Monday, May 12, 2014

Midtown Kansas City: The Whole Person Clip



Kansas City late night public service clip . . . Tonight let's think about a newly redesigned building on the Main Street Corridor which serves as a rare example of something going right in that neighborhood.

3710 Main Street and Universal Design: The story behind TWP's Headquarters

Take a look:



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"Taking an urban 1929 textile factory in the heart of the city and giving it a new purpose is already challenging. But when the building needs to be adapted for use by a nonprofit that works with people with disabilities, not just incorporating Universal Design but exemplifying it in an environmentally responsible way, then the project starts to get interesting." - 360 Architecture

"When The Whole Person needed an office space, they knew it had to do more than just accommodate people with disabilities; it had to demonstrate the best of what Universal Design has to offer. TWP identified the Goodenow Textiles Company Building at 3710 Main knowing it would accommodate their 90 employees, many of whom have disabilities, but also because they wanted their headquarters to be in the urban core and located along main transit lines. TWP wanted their investment in the building and neighborhood to bolster revitalization efforts and position them in a central area where their efforts for education and support would have the most impact.

Listen to an insightful commentary by lead Principal Peter Sloan from 360 Architecture, Kansas City, Missouri, speak about The Whole Person's project at 3710 Main Street."

Hopefully, more GOOD STUFF for the morning update . . .

10 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Well nice to see them invest in KC. Now a warning don't walk around the front door area of that place during office hours, the smokers will not be making Purple Haze for sure. I went to one of TWP events was a little late getting there and running the gantlet of chain smokers blocking the front door was reason enough for me to never ever want to have anymore to do with them. For a place that is suppose to be about taking care of ones self they don't seem to be to concerned with cancer or any of the effects of second hand smoke on people.

Anonymous said...

Disabilities, such as: Multiple Chemical

Is this a nice way of saying druggies?

Anonymous said...

What 12:58 says is true and it's so sad to see that but the smokers are bad and if you say anything about it they get very rude. This group isn't for everyone that's for sure. If you're hateful and think the world owes you a favor since you handicapped then this is the group for you. They made me feel worse instead of better. I sure didn't need their help I was able to do it on my own. To clear the record some I was one of those who gave Byron so much grief over his sitting on his ass doing nothing. I work 34 to 38 hours a week, sometime more depends on my condition which varies each day and places like TWP to me encourage people like Byron to just sit back and demand others give it to you and even lie if need be to get aid. That's so wrong and not what having disabilities should be all about.

Anonymous said...

Can they train these people to lay trollr track?

Or maybe knit a kaffeh scarf to go with a pair of skin tight red jeans?



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chuck said...

1:22

+1

Anonymous said...

Kansas City Smoking ordinance

No one shall possess lighted smoking materials in any form,including but not limited to cigarettes,cigars or other tobacco products in a manner that impedes entrance to or exit from a building where smoking is prohibited pursuant to this section

Anonymous said...

8:42 you're and idiot that's never enforced.

Anonymous said...

8:46 Not my job to enforce it. Never said it was enforced ! Was posted for FYI. Not an idiot !
You smart ass punk !

Anonymous said...

Fuck You 4:21 you got bitch slapped and had it coming.