Monday, August 10, 2020

Kansas City Kangaroo Den Destroyed

EXCELLENT photo essay features a glimpse at short-lived city college housing that met with the wrecking ball after a litany of complaints over poor construction.

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Demolition of UMKC Student Apartments - Eric Bowers Photoblog

Demolition of UMKC Student Apartments - Picking up from Knickerbocker Apartments Demolition, shot on the same afternoon of July 7th, 2020. This was the site of the Twin Oaks dorms/apartments that were on there back when I was a kid.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

That Area will all be blight one day due to all the violence in the Plaza area and surroundings neighborhoods. You go KC !! You allowed criminals to rule the Streets. Now how many Students get killed per year ? Oh, they don't print that in the flyer.

Anonymous said...

It's a perk of going to UMKC. It's s rush to get to class with the possibility of being mugged, have your car broken into, or getting shot.

Anonymous said...

Ok you should stay home and point your guns at anyone who you don't like the looks of.

Anonymous said...

Great design build project with the UMKC $50 million residence hall.

Ten years and it must be razed.

Great use of student money by ignorant Public University administrators.

Wonder why tuition is so high ?

Anonymous said...

^^^I know you're trying to be cutting edge and have an epic take or something but let me tell you how construction works. A customer, UMKC in this case, hires a firm, a construction company or builder you see, and then they fucking build it.

The builders fucked up the building of the dorms, not UMKC. The building was so fucked up with mold issues it had to be razed and redone.

And for chrissakes you assholes all scared of everything. Just stay in your basement and don't come out.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ So you're saying it was poorly Dunn?

Anonymous said...

Non union illegal alien construction workers ?

Anonymous said...

Should have rehabed Twin Oaks. It was built to last. Wasted tuition dollars and our tax revenues.
UMKC has a scandal every six months.
Where is the leadership?

Anonymous said...

Because there's no crime problem at all you guys! Only be afraid of Coronavirus!!

Anonymous said...

^^I'm not afraid of crime you chicken-shit bastard. It's only 14-60 year-old black males who should be scared. Lived here over 65 years and never had any trouble. You're a pussy though, so your results may vary.

Charlie Horse said...

Who wants to shout "Knickerbocker" three times at a BLM protest?

Anonymous said...

^^Your wife. She's a BBC fan.

Wall E. Weasel said...

"Should have rehabed Twin Oaks. It was built to last."

Unfortunately both buildings really were beyond salvage due to core structural deficiencies, especially the south building. This became more and more apparent during the demolition. There were numerous uncontrolled collapses due to unexpected load bearing failures, again especially the south unit, and it's amazing no one was seriously injured. The wrecking ball would drop on a small section and instead of a few feet of one floor breaking away an entire large section of building, from the roof to the foundation, crumbled to the ground in seconds. These buildings had not been sound for some time.

It was neither economically feasible nor safe to repair either structure. This is one of the few occasions when UMKC did make the right decision.

Anonymous said...

^^^ So this was the right decision, but hiring the General Contractor (J. E. Du**) was a piss-poor decision, right?

Poorly Dunn?
Improperly Dunn?
Badly Dunn?
Not Quite Dunn?

(take your pick but they're still enjoying the new HQ Building the KC Taxpayers built for them downtown)

Anonymous said...

^^^ Or should I have said "Dunntown"?

Anonymous said...

The reason tuition is so high? Take a look at the salaries for upper administration and all their hirelings doing pretty much nothing. The info is available from the Missouri Blue Book. You will be shocked, or maybe not.

Anonymous said...

^^^Tuition increases are due to lack of state funding. Administration costs are not the primary driver.