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Old 05-12-2015, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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Not a fan of the design/aesthetic, to put it mildly (to say I find it hideous would be putting it mildly), but still a good get.
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Old 05-12-2015, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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Not a fan of the design/aesthetic, to put it mildly (to say I find it hideous would be putting it mildly), but still a good get.
Convention Hotels are never all that attractive, typically just big boxes, but I actually like the basic concept of the two towers and the hilltop location. This will look like a 50 story building from many angles and it will push the skyline south of 670. Hopefully the north and south walls don't look too bad as that's the view most KC skyline shots are taken from. Right now, those are blank walls.



Here is a rending somebody did

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Old 05-12-2015, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Not a fan of the design/aesthetic, to put it mildly (to say I find it hideous would be putting it mildly), but still a good get.
It's better than some hotels. The Hyatt Denver built for the convention center is pretty bland. The JW Marriott in Indy was one of the nicer looking hotels I've seen (and stayed in). They're always long and skinny.
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Old 05-12-2015, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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I find the vast majority of new construction fairly unattractive, so it's not like I was expecting it to be a beautiful building.
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Old 05-12-2015, 06:35 PM
 
Location: A safe distance from San Francisco
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Not a fan of the design/aesthetic, to put it mildly (to say I find it hideous would be putting it mildly), but still a good get.
Though I'm anything but an urbanist, I can appreciate a beautifully designed building....and there are many examples. The Empire State Building is one.

But that thing is a monstrosity - with that break in the middle....that looks like the spot where King Kong would pick it up and break it in two. And those vertical wings, for lack of a better word for them, at the top.

So I would agree....hideous is putting it mildly.
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Old 05-12-2015, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Like it or not, that is current highrise architecture for you. Dallas's Uptown has tons of that type of building going up. The thing is to appreciate and fully utilize the fantastic buildings that downtown KC already has, and embrace the additions at the same time. Everybody wins!
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Old 05-12-2015, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Hmm... personally I love the look of the building, and those of the other buildings proposed/under construction (1-4 Light, twisting office building, etc.). I love the contrast between the designs of new buildings, including the Kauffman Center, and the older skyscrapers like the P&L Building and City Hall.
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Old 05-13-2015, 06:43 PM
 
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Hmm... personally I love the look of the building, and those of the other buildings proposed/under construction (1-4 Light, twisting office building, etc.). I love the contrast between the designs of new buildings, including the Kauffman Center, and the older skyscrapers like the P&L Building and City Hall.
I like it too. Its image, design, color, size and location. It fits right in with our modern silvery looking skyline.

Reports have former Chiefs TE Tony Gonzalez as a possible investor for this hotel:

Former Chief Tony Gonzalez may join convention hotel investors - Kansas City Business Journal
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Old 05-13-2015, 06:48 PM
 
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So I would agree....hideous is putting it mildly.
If it were to be built in Overland Park than I'd bet it wouldn't be hideous.
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Old 05-13-2015, 07:01 PM
 
Location: A safe distance from San Francisco
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If it were to be built in Overland Park than I'd bet it wouldn't be hideous.
Oh yes, it would. Hideous and disastrous.

Again, I am fond of the beauty of a hi-rise like the Empire State Building. For 84 years, it has been one of the world's most striking and appealing.

The building of topic here is simply grotesque.
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