OFFICIAL - Reverb (1800 Walnut)

Issues concerning Downtown as described by the Downtown Council. River to 31st Street, I-35 to Bruce R. Watkins.
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Re: OFFICIAL - Reverb (1800 Walnut)

Post by normalthings » Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:17 pm

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A close up of the pillars from this morning:

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This work had been scheduled for April. The project is 2 months behind.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Reverb (1800 Walnut)

Post by DaveKCMO » Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:34 pm

Opening in 2020. Neighborhood pushed back on the Walnut wall. Too sterile! Expect changes.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Reverb (1800 Walnut)

Post by KCtoBrooklyn » Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:07 pm

normalthings wrote:
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Increased the saturation and got this. I think that we are looking at a greyish colored skin.
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Here is what I get with increased saturation. It does get some of that turquoise tone back. But who knows.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Reverb (1800 Walnut)

Post by KCPowercat » Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:23 pm

DaveKCMO wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:34 pm
Opening in 2020. Neighborhood pushed back on the Walnut wall. Too sterile! Expect changes.
Nice work

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Re: OFFICIAL - Reverb (1800 Walnut)

Post by DaveKCMO » Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:18 pm

I guess the piers for this had to be a lot deeper on the east end due to erosion (?) caused by the old Turkey Creek, which used to run down Walnut and is now under the street.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Reverb (1800 Walnut)

Post by normalthings » Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:20 pm

DaveKCMO wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:18 pm
I guess the piers for this had to be a lot deeper on the east end due to erosion (?) caused by the old Turkey Creek, which used to run down Walnut and is now under the street.
IIRC, Turkey Creek eroded the base rock/clay layers and was later filed in with regular soil. Foundations on the east side had to be drilled deeper to reach past the infill.

On another note, forms for floor 1 walls are going in this week.https://twitter.com/tomgerend/status/11 ... 00256?s=21

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Re: OFFICIAL - Reverb (1800 Walnut)

Post by rxlexi » Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:47 am

Opening in 2020. Neighborhood pushed back on the Walnut wall. Too sterile! Expect changes.
Pushback on the streetwall or the overall east facade? Still sad to me that a very attractive, distinctive building was stripped of one of its primary architectural features in that geometric, skeletal skin. Would love to see something similar come back...

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Re: OFFICIAL - Reverb (1800 Walnut)

Post by smh » Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:03 am

rxlexi wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:47 am
Opening in 2020. Neighborhood pushed back on the Walnut wall. Too sterile! Expect changes.
Pushback on the streetwall or the overall east facade? Still sad to me that a very attractive, distinctive building was stripped of one of its primary architectural features in that geometric, skeletal skin. Would love to see something similar come back...
The streetwall--which in the original design was essentially blank. Agreed that it is too bad the cool skin went away.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Reverb (1800 Walnut)

Post by DaveKCMO » Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:08 am

The streetwall was the rub. They said there would be louvers or something, but they needed to compensate much more for that.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Reverb (1800 Walnut)

Post by langosta » Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:25 pm

Lots of progress this time around!

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Formwork for concrete walls and floors.
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Post by KCPowercat » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:22 am

someone's grandkid got a drone!

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Re: OFFICIAL - Reverb (1800 Walnut)

Post by taxi » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:16 am

Love that music, too.

I need to figure out how to curate my living. Maybe move into Reverb, I suppose.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Reverb (1800 Walnut)

Post by langosta » Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:07 pm

Development Plan Drawing Set - July 9th, 2019

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The façade metal pattern has changed.
  • Although we liked the previous “ribbon’s” on the east façade, there arose concern between
    the design build team and the client that the pattern could be dated quickly.
  • While working through the metal panel details with our subcontractor partner for the
    previous “ribbon” east façade, it became apparent there could be a lot of metal joints in the
    pattern that could create visual disruption to the pattern.
  • We concluded with a more refined approach of a charcoal gray metal panel on the east
    facade that still utilized the ribbon linearity, but in a more timeless design.
The west façade metal pattern did not change, but in reaction to the charcoal gray on the
east façade we went with a more reflective silver-look metal on the west façade that will modulate colors with the sun’s pattern and reflect the beauty of the mid-west’s brightly colored sunsets.

Updated the parklet design and garage screening
  • After investigation of existing utilities, including an existing water line on Walnut Street, we
    re-designed the parklet to create an elevated planting bed to avoid street trees on top of
    water lines.
  • We further established this parklet as a community amenity by designing what will be a
    locally crafted wood community table accented with vegetation/ planting bed in the middle of the table.
  • We provided permanent urban seating with a durable continuous concrete seating surrounding the table for use by the local community to work alone or gather with friends.
  • The new garage screening is a milled aluminum finish which we believe will add movement and nice reflections to further activate sidewalk activity.
We slightly increased the size of each floor, by about 1,000 sf or less per floor.
  • As we improved the east façade to a more timeless design, we introduced an extension of
    20” at the 6th floor on the east façade to reflect the cantilevers on the west façade.

Increased parking from 118 parking spaces to 121.
  • This was simply extending what was a partial level for the top parking deck to a full level for the top parking deck. No new levels were created.
Previously released renderings included in the new set.
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Re: OFFICIAL - Reverb (1800 Walnut)

Post by DaveKCMO » Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:00 pm

Doesn't appear that they've incorporated the community's feedback about that Walnut facade yet. They're going to have to really overcompensate for that aluminum cladding.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Reverb (1800 Walnut)

Post by horizons82 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:27 pm

DaveKCMO wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:00 pm
Doesn't appear that they've incorporated the community's feedback about that Walnut facade yet. They're going to have to really overcompensate for that aluminum cladding.
Did they agree to anything before they received their permit? Or did the neighborhood just voice displeasure?


Also their reasoning on the wave facade is some serious post-VE rationalization. “You should be glad we cut off your leg, think of how much weight you just lost!”

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Re: OFFICIAL - Reverb (1800 Walnut)

Post by DaveKCMO » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:20 am

horizons82 wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:27 pm
DaveKCMO wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:00 pm
Doesn't appear that they've incorporated the community's feedback about that Walnut facade yet. They're going to have to really overcompensate for that aluminum cladding.
Did they agree to anything before they received their permit? Or did the neighborhood just voice displeasure?


Also their reasoning on the wave facade is some serious post-VE rationalization. “You should be glad we cut off your leg, think of how much weight you just lost!”
No. This was PortKC, so they didn't have much public review. PortKC now requires projects to seek neighborhood feedback before they complete the incentives process.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Reverb (1800 Walnut)

Post by horizons82 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:46 am

^Then I'd suspect the neighborhood is SOL.

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