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Friday, September 03, 2010

Downtown KC-MO Pictorial on a Fall-like Late Summer's Day

The air was cooled into the 70's and was wrenched of most of the stifling moisture content that has dampened our 'Kosmic City' brows this very warm Summer of 2010.

The clean- crisp breezes brought a sparkling clarity to the cloudless blue sky- a great day for some high-resolution (click on 'em) photos...



Of course- the obligatory downtown skyline shot- this from a perspective looking north-northeast off Wyandotte near 16th Street.

Left to right- the Crowne Plaza hotel- the art-deco period Power & Light building nearly hiding One Kansas City Place- the former AT&T/TransAmerica building- below the Hotel President and to the right H&R Block headquarters building- eastward to the Traders and taller former Southwestern Bell buildings with the KC-MO City Hall sliced in-half like our elected-ones' sense off the frame far-right...


Up a little higher- slowly I turned (step by step...) southeastward- showing structures in and around the trendy Generation Whaddever Crossroad Arts and Freighthouse districts just north of Union Station (not pictured- but who the heck is that guy whose face is on the side of the tall- middle-foreground building?).

In the distance from left to right- the Tension Envelope Company building- Children's Mercy Hospital (to it's left- Truman Med Center)- and the towers of Crown Center- the UFO landing-pad Hyatt Regency hotel and former IBM office and Sutherland Lumber HQ buildings...



A patch of natural wildness in the virtual center of this urban gathering-place of more than 2-million of our species...

Show love to your sisters ... Show peace to your brothers... 



The last images are of 2 of MetroRegion Kansas City's most-expensive construction projects currently underway: the Kauffman Center For The Performing Arts and the new Paseo/I-35-29 bridge over the Missouri River...



These views of the KCPA are to the southwest and west near and from the intersection of 16th Street and Wyandotte.  

CSW has a time-series of  images going back nearly 2 years of the construction of the KCPA that I'll display here when this grand jewel on K.C.'s skyline is done...



The same goes with the new bridge carrying Interstate 35 from the Mexican border through Downtown's northeast freeway loop over the Missouri- to North KC- the junction with I-29 in the KC and Metro Northland- clear to Duluth Minnesota.

This baby is coming right along with a bridge deck more than twice as wide as the deck of the old Paseo Bridge.

That tall bridge support tower would look GREAT illuminated at night with LED lights- say red for the vertical and blue for the horizontal?



Please- ENJOY this 'last holiday of summer' 2010- YOU deserve it!


There's SantaCaliGon Days in Independence MO- as well as many other area events this Labor Day weekend.


If you're around the TeeVee- please watch KSHB NBC Action News and/or log-in here at CSW for weekend overnight incidents in Metro Kansas City.
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2 comments:

the observer said...

Groucho:

Nice photographic work. Love that blue blue sky!

The guy is part of an ad. I see these ads on the sides of websites on the internet. It's something from Verizon.

the Observer

Groucho K. Marx said...

Gracias for the 'flowers' re the imagery the observer-

Must be one HECK of an ad campaign- I imagine it cost 'em some bucks to paint that dude's mug on the side of that 10-story building!

Don't seem to inspire me toward Verizon tho...


Have a Great Labor Day!
-Groucho