46 Penn Centre is a 14-story high-rise corporate headquarters. The structure features eight stories of offices placed above six stories of elevated precast parking structure, with an additional two levels of precast parking below grade. This building is the newest addition to the skyline of the famous Country Club Plaza area in Kansas City. It was strategically placed on the outside perimeter of the plaza so it wouldn’t interrupt the smaller scale harmony of the existing buildings located within the historic district.
The building’s exterior is a contemporary design with monumental glass that accents the key design features of the architectural precast concrete. The precast is exposed with a combination of retarder, acid etch, and sandblast finishes and showcases multiple integral colored mix designs. At the base of the building, granite cladding is cast into the precast, blending perfectly with the surrounding historical buildings. The two-story main entrance lobby features a glass-curtain wall that highlights amazing views of the Country Club Plaza.
Enterprise Precast Concrete worked with the architect, contractors, and developer from the earliest phases of the design conception. This project was ultimately produced by Enterprise Precast Concrete out of two different precast production facilities. The integral color panels were produced in Omaha, NE and the granite faced panels were produced in Corsicana, TX. A second precaster, Coreslab Structures, provided the integrated parking garage components.