Capping the Loop

Issues concerning Downtown as described by the Downtown Council. River to 31st Street, I-35 to Bruce R. Watkins.
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WoodDraw wrote: Thu Dec 28, 2023 10:11 pm I don't believe modot would love that
Where else could it go? Riverfront? West Bottoms? I was thinking it could be reused as the frame over a stage at some outdoor performance space. Another repurposing idea would be to use it as an entrance gate over a street to some district in the City--a much bigger version of this:

https://www.google.com/maps/@39.141411 ... ?entry=ttu

I'm only talking about one arch span--not all three.
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FangKC wrote: Fri Dec 29, 2023 12:19 am
WoodDraw wrote: Thu Dec 28, 2023 10:11 pm I don't believe modot would love that
Where else could it go?
the steel recycling plant......
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More on the bridge repurposing.

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FangKC wrote: Thu Dec 28, 2023 8:40 pm https://www.instagram.com/p/C1amAOmLNyk ... _copy_link

I looked at this photo today and was wondering if there is a way to disassemble the arch portion of the bridge. It could then be reassembled and lit up over the deck park.
that would sure be neat.
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Not really apples to apples, but I love the idea of a playground city. Much to be learned and studied as our urban areas face existential crises. Bias aside, I feel KC might be better equipped to navigate this transition better than others, although depending on the day you might catch me saying the opposite.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/202 ... -city.html

"Cities thrived before the office was invented and can still triumph after the office has gone. Unfettered by cubicles and 9-to-5 jobs, we could achieve, more comprehensively and more joyfully than before, the city’s primordial aim: bringing people and ideas together. We need this integrative urban power now more than ever as social fragmentation, political polarization and economic inequality pull us apart. As we face the climate crisis, the allure of activity-rich neighborhoods could promote sustainable lifestyles. As we fight segregation in all its forms, dense cities can bridge our divisions. As we struggle with loneliness, an irresistibly vital street life could drag a generation of people off their phones and back toward one another."
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* I admire idealism as much as the next guy, but this NYT writer really let loose here.

Cities need to come together organically. Artificial posturing toward "activity-rich neighborhoods" usually ends badly. Think of the Knoxville Worlds Fair. Or the Hudson Yards debacle in NYC.
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Freeway cap enlargement project in Philadelphia.

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Any news on this project? To get any of it done by the time of the World Cup would be equivalent to the convention hall fire rebuild over a century ago.
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moderne wrote: Thu Feb 15, 2024 3:54 pm Any news on this project? To get any of it done by the time of the World Cup would be equivalent to the convention hall fire rebuild over a century ago.
Waiting for environmental, which MoDOT has not advanced. No approval, no lid. To present this is as "approved" is a lie and ignores the realities of the Federal Highway Administration and the National Environmental Protection Act.
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HNTB almost to 30% design.
City Manager to execute an Assignment and Assumption Agreement in the Amount of $2,818,296.00 with the Port Authority of Kansas City in connection with a contract between the Port Authority and HNTB for design services related to the South Loop Park; authorizing the City Manager to enter into Contract Amendment No. 1 with HNTB for $650,000.00 to provide for additional survey and utility coordination work; and recognizing an accelerated effective date.
https://clerk.kcmo.gov/LegislationDetai ... FullText=1
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