Companies moving downtown

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Probably best they didn’t develop the station by the looks of those buildings they built. Dodged a bullet.

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beautyfromashes wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:52 am
Probably best they didn’t develop the station by the looks of those buildings they built. Dodged a bullet.
In the book the Star released after the building's reopening, they say Trizec wanted to demolish the waiting room, so obviously they didn't care about preservation. If I'm remembering right, their justification was that the construction of 2 Pershing could rattle it to pieces so they might as well tear it down first. George Ehrlich, an art history professor at UMKC and author of Kansas City, Missouri: An Architectural History, 1826-1990, was the main force pushing back on that decision and ended up succeeding. 2 Pershing still got built and the waiting room survived, big surprise.

What's so unsettling about the whole thing is that I can so clearly see an alternate world where Union Station's restoration was botched in some way, and us all saying something like, "Well, at least they saved some of it."

Cincinnati's Union Terminal had an almost identical layout to our Union Station, and had their waiting room destroyed.

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Sorry to derail this thread, I just think it's an interesting topic

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What a shame to have that waiting room destroyed. Just unbelievable ! Very cool pics. Thanks for sharing

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KCTOGA wrote:
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What a shame to have that waiting room destroyed. Just unbelievable ! Very cool pics. Thanks for sharing
Thankfully the most significant parts of the building still exist

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Broker Cushman & Wakefield just released their predictions for 2020:

Prediction #3 is: The Central Business District will hit a major, out-of-market home run. The only piece missing from Kansas City’s urban revival has been winning the relocation of a high-profile corporate relocation that will bring hundreds of jobs. In 2020, I predict Kansas City will get a prestigious new office user for the CBD.
https://www.cushmanwakefield.com/en/uni ... ch-in-2020

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On Compass KC today there is a tenant finish permit application for 3.5 floors at 805 Pennsylvania. It's fair to assume this is related to the USDA's move here.

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JetHQ, an aircraft broker, has moved its HQ to downtown KC from Dubai. The firm sells everything from Turboprops to 787s in deals spanning the entire globe.

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normalthings wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 3:44 pm
JetHQ, an aircraft broker, has moved its HQ to downtown KC from Dubai. The firm sells everything from Turboprops to 787s in deals spanning the entire globe.
Any idea how many employees and where to in KC? That's quite a cultural change.

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It looks like they are downtown airport

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Interesting, I wonder where down there? VML&Y pretty much fills up the entire old terminal building. This company must be on the smaller side I’m guessing. But great to see new businesses relocating here

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Highlander wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 4:00 pm
normalthings wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 3:44 pm
JetHQ, an aircraft broker, has moved its HQ to downtown KC from Dubai. The firm sells everything from Turboprops to 787s in deals spanning the entire globe.
Any idea how many employees and where to in KC? That's quite a cultural change.
5 so far in KC.

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https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/ ... -city.html
JetHQ completed the process of becoming a U.S.-based company and moving its headquarters to the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport in late March. The company, founded in 2012 in Dubai, handles the buying and selling of aircraft worldwide, said Jill Plumb, vice president of marketing and sales management.

James Cooling, managing partner of Cooling & Herbers PC, said Kansas City has a wealth of talent in aviation sales. He mentioned New Century-based JetAVIVA, which also is involved in the sale of business aircraft.

“We’re pleased to have both of these leaders in the aviation market based in Kansas City,” said Cooling, whose firm is one of the nation’s top aviation law firms.

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earthling wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 7:40 am
https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/ ... -city.html
JetHQ completed the process of becoming a U.S.-based company and moving its headquarters to the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport in late March. The company, founded in 2012 in Dubai, handles the buying and selling of aircraft worldwide, said Jill Plumb, vice president of marketing and sales management.

James Cooling, managing partner of Cooling & Herbers PC, said Kansas City has a wealth of talent in aviation sales. He mentioned New Century-based JetAVIVA, which also is involved in the sale of business aircraft.

“We’re pleased to have both of these leaders in the aviation market based in Kansas City,” said Cooling, whose firm is one of the nation’s top aviation law firms.
Also somewhat interesting, the lawyer representing Kobe’s wife in his helicopter death lawsuit lives on Ward Parkway.

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https://martincitytelegraph.com/2020/05 ... xpand/amp/

NNSA has doubled employment numbers leading to their leasing offices across the metro. A campus expansion is being weighed against a new secondary campus. Maybe we will see them send some office jobs back to the urban core,

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normalthings wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 1:26 pm
https://martincitytelegraph.com/2020/05 ... xpand/amp/

NNSA has doubled employment numbers leading to their leasing offices across the metro. A campus expansion is being weighed against a new secondary campus. Maybe we will see them send some office jobs back to the urban core,
Isn't that essentially a manufacturing plant?

I guess they could put their engineering/design staff elsewhere.

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Highlander wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 1:44 pm
normalthings wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 1:26 pm
https://martincitytelegraph.com/2020/05 ... xpand/amp/

NNSA has doubled employment numbers leading to their leasing offices across the metro. A campus expansion is being weighed against a new secondary campus. Maybe we will see them send some office jobs back to the urban core,
Isn't that essentially a manufacturing plant?

I guess they could put their engineering/design staff elsewhere.
Current campus is:
900k sqft of laboratory and manufacturing space. 600k sqft of office space.

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would be nice to see some office space for them downtown. Maybe some room around where the Ag Dept folks will move into

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