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by Midtownkid
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 1371
Views: 267449

Re: Three Light

I do wish they'd spend half the money and creativity they do on the interiors, on the exterior. People don’t pay market rate for how a building looks on the side they spend 1% of the time looking at. Out of all the complaints I’ve heard from residents, none have been about the exterior of the build...
by Midtownkid
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 1371
Views: 267449

Re: Three Light

I do wish they'd spend half the money and creativity they do on the interiors, on the exterior.
by Midtownkid
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Kansas City Photos
Topic: Liberty Memorial - Union Station - CC
Replies: 6
Views: 426

Re: Liberty Memorial - Union Station - CC

Very nice. What kind of camera is it?
by Midtownkid
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Kansas City Photos
Topic: Skyline from 169
Replies: 15
Views: 479

Re: Skyline from 169

If it wasn't your intent, then I apologize. To me "You don't need to be a photographer to know..." reads as the equivalent of "anyone with common sense would know...". It comes across as very condescending, but I guess that wasn't your intent. I think some of your past posts may have colored my vie...
by Midtownkid
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Katz on Main
Replies: 37
Views: 1941

Re: Katz on Main

I love the idea and I'm really happy to see the old building saved! I do wish the new addition was a little more in the streamline style. I see they tried to pick up an a few elements from the original building. Hopefully it can be tweaked a bit and improved. Only element I really do not like is the...
by Midtownkid
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 13th and Grand tower
Replies: 303
Views: 49214

Re: 13th and Grand tower

Always thought that was an odd looking structure.
by Midtownkid
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westside happenings
Replies: 381
Views: 101730

Re: Westside happenings

Pitiful. It has been there since at least 2007. It used to be all grey and looked even worse, or more bleak at least.
by Midtownkid
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Reverb (1800 Walnut)
Replies: 525
Views: 116520

Re: OFFICIAL - Reverb (1800 Walnut)

I think Reverb failed with their rooftop equipment. It is very visible from a few blocks away. The building has such clean lines and a minimalist vibe...until you look at the roof. I wish they would add a screen around the perimeter to hide it. It could have the same language as the fins that hide t...
by Midtownkid
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between
Replies: 1148
Views: 156592

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

I'm surprised that no one is talking about Halls basically going kaput. I love Halls. Shop there all the time, especially their sales. I wouldn't say it's going kaput. The home and beauty supply sections are going kaput. The clothing selection is actually going to be expanded. If you don't currentl...
by Midtownkid
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 5th & Main Southern Corners
Replies: 110
Views: 4578

Re: 5th & Main Southern Corners

I think the bridge also eliminates the need for two sets of ramps for the garage. If they were two separate buildings, they would need two sets of ramps to get cars up and down. This would most likely result in larger garages. Because the two are linked, they can share this circulation. Maybe it's a...
by Midtownkid
Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4413
Views: 646516

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Wow that's a prominent storefront. It's one of the more attractive corners under an iconic, tiled dome. Hope they get someone good in that spot.
by Midtownkid
Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: proposed Valentine QuickTrip
Replies: 100
Views: 9502

Re: proposed Valentine QuickTrip

I'd imagine that this new QuikTrip would replace the one on Westport Road. Maybe even the one on Main Street. Both are of the older style and QuikTrip has been demolishing and replacing their locations here in St. Louis for sometime, including merging two locations into one. No, the Quick Trip on W...
by Midtownkid
Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: proposed Valentine QuickTrip
Replies: 100
Views: 9502

Re: proposed Valentine QuickTrip

That location for a QT seems odd, especially since another QT is less than a mile away. I would say if they feel there is a need for something like this in the Valentine area why not look to the open tract of land from 33rd to 34th street on East side of SW Trafficway by PVCC QT already proposed th...
by Midtownkid
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Real Estate Listings of Interest (Metrowide)
Replies: 143
Views: 85848

Re: Real Estate Listings of Interest (Metrowide)

i'm slow on the uptake for this one. the bixby house is not only for sale, it's been totally gutted by what appears to be a foreclosure on "USREEB Realty Pros LLC" and/or 1 big red llc: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/6505-State-Line-Rd-Kansas-City-MO-64113/2415821_zpid/ I am sorry to say that t...
by Midtownkid
Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Kansas City Photos
Topic: Postcards From the Edge of Time
Replies: 541
Views: 151513

Re: Postcards From the Edge of Time

EBT and Board of Trade are definitely in my top 5.

Anyone know what happened to the EBT relics from the now-shuttered restaurant inside the UMB bank at 435 & State Line? Would love to see those come back downtown and incorporated into something...or put in a museum.
by Midtownkid
Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 723
Views: 120243

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

the drawing just shows a lack of thought as to what could actually be done in the project when they don't account for these things. It certainly wasn't a serious proposal. I mentioned in the beginning that I hated the original design all along. Of course the foundations are not correct for this and...
by Midtownkid
Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 723
Views: 120243

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

The building design was always horrible. I hope they redesign the whole thing. A design with a more vertical movement rather than a clumsy stack of squat boxes would be much more attractive! If they would just offset the tower so it is skinnier and rises on the west side of the site, it could look r...
by Midtownkid
Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Midtown Area Apartment Boom
Replies: 197
Views: 40932

Re: Midtown Area Apartment Boom

I do not care of that building's aesthetics nor its relationship to the Main St. I really hope it is removed, or re-imagined in a way that would make it completely different. No blank wall on Main. More hidden parking. Not going to fight for preservation of this.
by Midtownkid
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: North Plaza Hotel- 46th and Broadway
Replies: 131
Views: 32671

Re: North Plaza Hotel- 46th and Broadway

Mundane as hell. Looks like a suburban Aloft hotel put on top of a stack of giant shoe boxes.

Notice how they chose the evening rendering...I'm sure the daytime rendering was too boring to post.
by Midtownkid
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 646
Views: 120045

Re: New Broadway Bridge

I worry that lowering Oak Street between downtown and the Heart of America Bridge will slow down river crossing and create a big headache for commuters and pedestrians. The idea of connecting the RM to Columbus Park is great, but will they really be connected? There will be a very busy roadway in-be...