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by GRID
Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: North Plaza Hotel- 46th and Broadway
Replies: 130
Views: 31123

Re: North Plaza Hotel- 46th and Broadway

With Holiday Inn gone, this is only a net add of 50 rooms. There are a lot of hotels that may never re-open. I kind of wonder if the crown center Sheraton will re-open. That building needs a major overall and rebranding anyway. Sort of a waste of a sizable tall building that used to be higher end. ...
by GRID
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: North Plaza Hotel- 46th and Broadway
Replies: 130
Views: 31123

Re: North Plaza Hotel- 46th and Broadway

Good to see confidence in KC hotel market considering the core leaned towards overbuilt even before COVID. With Holiday Inn gone, this is only a net add of 50 rooms. There are a lot of hotels that may never re-open. I kind of wonder if the crown center Sheraton will re-open. That building needs a m...
by GRID
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 5th and Main (Northwest Corner)
Replies: 79
Views: 4084

Re: 5th and Main (Northwest Corner)

Is the tall building on a parking pedestal or is parking underground? Not a fan of towers on top of parking structures in dense walkable areas. You are better off wrapping the garage with a low rise and creating a better sidewalk experience. I don't see parking in rendering so if it's underground th...
by GRID
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 552
Views: 84638

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

Departure level has a very new MSY feel other than ours will be a lot straighter and functional than that new terminal is I despise the sandstone colored concrete precast that is everywhere in this city but it is what it is. Thanks for the behind the scenes pics I was thinking the same thing. What ...
by GRID
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: North Plaza Hotel- 46th and Broadway
Replies: 130
Views: 31123

Re: North Plaza Hotel- 46th and Broadway

Nice. Are they keeping the apartment buildings to the west?
by GRID
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Sprint Center opening day pictures
Replies: 391
Views: 79206

Re: Sprint Center opening day pictures

I can't decide if I like it or hate it. I liked the clean lines and appearance of the "sprint" center. This kind of makes it gaudy, like the cowboy sign in the P&L district, but it also sort of adds something to the arena at the same time.
by GRID
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 641
Views: 115190

Re: New Broadway Bridge

And this is the answer only if you solve the pre-req problem, choke points. To make using the street grid work for more vehicles going north of the river you can do one of two things 1. add more river crossings connections so fewer people are funneled into one spot. 2. Remove a connection so people...
by GRID
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - KC Star Printing Press
Replies: 190
Views: 22434

Re: OFFICIAL - KC Star Printing Press

The Star is so small now, they are wasting it anyway. Not very many people work there for the size of that thing. Seems like it could be turned into something pretty amazing. Aquarium not likely since the Zoo is building one. Maybe a museum of the printed press? Seriously, any sort of museum would b...
by GRID
Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 641
Views: 115190

Re: New Broadway Bridge

Maybe you forget we don't get east coast level federal funds to do things like you just described. We have to beg the state to HELP chip in on a bridge replacement that they own. I understand the funding issues. But east coast has little to do with it, well other than Missouri being in a red state ...
by GRID
Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 641
Views: 115190

Re: New Broadway Bridge

KC needs to to give people a reason to freaking drive on the surface streets. And this is the answer only if you solve the pre-req problem, choke points. To make using the street grid work for more vehicles going north of the river you can do one of two things 1. add more river crossings connection...
by GRID
Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 641
Views: 115190

Re: New Broadway Bridge

Maybe you forget we don't get east coast level federal funds to do things like you just described. We have to beg the state to HELP chip in on a bridge replacement that they own. I understand the funding issues. But east coast has little to do with it, well other than Missouri being in a red state ...
by GRID
Tue Nov 10, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 641
Views: 115190

Re: New Broadway Bridge

I was told everybody there is happy with a flat girder bridge with a bunch of flyover ramps attached to it. That's what downtown needs, not a pretty bridge. Especially one that has light rail on it. Well ok then, just shoot down my dreams :cry: :lol: Light rail happens to be part of the Seattle pro...
by GRID
Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 641
Views: 115190

Re: New Broadway Bridge

I was told everybody there is happy with a flat girder bridge with a bunch of flyover ramps attached to it. That's what downtown needs, not a pretty bridge. Especially one that has light rail on it.
by GRID
Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee
Replies: 267
Views: 45312

Re: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee

Man, this is going to leave a massive gaping hole in downtown. Downtown east of grand is already low density, but removing that building will really change the feel of the area and since that was one of the only somewhat modern buildings, it will take many views in that area back to the 1930's with ...
by GRID
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC in TV and Movies
Replies: 1752
Views: 275101

Re: KC in TV and Movies

Not sure where else to put this, but I found it interesting. KC was mentioned in this urban planning video and I don't think I have ever seen the aerial pic they show. It's really amazing how much of KCMO's urban core has been obliterated.

https://youtu.be/-ZDZtBRTyeI?t=177
by GRID
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 552
Views: 84638

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

Fountain or not, the new terminal will be so nice compared to the current KCI. Honestly unless it's an amazing modern and high tech fountain, a fountain would probably make the terminal look like a 1980's mall. They could do something like what they have in Singapore: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
by GRID
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Bannister Mall/Cerner
Replies: 640
Views: 144651

Re: Bannister Mall/Cerner

This project would have worked if 1/4 of the 2.2 billion in incentives granted for this project would have gone to creating a brand new, massive mixed use development. Plenty of people would have chosen to live in the development and that is what would have created far more impact on the aging surro...
by GRID
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 1328
Views: 253650

Re: Three Light

This project has really dragged out. I never would have thought that Copaken Brooks would have announced, built and opened two residential towers before this has even broken ground, especially since this 3 Light has far more aggressive incentives than the Copaken Brooks projects.
by GRID
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 552
Views: 84638

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

Fountain or not, the new terminal will be so nice compared to the current KCI. Honestly unless it's an amazing modern and high tech fountain, a fountain would probably make the terminal look like a 1980's mall. They could do something like what they have in Singapore: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v...
by GRID
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 641
Views: 115190

Re: New Broadway Bridge

If Cleaver didn't kill the starter light rail plan and it was built, KC would probably have a decent sized system today (50 miles of true mass transit) and a small streetcar line to compliment it. Instead, KC will likely never see a full blown rail system with more comprehensive regional service. Ma...