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There’s one interesting thing in the drawing of the vehicles.

I don’t see any doors. The one in the foreground you can see the curb side, the background the inside. So either way…

Really nice drawing, the perspective on top of a photo is excellent.

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It's the Hotel California of monorails.

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Architectural design for Jackson County Courthouse in downtown Kansas City.

https://jchs.odyssey.historyit.com/item ... 91/gallery

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FangKC wrote:
Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:37 pm
Architectural design for Jackson County Courthouse in downtown Kansas City.

https://jchs.odyssey.historyit.com/item ... 91/gallery
I’m a fan of the existing courthouse and its art deco motifs, but the unbuilt plan is a better building! Great find!

Edit: Reminds me of LA's beautiful City Hall

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We could use a new city hall and court house.

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normalthings wrote:
Wed Jul 14, 2021 11:16 pm
We could use a new city hall and court house.
This is how buildings get torn down

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If that courthouse had been built back then, today there would be a giant tarp on top covering the statue of Andy Jackson.

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Unbuilt Baltimore Hotel. No dates given. I makes me wonder if this was a proposed design for a replacement Baltimore Hotel on the NE corner of Baltimore and 12th Street after it was demolished. It's too art deco and stepped to be a design for the original Baltimore Hotel.

https://jchs.odyssey.historyit.com/item ... 39/gallery

https://jchs.odyssey.historyit.com/item ... 37/gallery

Original built Baltimore Hotel, opened 1899.

https://kchistory.org/image/baltimore-h ... ffset%5D=2

With addition built in 1904.

https://kchistory.org/image/baltimore-h ... ffset%5D=0

The original hotel building only stood 40 years. The addition stood 36 years. Doesn't seem like a long time for a building of such mass. The hotel had a beautiful lobby, atrium, and dining room. Probably much more so than the Muehlebach in that respect.

https://kchistory.org/image/baltimore-h ... ffset%5D=6

https://kchistory.org/image/baltimore-h ... ffset%5D=5

https://kchistory.org/image/baltimore-h ... fset%5D=16

https://kchistory.org/image/baltimore-h ... fset%5D=18

https://kchistory.org/image/baltimore-h ... fset%5D=13

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It looks like the original plan for 46 Penn Centre was a Hyatt Hotel. Renderings from 2012.
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