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by moderne
Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Bryant Building
Replies: 17
Views: 3825

Re: Bryant Building

Could not have been tallest in KC at the time. SW Bell in background was and is taller. Would like to see the exterior floodlighting mentioned revived. Design was influenced by a rejected entry for the Chicago Tribune design competition. Interesting they tout Ready Mixed Concrete, which was boss Tom...
by moderne
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Levy at Martini Corner (NE Corner 31st & Gillham)
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: Levy at Martini Corner (NE Corner 31st & Gillham)

What is the red cladding? Brick or some cheap stucco panels? Units on the top 3 floors of the north end will have nice views.
by moderne
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 641
Views: 115226

Re: New Broadway Bridge

On the Sunday night football game they had a promo for next weeks game in KC. Showed what appeared to be a DT view from Wheeler Airport, but the Broadway bridge was replaced by the Paseo Bond bridge!
by moderne
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 641
Views: 115226

Re: New Broadway Bridge

Maybe the HOA but with the road deck higher on the south, like the current bridge.
by moderne
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 660
Views: 107378

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

Waiting for the off kilter building block effect to be visible.
by moderne
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Midtown Area Apartment Boom
Replies: 181
Views: 36194

Re: Midtown Area Apartment Boom

Many years ago I worked in an office in that building. It and the bank were owned by Charles Price, ambassador to the court of St. James. He also owned a chocolate candy company that I cannot remember the name of even though he sold them to bank employees and building tenants at cost. Got to give hi...
by moderne
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Real Estate Listings of Interest (Metrowide)
Replies: 139
Views: 83226

Re: Real Estate Listings of Interest (Metrowide)

Never thought I would see multiple house listings east of Troost for over a million. 1206 and 1212 east Armour both listed at $1,150,000.00! Beautifully redesigned interiors,must not have been much original left to restore. Cool carriage house ADU.
by moderne
Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 5th and Main (Northwest Corner)
Replies: 79
Views: 4123

Re: 5th and Main (Northwest Corner)

The 12 floor version, the north end appears wider than the south. Is this an "L" shaped building?
by moderne
Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 552
Views: 84679

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

Yea, precast limestone, not sandstone. Sandstone has a lot more orange-red warmth like all the big rock-cliff national parks in the southwest. Limestone is the indigenous hue of this area even if no one can afford to use the real thing anymore. Loews got a weird yellow color that sticks out like a s...
by moderne
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: East Side Development
Replies: 96
Views: 35272

Re: East Side Development

Will anything be done to the interiors? Will it remain income guidelined?
by moderne
Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: North Kansas City
Replies: 186
Views: 56410

Re: North Kansas City

Downtown NKC has retained it compact village feel for decades but any residential languished. Northgate Village is really too far distant to have much impact. Same with new residential distant on the other side of I-35. This will help and maybe get some residential in the empty lots on Burlington an...
by moderne
Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 552
Views: 84679

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

Visitors will still refer to it as the airport out in the middle of cornfields but at least it will no longer be a bus station in the middle of a corn field.
by moderne
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 1030
Views: 213314

Re: Troost developments

For your indoor gardening needs: Virgil's Plant Shop on east side of Troost just past 27th. I think when there is a plant boutique a neighborhood can be considered gentrified. VIRGILSPLANTSHOP.COM
by moderne
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Louis Curtiss: The Frank Lloyd Wright of Kansas City
Replies: 61
Views: 17901

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

That very rough textured stucco really bothers me. And the varying thicknesses give it a crude "Flinstones" sloppiness.
by moderne
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC metro growth and migration stats
Replies: 164
Views: 52233

Re: KC metro growth and migration stats

When is earliest of 2020 census reports?
by moderne
Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Knickerbocker Place Apartments
Replies: 105
Views: 24222

Re: Knickerbocker Place Apartments

All Bixbys cut from the same cloth.
by moderne
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Excelsior Springs
Replies: 69
Views: 14208

Re: Excelsior Springs

The Hall of Waters has been named by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of the 11 most endangered historic places in America. It needs more than $16 millions in rehabilitation needs, that Excelsior Springs has no way of funding.
by moderne
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Bridging Park & Market
Replies: 79
Views: 5194

Re: Bridging Park & Market

Wider sidewalk with trees much more conducive to boulevard life than an island isolated by traffic lanes.
by moderne
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: SE Missouri 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1324

Re: SE Missouri 2016

Amazing restoration. Were there no signs of the great wall of water from the dam collapse on top of the mountain?
by moderne
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 680
Views: 147792

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

Construction guy that was working on 3507 Gillham told me they were cutting up the apartments into smaller units. Was in years ago and they were the size of a large condo with cool old woodwork and columns.