The 24-story Loews Kansas City Hotel and Convention Center showcases 800 guestrooms, a lobby bar, signature restaurant, three meal restaurant, indoor lap pool and 60,000 square feet of meeting and event space.
Enterprise Precast Concrete was brought on board early in the design process to provide budgeting and design-assist services and also to serve in a design-build capacity. Nailing down and adhering to the construction was imperative, so the project team confirmed a precast production slot for the project early on in the planning process.
Enterprise Precast Concrete manufactured 67,634 square feet of precast concrete for this job that included insulated precast concrete wall panels and cladding with an acid etch finish. Enterprise Precast Concrete’s ARCIS thin panel system was incorporated on some of the lower levels where the use of thinner panels was advantageous. The upper levels of the tower were steel frame with a combination of glass and architectural precast cladding. The wall panels feature a combination of buff and gray colored panels with areas of recessed, decorative impressions.
The project also included an integrated cast-in-place parking structure that was clad with architectural precast concrete to give the overall project a cohesive look.