The Kansas City Historical Society visited the Midland by AMC and was pleased with the more than $16 million renovation. Architects from Helix were diligent to insure the integrity of the 1927 design of this beautiful landmark Kansas City ediface
In 1927 it took $4 million and one year to build the original Midland – one of the country’s first public assembly buildings with AC.
As manager, I enjoy schmoozing people as they check out the amazing detail talented artisans labored at to make this building so unique. I conduct quizzes to see if young people have any idea of the year, cost or length of time it took to bring this wonderful building into existance.
With more than 100,000 people through the doors since Last September’s grand reopening, I’ve learned to recognize certain looks: agaze of wonder at 1927 chandeliers from Czechoslovakia. The jaws drop and cameras come out to snap a piece of history of the detailed plaster ceiling.
The No. 1 question: