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by rxlexi
Sun Dec 21, 2003 4:56 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Do we need more high rises or just infill in the loop?
Replies: 5
Views: 1322

Do we need more high rises or just infill in the loop?

I couldn't agree with you more, tat; as much as I pine for at least one more huge gleaming skyscraper on the skyline I would much rather see a more dense, filled in urban fabric downtown with fewer hideous surface lots. In fact, I don't see any reason for surface lots within the downtown loop. Multi...
by rxlexi
Fri Dec 19, 2003 1:11 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC should look to STL for rail
Replies: 44
Views: 4019

KC should look to STL for rail

hey, interesting discussion. I've been curious about StL's light rail for quite a while; I'm curious as to whether it's usable for getting around the city or it's more a commute-to-work only type of system? Anyway at least StL does one thing right; downtown stadiums, including brand new Cardinals Fi...
by rxlexi
Fri Dec 19, 2003 12:23 am
Forum: Kansas City Photos
Topic: Best Skyline Shot?
Replies: 15
Views: 1950

Best Skyline Shot?

I know it's generic, but pics from the top of Liberty Memorial would be awesome. The view is incredible. Costs two bucks to go up.

Alexi
by rxlexi
Fri Dec 19, 2003 12:19 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: most underrated & overrated KC urban neighborhood?
Replies: 35
Views: 4775

most underrated & overrated KC urban neighborhood?

underrated : I agree with Valentine, historic Northeast - i know it's got a ways to go, but the architecture and history are awesome. overrated : Mission Hills (does this count as urban?)- some beautiful homes and landscaping, but the police and neighbors would simply drive me nuts there. just my .0...
by rxlexi
Fri Dec 19, 2003 12:10 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KS v. MO #123
Replies: 46
Views: 3709

KS v. MO #123

haha Fang so true. I see it like this...i understand the reality of the situation and I definitely understand why one could choose to live in JoCo, and these people don't necessarily bother me. However, everytime, for example, Overland Park or Olathe/anytown USA announce their plans for an arena or ...
by rxlexi
Wed Dec 17, 2003 11:39 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: What's the deal with Waldo?
Replies: 10
Views: 1677

What's the deal with Waldo?

Waldo is a pretty nice little area, very convenient for those that live near or around it. Has some great restaraunts, Waldo Pizza, Tanners, Taj Mahal, Cafe Apanaire (French bakery), 75th Street Brewery, McLains bakery (incredible chocolate icing cookies). A nice neighborhood feel, kiind of an exten...
by rxlexi
Wed Dec 17, 2003 1:24 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Best sledding hills???
Replies: 22
Views: 2615

Best sledding hills???

Last saturday I went sledding with a couple friends in North Terrace Park, actually the hill just to the west of the Kansas City Museum that drops down into Cliff Drive. Not a bad spot at all, just the right amount of people (not so many that it becomes irritating, not too few that you're missing th...
by rxlexi
Wed Dec 17, 2003 1:11 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Broadway Streetscape
Replies: 15
Views: 2575

Broadway Streetscape

Hey, this is all very dissapointing to hear. Out of curiosity, is there any kind of neighborhood association in the areas surrounding Broadway? It's funny that police in Mission Hills and Fairway have the time and resources to sit and lurk amongst the Kansas shadows and follow me all the way back to...
by rxlexi
Wed Dec 17, 2003 12:45 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 18th and Vine
Replies: 479
Views: 79896

18th and Vine

hey all, good to hear that 18th and Vine is finally starting to really take off; it has great potential, and The Peachtree is positively delicious as well being in the right location in the city, IMO. I agree with alot of what FangKC is saying, but my big question is where is an 18th and Vine Jazz F...
by rxlexi
Mon Dec 15, 2003 11:42 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: A "real" science museum at Union Station
Replies: 46
Views: 5244

A "real" science museum at Union Station

haha nope. Alexi Panethiere Kontras is the name, Panethiere being the last name of my grandfather, who in fact lived in Quality Hill many years back (random fact). The only funny thing about my being Greek is the amount of food I feast down at the greek festival every year :cheers:
alexi
by rxlexi
Mon Dec 15, 2003 8:01 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: A "real" science museum at Union Station
Replies: 46
Views: 5244

A "real" science museum at Union Station

Hey FangKC, thanks for the compliments :) . My dad's side of the family is originally from Greece, my mom's from Italy. My name is kind of a greek take on the russian original. As far as MU, you never can have enough of us tigers around :wink:

alexi
by rxlexi
Mon Dec 15, 2003 5:58 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: A "real" science museum at Union Station
Replies: 46
Views: 5244

A "real" science museum at Union Station

Hi everyone, I just stumbled across this website while doing my usual KC research type things online and it seems to be a really great place to discuss all things Kansas City, so I'm excited to have found it. Anyway just wanted to weigh in with my two cents on the Science City issue. Over thanksgivi...