Thinking Rossdale, thinking Kansas City?

7 Jul

Many of you probably don’t subscribe to the Concrete Repair Bulletin.  Nor do we– yet.  But our attention has been directed to the CRB’s November-December 2012 edition and an example of power station re-use in Kansas City.  This, after 40 years sitting abandoned and unused…

The new Kansas City Ballet facility defines an adaptive reuse of an abandoned, severely distressed 100-year-old former power plant into an historic restoration and preservation achievement dedicated to the performance art of ballet by the following:

• A unique architectural period building was saved and restored to its original façade and principal interior appearances and spaces;

• Extensive structural condition surveys in advance of the selective demolition and construction phases identified critical structural deficiencies and material properties that allowed the designteam to work with the contractors early on in stabilizing and restoring the exterior and interior building structure;

• Adaptation of the Kansas City Ballet to the Power House saved millions of dollars in new construction costs and enabled a sustainable reuse of a historic building; and

• The historical restoration included significant, almost-daily challenges to repairing the corrosion and moisture damage to all of the concrete, masonry, and steel while ensuring compliance with the design restoration and program

2 Responses to “Thinking Rossdale, thinking Kansas City?”

  1. Paul July 8, 2013 at 9:44 AM #

    Heya! Would love to see the case study but the link provided on this page does not work!

    • ridleyd61 July 8, 2013 at 10:05 AM #

      Apologies, Paul and all. I think it’s good now.

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