City Center Square

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City Center Square
City Center Square Kansas City MO.jpg
General information
Status Complete
Type Office
Location 1100 Main Street, Kansas City, Missouri
Coordinates 39°06′02″N 94°35′01″W / 39.100659°N 94.583715°W / 39.100659; -94.583715Coordinates: 39°06′02″N 94°35′01″W / 39.100659°N 94.583715°W / 39.100659; -94.583715
Completed 1978
Management Grubb&Ellis/The Winbury Group
Roof 123 m (404 ft)[1]
Technical details
Floor count 30
Floor area 60,322 m2 (649,300 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

City Center Square is a skyscraper in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, USA, built by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, in Spring of 1977. It consumes the entire block of 11th Street to 12th Street, and from Main Street, to Baltimore Street. It is 30-stories tall, and uses a reinforced concrete structure evident by the look of the exterior. It is the tenth tallest habitable structure in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, and the fifteenth tallest habitable structure in Missouri at 404 feet (123 m).

In 2003 the property was appraised at $38 million when Citigroup underwrote a $29 million loan. Net operating income was $3.1 million. As the real estate market rose, the property was re-appraised in February 2005 for $60 million and Ally Financial (formerly GMAC) underwrote a $44 million 10-year loan. This loan went delinquent in April 2010. An August 2010 appraisal estimated property value at $38 million, below the $41 million remaining principal.


City Center Square is not only a business office, but also a hotspot for food, and retail in the Downtown area. The fact that the building is tall and stands out, the bottom floors "layer" from large to small [1], adding to the uniqueness of the building. Food services includes Starbucks, Subway, Jason's Deli, Curry In A Hurry, Wrap it Up-Tex Mex and KOKO Teriyaki. There is also a U.S. Post Office on the second floor and a Private Investigator, Sentinel, on the first floor. Also included for convenience is a fitness center and a conference room. The building is in the lease up mode with having over 99,000 sq ft (9,200 m2) in new, renewed or expanded leases in 2008.

External links[edit]


  • Kansas City, Missouri; An Architectural History, 1826-1990. (Copyright 1992). George Ehrlich. Retrieved August 15, 2007. (Page 166)