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Kansas City Power & Light Building

Identification

Kansas City Power & Light Building
The Power & Light Building
121884

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [under renovation]
steel
Art Deco

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • The building's ornament was designed to symbolize the excitement and energy of electric power.
  • Gailoyd Enterprises, Inc., of Carmel, NY, has owned the historic building since 1965.
  • The Kansas City Power and Light Company has not occupied its namesake building since it leased space in the new 1201 Walnut Building in 1992.
  • There are no windows on the west facade from ground level to the top because an identical twin tower was to be added and connected before the financial devastation of the 1930's Depression forced the plans to be abandoned permanently.
  • The crowning pillar of changing colored lights is 97 feet high and creates a "jewel-like" glow for miles around. The light's cycle goes through the colors white, amber, red and green.
  • Missouri's tallest building when completed. The building is clad with Indiana limestone. There are small observation balconies at the 32nd floor.

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Location

106 West 14th Street, 1330 Baltimore Avenue
64105
Kansas City
Missouri
U.S.A.

Technical Data

481.01 ft
481.01 ft
481.01 ft
34
2
1930
1931
7

Involved Companies

general contractor, owner, project management, property management, real estate agent

Features & Amenities

  • City landmark
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