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Old 07-24-2018, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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Pretty cool infill project for Quality Hill. 153 room Hyatt House hotel at 9th and Broadway. (from kcrag)

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Old 08-01-2018, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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^ 13 stories. Nice infill project.
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Old 08-21-2018, 07:05 AM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Looks like they scaled back on the design of the new terminal by removing the scalloped ceiling and water fountain. Most of the opinions on kcrag have been negative towards the new design, how do you guys feel about it?



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Old 08-22-2018, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Overland Park, Kansas
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Looks like they scaled back on the design of the new terminal by removing the scalloped ceiling and water fountain. Most of the opinions on kcrag have been negative towards the new design, how do you guys feel about it?



I don't understand how they can "scale back" something when people had to vote on it in the first place. Putting out cool concept renderings then changing everything to remove the aesthetic features is a pretty deceptive move...
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Old 08-22-2018, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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I don't understand how they can "scale back" something when people had to vote on it in the first place. Putting out cool concept renderings then changing everything to remove the aesthetic features is a pretty deceptive move...
Think about how “riverboat gambling” in Missouri has evolved from what was voted on originally.
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Old 08-22-2018, 05:55 PM
 
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"Scaling back" As much as I hate that phrase, it seems to be a regular thing to hear when it involves development in Kansas City. Although the Sprint Center is beautiful, it was a "scaled back" development. The new convention center hotel is a "scaled back" design. A lot less impressive than the original drawings. And now, we have a "scaled back" design of the new airport. Why does that project need to be scaled back?? The taxpayers aren't paying for it. Why can't we just go all out for once, and make something that stands out?? Of course, it's Kansas City!! Why shouldn't I be surprised??
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Old 08-22-2018, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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I don't understand how they can "scale back" something when people had to vote on it in the first place. Putting out cool concept renderings then changing everything to remove the aesthetic features is a pretty deceptive move...
I don't think anybody thought they were voting on a specific design.
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Old 08-25-2018, 07:00 PM
 
Location: kansas city
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Kansas City's new nickname should be the "Scale Back" City, instead of "City of Fountains".
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Old 08-27-2018, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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Kansas City's new nickname should be the "Scale Back" City, instead of "City of Fountains".
I'm not sure KC really gets a lot of projects to "scale back" in the first place. It's not like 40-50 story hotel and office towers are proposed there on a regular basis. The biggest project in the history of the metro is Cerner and they building a crappy single use, secure office park in SKC.

Honestly, KC's public projects have been the projects that have been pretty good. The P&L district, Union Station, Sprint Center, the convention center etc. KC just gets pretty much zero love from the private sector. What love it gets is mostly in the burbs.

Having said that, I was disappointed at first about the latest renderings of KCI. It really has no wow factor what so ever. I mean did they purchase the plans off ebay? Or did they buy a book on how to build an airport terminal for dummies? You just can't get more basic than this latest plan.


But I'm still holding out hope that it will turn out fine. At the end of the day, KCI just needs a new terminal and one that has all the amenities needed to make flying comfortable and appealing and hopefully get KC some more flights as an added bonus.

Even without any sort of wow factor or unique design, the terminal will be 1000 times better than the current airport and will likely be one of the more pleasant airport experiences in the country when it opens. KC currently has a terrible airport terminal, but when the new terminal is done, no matter how plain, it will be better than a lot of terminals out there.

It would be nice if they did something a little interesting though. This looks like the converted a vacant walmart into a terminal. lol.
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Old 08-28-2018, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Kansas City MO
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The pictures in pdm-ad's post honestly look like an updated version of Columbus Ohio's airport circa 1965. A basic front terminal with a T coming off of it where the airplanes dock. The only udpate is there is a bottom section that turns the T into kind of an I. While we desperately need a redesigned airport, this is almost a step backwards into a 1960s' design.
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