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by horizons82
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between
Replies: 1063
Views: 114346

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

Does Crown Center have space for an Urban Target? It could be one of the better downtown KC locations. Close proximity to large office spaces, hotels, and residential. Direct transit access with plentiful parking for people coming in from surrounding areas. I never knew that was an entrance. The so...
by horizons82
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between
Replies: 1063
Views: 114346

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

Converting all of the third floor over to halls was an extremely smart move on CC's part. That said, It'd be nice to see a marquee restaurant or experiential tenant take up the old 4th floor theater space. It's a shame that large of a space is just mothballed. Overall, It's the second floor that giv...
by horizons82
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Cambria Hotel(SW Corner of 9th & Wyandotte)
Replies: 36
Views: 4166

Re: Cambria Hotel(SW Corner of 9th & Wyandotte)

Nice catch! Should really help to fill that block out. Between this and the (attempted) redevelopment of the McWhirter lot, 9th is really starting to come together.
by horizons82
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 356
Views: 30416

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

Same designer as our new terminal.. Goes to show that money is everything. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190712/a1a09037da789c22f122fe95f5a3cdfd.jpg FWIW, that rendering is of Studio Gang’s winning design. Not SOM’s. You can watch of what SOM submitted here: https://youtu.be/8wKulkLYA8A
by horizons82
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Reverb (1800 Walnut)
Replies: 301
Views: 53001

Re: OFFICIAL - Reverb (1800 Walnut)

Then they can get concessions on that other project, and I’d hope the neighborhood would use this project against them. But this one is already permitted, bid, and past laying foundations. If the rendering set that was posted was truly from the 9th, then (in my experience) the neighborhood likely mi...
by horizons82
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Reverb (1800 Walnut)
Replies: 301
Views: 53001

Re: OFFICIAL - Reverb (1800 Walnut)

^Then I'd suspect the neighborhood is SOL.
by horizons82
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Reverb (1800 Walnut)
Replies: 301
Views: 53001

Re: OFFICIAL - Reverb (1800 Walnut)

Doesn't appear that they've incorporated the community's feedback about that Walnut facade yet. They're going to have to really overcompensate for that aluminum cladding. Did they agree to anything before they received their permit? Or did the neighborhood just voice displeasure? Also their reasoni...
by horizons82
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - The Gallerie (27th & Gillham)
Replies: 125
Views: 33520

Re: OFFICIAL - The Gallerie (27th & Gillham)

Nice pic, thanks for sharing. Can’t wait till those two blocks in the foreground are filled in
by horizons82
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Hotel Overbuilding?
Replies: 28
Views: 3940

Re: Hotel Overbuilding?

**pretends to be shocked** The Star has an editorial deriding anymore hotels receiving incentives in the core. https://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article229459769.html I'm sure they feel the same way about Lenexa or Lee's Summit subsidizing hotels... The most bizarre point is at the end w...
by horizons82
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4172
Views: 478853

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

That's a shame. That'll leave only one Cinemark in the whole metro. Can't help but wonder if they'll exit the market entirely. Also can't discount that the theaters got a disproportionate share of blame for the #TeenLoiteringProblem a few years ago. Given that the new owners seem to go for the easie...
by horizons82
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 356
Views: 30416

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

As an architect you would know that if you’re value engineering close to $150 million at schematic and looking to cut more, the design isn’t going to magically get better. VE can be cut from both front of house and back of house. In a project as engineering-heavy as an airport, it's a good bet that...
by horizons82
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 356
Views: 30416

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

I love the comment above about wait until they get into schematic design and we have a better handle on their glazing and furniture package. That’s hilarious. I love how condescending you are. That’s hilarious. I’m saying the renderings are shit (as I’ve said on plenty of projects) and details do m...
by horizons82
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 356
Views: 30416

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

SOM is just now starting the schematic design phase, which is when the real design work starts for the most part. SD is when they'll start fleshing out finishes, furniture, glazing, food court layout, etc. Already proclaiming the new terminal a qualitative failure based off of those last renderings ...
by horizons82
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2803
Views: 384521

Re: Misc Crossroads News

There's a plan in compass for a patio to be built on Tom's Town parking lot (1701 Main St)

No plans or attachments to know how big the patio will be...Would be nice to get rid of another tiny lot.
by horizons82
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 992
Views: 159003

Re: Three Light

hubert wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:02 pm
Cities that are booming do not play those stupid games.
L O L

See:
Chicago + Lincoln Yards
NYC + Amazon
SF + Pretty much anything
etc

Every big city does this. It's not great, but it's an old game and developers know it. Cordish and KC will be just fine.
by horizons82
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2341
Views: 304347

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

Tangential to all this Arabia/Walnut good news, wasn't there a plan at one time to ditch the parking lots that arabia uses? The ones on Grand? I'd love to see those lots gone and given over to an active use, be it buildings or park space.
by horizons82
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4172
Views: 478853

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

TheLastGentleman - Bravo to all your comments and rebuttals. All arguments against you are merely uninformed excuses. Great points. Ornament or other human scale details are critical to making buildings worth caring about. Every building that is built that lacks that detail will never make the city...
by horizons82
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4172
Views: 478853

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

We should be able to design buildings that, at the very least, match the quality of pre-war architecture, if not exceed it, but we just don't I get what you're saying, but I wouldn't use the word quality. What you're wanting is the detailing of pre-war architecture. The quality of today's buildings...
by horizons82
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 611
Views: 102427

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

This forum had a vote and outlawed 'caps'... Cool... I agree that most newer buildings constructed with “hats” look arbitrary or clunky. I’m arguing for capping the building; in this case it fits with the historical styling. Even just adding a 1ft band of light stone below the highest floor would h...
by horizons82
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 611
Views: 102427

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

It looks fine till you get to the roof. There should be a more ornate cap on that thing. All that work to match the neighborhood and you just slap 4” coping at the top? Weird move.