October 29th, 2008 11:51 AM by AJ Gentry
Travel & Leisure mag just named 12 of the US's best kept neighborhoods and KC is 5th on the list. The online slideshow has this to say about Kansas City's new downtown:
Then: A typically beleaguered American city center of the suburban era.
Now: The city invested $5 billion to restore this Art Deco district, inaugurating the all-glass, 18,500-seat Sprint Center, which hosts sports events and concerts, and the Power and Light District, packing more than 30 restaurants and clubs into a mere eight blocks.
Don’t Miss: The public park atop the roof of a three-story building at 12th and Main streets—it’s a haven of green surrounded by skyscrapers.