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by moderne
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hospital Hill activity
Replies: 208
Views: 44921

Re: Hospital Hill activity

Patients are people with medical needs. Dental patients tend to be older, as healthy people under 40 or 50 usually have not developed many severe dental or tooth loss problems. Humans used to not live much over 40 and teeth seem to not want to last much more than that. There are lots of elderly goin...
by moderne
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: SOS: Save Our Scout
Replies: 3
Views: 377

SOS: Save Our Scout

Had some out of town visitors that wanted to take some photos from a vantage point. Took them to the west segment of Penn Valley Park to the Scout statue. I was totally embarrassed and ashamed for my city. To approach you must park south of the blocked off access. The access is blocked by 2 concrete...
by moderne
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Companies moving downtown
Replies: 108
Views: 11534

Re: Companies moving downtown

The Waddell and Reed tower proposed back in the sixties for 9th & Main was to be 20 floors. Wonder how many employees they had then compared to now and how space needs for brokers has changed with technology.
by moderne
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hospital Hill activity
Replies: 208
Views: 44921

Re: Hospital Hill activity

Not students I am wondering about, but patients. Nowhere did I mention students.
by moderne
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project
Replies: 191
Views: 30437

Re: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project

Ever since my grade school bus pulled up to take us to the old KC Philharmonic at the Music Hall I have felt there was something missing on the east side of BA Plaza. This is one place that a wall of buildings will finally complete. Really like that the height and scale of it fits the rest of the bl...
by moderne
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hospital Hill activity
Replies: 208
Views: 44921

Re: Hospital Hill activity

Which indicates to be acquired from the University of MO(and something else that I cannot make out). Which does not answer where will dental patients park, the overload lot is 2 blocks away. I know the dental college has wanted to build anew east of TMC for years but the legislature in Jeff City has...
by moderne
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: "Tower East"
Replies: 67
Views: 10340

Re: "Tower East"

Anyone know who is taking over the former "Attitude" space at Cherry & 31st? Someone is putting in new restaurant and doing a substantial remodel. Gone is the crusty patina and in is a bright and cheery dining room.
by moderne
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Four Light
Replies: 49
Views: 3763

Re: Four Light

Rockefeller Center.
by moderne
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hospital Hill activity
Replies: 208
Views: 44921

Re: Hospital Hill activity

It is also the UMKC Dental school patient parking. The rendering shows that phase sitting right on top of the lot used for UMKC Dental parking.
by moderne
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hospital Hill activity
Replies: 208
Views: 44921

Re: Hospital Hill activity

Thanks. Looks like phase 4 will just duplicate what is presently there. Although brick, the window glass will tie it in with the present construction.. Wonder what UMKC Dental will do for patient parking when phase 2 commences?
by moderne
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hospital Hill activity
Replies: 208
Views: 44921

Re: Hospital Hill activity

Too bad that south side is so plain, even the glass is dull. But it makes sense as it looks like a future expansion involves a vertical addition to the angled brick building to the immediate south.
by moderne
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Four Light
Replies: 49
Views: 3763

Re: Four Light

Hope 4 undergoes a dramatic design change from earlier renditions as much as 3 did. Would like to see the main bulk and height oriented north-south with the footage directly south of the Mainstreet being much lower than the other Lights.
by moderne
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westside happenings
Replies: 323
Views: 59695

Re: Westside happenings

Kansas City is already blessed by numerous public park areas with glamour skyline views thanks to the topography and mostly George Kessler.
by moderne
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2865
Views: 327403

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

From a distance the panels do not seem quite so yellow. Up close its like some sort of fast food franchise. I think a few years of weathering and pollution patina may soften them. The sides of the KCPA are already discolored and stained and it has not even been a decade yet. I just cannot believe th...
by moderne
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1532 Grand
Replies: 21
Views: 1516

Re: 1532 Grand

Most of these used the same materials for cladding as the original lower floors. In most there was some attempt to continue the architectural decorative elements. Even the AT&T Longlines would have been fine if only they continued the windows. 1532 may end up looking like a fine vintage brick buildi...
by moderne
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Louis Curtiss: The Frank Lloyd Wright of Kansas City
Replies: 49
Views: 8850

Re: Louis Curtiss: The Frank Lloyd Wright of Kansas City

Wow! I was sure this was doomed to the scrap heap. This spectacular home and its location is the best billboard for single family home revival betweeen Troost and Paseo that money could every buy.
by moderne
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Lot next to KC care health center
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: Lot next to KC care health center

With everything happening on Broadway and as the major owner of many many blocks, KC Life should be a prime mover in a renaissance. But its like they put a black spell on the neighborhood ever since their suburban office park and trafficway scheme was overwhelming nixed by the city and the neighborh...
by moderne
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1532 Grand
Replies: 21
Views: 1516

Re: 1532 Grand

Renderings look good, but will the reality? Are they going to match the brick with real mortar set individual bricks or just use more of that cheap looking faux brick panels?
by moderne
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Sherman Williams seeking new World HQ
Replies: 7
Views: 590

Re: Sherman Williams seeking new World HQ

Isn't Sherman Mr. Peabody the dog's boy? Lets put the topic in the way back machine to come up with Sherwin.
by moderne
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1900 Grand Blvd
Replies: 35
Views: 1729

Re: 1900 Grand Blvd

Its the Shopper's Parkade from 10th & Grand reborn. Some things don't change in over 50 years. Bet this iteration crumbles into dust even sooner.