Mark Jorgenson, Bill Stueck, Tom McCarthy
Leo Rieke, RD Kerley, Mark Jorgenson
Advisory Board gathers for business session
Mark Jorgenson makes introductions
Board has time for conversation before presentation
Lunch is served.
Bill Perry enjoys the conversation.
A PowerPoint presentation of the Kauffman Center provides perspective of the building construction.
The hard hat tour begins
Ken Dworak, owner's representative describes the south from from the Grand Lobby of the Kauffman Center.
Bill Stueck considers the landscape elements of the Center.
Ken Dworak describes the Kauffman Center's location in downtown Kansas City.
Amy Slattery, associate architect from BNIM, shows the board what it will be like to stand on the stage platform of the 1,600-seat concert hall.
The board looks up at the seating space behind the concert hall platform.
27 steel cables pulled to a tension of 500,000 pounds will support the glass atrium.
A tower crane stands 260 feet above the building.
The concert hall will include a custom-built 5,633-pipe Casavant organ.
The concert hall features a 2,400-square ft. stage platform that can hold between 85 to 150 musicians.
1.93 million pounds of plaster, applied up to three inches thick, provide optimal acoustic insulation for the performance halls.
The concert hall seats 1,600 in an amphitheater-like setting around the musicians.
The center uses 150,000 lineal feet of pipe, and six million lineal feet of wiring.
The Kauffman Center will require 1.2 million hours of construction workers' time (or 600 years of human labor).
10.8 million pounds of structural steel form the framework of the building (enough to make 7,200 mid-sized cars).
Workers treat every detail of the building as if they were sculpting an instrument.
The fly space of the proscenium theater reaches 74 feet above the stage.
From the underground parking garage to the top of the roof, the entire Kauffman Center is equivalent to a sixteen-story building.
Board members gather beside the orchestra pit of the proscenium theater.
The proscenium theater stage measures 50 ft. deep and 100 ft. wide.
25,000 cubic yards of concrete form the foundation for the center. (That's 225,000 wheelbarrows full).
Rebar poles help to strengthen the concrete formations.
A 1,000-stall parking garage is attached to the south of the center.
32 mega-watt capacity of power is equivalent to providing enough power for 350 houses.
Construction Superintendent Pat Lichter describes the 17,000 square-ft. lobby.
Advisory Board stands on the concert hall stage platform.
Tom McCarthy, Susan Buckley, Matt Clark and Shirley Helzberg discuss the use of efficient radiant heating and cooling.
Advisory Board members Susan Buckley, Matt Clark, and Shirley Helzberg, with Jane Chu, CEO of the Kauffman Center.