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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:30 am
by rxlexi
If those are precast, look at the panels on the PAC to get a sense of how they may age.
To my eye, the panels on the PAC look like a much more accurate facsimile of limestone.

I wish the panels on the hotel looked like those.

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:13 pm
by moderne
From a distance the panels do not seem quite so yellow. Up close its like some sort of fast food franchise. I think a few years of weathering and pollution patina may soften them. The sides of the KCPA are already discolored and stained and it has not even been a decade yet.
I just cannot believe the color is what the architects truly intended. Like maybe the manufacturer made a big mistake with the tinting mixture. So many other projects did a great job of matching the synthetic(cheaper) cladding to natural limestone(the KCPA, the Whitaker Courthouse). Not so the Federal Reserve as it is actual limestone.

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:24 pm
by rxlexi
So many other projects did a great job of matching the synthetic(cheaper) cladding to natural limestone(the KCPA, the Whitaker Courthouse). Not so the Federal Reserve as it is actual limestone.
Exactly.

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:48 am
by KCtoBrooklyn
The view of the Loews at night from the P&L Building.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:07 pm
by missingkc
New Children's Mercy building makes a nice showing, too. Adds a lot of weight to CC skyline.

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:10 pm
by normalthings
KCtoBrooklyn wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:48 am
The view of the Loews at night from the P&L Building.

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From Liberty Memorial, Loews looks to be the same height and massing as the Vista - Marriot Tower.

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:53 am
by normalthings
TheLastGentleman wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:45 pm
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This rendering shows what that metal framing will look like once complete.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:10 pm
by GRID
It's so yellow.

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:12 pm
by flyingember
GRID wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:10 pm
It's so yellow.
It's a bad camera exposure, it's not really that yellow, it's more of a tan

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:13 pm
by GRID
flyingember wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:12 pm
GRID wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:10 pm
It's so yellow.
It's a bad camera exposure, it's not really that yellow
Cool, I was wondering if that was just the photo or if it looks different in real life.

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:17 pm
by GRID
The new hotel will really help the ballroom tie into downtown. I have always liked those huge grey columns along the entrance to the ballroom, but they always faced nothing. Now that part of the convention center opens up toward the hotel complex. The grey paneling in the hotel also ties in nicely with the convention center and ballroom.

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:25 pm
by kboish
Loews set to open April 2, 2020. Just missing Big 12 tourney (but still ahead of schedule).

https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/ ... ml?ana=twt

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:44 pm
by TheLastGentleman
GRID wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:13 pm
flyingember wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:12 pm
GRID wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:10 pm
It's so yellow.
It's a bad camera exposure, it's not really that yellow
Cool, I was wondering if that was just the photo or if it looks different in real life.
I think this shot represents better what it looks like in real life. It's pretty light, but definitely not yellow. Not sure what happened with that other photo.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:06 am
by chaglang
rxlexi wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:30 am
If those are precast, look at the panels on the PAC to get a sense of how they may age.
To my eye, the panels on the PAC look like a much more accurate facsimile of limestone.

I wish the panels on the hotel looked like those.
Right. That was more about how the panels will stain or discolor over time.

And... thank you for the compliment on the PAC panel color. :D Years ago, a couple of us walked all over downtown with large (and heavy) precast samples and held them up to various limestone buildings to get the color and tone right (or at least narrow the options and send them to Safdie). I suspect the architects of the hotel did something similar. You have to get a bit lucky because the time of day and time of year changes a lot about how the colors look. At the time I thought the PAC color might have been too orange over such a large facade. I'm glad it worked out, but I do think the color has lightened over time, and some staining has muted the color underneath.

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:08 am
by rxlexi
And... thank you for the compliment on the PAC panel color. :D Years ago, a couple of us walked all over downtown with large (and heavy) precast samples and held them up to various limestone buildings to get the color and tone right (or at least narrow the options and send them to Safdie). I suspect the architects of the hotel did something similar. You have to get a bit lucky because the time of day and time of year changes a lot about how the colors look. At the time I thought the PAC color might have been too orange over such a large facade. I'm glad it worked out, but I do think the color has lightened over time, and some staining has muted the color underneath.
Very cool. You're welcome, and thanks for this interesting background on the design process! I'd love to see more use of limestone or limestone-look materials in downtown new construction. Kind of a signature material for the region, from the river bluffs, to the deco towers downtown, to the stone walls and shirtwaists in midtown. Still a very attractive, solid and timeless look when done right.

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:13 pm
by GRID
TheLastGentleman wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:44 pm
GRID wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:13 pm
flyingember wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:12 pm


It's a bad camera exposure, it's not really that yellow
Cool, I was wondering if that was just the photo or if it looks different in real life.
I think this shot represents better what it looks like in real life. It's pretty light, but definitely not yellow. Not sure what happened with that other photo.

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That looks pretty good. The glass is really nice and contrasting.

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:30 am
by Chris Stritzel
These are from today. The second image nearly matches a rendering.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:23 am
by missingkc
Thank you, Chris, for all the photos.

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:56 am
by shinatoo
I like it.

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:07 am
by grecobs
This building is so ugly.