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by Midtownkid
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Reverb (1800 Walnut)
Replies: 443
Views: 95976

Re: OFFICIAL - Reverb (1800 Walnut)

The building looks so sleek with its clean lines and engineered precision...but then you look at the roof. Man, they could have really benefited from some screening. The rooftop mechanical equipment looks like shit, especially from the West.

I'm guessing screening is not part of the design?
by Midtownkid
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: OPUS at Broadway Blvd and Westport Road
Replies: 104
Views: 29424

Re: OPUS at Broadway Blvd and Westport Road

Absolutely. Would be nicer if they added some street trees around this building along the sidewalks. The streetscape is not finished. I am hoping new trees are in the plans. I really love the metal grill-work they added to the building. It makes the building standout and not seem so lego-like
by Midtownkid
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Freight House Podium Project - 20th and Walnut
Replies: 64
Views: 5739

Re: Freight House Podium Project - 20th and Walnut

I spy a streetcar stop in this rendering too I feel that a streetcar stop here is pointless since it's about halfway between the Union Station and Crossroads stop. It's not that long of a walk to this site from either of those stops, especially once this is developed. Besides, it looks like this st...
by Midtownkid
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Memorializing Racists
Replies: 42
Views: 5277

Re: Memorializing Racists

I noticed they removed not only the J.C. Nichols memorial plaque...but they also took away the signage about the origins and history of the fountain. The fountain was part of an estate on Long Island (if I remember correctly). The estate was demolished and the fountain scrapped. Nichols (or his team...
by Midtownkid
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 4711 Belleview
Replies: 48
Views: 11798

Re: 4711 Belleview

Not bad. I love how it looks like 3 separate buildings. Looks like they took cues from the Poet Apartments and Valencia Place. Hope the execution / building products are solid.
by Midtownkid
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 625
Views: 90343

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

Wonder if the potential depression will stop this project?
by Midtownkid
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 625
Views: 90343

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

Looking at the site yesterday, I really really wish this could just become a small park, bluff and all. The Power and Light building is just so cool and powerful looking. You can appreciate the building even more now that the South face is exposed. A really interactive park with some great landscapi...
by Midtownkid
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Embassy Suites (former Federal Reserve)
Replies: 278
Views: 72031

Re: OFFICIAL - Embassy Suites (former Federal Reserve)

Good thing it didn't happen during the parade! Also, looks like a flat panel section. that will be easier to replace at least
by Midtownkid
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4371
Views: 584423

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Is Tesla moving or remodeling? Sign in down. Windows are black
by Midtownkid
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 625
Views: 90343

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

Scrap it all and start over. This entire design in unsightly. Man they are really giving the Power and Light Building the middle finger.
by Midtownkid
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 625
Views: 90343

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: 245
Views: 74615

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: 1092
Views: 139338

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: 163
Views: 43302

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: 1092
Views: 139338

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: 25786

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: 141
Views: 47003

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: 349
Views: 96538

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: 199
Views: 37197

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: 6656
Views: 597642

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...