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by moderne
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 635
Views: 115899

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

The apartment building going up across the street from the Newbern is showing a really large footprint in comparison to the historic bldngs. It is going to be the fat sister.
by moderne
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)
Replies: 494
Views: 100231

Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

The wall of plastic greenery on Main seems sorta tacky. A few years of freeze-thaw and UV rays will "kill" it.
by moderne
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Improving the AT&T Longlines Building
Replies: 24
Views: 1336

Re: Improving the AT&T Longlines Building

The top(windowless) half went up in 1971.
by moderne
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 956
Views: 169551

Re: Troost developments

East of Troost is already happening, Not much visible yet, but lots of homes, apartments and vacant lots being picked up by investors. Best bargains won't last long.
by moderne
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Four Light
Replies: 84
Views: 15337

Re: Four Light

Corn oil?
by moderne
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Federal Reserve HQ construction
Replies: 567
Views: 63421

Re: OFFICIAL - Federal Reserve HQ construction

Henry(Harry) Cobb, architect of the Fed Reserve and also 2600 Grand has passed. He designed both buildings as frames for the Liberty Memorial and not as visual competitors
by moderne
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)
Replies: 494
Views: 100231

Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

Vertical glass planks being installed on ground and first floor of old Midwest Hotel. Reminiscent of Bloch @ Nelson-Atkins.
by moderne
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Two Light - 14th & Grand
Replies: 861
Views: 193351

Re: Two Light - 14th & Grand

He rang door bell of friends a few doors down and introduced himself. Wanted to calm any fears that his larger than life personality meant larger than life neighborhood presence.
by moderne
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hotel Bravo- 17th and Wyandotte
Replies: 204
Views: 26424

Re: Hotel Bravo- 17th and Wyandotte

That was the KC Ballet but they found a less expensive alternative.
by moderne
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hospital Hill activity
Replies: 238
Views: 56466

Re: Hospital Hill activity

Glass starting to wrap the the staircase tower is very nice. Is going to make it look like a towering crystal shard.
by moderne
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 493
Views: 48590

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

Like the views of Muni Aud from the SE. Will never be able to see the entire E & S sides in one frame again. What a great and ever functional masterpiece
by moderne
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Pursuing another downtown attraction
Replies: 20
Views: 1856

Re: Pursuing another downtown attraction

A regional history museum in the north loop on Main. The exhibits going in Corinthian Hall will only be a brief outline. The old exhibits only went from prehistory to the end of the 19th century. The renovated museum will re-open the third floor, but the first will not contain any history other than...
by moderne
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 508
Views: 88429

Re: New Broadway Bridge

You are correct. I was only seeing it as the 6th St exit. I wonder what the traffic count is comparing traffic coming around that bend going to the river crossing or continuing onto 35 east.
by moderne
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 508
Views: 88429

Re: New Broadway Bridge

I don't know if I am looking at it correctly, but it looks like northbound 35 at the NW corner of the bluffs has the right lane as the through lane and the 6th St/Broadway exit on the left?
by moderne
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2341
Views: 340064

Re: Westport

The Opus brick color and blockiness of the building better suit Westport than the last iteration of the Westport Bank except for its large scale. That last remodel of the bank was done in the early days of the ressurection of Westport from a tired part of town with hippie head shops into a seventies...
by moderne
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2582
Views: 309068

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Hearing in the House in Jeff City Feb 25 on republican bill to strip the mail in vote provisions out of the Transportation Development District Statute.
by moderne
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham
Replies: 329
Views: 72205

Re: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham

It would make so much more sense for Gillham Rd between 31st and Linwood to be called Gillham Plaza and vice versa. I guess it would take a city wide vote to do that like the Paseo/MLK counterrevolution.
by moderne
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 1114
Views: 185639

Re: Three Light

From that vantage point with 4 Light the Strata would not be visible.
by moderne
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)
Replies: 494
Views: 100231

Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

After living in a wood frame apartment for 5 years I vow never to live in a wood framed multi tenant residential building again. Only concrete. In fact the whole experience has caused me to forswear communal living to decamp to single family housing east of Troost. I am tired of having to endure ani...
by moderne
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Acme Cleaning/Luzier Cosmetics Reuse Suggestions
Replies: 60
Views: 18932

Re: Acme Cleaning/Luzier Cosmetics Reuse Suggestions

Thanks, did not know they had changed plans(while still retaining the name). Still a great project.