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by Rabble
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 603
Views: 96321

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

Also, I'm talking about non-retractable roof-open-air-downtown ballparks. I assume when a retractable roof is open you get a view of the sky and the retracted retractable roof.
by Rabble
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 603
Views: 96321

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

I'm talking about the ones that are in downtown.
by Rabble
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 603
Views: 96321

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

It seems like the two rules, of any open air downtown ballpark, is that it can't face west because of the sun, and it needs a downtown skyline view beyond its outfield fences. The only exceptions I can find is Denver's facing the Rockies, San Fran's facing the bay and Cincinnati's facing the Ohio ri...
by Rabble
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Book Recommendations!
Replies: 8
Views: 834

Re: Book Recommendations!

Ballpark was published last May.
by Rabble
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 603
Views: 96321

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

That is close to one of rokhok's suggestions last week. A long way from the streetcar. How about replacing the Midtown Market Place with a ballpark? Get rid of two suburban boxes and a sea of parking. Has the Glover plan served it's purpose?
by Rabble
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 603
Views: 96321

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

Just finished Paul Goldberger's new book, Ballpark. A nice history of baseball parks, from the wood structures of 19th century, through the concrete donuts of my childhood to the retros of today, and how they related to the American city. Three takeaways: 1. Goldberger is an excellent writer of both...
by Rabble
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Fantasy Retrofits: Barney Allis Plaza
Replies: 111
Views: 14437

Re: Fantasy Retrofits: Barney Allis Plaza

There was a second building at this location as part of the original bid package for the KCS HQ. Not a twin but about the same size.
by Rabble
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Companies moving downtown
Replies: 352
Views: 26626

Re: Companies moving downtown

TheLastGentleman wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:09 pm
There’s absolutely no reason the Bolling building will be torn down in the foreseeable future. In fact, I’d be willing to say that, of kc’s midcentury modern buildings, it’s one of the least likely to ever be demolished
Unless that's where they put the baseball stadium
by Rabble
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project
Replies: 208
Views: 33375

Re: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project

An old warehouse, the Pabst & Pendergast, and an old office building, the Fairfax, have both been turned into very nice hotels. The old Federal Reserve and the Scarritt buildings are planned to become hotels. Does anyone, besides the Last Gentleman, think its odd that the greatest, most famous hotel...
by Rabble
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Book Recommendations!
Replies: 8
Views: 834

Re: Book Recommendations!

A great biography of Jane Jacobs came out in 2016, called Eyes On The Street, written by Robert Kanigel. My favorite part was how she almost single-handedly kept Robert Moses from building a freeway through SoHo.
by Rabble
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2295
Views: 295382

Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

I had a beer or two at Ebenezer's sometime in the early 1980's. The place had very few customers but was comfortable. All the other storefronts on Delaware were closed and boarded up. I had been to the River Quay as a teenager in the mid 70's and thought this is somewhere I'm coming back to when I'm...
by Rabble
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Proposed: Hyatt House Hotel- 900 Broadway
Replies: 66
Views: 11226

Re: Proposed: Hyatt House Hotel- 900 Broadway

Subcontractors have been released to begin work.