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by GRID
Thu Dec 01, 2022 8:35 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between
Replies: 1221
Views: 215195

Re: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between

The balcony issue cannot be liability unless it is due to maintenance issues. The balconies are designed to be functional and were. It may be related to this from years ago: https://www.kmbc.com/article/man-dies-after-falling-17-stories-from-westin-crown-center-hotel/3671217 Could be, but they were...
by GRID
Thu Dec 01, 2022 6:14 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5951
Views: 848146

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

UMKC Roo wrote: Thu Dec 01, 2022 5:51 pm Once the Royals move to the EV, the north loop section of Main is gonna be the worst part of downtown. By far.
Need to start a petition to shame Tower properties if nothing else.
by GRID
Thu Dec 01, 2022 5:20 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between
Replies: 1221
Views: 215195

Re: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between

Yeah Westin needs a restoration/renovation. The skylight and trusses above the garden are really dirty/rusty. There is a path through the cliff garden but people aren't allowed on it. It's also really disappointing that the room's balconies are not accessible. The access issues may be due to liabil...
by GRID
Thu Dec 01, 2022 4:46 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between
Replies: 1221
Views: 215195

Re: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between

It would be nice if it did rotate so you can see the entire city. Would kind of suck to be stuck facing the east. But even that view is pretty cool at night since you are so high up. I hope they open it regardless. Mainly, I just hope they renovate the tower back into a higher tier flag. It's worthy...
by GRID
Thu Dec 01, 2022 4:36 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5951
Views: 848146

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

^every inch of their downtown? This is freaking Main Street. Most of the rest of downtown is always dead....compared to most other major cities. Downtown KC is just a very quiet place. It's a little better than it used to be on evenings and weekends because people live there now, but daytime is abou...
by GRID
Thu Dec 01, 2022 3:05 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between
Replies: 1221
Views: 215195

Re: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between

I keep seeing ads for Skies. What is the point of opening it for a month or whatever? Would be nice if that entire hotel were renovated and upgraded back to a higher tier hotel and Skies permanently re-opened. Downtown KC has changed a lot since it closed and has a lot more lights etc on buildings. ...
by GRID
Thu Dec 01, 2022 2:53 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5951
Views: 848146

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Oh and trust me. Even post covid, Downtown DC is VERY VERY busy compared to any part of KC. Not even comparable haha. Come on. Don't go there.
by GRID
Thu Dec 01, 2022 2:49 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5951
Views: 848146

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Cool shot, but people in KC will never admit that the city probably has the least amount of traffic (on surface streets) and pedestrians of any mid-large city in the country. That's just from my experience. Downtown KC is a VERY quiet place. It just is. I know it has its busy times when venues are ...
by GRID
Thu Dec 01, 2022 2:35 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5951
Views: 848146

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Cool shot, but people in KC will never admit that the city probably has the least amount of traffic (on surface streets) and pedestrians of any mid-large city in the country. That's just from my experience. Downtown KC is a VERY quiet place. It just is. I know it has its busy times when venues are a...
by GRID
Tue Nov 29, 2022 10:02 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Southmoreland
Replies: 18
Views: 3342

Re: Southmoreland

What the hell is up with that giant open lot across Main from the American Century towers? They tore down the hotel and now it's just vacant. So many large vacant lots in the Plaza area now. I hope the streetcar gets Main Street developed in that area.
by GRID
Tue Nov 29, 2022 2:22 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL: Power & Light District
Replies: 6891
Views: 803498

Re: OFFICIAL: Power & Light District

These photos are amazing. I need to dig out my photos of the south side of downtown from the 90's for comparison.
by GRID
Mon Nov 28, 2022 6:25 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: OFFICIAL - Buck O'Neil Bridge
Replies: 1333
Views: 212563

Re: OFFICIAL - Buck O'Neil Bridge

I'm very much for lowering grade on HWY 9 and connecting the East & West sides of RIvermakret/Columbus Park. I liked the renderings they have shown on that. I'm also a big fan of removing the North Loop as well, or doing something different with it. However I'm not 100% sure how that will work ...
by GRID
Mon Nov 28, 2022 6:03 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: OFFICIAL - Buck O'Neil Bridge
Replies: 1333
Views: 212563

Re: OFFICIAL - Buck O'Neil Bridge

If north loop changes and bringing down 9 way isn't "something" man I don't know what could be. Those are huge for the downtown neighborhoods. Yes more than how fast people zip around downtown if they don't want to be going downtown. There was nothing romantic about coming across the buck...
by GRID
Mon Nov 28, 2022 3:33 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: OFFICIAL - Buck O'Neil Bridge
Replies: 1333
Views: 212563

Re: OFFICIAL - Buck O'Neil Bridge

We may be gaining a new bridge, but we will be losing a celebration of downtown. But the goal of the new bridge is to not have to touch your brakes as you pass by downtown and barley even know you are in a downtown while doing so. Mission accomplished. And yeah the bridge park idea was just somethi...
by GRID
Mon Nov 28, 2022 2:40 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: OFFICIAL - Buck O'Neil Bridge
Replies: 1333
Views: 212563

Re: OFFICIAL - Buck O'Neil Bridge

Anyway it's a done deal now. Maybe the views of downtown will be pretty neat from the flyovers at least.
by GRID
Mon Nov 28, 2022 2:16 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: OFFICIAL - Buck O'Neil Bridge
Replies: 1333
Views: 212563

Re: OFFICIAL - Buck O'Neil Bridge

It wasn't just modot that said that though? KCMO and MARC were also planning partners in that study. Also Urban Land Institute, LOL at MARC. They are clueless. Pretty sure everybody that works for MARC lives in the burbs. Have you actually read any of their studies and stuff? And what have they rea...
by GRID
Mon Nov 28, 2022 11:02 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: OFFICIAL - Buck O'Neil Bridge
Replies: 1333
Views: 212563

Re: OFFICIAL - Buck O'Neil Bridge

It should have been disconnected from the loop totally, not connected more with giant high speed flyover ramps. The primary purpose of the new bridge should have been to bring 169 into downtown and have it simply turn into Broadway. But for some reason, everybody wanted I-35/29 traffic routed throug...
by GRID
Sun Nov 27, 2022 11:28 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: OFFICIAL - Buck O'Neil Bridge
Replies: 1333
Views: 212563

Re: OFFICIAL - Buck O'Neil Bridge

This bridge is going to be very unappealing in terms of design. I understand a lot of it has to do with building requirements of FAA & airport. Rest is at the hands of MODOT & politicians basically wanting to get it done to serve a function not be functional as well as have a nice design. I...
by GRID
Fri Nov 25, 2022 12:29 am
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Downtown Baseball Stadium
Replies: 3780
Views: 324774

Re: Downtown Baseball Stadium

Half of these complainers (or more, probably more) are coming from Kansas. They don't care a thing about KCMO and their only concern is what's best for themselves exclusively. Then there's Jackson County suburbanites -- which I'm sure a good amount do complain, but atleast they respect KCMO the cit...
by GRID
Thu Nov 24, 2022 11:41 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Pennway Point
Replies: 163
Views: 10153

Re: OFFICIAL - Pennway Point

im usually a cheerleader for just about anything KC wants to build but this seriously sucks in every imaginable way. i hope this project fails to get off the ground... i mean, half of your ferris wheel experience will be viewing an underpass and the other half is watching traffic go by with one of ...