40 Years ago, the collapse of one of Kansas City's most iconic buildings shocked the architecture world
Missouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library / Report on the Kemper Arena Roof Collapse On June 3, 1979, the Kemper Arena hosted a convention of America's top architects. The group gathered inside the West Bottom's sleek modernist arena, a structure it recognized as "one of the finest buildings in the nation."
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Double Back: Kemper Crash Redux
Nice write-up of this town's sketchy architectural history & development schemes and how they always seem to come crashing down. Take a look: