Remodeling Town Pavillion

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normalthings wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:23 pm
TOWN PAVILION REIMAGINED

The historic Town Pavilion building gets an art-focused upgrade. Improvements will drastically transform the building and include the removal of the iconic staircase and the addition of a concierge desk, as well as upgrading retail storefronts, installing video walls, creating a feature wall element, and adding security features and equipment. In addition to the aesthetic improvements and new finishes – which will incorporate exposed concrete, bright white walls, and natural wood tones – security turnstiles with visitor management system will be installed to elevate the building to current Class A office standards.


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JE Dunn General Contractor

Burns & McDonnell Design Team
Phasing Plan

Phasing plan has been split into 5 phases.

Phase I: December 2020 - February 2021

Phase II: End of February 2021 - Mid March 2021

Phase III: Mid March 2021 - Mid May 2021

Phase IV: Mid May 2021

Phase V: End May 2021 - Mid June 2021
https://www.townpavilionkc.com/team
Terribly shortsighted. And, mediocre.

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i love it

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im2kull wrote:
Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:03 pm
normalthings wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:23 pm
TOWN PAVILION REIMAGINED

The historic Town Pavilion building gets an art-focused upgrade. Improvements will drastically transform the building and include the removal of the iconic staircase and the addition of a concierge desk, as well as upgrading retail storefronts, installing video walls, creating a feature wall element, and adding security features and equipment. In addition to the aesthetic improvements and new finishes – which will incorporate exposed concrete, bright white walls, and natural wood tones – security turnstiles with visitor management system will be installed to elevate the building to current Class A office standards.


Image

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Copaken Brooks Project & Construction Manager

JE Dunn General Contractor

Burns & McDonnell Design Team
Phasing Plan

Phasing plan has been split into 5 phases.

Phase I: December 2020 - February 2021

Phase II: End of February 2021 - Mid March 2021

Phase III: Mid March 2021 - Mid May 2021

Phase IV: Mid May 2021

Phase V: End May 2021 - Mid June 2021
https://www.townpavilionkc.com/team
Terribly shortsighted. And, mediocre.
Elaborate?

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I can't even place where those are. Are they removing the main staircase?

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KCPowercat wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:19 am
I can't even place where those are. Are they removing the main staircase?
The atrium space fronting main will be gutted. Staircase will be removed and main will be made into a real entrance complete with front desk.

I can't help but think that the rest of the common spaces need renovating.

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normalthings wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:23 pm
TOWN PAVILION REIMAGINED

The historic Town Pavilion building gets an art-focused upgrade. Improvements will drastically transform the building and include the removal of the iconic staircase and the addition of a concierge desk, as well as upgrading retail storefronts, installing video walls, creating a feature wall element, and adding security features and equipment. In addition to the aesthetic improvements and new finishes – which will incorporate exposed concrete, bright white walls, and natural wood tones – security turnstiles with visitor management system will be installed to elevate the building to current Class A office standards.
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Did anyone notice the renderings are super white?

White wall, white floors, white furniture. 100% white people

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The glaring defect with the current configuration is that people walking in the honky tube from the Commerce Building have no method to continue to the 12th and Walnut block honky tube. Much of the Town Pavilion second floor is secured, so a pedestrian must descend to the lobby level at the north end of the building and then return to the second floor at the south end of the building. (It would also be nice to have honky tube access to Cosentino's garage, but that's a P&L building).

Will that defect be remediated?

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We should be tearing down honky tubes in the CBD

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Glad to see continued investment in the building--but one wonders where the suburbanites will have their office lobby weddings now??

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Going to sound like a tap dance competition with those concrete floors though. eck.

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smh wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:44 am
Glad to see continued investment in the building--but one wonders where the suburbanites will have their office lobby weddings now??
I went to one of these a couple summers ago. It sucked. Not a good layout for an event.

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herrfrank wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:11 am
The glaring defect with the current configuration is that people walking in the honky tube from the Commerce Building have no method to continue to the 12th and Walnut block honky tube. Much of the Town Pavilion second floor is secured, so a pedestrian must descend to the lobby level at the north end of the building and then return to the second floor at the south end of the building. (It would also be nice to have honky tube access to Cosentino's garage, but that's a P&L building).

Will that defect be remediated?
There is a tube now that connects to the Consentinos garage. I have no idea how to get to it.

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It doesn't connect to the garage. It only connects through that skinny white building (not Cordish) over to the parking garage for Town Pavilion. There is no way to get into Cosentinos or the garage through that honky tube.

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beautyfromashes wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:54 am
Going to sound like a tap dance competition with those concrete floors though. eck.
I was thinking the same thing, that the acoustics were potentially brutal. Maybe the mottling on the ceiling indicates acoustical plaster?

*usual caveats about materials and renderings, etc

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smh wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:44 am
Glad to see continued investment in the building--but one wonders where the suburbanites will have their office lobby weddings now??
The Crossroads is/was killing it with event spaces. I do not understand the appeal of Town Pavilion for such an event. They didn't seem that frequent.

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DaveKCMO wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:36 pm
smh wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:44 am
Glad to see continued investment in the building--but one wonders where the suburbanites will have their office lobby weddings now??
The Crossroads is/was killing it with event spaces. I do not understand the appeal of Town Pavilion for such an event. They didn't seem that frequent.
Tenant discounts?

Only place remaining on peak weekends for someone who procrastinates?

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DaveKCMO wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:36 pm
smh wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:44 am
Glad to see continued investment in the building--but one wonders where the suburbanites will have their office lobby weddings now??
The Crossroads is/was killing it with event spaces. I do not understand the appeal of Town Pavilion for such an event. They didn't seem that frequent.
Haha well I should hope so. Who wants to have a wedding in an office lobby, in view and scent of Planet Sub?? Even if it did have a castle-like staircase.

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smh wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:46 am
DaveKCMO wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:36 pm
smh wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:44 am
Glad to see continued investment in the building--but one wonders where the suburbanites will have their office lobby weddings now??
The Crossroads is/was killing it with event spaces. I do not understand the appeal of Town Pavilion for such an event. They didn't seem that frequent.
Haha well I should hope so. Who wants to have a wedding in an office lobby, in view and scent of Planet Sub?? Even if it did have a castle-like staircase.
Someone who can only afford Planet Sub for their food? It's not that uncommon for wedding food to be pizza and not because it's different, because they're poor.

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flyingember wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:17 am
smh wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:46 am
DaveKCMO wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:36 pm


The Crossroads is/was killing it with event spaces. I do not understand the appeal of Town Pavilion for such an event. They didn't seem that frequent.
Haha well I should hope so. Who wants to have a wedding in an office lobby, in view and scent of Planet Sub?? Even if it did have a castle-like staircase.
Someone who can only afford Planet Sub for their food? It's not that uncommon for wedding food to be pizza and not because it's different, because they're poor.
Lol, ok.

Bride: "We blew our budget renting out Town Pavilion for 300 guests. What will we do for food now??"

*Groom spots comforting yellow and blue out corner of eye*

Groom: "I have an idea, honey!"

**jingle plays, fade to black**

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The bride I knew that had her wedding there fell in love with the staircase.

Their food and beverage was solid. They cover all the vendors with curtains so you don't have mama tios sign staring at you.

The bad part is the columns make the space very tight.

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