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Loews Hotel and Convention Center

Kansas City, MO


PROJECT

Loews Hotel and Convention Center

DESCRIPTION

In addition to providing hotel accommodations, restaurants and additional convention center space, the Loews Hotel and Convention Center serves as a critical connecting point between the Bartle Hall Convention Center, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, T-Mobile Arena and Power and Light Restaurant/Bar District in Downtown Kansas City, MO. Enterprise Precast Concrete was brought on board early in the design process to provide budgeting / design assist services and also to serve in a design-build capacity. Schedule was important so the team was also interested in confirming a precast production slot for project early on.

The 67,634 square feet of precast (527 pieces) is a combination of insulated panels and cladding with an acid etch finish. The project included an integrated cast-in-place parking structure that was clad with architectural precast concrete. The upper levels of the tower were steel frame with a combination of glass and additional architectural precast cladding to give the overall project a cohesive look. They were a combination of buff and gray colored panels with areas of recessed, decorative impressions. Another notable aspect on the precast contribution was that it utilized Enterprise Precast Concrete’s ARCIS thin panels system on some of the lower levels where the use of thinner panels was advantageous. The convention center got off to a slower than expected start due to the planned opening date unfortunately coinciding with the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, but this facility is fully running now and will play a vital role in Kanas City’s tourism industry for decades to come.

LOCATION

Kansas City, MO

ARCHITECT

Cooper and Carry Architects

CONTRACTOR

JE Dunn Construction

PHOTOGRAPHY

Jacia Phillips | Arch Photo KC

CASE STUDY

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