Renovating Skyscrapers

by Postwoman

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“[The skyscrapers] are the brain of the city, the brain of the whole country. They embody the work of elaboration and command on which all activities depend. Everything is concentrated there: the tools that conquer time and space — telephones, telegraphs, radio, the banks, trading houses, the organs of decision for the factories: finance, technology, commerce.”

Le Corbusier

The historic Kansas City Power & Light Co. skyscraper was designed in 1931 and lost its namesake tenant, Kansas City Power & Light Co., in 1991. It had been owned by the Shulman family of New York until it was sold in 2012. Now it is being renovated into a building of luxury apartments — with a selling line of “Electrify Your Lifestyle.”

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