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Renovation, KC Style

Designer Bruce Yarnell said that nobody realized how big the largest ring actually was (32 ft.) “The contractor drew a circle on the floor and asked us if that was the size we really wanted. It was dramatic.”

at a variety of heights. “These

Yarnell. “The contractor drew a

done as a reaction to the space as it

fee bar that transitions from light

stems are hard but delicate,”

circle on the floor and asked if that

was being remodeled. A water wall

breakfast fare and coffee in the

explains Yarnell, who adds that

was the size we really wanted. It was

of steps as a backdrop to the rings

morning to work and beverage

the color temperature is 3500 K

very dramatic. We all were pleased

reflects a linear water effect in a

fare in the afternoon to full service

cold white for a contemporary look

with the resulting visual impact.”

park across a busy street from the

bar in the evening where guests

The circular theme was also

hotel. The idea was that the Great

unwind over signature cocktails,

applied to the porte-cochere area

Room would become visible for all

wines, and imported beers.

with two 18-ft. rings. “The ring

guests and also for local people as

suspension cables evenly spaced in

design is hinted at with two sym-

a gathering place usable all day

18-watt, 3000K, 8-degree beam

line with the skylights in the Great

metrical rings at the entry drive,”

and into the evening.”

track fixtures at the edges of the

Room, and power runs through the

says Yarnell. “Only in the interior,

ceiling. “Nobody really realized how

however, are they shown in all of

Being Social

tion in the morning and for clean-

big the largest ring actually was,

their complexity and beauty. The

An active area of the lobby is the

ing. In addition, linear Color Kinetics

with its 32-ft. diameter,” reports

rings are complete custom designs

Social Zone, or Bar Central, a cof-

eColor Cove QLX Powercore LED-

versus a more yellow light as seen in the hotel ballrooms. The rings are hung with

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Cooper Halo Stasis LED 805,

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