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by Midtownkid
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 364
Views: 20801

Re: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore

It really was a cool little building. Too bad :-(
by Midtownkid
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Brookside
Replies: 243
Views: 51489

Re: Brookside

SE corner of 63rd and Brookside needs a tiny Tudor building to create an anchored corner. I see that small 'plaza' they are planning, but will probably just look like a sidewalk in front of a sea of parking. Right now it's green space with big trees which is nice.

No more tennis courts?
by Midtownkid
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between
Replies: 1072
Views: 115382

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

Critical_Mass wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:07 pm
North is up in that plan, so the curved facade would be facing the cemetary
Oh i see. Was confused. Well the cemetery isn't a bad view either...
by Midtownkid
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Broadway
Replies: 162
Views: 35303

Re: Broadway

Could be cool if they were reused on the new townhouses they were/are planning.
by Midtownkid
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between
Replies: 1072
Views: 115382

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

A second floor or (maybe higher) patio across the whole curved facade would be great. Think of the views!
by Midtownkid
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Poll: Does the Plaza need a drastic change, some change or on the right path?
Replies: 128
Views: 18991

Re: Poll: Does the Plaza need a drastic change, some change or on the right path?

Keep the plaza's core preserved. Make sure new storefronts complement the style of the existing buildings. Really capitalize on what the Plaza already has going for it. It really is very beautiful and unique. Why destroy that for a few more residents!? The small scale is part of what makes it great....
by Midtownkid
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: OFFICIAL - 46 Penn Centre
Replies: 117
Views: 26988

Re: OFFICIAL - 46 Penn Centre

this is such a modern looking building for 1984!

It's nice enough looking but really out of fashion.
by Midtownkid
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Historic Old Northeast
Replies: 342
Views: 74138

Re: Historic Old Northeast

kcjak wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:52 pm

Nothing impressive, could be worse.
This reflects my expectations for most new projects in KC. It's like our city's mantra for new development. Sad.
by Midtownkid
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Fantasy Retrofits: Barney Allis Plaza
Replies: 139
Views: 17521

Re: Fantasy Retrofits: Barney Allis Plaza

I'm tired of the garage base - tenants above model. We need to be wrapping garages in usable building space so you don't see them and life is at street level. (Fang that may have been what you meant as Power & Light apartments are like this?) How do you propose this is accomplished? Buildings like ...
by Midtownkid
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL: Power & Light District
Replies: 6587
Views: 546535

Re: OFFICIAL: Power & Light District

"As we've worked on the design for Three Light, you want to differentiate them so they're not repetitive or boring, but you want to do it in a way where the quality is the same across the buildings," he said. With the recent revelation that work is expected to begin on Three Light sometime in early...
by Midtownkid
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Fantasy Retrofits: Barney Allis Plaza
Replies: 139
Views: 17521

Re: Fantasy Retrofits: Barney Allis Plaza

I'm tired of the garage base - tenants above model. We need to be wrapping garages in usable building space so you don't see them and life is at street level. (Fang that may have been what you meant as Power & Light apartments are like this?)
by Midtownkid
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 364
Views: 20801

Re: Companies moving downtown

I hope they are covering the face with anything besides glass that matches the Light buildings...and no fake limestone panels either. Make it stand out a bit please!! Also, I really hope this garage podium is not exposed to the sidewalk. I would have to see a dead zone all around the block, especial...
by Midtownkid
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2803
Views: 385137

Re: Misc Crossroads News

TheLastGentleman wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:08 pm
I would hate to see this get demolished

Image

EDIT: Never mind, looks like they're probably just talking about the building that's almost under the viaduct
Hope you are correct. That is a very handsome building and I do NOT want to see it demolished!
by Midtownkid
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Rye
Replies: 99
Views: 13301

Re: Rye

Rye has an excellent brunch. I go there once a month or so. Amazing potato cakes, crapes, and pancakes!
by Midtownkid
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Uptown Theatre district improvements
Replies: 132
Views: 20275

Re: Uptown Theatre district improvements

Side note, 303 is the classiest gay bar/restaurant I've ever been to. (and I've traveled extensively.) Gourmet food. Fresh-cut flowers on every table. Huge paintings in both rooms. Copper bar. It's beautiful! I hope they do expand into the old Ragazza spot!
by Midtownkid
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?
Replies: 461
Views: 88591

Re: Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?

The brick restoration and cleaning of those facades is really impressive.
by Midtownkid
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Hawthorne Plaza
Replies: 43
Views: 9451

Re: Hawthorne Plaza

beautyfromashes wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:55 pm
Are they really going to have huge stucco patches on the side of this building where the brick fell off or is that just a sealing material that will be covered with brick to match the original?
Looks final to me...but can't tell. If anything they may glue 'thin brick' to it. Doubt it.
by Midtownkid
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Film Row building threatened with demolition
Replies: 212
Views: 23371

Re: Film Row building threatened with demolition

^ I’m tired of the poor waiter trope. I worked service industry in college and made $60k/year. part-time. More than I made in my first job out of college. Tips are awesome. Yeah I really depends on where you work, especially the city! I worked in DC as a waiter and at a bar for a few years and I ma...
by Midtownkid
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2252
Views: 314709

Re: Westport

I think it would be way smarter to just have Broadway flow as it does now. That plaza should just be an extension of the sidewalk in front of Mills (as others have suggested.) If the illustrated plan was implemented that intersection would get crazy and you'd have some drunk person either ramming in...
by Midtownkid
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Wallstreet Tower (formerly US Bank Tower)
Replies: 537
Views: 66617

Re: OFFICIAL - Wallstreet Tower (formerly US Bank Tower)

Passed by yesterday. They have added a blade sign to the corner column. While I do like blade signs, this one look particularly stupid. The inability to hide the conduit doesn't help. Blade signs look pre-modern era to me. This building is very modernist. Looks odd.