Tuesday, April 06, 2021

New KCI 'Point Of No Return' Pix Exposed

The global plague ruined travel and forever changed the way people look at sharing closed spaces with strangers. 

Still, the promises from local airport cheerleaders persists with only a modicum of accountability.

Here's a more hopeful view . . .

A fully fledged skeleton of Kansas City's largest infrastructure project towers over the Northland horizon where, exactly one year ago, workers had just installed its first structural steel piece. Kansas City International Airport's (Code: MCI) $1.5 billion new terminal now sits a little past its halfway marker. 

Officials broke ground on the four-year project March 25, 2019, and expect to open March 3, 2023.

Take a look at the pix on the nice side of the paywall . . .

KC Biz Journal: An inside look at the (half-finished) new KCI terminal

Developing . . .

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Some tried to tell them to remodel the old airport. A podunk layover city does not need a destination airport.

Anonymous said...

When you hire somebody like Patsy Klein as Aviation Director...what did they expect? He almost single handedly ruined Public Works and the City Managers Office... when was promoting this asshole a good idea?

Anonymous said...

"Towers over the Northland horizon" - Yeah, you can now catch a glinpse of the top as you drive by on I-29, and that's all that 85% of KCMO taxpayers will ever see of KCI.

Anonymous said...

is anyone really surprised since 90 percent of the TKC comment section is white supremacist bullshit?

Hyperblogal said...

Investing big bucks to try and be what you aren't.

Anonymous said...

hope the iconic floor-to-ceiling fountain is still part of the plan.

Anonymous said...

No one is surprised that your woke dogma labels all that you do not understand as racism.

Anonymous said...

The Sly James International Fuckup.

Anonymous said...

and yet we still have a new airport and you CHUDS will never fly out of it. Yay! Weird.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ Oh, I'll fly out of it, I have to because of a thing I have and you don't @10:52, called a JOB!

But don't call this pile of crap a"New" Airport, it's just a copy of the same shit other Cities built 50 years ago and have had to replace about ten years ago.

A few of the third an fourth tier Cities I have to fly to still have this horrid crap, and everyone who is forced to use them hates them the same way anyone forced to use the destroyed KCI will hate this monstrosity.

Or maybe you enjoy having to walk and haul luggage three times as far as you did before.

Anonymous said...

Half??!!

Anonymous said...

Oh Chimpy. Big dreams from the ape house lol

Anonymous said...

have the hard parts of the project started yet.

Anonymous said...

No, @11:43, the hard parts of the job begin when the few remaining Airlines say they can't afford to pay for it and threaten to cut off service unless the Taxpayers pickup the tab.

Anonymous said...

^^and yet that will never, ever happen. Weird.

Anonymous said...

No need for a single terminal airport since only 5% of KCI travelers change planes at KCI. With dramaticly reduced traffic, post Covid, this monstrosity will be a financial disaster, any YES, the airlines will try and avoid financial obligations!! The City has no clue of how to address this catastrophe!!!

Anonymous said...

^^and yet air traffic has been steadily moving up each month for the past 6 months. We're almost to pre-COVID levels now. How come you're so fucking dumb and don't know that? Weird.

Anonymous said...

KCI traffic is not back to Pre Covid rates, and with companies like
Cerner saying it will cut travel by 50%, as employees will continue to work from home, pre-Covid traffic will not be returning to KCI!!