"It's the things you see every day, use every
day, almost forget to acknowledge, which carve out a place
in your heart. Buildings aren't so different. For several years,
I've had a studio in the Livestock Exchange Building. As with
most of the inhabitants of this building, in the West Bottoms,
I'm there because I love to be there. Love is in the details..."
"When visitors come off the viaduct from downtown and
drive under a freeway overpass, the first thing they are likely
to see is 'Bull Mountain,' a small hill planted with native
prairie grasses and topped with a group of iron cutouts of
cattle by the Minimalist artist Robert Morris. 'It's a sign
piece that says when you come off the freeway, you've arrived
New York Times
"Towering from what was once the heart of America's heartland,
the Kansas City Livestock Exchange Building radiates with a
sense of history so powerful it seems to affect every other
structure around it... "
Pitch Magazine, "Best Remnant
of Kansas City's Glory Days Award"
"Let's face it. Cow poking is hard work, and intense. Sometimes
there isn't time to stop and heed the call of nature. When
that moment finally comes, wranglers could do worse than spending
their 'time alone' in the bathrooms of the Livestock Exchange
Pitch Magazine, "Best Bathrooms
"If honesty is beauty, the revived
Livestock Exchange Building at 1600 Gennessee is a sharp looker.
structure's richly textured brick exterior has a serious look
that speaks of its utilitarian beginning."
A Guide to Commercial Real Estate