The Kansas City Gazette hates the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and isn’t afraid to say it. We at the Kansas Citian don’t really care one way or the other, but did notice it seems to look less and less impressive the closer it comes to completion. It’s gone from a metal clad facade echoing beck to the Guggenheim, to the beige monstrosity it is today.
However, Kansas Citians shouldn’t be surprised that the design of the new ballet center is less than appealing. After all, this is the city that brought you those erector set looking sculptures on the top of Bartle Hall and giant cocks, of the shuttle variety, in the front yard of the Nelson-Atkins.