OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by rxlexi » 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.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by moderne » Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:13 pm

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.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by rxlexi » Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:24 pm

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.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by KCtoBrooklyn » Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:48 am

The view of the Loews at night from the P&L Building.

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Post by missingkc » Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:07 pm

New Children's Mercy building makes a nice showing, too. Adds a lot of weight to CC skyline.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by normalthings » Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:10 pm

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.

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