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Alleys & Ruins no. 99, 4Give n 4Get (2007, Kansas City, MO, 9:45pm)

Alleys & Ruins no. 99, 4Give n 4Get (2007, Kansas City, MO, 9:45pm)

A short video of my West Bottoms photos is here


There are several Kansas Cities, which are mostly very beautiful and very friendly. There's the one in Missouri, the one in Kansas, and my favourite: the deserted runt, known as the West Bottoms. It is an enormous industrial area that time forgot.

Building a city around a valley where two major rivers meet was advantageous for ease of transportation, access to natural resources, and the promise of economic growth. But it presented a whole set of complex environmental complications. The low-lying area is prone to floods including the Great Flood of 1903, which ended plans for housing, schools and churches.

The next great flood came in 1951, leaving the remaining companies to wonder what the heck they were doing there. Many locations closed their doors forever.

Spread out at the bottom of KS, MO, it looks and feels like you've entered another time. This bus sat in an empty lot, waiting to be photographed.

Flood walls have been built and got their biggest test in 1993 when waters nearly breached the levees, but the West Bottoms was spared and the area is now very, very, very slowly rebuilding.

The area remains stunted but current redevelopment has begun to attract upscale and artistic tenants trying to help reestablish the West Bottoms area.



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