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by moderne
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Uptown Shoppes
Replies: 172
Views: 29984

Re: Uptown Shoppes

Closer to half a century. Ever since they proposed turning everything between Valentine and 34th into an office park and Pennsylvania into a trafficway and were rebuffed by the outcry.
by moderne
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Book Recommendations!
Replies: 17
Views: 1894

Re: Book Recommendations!

Lucas accusing Sly of secret backroom deals when only preliminary discussions with Burns & McDonnel had taken place.
by moderne
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 364
Views: 20602

Re: Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore

Only 2 elevators seems woefully inadequate for a building this height even if it is just 8 inhabited office floors above parking. I worked in a 6 story Corporate Woods bldng with 4 elevators. Office buildings require more elevators than residential due to denser daytime population and peak rush hours.
by moderne
Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Uptown Shoppes
Replies: 172
Views: 29984

Re: Uptown Shoppes

Anyone have knowledge of the 2 residential teardowns at SW Tfwy and Valentine? Hope this is not just some more KC Life land banking, but I think the neighborhood would be up in arms.
by moderne
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Book Recommendations!
Replies: 17
Views: 1894

Re: Book Recommendations!

Sly James' autobiography "A Passion for Purpose" a surprisingly enjoyable read of an interesting and successful life. Great background into what happened with the planning for the new KCI terminal and why Sly has an extreme dislike for Mayor Lucas.
by moderne
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 364
Views: 20602

Re: Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore

I imagine most W&R employees reside in JOCO and would rather stay there. It appears management must be promising easy free parking for every employee. Even better than now since it will be covered. These parking podiums may be the onerous price to be paid to get suburban employers to move downtown. ...
by moderne
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: East Side Development
Replies: 65
Views: 18516

Re: East Side Development

Don't know who they purchased the land from, but it was purchased over a year ago. Mount Hope neighborhood 2943 Highland, northeast corner. Will be a very simple utilitarian building.
by moderne
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: East Side Development
Replies: 65
Views: 18516

Re: East Side Development

Rime Buddhist Center close to fund raising goal to break ground for first Tibetan Temple in KC at 29th & Highland.
by moderne
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 364
Views: 20602

Re: Companies moving downtown

I will miss that rocky limestone outcrop on the SW corner of the block looming over Truman north. It reminds me of the Tarpeian Rock on the Capitoline Hill in Rome.
by moderne
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 364
Views: 20602

Re: Companies moving downtown

Since it has sat vacant since before this century most surely this means something other than a surface parking lot. What about the small building with the garage to the west?
by moderne
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Chouteau Parkway Transformation to Begin in 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1943

Re: Chouteau Parkway Transformation to Begin in 2012

Ground broken for Francois Chouteau Native American fountain near intersection with Parvin. Will have simulated limestone bluff with waterfall, pools and multiple bronze figures. Nice bauble for a not upscale part of town.
by moderne
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - The Gallerie (27th & Gillham)
Replies: 125
Views: 33588

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

Or further south. Row houses are probably the only thing that will fit in that awkward land on the west side of McGee carved from the flank of the cemetery.
by moderne
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham
Replies: 296
Views: 61809

Re: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham

Covering off building at 31st and Oak. Sadly, no Vitrolite. Just an ugly dirty brick mess.
by moderne
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Book Recommendations!
Replies: 17
Views: 1894

Re: Book Recommendations!

A more recent recommendation published in 2018 "A River in the City of Fountains" An Environmental History of Kansas City and the Missouri River by Amahia MAllea. An understanding of the pre european river, its instrumentality in KC history,how for a century is was an open untreated sewer, how the C...
by moderne
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hospital Hill activity
Replies: 224
Views: 50665

Re: Hospital Hill activity

They are adding two floors to the current clinic building..Wonder if why they are going ahead on this is because of the cranes already in place can be used for its construction. Rather than go back and put of 2 new cranes in the middle of an occupied area with restricted space.
by moderne
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hospital Hill activity
Replies: 224
Views: 50665

Re: Hospital Hill activity

Columns going up on roof of building immediately to the south of the new tower. Is this the beginning of phase 4(a vertical addition), skipping over phases 2 and 3?
by moderne
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Fantasy Retrofits: Barney Allis Plaza
Replies: 139
Views: 17511

Re: Fantasy Retrofits: Barney Allis Plaza

There was a proposal to put a Hilton 800-1000 room on that lot in the early nineties.
by moderne
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: "Tower East"
Replies: 70
Views: 12276

Re: "Tower East"

Will be a switch from Attitude which was sinfully greasy.
by moderne
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham
Replies: 296
Views: 61809

Re: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham

When I was there it was not good food and was very dirty. I hate eating while trying to fend off flies. Why could they not just eat from the uncleared tables?
by moderne
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: "Tower East"
Replies: 70
Views: 12276

Re: "Tower East"

The Fix coffee shop soon to open in the former Attitude space @31st & Cherry.