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by moderne
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 492
Views: 77147

Re: New Broadway Bridge

Will the south end have to be even higher than the present bridge to clear the Woodswether viaduct?
by moderne
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 492
Views: 77147

Re: New Broadway Bridge

Years ago when Municipal was the airport Trader's Bank had a huge neon illuminated billboard at 5th & Broadway that flashed "Welcome to Kansas City."
by moderne
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 492
Views: 77147

Re: New Broadway Bridge

I am glad that it will have pedestrian/bike lane, but those will not see much use. Only thing on north end accessible is airport and Harlem. Beyond there is not even a shoulder on the highway. Hope having bridge access will not encourage bikers and walkers to try to use route to get to Briarcliff, j...
by moderne
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Union Hill Development
Replies: 360
Views: 66404

Re: Union Hill Development

Oh Cafe opening late winter/early spring in former Cafe Europa space. Same owners as the Opera House in River Market.
by moderne
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 492
Views: 77147

Re: New Broadway Bridge

Hope the design takes into account the shifting conditions of the riverbed. Because of the constricted current of the narrowed river there has been scouring of the riverbed so that the river is actually cutting down to a lower level. This can endanger the piers in the water, their pilings only go do...
by moderne
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Mark Twain Tower going residential?
Replies: 192
Views: 36636

Re: Mark Twain Tower going residential?

Wish there was a night photo of the rooftop sign. It really was a landmark from the old airport and coming up the river when they had the riverboat dinner excursions.
by moderne
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Kansas City Photos
Topic: Grand Avenue Temple
Replies: 18
Views: 2321

Re: Grand Avenue Temple

Its sorta like they put Mother in a crappy nursing home where she is full of bedsores. I do not know the reasoning if it is sentimental or they would have to shift their homeless outreach to some other neighborhood where there would be NIMBY. I would not be surprised to see the city close it as a da...
by moderne
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Kansas City Photos
Topic: Grand Avenue Temple
Replies: 18
Views: 2321

Re: Grand Avenue Temple

I don't know how much it is really in danger of being demolished, more likely just to fall into ruin. It has not closed to this day or been sold off as it is considered the Mother Church of the Methodist denomination in KC. I do wonder what happened to the pediment in those short years. It is in alm...
by moderne
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: What Makes a Good Rooftop Sign?
Replies: 16
Views: 586

Re: What Makes a Good Rooftop Sign?

I think the Stinson sign obscures the truncated pyramid. Even more so at night with the dim light between the vertical fins being blocked. The ATT&T signage improved, but the previous placement on the building was superior. I am thankful that KCP&L never erected the rendered signs atop KC Place that...
by moderne
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 364
Views: 20467

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

On the Nelson-Bloch it was technologically impossible to get planks of the glass used at such lengths as supposed on the W&R. Thats why they butted together shorter lengths and got the "Butler Building" criticism. Has technology changed in 15 years that now 60 foot single seamless lengths are availa...
by moderne
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Midtown Area Apartment Boom
Replies: 91
Views: 13431

Re: Midtown Area Apartment Boom

The rowhouse project on 34th is a great design for the neighborhood. Really ties in with the historic architecture. Wonder what the price point will be? Once the streetcar extension is underway I expect any vacant lots to disappear, and then more than a few teardowns and replacements(like some of th...
by moderne
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 364
Views: 20467

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

Was better than the old TWA building. Too bad there was not some mock up of a vintage computer on the roof.
by moderne
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Brookside
Replies: 243
Views: 51455

Re: Brookside

Pearl Clutchers: Most of the residents of the Big Blue Whale at Meyer & Wornall(It's OK, I know a few of those elderly women who would agree).
by moderne
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 14th and Wyandotte Tower
Replies: 75
Views: 5037

Re: 14th and Wyandotte Tower

There's more than zero reasons the vaults are an issue. The rusting re bar and spalling concrete have brought down mighty bridges in the Twin Cities and in Genoa
by moderne
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between
Replies: 1071
Views: 115118

Re: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between

Its quite large a base they are showing taking up the entire plot. It jogs at Main there so the would be more of a DT skyline view than the bulk of SF Tower and the Westin and Morrison and Hecker might indicate. I still think with all its flat topped buildings(so LA) in CC this building needs a Crow...
by moderne
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 14th and Wyandotte Tower
Replies: 75
Views: 5037

Re: 14th and Wyandotte Tower

Its those vaults under the sidewalks the make me apprehensive. I can envision them collapsing under a group of Shriners or Baptists.
by moderne
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between
Replies: 1071
Views: 115118

Re: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between

No. this is to the south of that across 27th St. The sculpture is just to be restored.
by moderne
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 14th and Wyandotte Tower
Replies: 75
Views: 5037

Re: 14th and Wyandotte Tower

Which is making a bad situation dangerous.
by moderne
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 14th and Wyandotte Tower
Replies: 75
Views: 5037

Re: 14th and Wyandotte Tower

Not much confidence in these developers if they are maintaining a dangerous building demolition site for years. Not good neighbors.
by moderne
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Poll: East of Troost
Replies: 5
Views: 393

Re: Poll: East of Troost

I will confess. After seeing what is happening in the area just southeast of the new Beacon Hill construction, that is south of 27th(they are calling it Beacon Hill all the way south to 31st) I got interested. Lots of rehab, prices moving up but still cheap, unique homes and topography. Did you know...