People can't seem to come to a consensus: Does Kansas City's new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts look like "two stainless-steel onions" or a "concrete-and-glass clamshell"? You say to-MAY-to, I say to-MAH-to. One thing everyone agrees on, though, is that it's a world-class facility from the minds of world-renowned architects and designers. But what about the local contributors to the center's success? On the program today, architects Amy Slattery and Greg Sheldon and JE Dunn Construction Group's Vice President Kyle McQuistion provide that local perspective. They discuss with Steve Kraske what it was like turning Moshe Safdie's blueprints into a physical reality and transforming Kansas City's skyline - all while ensuring the building didn't collapse in the process.
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