Saturday, February 06, 2021

Kansas City Keeps Demolishing History

Advocates for old, busted and iconic buildings in Kansas City mostly argue in vain for historic preservation.

From the Country Club Plaza to downtown, most developers realize that it's cheaper to build glass and steel garbage than to rehab old structures.

Still, the warnings about removing the past should resonate with locals who don't want this cowtown to end up looking like every other suburb in the world. 

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Historic Kansas City buildings are being demolished-can we do more to save them?

In December, Kansas City lost one of the buildings on the National Register of Historic Places with the demolition of the old Board of Education building on McGee. Local architect Edward W. Tanner designed the building, which opened in 1960, in a mid-century modern style that was inspired by the iconic Mies van der Rohe.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

White people destroys everything that is good and worthwhile in this country. USA is going down the tubes because of the terrible white man.

Anonymous said...

Mid-century modern aka Stalinist-gothic. Historic? Well, yes. Architecturally significant? In a sad sort of way, yes. Save it? Heavens no.

Anonymous said...

Maybe KCMO should do more to save historic sewers and streets below the ground, before worrying about stuff above it.

Anonymous said...

Mafia Boss Tom Pendagast fucked up the water and sewage so bad pouring excess concrete into the ground City Hall doesn't want to tarnish our glorious mob history.

Anonymous said...

Why would we bother? They are in KC where history means nothing and the spooks will just loot and destroy them anyway. besides, there is a development boom here anyway.

Anonymous said...

Why not tear down an historic building? I mean you have too if you plan on bribing I mean paying a developer hundreds of millions of tax dollars just to come here and build something else we don’t need and the citizens will have to cover all the taxes they’re not gonna pay for 25 years amirite! Makes perfect sense to me.

The koloreds and the free gibsme crowd should be screaming at the tops of their lungs because the developers are getting all their free money!

Mind you, all this has happened under current and former black mayors, starting to see a pattern here.

Anonymous said...

"Mid-century modern aka Stalinist-gothic. Historic? Well, yes. Architecturally significant? In a sad sort of way, yes. Save it? Heavens no."

And yet, although many people like midcentury design, as evidenced by the continued interest in Drummond homes, it's always interesting to read the opinions of architectural critics residing in rusted trailers in Podunk.

Anonymous said...

^^Truth

Anonymous said...

^^Truth

Damn All Marxists said...

Hey 11:06, black people destroy each other by homicide.

Anonymous said...

Hey Charlie Horse, White people do the same thing and then commit suicide.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ the koloreds do it by the thousands, White people by the tens so....

Unknown said...

That building was ugly. Bye, bye.

Anonymous said...

1;12 that's the truth and very funny?!!!

Anonymous said...

^^^ idiot

Tab said...

Leave it a braindead asshat to inject race into a article that has nothing to do the subject. You are infested with H8 and you need help.

Tab said...

Dont tear down buildings but it is ok set them on fire for a protest.
Historic buildings shouldn't be torn down but when know nothings get mad its ok to tear down historic monuments.
This is generation Double Standard.