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by moderne
Wed Feb 23, 2005 2:44 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Should Main & Grand be widened through P&L Distr.
Replies: 23
Views: 3070

Should Main & Grand be widened through P&L Distr.

Long, we seem to be on the same tract. Proper choice for urban street trees is essential. The varieties must be able to tolerate baking heat reflected from bldngs, auto exhaust pollution and road salt. Irrigation is a must(thinking of the poorly planned SW Trfwy Pears). One place in KC where urban t...
by moderne
Tue Feb 22, 2005 6:23 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Wallstreet Tower (formerly US Bank Tower)
Replies: 537
Views: 64712

OFFICIAL: Wallstreet Tower ( was:US Bank Tower going condo)

Dont ever eat a bag of cold greasy beignets on Ash Wednessday morning.
by moderne
Tue Feb 22, 2005 6:17 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Should Main & Grand be widened through P&L Distr.
Replies: 23
Views: 3070

Should Main & Grand be widened through P&L Distr.

I don't understand those who say street trees are anti urban, or suburban. I don't think the Champs Elysee or Unter der Linden are anti urban, quite the contrary they are immensely civilized. Widening Grand downtown and planting trees (with irrigation in the loop) from 70 to 670 to Pershing would br...
by moderne
Tue Feb 22, 2005 6:09 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Old Film Row plan
Replies: 7
Views: 1451

Old Film Row plan

I like it. Screen off those surface lots. Its even got a ho next to the stop sign, just like the real Hollywood.
by moderne
Tue Feb 22, 2005 9:59 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Should Main & Grand be widened through P&L Distr.
Replies: 23
Views: 3070

Should Main & Grand be widened through P&L Distr.

Yes. Islands can be lifesavers for those of us with injuries and physical disabilities when we have to hobble across a busy street and cannot make it across before the light changes.
by moderne
Mon Feb 21, 2005 12:53 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: What Buildings Do You Like/Dislike?
Replies: 41
Views: 3668

What Buildings Do You Like/Dislike?

The Borg Cube(Southwestern Bell Bldng) has to be the worst building downtown. It has absolutely no connection to the streets around it, or for that matter, any of the city around it. It is a horrible example of 1970s brutalism that makes other structures of the same era and stylistic school seem lig...
by moderne
Sat Feb 19, 2005 5:41 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas City could flourish by erasing its state line mode
Replies: 35
Views: 2612

Kansas City could flourish by erasing its state line mode

This is an ANCIENT idea. It very nearly happened after the civil war. Kansas was going to purchase everything in Missouri west of the Blue River. Unfortunately the story goes, the congressman who was to introduce the legislation got drunk, missed the congressional session and the rest is (or is not)...
by moderne
Wed Feb 16, 2005 5:52 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Cordish: "Keep the buses out"
Replies: 30
Views: 3362

Cordish: "Keep the buses out"

"There WILL be Bus service in KC Live" Both the city and the KCATA have gone to bat to ensure bus service in the forthcoming KC Live District in downtown Kansas City. In an agressive response to plans by the Cordish Company to limit bus traffic to the perimeter of the district, city and ATA negotiat...
by moderne
Wed Feb 16, 2005 5:11 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: OFFICIAL: Alameda Towers Twin proposed
Replies: 40
Views: 5658

OFFICIAL: Twin Alameda 19-story tower proposed

An exact twin might be interesting, especially since there is another set of twin towers on the other side of the Plaza.
by moderne
Wed Feb 16, 2005 5:08 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: H&R Block Construction Photos
Replies: 1182
Views: 108102

H&R Block Construction Photos

Second tower crane is up.
by moderne
Sat Feb 12, 2005 7:26 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Nelson-Atkins Expansion (YES..white glass is the end result)
Replies: 1196
Views: 98347

Nelson-Atkins Expansion (YES..white glass is the end result)

Wouldn't it be funny if the project everybodys complaining about before earth is turned(the Fed Reserve) turns out to be the better than the one nobody criticized till it went up(the Nelson)!
by moderne
Sat Feb 12, 2005 7:23 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: New Infill in West Plaza
Replies: 44
Views: 4678

New Infill in West Plaza

Anybody know the pricing on these? Only 2 blocks from the house I am selling. Would hope for some high dollar comps come buyer appraisal time.
by moderne
Sat Feb 12, 2005 7:15 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Performing Arts Center construction
Replies: 2333
Views: 217300

OFFICIAL - Performing Arts Center construction

PAC should have parity with the stadiums. Equal amounts on the county stadium ballot in August.
by moderne
Tue Feb 08, 2005 11:48 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Who for new KCK UG Mayor/CEO?
Replies: 22
Views: 1976

Who for new KCK UG Mayor/CEO?

Who will be best to carry on Carol's legacy?
by moderne
Tue Feb 08, 2005 11:27 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: 2004 resale housing market
Replies: 20
Views: 1744

2004 resale housing market

There is a nice 3 bedroom, 1 car attached garage with some nice arts and crafts woodwork at the northeast corner of 44th and Holly. They are asking 169,000.
by moderne
Mon Feb 07, 2005 7:22 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Park Place- City Living in the "Country" 119/Nall
Replies: 12
Views: 1508

Park Place- City Living in the "Country" 119/Nall

Could they bus in some street people and panhandlers to give it a real urban feel?
by moderne
Mon Feb 07, 2005 7:18 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: 2004 resale housing market
Replies: 20
Views: 1744

2004 resale housing market

The 3 bedroom at the view is now 2 bedroom plus office. What was the small third bedroom now has a wide doorless passage to the great room. I dont think you're going to find any type of new construction anywhere in the metro with 3 bedrooms for under 200K. Maybe a pressboard palace in Gardner or Gra...
by moderne
Sun Feb 06, 2005 4:50 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: What's being built north of former Rat Castle Apartments?
Replies: 25
Views: 3243

What's being built north of former Rat Castle Apartments?

Some info: its not "rat's " castle, but "rat" castle. One rat, not possessive. It was built in 1888 and is on the National Historic Register. It has been a hotel, apartments, and offices. In the 60's it became a hangout for beatniks (pre-hippie) and it was about this time it became know as rat castl...
by moderne
Sun Feb 06, 2005 3:22 pm
Forum: Kansas City Photos
Topic: What are these buildings?
Replies: 22
Views: 2919

What are these buildings?

Second photo is the church at Independence Ave and Gladstone Blvd. Was R.A. Longs church and was most prestigious church in town a century ago, now down to about 40 members. Third is a catholic church on eastside, beautiful neo-gothic.
by moderne
Fri Feb 04, 2005 4:12 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: The View
Replies: 270
Views: 30111

OFFICIAL: The View

No one has moved in yet. They are just completing interiors of model units on 5.