Buck O’Neil Education Center – Web Interactive Project Launch

Our latest web interactive release is a design concept for upgrades to the Buck O’Neil Eduction Center located in the 18th & Vine Jazz District of Kansas City, MO at the corner of 18th street and Martin Luther King Blvd. (formerly Paseo Blvd.).

Pendulum was retained by the City of Kansas City, MO to conceptualize  renovations and add an iconic feature to the north facade of the building that is identifiable from several blocks away.  Our scope included the addition of vertical circulation in the form of a pedestrian ramp, stairs and a passenger elevator.  The scope was then expanded to include additional storage, an open air elevated cafe deck, and a freight elevator connecting the basement and the first two floors above the grade level.  The improvements in total will enhance the operator’s ability to substantially expand his/her offerings to private entities and the community.

Click the rotating image above to take the virtual tour of the project.  Stay tuned for upcoming announcements, more projects will be added.

 

Crosstown Substation – Night Photos

18th Street

Mr. Iiams finally caught a break in between projects and shot the substation a few nights ago.  Once it cools down a bit we’re thinking live music and food trucks…

Light Cabinet Close Up

Holmes Street

Holmes Street Close Up

18th & Holmes

18th & Cherry

Project Facts

  • 10,500 Color Changing LED Lights
  • Powered By 115 Solar Panels (25 Kilowatts)
  • 64 Tons of Weathering Steel

Most Common Questions

  • “What is that thing?”
  • “Hey man…where’s the front door to this night club?”
  • “What’s a substation?”

Project Team

  • Architect/Designer – Pendulum
  • Lighting Consultant – Derek Porter Studio
  • Structural Engineer – Dubois Consultants
  • Commissioned Artist (Main Plaza Light Cabinet Display) – James Woodfill
  • Concrete Contractor – Turner Special Projects
  • Steel Contractor/Fabricator/Supplier – Zahner

East Crossroads Art Wall…Making Progress

We recently completed 90% construction documents on a new Crossroads Art Wall that will encase an existing KCP&L Substation located at 18th and Holmes.  A Full scale 12′ x 12′ plywood mock-up with concealed color changing Lightwild LED fixtures was constructed as an intermediate “check and balance” prior to breaking ground.  The mock-up revealed last-minute adjustments that would be required to maximize the execution of  lighting, media programming, and long-term security.

Once the Owner approved the preliminary mock-up pictured above, Zahner immediately starting constructing a final full-scale version in weathering steel (Solanum Steel).  The official groundbreaking will be held on site shortly, construction is scheduled to be complete by early summer 2012.

We almost forgot to mention…it’s powered by solar.