 pm

that's pretty handsome.

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Post by scooterj » Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:56 pm

TheLastGentleman wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:13 pm

Image
I took the same picture from almost the same spot a couple of weeks ago and forgot to post it. I absolutely love the way the old buildings are reflected in that glass.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by langosta » Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:06 pm

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https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/ ... tives.html

The price tag of the new convention center hotel went up $45million due in part to an expansion of the project scope and more upend fixtures and finishes being selected.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by GRID » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:28 pm

This has turned out much better than I thought it would. I think I even like the shorter tower and massing of it better now. It fits the area better. A 40 story building there would have dwarfed everything in the area and been out of scale and it would probably take up the same footprint with all the parking and ballroom space. This give the area a more dense feel than a tall building would have. Very nice. Now just need to get a few more of the lots in the area redeveloped, like the denny's and goodyear.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by normalthings » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:59 pm

GRID wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:28 pm
This has turned out much better than I thought it would. I think I even like the shorter tower and massing of it better now. It fits the area better. A 40 story building there would have dwarfed everything in the area and been out of scale and it would probably take up the same footprint with all the parking and ballroom space. This give the area a more dense feel than a tall building would have. Very nice. Now just need to get a few more of the lots in the area redeveloped, like the denny's and goodyear.
Not to mention that the only “bad” angle will be blocked by Hotel Bravo.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by KCPowercat » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:35 am

The whole south side is a bad angle.top to bottom.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by DaveKCMO » Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:01 pm

normalthings wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:59 pm
GRID wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:28 pm
This has turned out much better than I thought it would. I think I even like the shorter tower and massing of it better now. It fits the area better. A 40 story building there would have dwarfed everything in the area and been out of scale and it would probably take up the same footprint with all the parking and ballroom space. This give the area a more dense feel than a tall building would have. Very nice. Now just need to get a few more of the lots in the area redeveloped, like the denny's and goodyear.
Not to mention that the only “bad” angle will be blocked by Hotel Bravo.
Unless you're walking by... the view that ultimately matters.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by TheLastGentleman » Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:30 pm

DaveKCMO wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:01 pm
Unless you're walking by... the view that ultimately matters.
The more important views are looking south from the loop and looking east/northeast from the convention area. It is a convention hotel after all.

If the crossroads hates their view so much, then maybe they should be building the area up enough to block it.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by gfenn11 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:37 pm

TheLastGentleman wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:30 pm
DaveKCMO wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:01 pm
Unless you're walking by... the view that ultimately matters.
The more important views are looking south from the loop and looking east/northeast from the convention area. It is a convention hotel after all.

If the crossroads hates their view so much, then maybe they should be building the area up enough to block it.
The hotel could've been the largest participant in #SpraySeeMo.


(joking aside they really should)

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