Kansas City Power and Light Building

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The Kansas City Power and Light Building was the tallest skysscraper in Missouri for decades, only surpassed by a modernist skyscraper in St. Louis.

Its Art-Deco detailing once features a dramatic light show when the building first opened.

Hoit, Price and Barnes designed this remarkable building, as well as other buildings around the city.

Again, how did St. Louis not get around to building so many tall buildings during this era, even though it was a larger city?

 

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