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  Kansas City Power & Light Building
by Bwana_Brown

When it was built in 1931, the 482-foot Kansas City Power & Light building was the tallest west of the Mississippi River. For the city, this Indiana limestone-clad building also represented a style change with its Art Deco features. These include stylized geometric surface decorations and stepbacks that allow it to be floodlit at night. In addition, the 6-storey shaft at the building's apex features prismatic glass panels and alternating multi-coloured lights designed to showcase the excitement of electricity. One quirk is that the building does not have any windows on its west side because an identical tower was to be added there. The Great Depression, which struck during the building of the first tower, put a stop to that plan!

The KCP&L building was a nice sight to behold on the evening skyline!

Address: 106 West 14th Street & 1330 Baltimore Avenue
Directions: In the downtown core

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  • Updated Nov 27, 2004
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