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They used to burn coal for the boilers. Anyone know how they do it now?
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https://www.kansascity.com/news/busines ... 44052.html

Found it, they switched from coal to natural gas in '16
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shinatoo wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:06 pm
They used to burn coal for the boilers. Anyone know how they do it now?
Natural Gas Boilers are what have been used in all of the Central Utilities Plants that I have worked on. I can almost guarantee that is what’s being used here.

I believe the electric generation portion of the plant also switched over to natural gas recently.

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ToDactivist wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:04 pm
maybe with any luck they blow up the building to make room for the new ballpark. still in the way...
HTC$ - just because you can doesnt mean you should.
I sincerely hope we don't put a ballpark in that corner of the loop. Great for tourists, bad for the burgeoning # of surrounding residents.

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So there's no new activity at this site? Just utility work unrelated to the renovation?

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DaveKCMO wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:28 pm
So there's no new activity at this site? Just utility work unrelated to the renovation?
I can confirm there is at least some activity in the building. There is a dumpster on-site and workers filtering in-and-out the front door. Work still seems to be minimal, though. This is completely unrelated to the sewer work going on behind the building.

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ToDactivist wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:04 pm
maybe with any luck they blow up the building to make room for the new ballpark. still in the way...
HTC$ - just because you can doesnt mean you should.
Don't get me started again

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that line isn't just for the convention center....it's tapping into other buildings along the way and I was told it was a chiller line?

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KCPowercat wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:42 pm
that line isn't just for the convention center....it's tapping into other buildings along the way and I was told it was a chiller line?
Makes sense. The Veolia plant produces both steam and chilled water for heating/cooling.

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The article is very informative on how the plant works, how they add new lines, and how they add new customers. Worth the read if you are curious about that stuff but don't want a technical paper.
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My, what a pretty pink dumpster!

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A resolution for issuing bonds for this project is on the PIEA agenda this week. Perhaps work will start for real on this project soon.
Issuance of taxable industrial revenue bonds for the 720 Main-Flashcube Project in the maximum principal amount of $19,000,000 and authorizing and approving certain documents and actions in connection to the issuance of said bonds.

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Progress!

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Hooray!

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Sad commentary when plywood improves the look of your building.
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Who will save the historic glass they've removed??

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The flashcube building will be residential? Is the glass being removed to accommodate balconies?

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Yes to residential. No to balconies because its "historic"

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was just perusing some articles about the conversion. didn't realize worcester is the entity behind this one. they've damn near incited a riot amongst 909 walnut tenants within 4 months of taking over. getting my popcorn ready for this one!

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