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by kenrbnj
Sat May 30, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2733
Views: 421479

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

I should mention: Harlem -- the strip of land on the North Bank of the Missouri River -- is beginning to look like an undiscovered jewel. If I remember correctly; there were a few light industrial zones and a few ratty old hotels which had been converted into the efficiency apartments. Has anyone h...
by kenrbnj
Fri May 29, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2733
Views: 421479

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

I should mention: Harlem -- the strip of land on the North Bank of the Missouri River -- is beginning to look like an undiscovered jewel. If I remember correctly; there were a few light industrial zones and a few ratty old hotels which had been converted into the efficiency apartments. Has anyone he...
by kenrbnj
Thu May 21, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project
Replies: 283
Views: 62345

Re: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project

Pretty building, great location.

The 46 Penn Center resemblance......
by kenrbnj
Tue May 19, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: One Light - 13th & Walnut
Replies: 759
Views: 168643

Re: One Light - 13th & Walnut

The Airbnb Effect: It’s Not Just Rising Home Prices [/b] https://www.citylab.com/equity/2019/02/study-airbnb-cities-rising-home-prices-tax/581590/ My home in Florida -- a very small cluster of nicely manicured homes on the Intracoastal waterway is surrounded by three sides of water; and a gate to t...
by kenrbnj
Tue May 19, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: One Light - 13th & Walnut
Replies: 759
Views: 168643

Re: One Light - 13th & Walnut

I hate Airbnb with a passion. Wound be disappointing if cordish started to allow this. Most places do have furnished executive apartments though, so that might just be this. It's a thin line between the two, but not as bad I agree. AirBNB is a scourge. It is a perversion to the real estate market. ...
by kenrbnj
Sun May 17, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 649
Views: 105191

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

>> As much as I think all of us absolutely detest the design of the building, and the process by which it was done, we can all agree that an infill project is SIGNIFICANTLY better than another green space suburban office campus built from scratch. AMEN. That sums up everything. Including the scaled-...
by kenrbnj
Thu May 14, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 13th and Grand tower
Replies: 300
Views: 45857

Re: 13th and Grand tower

1200 spots next to all the P&L garages is insane. But why would there be any incentive for the developer to lower the count? The city gave away the farm on W&R. We want this garage. It dramatically lowers the value of everyone charging so much for parking on the hundreds of spots around the Sprint ...
by kenrbnj
Thu May 14, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 13th and Grand tower
Replies: 300
Views: 45857

Re: 13th and Grand tower

It's attractive enough. Yes, disappointing it was not something 500' or greater. ..These surface lots are plentiful.. Until more of those plats are utilized; this is the product to expect; save for a single large user who desires a prestige project. The bright side is this project -- and the others ...
by kenrbnj
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Condo Demand in Downtown
Replies: 10
Views: 1811

Re: Condo Demand in Downtown

Is this a financing/developer issue or is there a real lack of demand? After the last housing collapse, a common trend for multifamily (especially hirises) nationally has been mostly construction with rentals at first that may turn into condo eventually as market conditions show demand. Is easier t...
by kenrbnj
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 1319
Views: 250531

Re: Three Light

Quite Clever.. Strangely, my main home is 16 miles directly south of WTC - have not been in the buildings aside from the Memorial. I did not know this.
by kenrbnj
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 1319
Views: 250531

Re: Three Light

Elevators are the least of our problems. If commons-area human-to-human contact becomes a long-term vex, we have far deeper problems than an apartment building. The world is about touchscreen-based systems; doors in public spaces, common restroom facilities, mass transit; etc. An elevator? Curious w...
by kenrbnj
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 1319
Views: 250531

Re: Three Light

With interest rates at a historic low; adding the anticipation of a fairly rapid recovery of the property markets.. Underlying fundamentals of this type of inventory into this market remain sound over the intermediate and the long-term. Accounting for a 2023 introduction of the property into the mar...
by kenrbnj
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Improving the AT&T Longlines Building
Replies: 27
Views: 4728

Re: Improving the AT&T Longlines Building

Hmm. I have "Kansas City, Missouri; An Architectural History, 1826-1990"

Not a single reference to the Long Lines building.

However, there are the dioramas of Crown Center and the 911 Walnut building with the radome.. I'll learn to upload photos
by kenrbnj
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Improving the AT&T Longlines Building
Replies: 27
Views: 4728

Re: Improving the AT&T Longlines Building

Wait. I just looked at the photo. They removed the microwave antennas and horns from the roof? When did that happen????
by kenrbnj
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Improving the AT&T Longlines Building
Replies: 27
Views: 4728

Re: Improving the AT&T Longlines Building

The architecture firm might be mentioned in either of these books: Kansas City, Missouri An Architectural History, 1826-1990 by Ehrlich, George or The American Institute of Architects Guide to Kansas City Architecture & Public Art American Institute of Architects I don't have these books, and the l...
by kenrbnj
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Reverb (1800 Walnut)
Replies: 464
Views: 106136

Re: OFFICIAL - Reverb (1800 Walnut)

Jesus. Burns and Mac got signage on the crane. Some clever marketing guy. Engineering Firm with industrial roots -- making architectural statements.

All my years in Engineering. Never could guess.

Flattering video.

Let's see what Hubble-Nubble-Trouble-Bubble can do for a video.
by kenrbnj
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Layoffs at The Star
Replies: 532
Views: 101762

Re: Layoffs at The Star

The Kansas City Star has chosen self-imposed irrelevance. It's a shame. To distinguish itself from the BizJournals; they killed their business desk. Kevin started his own newspaper (to which I subscribe); the foundation of *that* mistake. Recognize Kevin was a long-time business/development luminar...
by kenrbnj
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 13th and Grand tower
Replies: 300
Views: 45857

Re: 13th and Grand tower

There is a place for all types of product. This subject of "Tall versus short, shiny versus traditional, blah blah" is nothing more than "product mix". Some users desire the prestige of signage on a tall tower or they need concentrated space served by elevators. As a certainty, the underlying driver...
by kenrbnj
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Layoffs at The Star
Replies: 532
Views: 101762

Re: Layoffs at The Star

The Kansas City Star has chosen self-imposed irrelevance. It's a shame. To distinguish itself from the BizJournals; they killed their business desk. Kevin started his own newspaper (to which I subscribe); the foundation of *that* mistake. Recognize Kevin was a long-time business/development luminary...
by kenrbnj
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 649
Views: 105191

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

#6 on your list is still just a concept. I wouldn't think it makes 2021 at this point I’m not so sure about your timeline on #6. The project won’t have to go through the incentive process and requires minimal bank financing. I think it’s possible for them to make 2020 at this point. I don’t think i...