The Kansas City Council got its first view of the new one-terminal Kansas City International Airport that it is working to get voters to approve.
Skidmore Owings & Merrill, the architect of record on the project team, made its first presentation of renderings Thursday afternoon. Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate LLC leads the team that won the bid to redevelop KCI two weeks ago.
There’s a two-story fountain inside, with the tech to flash colors and images against the cascading water. Passengers will hear live jazz from a special performance space. A scalloped roof design pays homage to rolling hills and fields of wheat.
Designers say they tried to touch the cultural bases of a city that values its music, food and livability.
City officials, for the most part, praised the renderings, saying they would help persuade voters to support the Nov. 7 ballot question on the $1.3 billion project.