Thursday, May 16, 2019

Kansas City Old School Kemper Arena FAIL

Remembering one of many times when the grand designs devised by best and brightest of Kansas City came crashing down into oblivion. Take a look:

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."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was at the Jetro Tull concert two weeks before the roof collapsed. The band UK was so loud you could hear the roof rattle from John Wetton's bass