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by moderne
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - New Downtown YMCA (former Lyric Theater)
Replies: 336
Views: 66759

Re: OFFICIAL - New Downtown YMCA (former Lyric Theater)

I miss the old place. I had symphony season tickets here for years. Gradually moving up to better seats after one blue haired old lady after another dropped her diamonds, until at last I achieved front row center balcony. There are no comparable seats at Helzberg, the balcony starts much further back.
by moderne
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - New Downtown YMCA (former Lyric Theater)
Replies: 336
Views: 66759

Re: OFFICIAL - New Downtown YMCA (former Lyric Theater)

The windows on the 2nd floor between the columns are better. The old ones had a solid panel in the transom.
by moderne
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Memorializing Racists
Replies: 41
Views: 2338

Re: Memorializing Racists

Putting a name on the now former JC Nichols fountain will always be anachronistic due to any personal name not matching the subject matter of the sculptures. Depicted are four great rivers, none of which are the Missouri. In ancient Egypt names of pharaohs were often changed on sculpture and monumen...
by moderne
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2584
Views: 357850

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

There were alleged tunnels in the Oaks subdivision between 169 and north Oak. Just look for the houses that look like an Olive Garden. The house on the Paseo is the Henderson House. Was in it in the eighties when they were shoveling deposits of condoms and sanitary napkins out of the carriage house ...
by moderne
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Kansas City Photos
Topic: Postcards From the Edge of Time
Replies: 528
Views: 133364

Re: Postcards From the Edge of Time

Cannot quite decipher photos of Bryant. Is it a late construction photo? The top setback seems oddly truncated.
The hand sketch in the middle of the views from the P&L resembles the Empire State more than KCPL.
by moderne
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Kansas City Photos
Topic: Stockyards 1895
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: Stockyards 1895

It was the inspiration for the Disney stations.
by moderne
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Memorializing Racists
Replies: 41
Views: 2338

Re: Memorializing Racists

Could have been much more of a problem. Harry Truman wanted the new courthouse designed with a giant equestrian Jackson on top of the building.
by moderne
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 3163
Views: 405701

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

All the speculative renderings for the cap show a park here that terraces down from Wyandotte to Baltimore.
by moderne
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Memorializing Racists
Replies: 41
Views: 2338

Memorializing Racists

While the only confederate monument that I know of in KC has been removed, there is sentiment to remove all memorials and street names of historical personages with racist attitudes. The JC Nichols name is most often bandied about. The Nichols Pkwy probably could go, but Nichols Road? The Nichols fo...
by moderne
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 599
Views: 72101

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

Having a River-Crown-Plaza centrist world view, I was thinking this would be completely hidden in the skyline by the bulk of Loew's. But seeing the crane from 71, this is going to make a contiguous skyline all the way to the KCPA.
by moderne
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Chouteau Parkway Transformation to Begin in 2012
Replies: 10
Views: 4586

Re: Chouteau Parkway Transformation to Begin in 2012

Small "bluff" has been constructed with 3 statues atop. Still trying to raise funds to have it all completed for the bicentennial next year.
by moderne
Thu May 28, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 651
Views: 126332

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

It would have been nice if the glass were recessed and there was balcony space under the arches. It would have been more in character with the vintage low rise buildings on the stretch.
by moderne
Thu May 28, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hospital Hill activity
Replies: 251
Views: 62500

Re: Hospital Hill activity

Pershing is the most European like boulevard in town with its monumental stone buildings and master planned Crown Center. These buildings give the vast space an eastern terminus view.
by moderne
Sat May 23, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 599
Views: 72101

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

Love the double reflection of the KCPL on Loews. It looks like W&R might be a little longer east-west than Loews is ?
by moderne
Thu May 21, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Uptown Shoppes
Replies: 180
Views: 42293

Re: Uptown Shoppes

Stick construction commencing on top.
by moderne
Thu May 21, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Knickerbocker Place Apartments
Replies: 85
Views: 18045

Re: Knickerbocker Place Apartments

This will give KC Life the cover to knock the Knickerbocker down.
by moderne
Tue May 19, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: FBI Campus
Replies: 11
Views: 864

Re: FBI Campus

Or the height of the giant glowing hereford cow on the pylon.
by moderne
Thu May 14, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 13th and Grand tower
Replies: 300
Views: 39504

Re: 13th and Grand tower

Is this the only rendering available? Hard to judge aesthetics and site interaction with an image that is so one dimensional with only one facade featured.
by moderne
Tue May 12, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Development Q&A
Topic: Stubs and Texas Doughnuts
Replies: 2
Views: 621

Stubs and Texas Doughnuts

Recently heard reference to current style of 4-6 story stick built apartments over concrete parking podium called "stubs" and the similar but built around a multilevel garage is "Texas doughnut." Both becoming ubiquitous across the country, all alike but with varying cladding. Cheapest way to get mo...