Underground Commercial District - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2014 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to General Talk

Underground Commercial District

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Underground Commercial District

Postby StlSluggers » Thu Mar 10, 2005 3:53 pm

Sounds pretty cool...

Link

Hunt Midwest SubTropolis is the largest underground business complex in the world. This subsurface development is now home to more than 50 local, national and international businesses. Tenant companies include warehousing, cold storage, light manufacturing and office operations—each attracted by:

low lease rates
low utility costs
comfortable surroundings for higher worker productivity
maximum flexibility for expansions and seasonal surges
convenient on-site management, maintenance and security
SubTropolis was created through the mining of a 270-million-year-old limestone deposit. In the mining process, limestone is removed by the room and pillar method, leaving 25-foot square pillars that are on 65-foot centers and 40 feet apart.

The pillars’ even spacing, concrete flooring and 16-foot-high, smooth ceilings make build-to-suit facilities time and cost efficient for tenants. A tenant requiring 10,000 to one million square feet can be in their space within 150 days. SubTropolis is completely dry, brightly lit, with miles of wide, paved streets, and is at street level.

Hunt Midwest SubTropolis sets the standard for subsurface business developments.


What does a typical 100,000 s.f. building look like?
Click here to find out.

SUBTROPOLIS FACTS:
Click here for the new SubTropolis Facts brochure.


nearly 5 million square feet of leasable space
6.65 miles of lighted, wide, paved roads
2.1 miles of railroad track
394 truck dock locations served by more than 300 truck lines
16' ceiling height
more than 50 tenants
more than 1,300 employees
more than 1,800 parking spaces
over 10,000 stone pillars
protected by fire sprinklers
strength of limestone is 10,000 to 12,000 pounds per square inch, which is 3x stronger than concrete
1.5 million tons of rock are mined every year (35 acres per year)
nearly 45 million square feet (over 1,000 acres) have been mined out since mining began in 1945
SubTropolis is owned by Lamar Hunt and his family, owners of the Kansas City Chiefs football club and the Kansas City Wizards soccer team.
StlSluggers
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicCafe WriterMock(ing) DrafterWeb Supporter
Posts: 14716
(Past Year: 18)
Joined: 24 May 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Parking in the gov't bldg @ 7th and Pine. It's only $3.00 on game day!

Postby Madison » Fri Mar 11, 2005 1:46 am

The entire thing is underground? Wow. 8-o
Yes doctor, I am sick.
Sick of those who are spineless.
Sick of those who feel self-entitled.
Sick of those who are hypocrites.
Yes doctor, an army is forming.
Yes doctor, there will be a war.
Yes doctor, there will be blood.....
Madison
Mod in Retirement
Mod in Retirement

User avatar
ExecutiveEditorCafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe WriterCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyeCafe SpotterInnovative MemberCafe MusketeerPick 3 ChampionMatchup Meltdown SurvivorLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 53856
(Past Year: 1)
Joined: 29 Apr 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Taking Souls...

Postby curious_george_43545 » Fri Mar 11, 2005 3:13 am

8-o
curious_george_43545
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar

Posts: 5200
Joined: 27 Jan 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Ohio

Postby crapshooter » Fri Mar 11, 2005 8:33 am

There is a big section underground in downtown Houston and has been there for several years. I only found it last year while visiting there. It's really neat with stores, eating places, and best of all can walk around in ac instead of the Houston heat.
You don't have to like 'em to own 'em!!!!
crapshooter
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 743
Joined: 1 Jan 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: raking the mound

Postby JTWood » Fri Mar 11, 2005 8:49 am

This is my favorite part of their description:

A tenant requiring 10,000 to one million square feet can be in their space within 150 days. SubTropolis is completely dry, brightly lit, with miles of wide, paved streets, and is at street level.

As opposed to the underground shop with inches of narrow, muddy streets, at altitudes hundreds of feet below the street level.

I would hope those "selling points" would be givens... :-b
Image
JTWood
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicCafe WriterEagle EyeWeb Supporter
Posts: 11508
Joined: 22 Jun 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Unincorporated Heaven


Return to General Talk

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: AntonioPype, Kyyldynra and 5 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Today's Games
Wednesday, Apr. 23
(All times are EST, weather icons show forecast for game time)

Arizona at Chi Cubs
(12:10 pm)
San Francisco at Colorado
(2:20 pm)
Texas at Oakland
(3:10 pm)
Houston at Seattle
(3:35 pm)
Kansas City at Cleveland
(3:40 pm)
LA Angels at Washington
(7:05 pm)
Toronto at Toronto
(7:05 pm)
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh
(7:05 pm)
Baltimore at Baltimore
(7:07 pm)
Chi White Sox at Detroit
(7:08 pm)
NY Yankees at Boston
(7:10 pm)
St. Louis at NY Mets
(7:10 pm)
Minnesota at Tampa Bay
(7:10 pm)
indoors
San Diego at Milwaukee
(8:10 pm)
Philadelphia at LA Dodgers
(10:10 pm)

  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact