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Snapshots

  1. Bryant Building

    Snapshot Title: Bryant Building
    Taken by: Phil Peterson

    Image: Kansas City, Missouri Skyline
    Image Owner: Phil Peterson



    Description:

    Construction began on this building in 1930 and was completed at the end of 1931. The Kansas City Star said that this building was ‘the most expeditious major building development Kansas City has e...



  2. KCTV Tower

    Snapshot Title: KCTV Tower
    Taken by: Phil Peterson

    Image: Kansas City, Missouri Skyline
    Image Owner: Phil Peterson



    Description:

    This tower is 956 feet tall and with the antenna, it has an overall height of 1042 feet. It was briefly the tallest communication tower in the world until an antenna was added to the top of the Eiffe...



  3. Charles Evans Whittaker Federal Courthouse

    Snapshot Title: Charles Evans Whittaker Federal Courthouse
    Taken by: Phil Peterson

    Image: Kansas City, Missouri Skyline
    Image Owner: Phil Peterson



    Description:

    The federal courthouse took 3 years to build at a cost of $90 million dollars. It stands 290 feet above ground. It was named for Charles Evans Whittaker, the only Federal Judge from Missouri to beco...



  4. Marriott Hotel

    Snapshot Title: Marriott Hotel
    Taken by: Phil Peterson

    Image: Kansas City, Missouri Skyline
    Image Owner: Phil Peterson



    Description:

    It's a hotel and it's tall.



  5. Ten Main Center

    Snapshot Title: Ten Main Center
    Taken by: Phil Peterson

    Image: Kansas City, Missouri Skyline
    Image Owner: Phil Peterson



    Description:

    Built in 1968, it has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR certification. Previously owned by AMC Theaters as their headquarters, they sold the building but are leasing the s...



  6. One Kansas City Place

    Snapshot Title: One Kansas City Place
    Taken by: Phil Peterson

    Image: Kansas City, Missouri Skyline
    Image Owner: Phil Peterson



    Description:

    Built as a tribute to the City Hall building, this is the tallest building in KC. Originally built as the first part of a larger plan during the real estate boom of the 1980's, the rest of the plan w...



  7. Kansas City City Hall

    Snapshot Title: Kansas City City Hall
    Taken by: Phil Peterson

    Image: Kansas City, Missouri Skyline
    Image Owner: Phil Peterson



    Description:

    Standing at 29 stories, it is the 4th tallest city hall in the world and the 7th tallest building in Kansas City, Missouri. It was built in 1937 under the influence of political boss, Tom Pendergast ...



  8. Kansas City Power and Light Building

    Snapshot Title: Kansas City Power and Light Building
    Taken by: Phil Peterson

    Image: Kansas City, Missouri Skyline
    Image Owner: Phil Peterson



    Description:

    This building was built by KCPL in 1931 to promote new jobs in downtown Kansas City. It was designed by Hoit, Price and Barnes who also designed 909 Walnut and Municipal Auditorium. There are no win...



  9. 909 Walnut

    Snapshot Title: 909 Walnut
    Taken by: Phil Peterson

    Image: Kansas City, Missouri Skyline
    Image Owner: Phil Peterson



    Description:

    Formerly Fidelity National Bank & Trust Building, Federal Office Building and 911 Walnut, this twin spire structure is the tallest residential building in the Midwest outside of Chicago. It was built...



  10. Bartle Hall Pylons

    Snapshot Title: Bartle Hall Pylons
    Taken by: Phil Peterson

    Image: Kansas City, Missouri Skyline
    Image Owner: Phil Peterson



    Description:

    These four towers stand about 335' tall and support the roof of Bartle Hall Convention Center. The cables were originally much smaller in diameter but were made larger so they'd be easy to see and ad...



  11. Commerce Tower

    Snapshot Title: Commerce Tower
    Taken by: Phil Peterson

    Image: Kansas City, Missouri Skyline
    Image Owner: Phil Peterson



    Description:

    Built in 1965, it's the 9th tallest habitable structure in the KC metro area. The last beam to be placed was signed by 18,000 people including Harry Truman.



  12. Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

    Snapshot Title: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
    Taken by: Phil Peterson

    Image: Kansas City, Missouri Skyline
    Image Owner: Phil Peterson



    Description:

    A distinctive downtown landmark with its gold dome.