Kansas City, Mo.
Architect/Designer | Hord Coplan Macht
Builder | JE Dunn
Developer | The Cordish Companies
Interior Designer | RD Jones
Photographer | Alistair Tutton
The design team was tasked with creating a modern tower that would signal the revival of the downtown district, yet also honor the city’s history. Located in the exciting Power and Light Entertainment District, Two Light was designed to engage the neighborhood and contribute to the energy happening on the streets below.
To achieve this, the main amenity level was placed above a seven-story garage, creating commanding views of the district and city. At 12,000 sf, this floor features a series of unfolding indoor and outdoor spaces that seamlessly blend together. A south-facing indoor spa and pool, two-story exterior lanai with wrapping wet deck and infinity pool, and cantilevered seating belvedere are just some of the unique features.
An existing historic mural on the site was repurposed on the exterior façade. For the exterior, a modern glass window wall engages a terra cotta rain screen, which reinterprets the historic limestone façades of downtown. Active ground-level retail, lobby, and office space contribute to the district’s energy, while clever building signage and graphics mark its important location as a gateway to the city center.