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by MidtownCat
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4141
Views: 460809

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

I was pointing out his timeline is off. He was arguing it was a premier retailer from 80s to 00s and picked some companies that opened stores after that timeline as evidence it stopped having premier retailers. You did too to a degree Halls: through 2014 FAO Schwartz through 2009-17 Burberry throug...
by MidtownCat
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4141
Views: 460809

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

The Plaza was so upscale it had a McDonalds for decades. You're looking for something it never was and complaining it's becoming something it's always been. I don't know that this is fair. The plaza certainly was (is?) a "premier shopping destination". Certainly before the big retail boom out south...
by MidtownCat
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Hyperloop between KC and STL
Replies: 79
Views: 8576

Re: Hyperloop between KC and STL

I would wager to bet Hyperloop gets done before the streetcar line gets extended from Union Station to the Plaza.
by MidtownCat
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Hyperloop between KC and STL
Replies: 79
Views: 8576

Re: Hyperloop between KC and STL

Kind of cool to think we will have Hyperloop between KC and STL before a trolley line running from Union Station to the Plaza.
by MidtownCat
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4141
Views: 460809

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Punch Bowl Social is better suited for the P&L crowd but at this stage I’ll take just about anything on the Plaza. I’ve essentially given up on the Plaza ever returning to a premier shopping destination and simply looking for ways for it not to be entirely boarded up.
by MidtownCat
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4141
Views: 460809

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

smh wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:32 am
Main Event
Would be perfect. Lol
by MidtownCat
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4141
Views: 460809

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

chaglang wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:49 pm
I’m going to guess that the new tenant will be whatever is the restaurant equivalent of Old Navy.

Applebee’s? Chili’s? Pizza Ranch?
A safe bet. Thing to yourself maybe it will be a Burberry and then laugh to yourself when it turns out to be a Dress Barn.
by MidtownCat
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2499
Views: 277174

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

I haven’t following for like the last 100 pages, but when are we supposed to get the trolley to go from Union Station to the Plaza? Assuming some time after 2030.
by MidtownCat
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4141
Views: 460809

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

The Plaza move-outs thread never ceases to deliver.
by MidtownCat
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4141
Views: 460809

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

from what i hear.... the plan is to close the existing cinemark so AMC can come in and do a smaller, upscale format with fewer screens. They have to to this because part of the existing theater space needs to be vacated for the Nords build. That makes sense. Hopefully it occurs sooner than later. T...
by MidtownCat
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4141
Views: 460809

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

moderne wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:50 pm
May 21 is the closing day for the Cinemark Palace. Entire complex being shutdown, not retaining space in old
Sears.
What’s going in?

So ridiculous that the Plaza won’t have a single
Movie theatre.
by MidtownCat
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 286
Views: 22092

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

GRID wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:42 pm
^ A bigger version of Wichita's new terminal would be huge improvement honestly.
I’m not ready to throw in the towel yet, but we’re inching closer with every round of new watered down design presentations.
by MidtownCat
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 286
Views: 22092

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

No matter how people try to twist things or defend this design, it has to be one of the most boring, un-inspiring, uninteresting major airport terminal projects I have seen in any city anywhere in the world. There is absolutely nothing architecturally interesting about this design. The renderings a...
by MidtownCat
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 286
Views: 22092

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

As an architect I’d say you’re only partially right. On a design/build, design is often done in tandem with construction. There’s still a lot of design work to do. You’re using a lot of loaded terms like “experiential grand lobby”, the lobby is the same general design as it’s been from the start ex...
by MidtownCat
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 286
Views: 22092

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

Again, why is that a bad thing? 99% of people want to be in the airport as little as possible. As a business traveler and someone that spends a great deal of time in airports, the quality does matter. But thanks for clarifying that you don't care about the architectural design or the passenger expe...
by MidtownCat
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 286
Views: 22092

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

The project is still in the early stages of design, and Edgemoor managing director Geoffrey Stricker said the team has found $140 million of savings and could possibly make other changes that could lower costs as well. The $1.5 billion does not include the costs of financing. Thanks. I understand h...
by MidtownCat
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 286
Views: 22092

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

MC....why would a great firm like SOM put their name on something so ordinary? SOM is commanding in the neighborhood of $50 million in design fee. You would be surprised at what a design firm will put their name on. This also isn't a portfolio project for them. About 15%. They stopped on purpose wa...
by MidtownCat
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 286
Views: 22092

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

I love the comment above about wait until they get into schematic design and we have a better handle on their glazing and furniture package. That’s hilarious. Here’s a little edification. When you go developer led design/build delivery on a $1.5 billion project, you set your design and lock in prici...
by MidtownCat
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 286
Views: 22092

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

[quote=MidtownCat post_id=590275 time=<a href="tel:1553725259">1553725259</a> user_id=243] The original KCI was at least innovative for its time. This is literally one of the worst, uninspired designs for a major airport I have ever seen. So sad to think we have completely squandered this opportuni...
by MidtownCat
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 286
Views: 22092

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

The original KCI was at least innovative for its time. This is literally one of the worst, uninspired designs for a major airport I have ever seen. So sad to think we have completely squandered this opportunity to build something special with one of the most significant projects generations will see...