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Ok, we have a guy who works in the Power & Light Building taking photos of the H&R Block construction site... I have been given permission to post his photos here (and so I will ;))

9/15/04

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9/17/04

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9/22/04

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9/25/04

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9/30/04

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10/06/04

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10/14/04 Day 30 since groundbreaking

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10/15/04

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10/22/04

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10/24/04

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10/30/04

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11/13/04 Day 60

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01/01/05 Day 109

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Ongoing slideshow: http://www.syphon.com/personal/scott/pix/hrb/

New renderings:

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You can see the 200 unit 15 floor residential tower to start construction next year...

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You can see one of the other 4 residential towers planned, this one looks to be from 16-17 floors... (there are 5 towers total planned)

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That is awesome looking. From that angle, it looks like that area is struggling. There are a lot of empty spaces where downtown could be given a boost. I think that the building will help the area.

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hey wolfdawg, check this out:

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It's just a rendering showing an idea of the plan, however the residential towers will be 4-5 floors taller and will be concentrated in a smaller area than that...

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That looks great. Should be a big boost to the area. Looking at those aerial shots, there are quite a few surface lots. If land value increases enough from the developments, and demand goes up for living downtown, those parking lots will eventually be developed.

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That looks great. Should be a big boost to the area.  Looking at those aerial shots, there are quite a few surface lots.  If land value increases enough from the developments, and demand goes up for living downtown, those parking lots will eventually be developed.

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This is the massive infill project I mentioned to you in the other thread. It's great, as we are infilling a bunch of ugly, blighted, and useless surface parking lots (no doubt a remnant of the intellectual perversion that typified "urban renewal."

On the infilling of surface lots-- that is my fantasy, and I believe it will become reality as the years go by. KCMO is currently overhauling it's suburbanistic zoning laws into something more conducive to urbanity. And hopefully, along with and as a result of this, the stupid surface lots throughout the city will be redeveloped and filled in.

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I really hope the H & R project, and the Sprint project revive what is a problem area. I'm excited to see changes coming to downtown KC...now it's important to keep the ball rolling.

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