OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by normalthings » Wed May 15, 2019 7:53 am

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Mon May 13, 2019 9:22 pm
Walked all around and up through the ballroom greenspace a few days ago, few things.

* The south facade where the ballroom is located is shaping up to be a better streetlevel experience than I feared.
* The ped bridge appears to be very low. BTW can we get a sidewalk open soon?
* the drive and future porte-cochère look to be turning into a nice space.
Is it just me or did they use multiple types of glass to break up some of the monotony of the glass sides?

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by KCPowercat » Wed May 15, 2019 10:10 am

I didn't notice. I do like the jutting out portions on the south side where the ballroom space is. That did help break up that wall

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by flyingember » Wed May 15, 2019 10:59 am

normalthings wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 7:53 am
Is it just me or did they use multiple types of glass to break up some of the monotony of the glass sides?
I saw that too.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by KCLover » Wed May 15, 2019 10:48 pm

One of the tower cranes have been dismantled.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by moderne » Sun May 19, 2019 3:32 pm

I think the designers really messed up on the narrow south end of the tower. For some reason instead of continuing the floors straight to the top, they set back the last 3 floors to line up with the service elevator core. It awkwardly destroys the symmetry as there are no windows on the corner of the elevator shaft. With no window there is more masonry and the faux stone on the floors below the setback has its own problems. The precast panels look really pre-fab as they just seem to float on top of the glass.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by TheLastGentleman » Sun May 19, 2019 5:09 pm

It perfectly matches the exceedingly infuriating elevator shaft-induced asymmetry of the Power and Light Building's upper floors

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by moderne » Fri May 31, 2019 6:54 pm

Whats going on with the cladding for the elevator core on the inside elbow of the building? I assumed they would just slap some more of the pre-cast on it, but that would have gone on quick and without scaffolding.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by normalthings » Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:05 pm

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Glass Wall Lobby looks good.
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Staircase is going in.
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Any idea what will eventually outline these windows?
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Work has started on the meeting spaces walls. Wood is placed before drywall in areas of wall that are load bearing. For example, one may see a display attached to this wall area eventually.
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No ceilings yet.
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Outdoor deck?
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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by normalthings » Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:11 pm

Hampster Tube is alarmingly low to the ground.
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For those not in KC, this photo helps to give you an idea of the height of the Loews garage/ballroom area.
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Almost ready to erect the Loews signage.
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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by normalthings » Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:14 pm

moderne wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 6:54 pm
Whats going on with the cladding for the elevator core on the inside elbow of the building? I assumed they would just slap some more of the pre-cast on it, but that would have gone on quick and without scaffolding.
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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by moderne » Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:45 am

Exactly what am I looking at? Please don't tell me that is going to be stucco?

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by KCPowercat » Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:56 am

I love that bump out on Baltimore. Seems it will really bring some activity to street level on Baltimore which is mostly being ignored and used for loading dock space.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by DaveKCMO » Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:48 pm

I'm very disappointed with the street level thus far. Hoping things improve as the project is completed with landscaping and the "chef-driven" restaurant.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by KCPowercat » Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:53 pm

It's because the building is backwards. Only a cap will save it. Everything facing north should be facing south. 16th and Baltimore are both horrible.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by KCPowercat » Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:02 pm

I know I'm probably being optimistic but it feels like the Baltimore construction side is getting cleaned up for reopening of the street and sidewalk?

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by normalthings » Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:46 pm

The project is on track to open in March according to Jonathan Tisch.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by nickyrosstheboss » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:42 pm

5 more floors would of been nice. That's my main complaint.

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