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Old March 19th, 2005, 11:03 PM   #1
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KANSAS CITY | H&R Block World Headquarters | 72m | 236ft | 17 fl | Com

Forgive me if this takes a while to load. These are the progress images of the H&R Block HQ construction that have been posted by scooterj on kcskyscrapers.com over the last several months. He created a progress animation, but I thought it would be better to post each image one at a time so you could look at the details
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Old March 20th, 2005, 12:06 AM   #2
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ese guyz are cool i was shocked when i saw them cleanin up the area
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Old March 20th, 2005, 01:11 PM   #3
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did anyone else notice the 2 white vans parked at the top of the parkade in very pic, they maust be long term parkers.
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Old March 20th, 2005, 02:08 PM   #4
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heh yeah funny thing
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Old March 20th, 2005, 09:37 PM   #5
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Here is a model that shows what the site will look like when complete. Notice that all of the surface parking lots are gone, and replaced with an entertainment district.

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Old March 20th, 2005, 11:59 PM   #6
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Nice photos!

The final product is great. I really like the designs.
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Old March 21st, 2005, 02:33 AM   #7
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Nice project, definitely a lot better than what is there now. How tall will the building be?
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Old March 21st, 2005, 02:58 AM   #8
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It looks to be 18 floors and somewhere between 250-275 feet tall.
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Old March 21st, 2005, 05:52 AM   #9
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nice pix thanks!!!!
but to me the tower looks a bit fat and not with a good height too...
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Old March 21st, 2005, 06:36 AM   #10
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Does anyone else think it's odd that H&R BLOCK is building an oval building???
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Old March 21st, 2005, 08:13 AM   #11
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Great pic's, i personally enjoy this type of documentation in construction. these shots bring back to mind a term i've not heard used in a long time, "urban renewal". this looks to be a fairly large project, is H&R Block financing the project, or are there other private or city agencys involved?. and also is there to be a residential component in this development? most of the projects out here, (Los Angeles) of this size, have at least 1/3 of the total development sq.footage, devoted to residential, there seems to be a damand for it in the downtown areas of alot of citys, and the city of Long Beach has had much success with about 3 projects around the same size as this one. but whoever was the one to come up with the idea of the entertainment center or component, aspect of these developments is the one to thank for there success worldwide. i'm sure this project will be a great addition to the downtown area of Kansas City.
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Old March 21st, 2005, 10:25 PM   #12
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Great pic's, i personally enjoy this type of documentation in construction. these shots bring back to mind a term i've not heard used in a long time, "urban renewal". this looks to be a fairly large project, is H&R Block financing the project, or are there other private or city agencys involved?
A company by the name of Cordish is developing the entertainment district while H&R Block is doing their HQ. At the same time Kansas City is also building a brand new arena.

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. and also is there to be a residential component in this development? most of the projects out here, (Los Angeles) of this size, have at least 1/3 of the total development sq.footage, devoted to residential, there seems to be a damand for it in the downtown areas of alot of citys, and the city of Long Beach has had much success with about 3 projects around the same size as this one. but whoever was the one to come up with the idea of the entertainment center or component, aspect of these developments is the one to thank for there success worldwide. i'm sure this project will be a great addition to the downtown area of Kansas City.
A good deal of residential is part of this district as well, and several residential towers are in the works. This is a huge improvement to Kansas City's downtown and should bring the life back to it. The entire district will be known as "The Power & Light District" and should be similar to the LA Live project.
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Old March 21st, 2005, 10:29 PM   #13
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nice pix thanks!!!!
but to me the tower looks a bit fat and not with a good height too...
Its not a huge tower, but KC is jut a modest mid-sized city here in the US, so 300 meter towers aren't really what we are about.
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Does anyone else think it's odd that H&R BLOCK is building an oval building???
And they are using two city blocks. Is it H&R Blocks now? If so which block is H and which is R?
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Old March 22nd, 2005, 03:17 AM   #15
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Wow! Great series of pics! Can't wait to see the full series when everything is complete! So cool to see the surface parking lots being developed.
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Old March 22nd, 2005, 06:36 AM   #16
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Very nice! LOL all the HR Block comments just cracked me up too.
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Old March 31st, 2005, 04:53 PM   #17
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These picture are from 3/28/2005




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Old May 17th, 2005, 05:24 PM   #18
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Old May 17th, 2005, 08:11 PM   #19
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Amazing cronology of the works!
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Old May 19th, 2005, 04:47 AM   #20
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Looks really cheesey to me, but its alot better than those crappy parking lots
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