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Kansas City Star Press Pavilion

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Identification

Kansas City Star Press Pavilion
225552

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Structure in General

low-rise building
existing [completed]
modernism

Usages

industry (unspecified)

Facts

  • The blue glass production facility will face the new Sprint Center Arena across I-670 to the north.
  • Four, 60 foot tall printing presses will be seen through the glass, creating a dramatic visual experience on all sides of the structure, which covers two square city blocks. north to south.
  • Five, 50-foot light towers will be focused on the presses and include rotating colored lights.
  • The area containing the presses is 377.7 feet long. To help the presses run efficiently, it will be maintained at a constant temperature of 72 to 75 degrees and 40 percent to 45 percent humidity.
  • The building contains 7.8 million pounds of structural steel, 500,000 pounds of sheet metal and ductwork, 20,900 cubic yards of concrete and about four acres of glass.
  • There are 11 distribution docks and truck aprons, four receiving docks and four recycling docks.
  • The facility also will house a small museum and retail store featuring the newspaper’s products. The museum will feature an exhibit of early printing press artifacts and a history of The Star.

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Location

1501-1649 McGee Street
301 Truman Road, 1500-1650 Oak Street, 300 East 17th Street
1601 McGee Street
64108
Kansas City
Missouri
U.S.A.

Technical Data

98.00 ft
8
1
2003
2007

Involved Companies

The Austin Company
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