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Beautiful KC Aerials by GRID

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Thanks to GRID at the KC forums, we have awsome up to date aerial photos of KC...

Looking from Crown Center to the Loop and the River

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Aerial of the Power and Light Building

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Metropolitan Condos and The View Condos

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909 Walnut Lofts/Condos

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The Truman Sports Complex, home of the KC Royals and KC Chiefs. A vote will come April 4th on whether or not to renovate them and add a rolling roof. If approved, the NFL has granted us a Super Bowl for 2015.

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Arrowhead Stadium looking toward Downtown KC

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The Central Business District looking south, H&R Block's new home has been capped out and is finishing construction.

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Over Barney Allis Plaza looking toward the Central Business District

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Commerce Bank complex, it has 3 towers, the third is behind the tallest tower and can be seen to the right of it. This is a view looking Southeast

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Looking toward the Downtown Library Lofts. The Downtown Library parking garage can be seen in the lower left.

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Sprint Center Arena under construction

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H&R Block's new headquarters, the surrounding blocks will house the entertainment district as well as condos. to the north of the tower will be a 22 floor condo tower.

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Bartle Hall Convention Center

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Midtown to Downtown

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Westport, Midtown and Downtown

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The Country Club Plaza looking Northwest

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Crown Center, the tower crane for the 14 floor Federal Reserve HQ can be seen in the foreground

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Looking west into the Loop

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South down Main Street, the center is the Central Business District. If you look to the NE, you can see the construction over the freeway of the Bartle Hall Ballroom.

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Looking NE into the plaza

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Plaza to Downtown

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Country Club Plaza looking east

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Quality Hill to Downtown

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Downtown Loop looking NNW

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Decent... I left all development/skyscraper forums for about 8 months. Tried to go back to SSP (even wrote a letter that was about 4-5 paragraphs long to the Admins and Mods)... I was let on for a while by an Admin (who thought the vote was over) but it turned out the vote was still going on and when it finished, it turned out to be no (i won't say anything more about it)... So I went back to the KC Forums and here.

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I'm just glad it's not closer. A parking lot that size doesn't belong Downtown... It's hard to have tailgating in parking garages ;) (and it'll be hard to fit 80,000 spaces there.

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I'm just glad it's not closer. A parking lot that size doesn't belong Downtown... It's hard to have tailgating in parking garages ;) (and it'll be hard to fit 80,000 spaces there.

True, true. :thumbsup:

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Kansas City is one of the few major US cities I haven't visited yet... It looks great. My father traveled a lot for business when I was growing up, and he used to say Kansas City was one of his favorites. He thought it was clean, pretty, and well organized.

What is Country Club Plaza? Also, does KC have light rail?

- Garris

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The Plaza is an urban shopping district (Crown Center is too, but they are very different)

http://www.countryclubplaza.com/

Photos of the Plaza:

http://kc-photos.com/?q=node/42

KC doesn't have light rail. Sadly, the original plan failed and it seems metropolitan residents are addicted to their cars. (most are unwilling to walk 4 blocks to another location, especially Downtown)

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Excellent photos! I am intrigued by the convention center. I had always thought that those 4 things were part of a bridge, not a building :) I am fairly certain that I have never seen a cable-stayed building before.

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I'm just glad it's not closer. A parking lot that size doesn't belong Downtown... It's hard to have tailgating in parking garages ;) (and it'll be hard to fit 80,000 spaces there.

Of course all that parking could be greatly condensed if it was in a parking ramp. Granted it would be more expensive and the ramp would be huge.

I also found the cable-staye convention center to be an interesting concept.

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Well we in KC love to do what is called tailgating. It's one of the best parts of football. I'm sure you've heard of it ;) (Sarcasm)

You can't tailgate with ramps or parking garages

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I forgot to update you all on recent happenings...

If the voters in Jackson County vote yes on renovating Kauffman and Arrowhead stadiums, the MLB said they will give us an All-Star Game between 2010 and 2014...

That means the Super Bowl, and the All-Star Game are on the line with this vote. Not to mention that the teams have the option to leave the city/county if they vote no.

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