Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Impressions of the Kansas City
The Kansas City wants to be like Chicago, the same way Philadelphia wants to be New York. Unfortunately, it can't be and will never be, but that's ok, because it's just fine the way it is. The skyline looks like a scene from a 1940's movie. The big buildings are all limestone and art deco. There is one gorgeous new building downtown, the HR Block headquarters. It's shapely like a bloated football. HR Block is actually named for HR Bloch, but nobody knew how to pronouce "Bloch" correctly, so they changed it.