Apartment Building in Deinokratous Street, Athens / Giorgos Ag…

first_imgCopyApartments•Athens, Greece 2013 Apartments Save this picture!© H. Louizidis+ 34 Share Apartment Building in Deinokratous Street, Athens / Giorgos Aggelis photographs:  H. LouizidisPhotographs:  H. LouizidisConstractor:Stepsis ateCollaborator:Magda Habaloglou, ArchitectDesign Team:Anthi Verykiou Charis Laspas, Daphne Karaiskaki, Sofia KondyliaCity:AthensCountry:GreeceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© H. LouizidisRecommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaText description provided by the architects. The apartment building lies on a sloping site that faces onto three streets and is comprised of 5 stories with apartments, a pilotis and 4 underground levels ― 1900m².Save this picture!Floor PlanThe major compositional issue was that of inhabiting the city through an investigation of the building type of the polykatoikia, i.e. the Greek apartment building. By avoiding morphological, conceptual, technological and other embellishments – instead focusing on abstraction and economy in respect to architectural ideas and their design and practical application on paper and on site – an attempt was made to redefine architecture as an individual as well as a collective social commodity, since it pertains to both the formation of private space as well as space collectively inhabited.Save this picture!© H. LouizidisThis was the reason an apartment building as type was sought an “element” within the broader unit which is the city; an apartment building-type, not as an “ideal model” for overall application, but as a contribution to a broader and common speculation.Save this picture!Floor Plan A typical commercial apartment building, even as the exclusive result of technical and financial considerations laid down by the residential market, sets by itself a typology, which requires some analysis and which may convey certain useful conclusions. This becomes possible since, even with all the mishmash of buildings, one can still discern the architectural standard of an abruptly-halted and flawed “architectural spring” of the 1930s and, mainly, the 1960s. The connection with this standard model was the starting point of the study.Save this picture!© H. Louizidis• Expressing the concept and purpose of architecture as being a “vessel for Life” and not as a fleeting lifestyle;• Formulating this concisely through the basic representational means, primarily the floor-plan and the section, but also as abstract ideogrammatic inscriptions, as ideograms;Save this picture!Section• Structural stability;• A simple, dense and clear-cut form, which can be subdivided in parts or repeated in multiples;•  Articulating the building in a constructivist manner, distinguishing between weight-bearing structure and filling agents;Save this picture!© H. Louizidis•  Organising space, the exterior and more particularly the interior, with economy constantly referencing a simple, anti-authoritarian, anthropocentric, collective way of life;• A multifunctional, unified, flowing, interior common area, in combination with the minimal, strictly private space, of the “roomSave this picture!Detail• Economy in the creation of form.These issues of “type” constituted the general regulatory framework within which this study was pursued.Save this picture!© H. LouizidisWithin this context, an attempt was made to preserve and strengthen the continuity of the city and to incorporate within it the new apartment building (aesthetically, structurally and functionally). An expression of this continuity is the free access, semi-public passage, which runs through the pilotis and connects the building to the movement network of the city. It is an open uphill pedestrian path. At the same time this “passage” can also be utilised as a collective meeting place, where residents can linger or pass through. Thus, the building adapts to the ground, taking in the incline within its section.Save this picture!© H. LouizidisThe same happens with the formation of the external facades through equipping them with environmentally beneficial special machine-operated awnings. The sturdy, chthonic construction of the load-bearing structure of reinforced concrete, combined with this light, modern technological system, created a fertile counterbalancing pairing, which thus enhanced both.Save this picture!© H. LouizidisAnother element of the central concept is also the composition of the construction structure of the building in terms of the logic of a Lego set.  It can be completed gradually over time, in independent “layers”, each distinct from the other, thus facilitating the stages of construction, as well as the process of repairing or changing them. Save this picture!© H. LouizidisThe weight-bearing structure is organised on a grid of concrete walls and columns while the floor plan is in zones. The large zone is constituted of walls and delineates the more stable (stairwell, bathrooms) and protected areas (living rooms). The smaller, with the columns and the in-fill materials, is the more flexible part, and delineates the smaller areas (rooms, kitchens, semi-outdoor areas) and/or extensions of the living rooms. Thus, the building’s compositional structure with its added zone functionality and the permeability of axis and movement of the load-bearing system, provides the possibility of alternative configurations of the floor-plan on each level, depending on the topography (slope of the site, view), planning code restrictions, the residents’ space requirements and so forth.Save this picture!© H. LouizidisFinally, as a result of the “Lego” rationale, the idea makes it possible for this basic type to adapt to various cost possibilities, construction systems, materials etc, all of which however, despite their differences, constitute products of the same ancestry.Save this picture!© H. LouizidisBrief analysis of sustainable aspectsDuring the design process, the erosion of the mass of the building, from the void in the midst of the pilotis and from the intervening covered open spaces and balconies, in combination with the small width of the building defined its bioclimatic behavior. Taking this into consideration, we sought to include through openings on the north-south axis that would naturally cool each apartment individually as well the individual spaces of the apartments, wherever possible. This cooling effect is further assisted by the microclimate created by existing perimeter planting in the verges/yards of the ground-floor stations, but also from the presence of water in the small swimming tank on the building terrace.Save this picture!© H. LouizidisSun shading for the building’s spaces is achieved by fitting metal frames to the balconies / glare shields, which support a system of textile shades, that can move vertically and extend horizontally, in combination with the application of a system of moveable louvre blinds on an aluminium door and window frame with a low emissivity glass.Project gallerySee allShow lessAD Round Up: Classics in BrickArchitecture NewsIn Residence: Xavier CorberoVideosProject locationAddress:Kolonaki, Athens 106 75, GreeceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Area:  2000 m² Area:  2000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2013 “COPY” Greece Photographs ArchDaily Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/591616/apartment-building-in-deinokratous-street-athens-giorgos-aggelis Clipboard Architects: Giorgos Aggelis Area Area of this architecture project Apartment Building in Deinokratous Street, Athens / Giorgos AggelisSave this projectSaveApartment Building in Deinokratous Street, Athens / Giorgos Aggelislast_img read more

In New York City, a ‘Yellow Vest’ protest against transit fare hikes

first_imgShowing solidarity with and taking inspiration from the French uprising that defeated a fuel tax increase — and then won more concessions from the Macron government — New York activists held a ‘Yellow Vest’ protest on Dec. 11 against local transit fare hikes.Activists with The People’s MTA, Rise & Resist and the NYC Peoples Power Assemblies demonstrated outside the fare hike hearing in Queens, held by the bank-controlled Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Then the protesters went inside to testify.Placards read, “Our subways need elevators, not racist ‘broken windows’ policing,” “No fare hike for a subway that is not accessible” and “Disabled Lives Matter.”At the hearing, the New York Yellow Vest activists made the same point as members of the French rebellion: The fare increase is the tip of the iceberg on top of a mass of inequalities. The anger over the NYC subway fare hike is anger over the daily indignities faced by the 5.5 million people who take the subway every day.Protesters list demandsAt the top of the protesters’ list of problems are the transit system’s criminal lack of elevators, racist New York Police Department harassment of riders of color, and overall chronic malfunctions and service disruptions.Only 1 out of 4 transit stations has an elevator, and those that exist are constantly breaking down. People who use wheelchairs frequently plan trips around accessible stations, only to find out-of-service elevators when they get to those stations. That means missed appointments, canceled plans and more time spent rerouting to a different, supposedly accessible station — where the same thing can happen again.Sometimes the elevators even malfunction with people in them, who then have to be rescued by EMS or fire department teams. Accessibility for wheelchair users also allows accessibility for single parents or anyone with baby strollers who have to hope someone will help them carry their children up or down stairs. Older riders or anyone whose walking is impaired continually struggle up and down the steep stairs at the city’s many elevated lines.Since the 7 train in Queens is a series of elevated lines, the location of the hearing in Queens was an opportunity for protesters to highlight the line’s daily mishaps and serious problems. The 7 train will be the one most affected by the arrival of Amazon, whose executives were actually told by MTA President Andy Byford that Queens was a “transit wonderland.”Riders of the 7 train laugh at that. On Dec. 10, at the 7 line’s Court Square station, an elevated station with tracks on either side, the overcrowding caused by late trains became so dangerous at least one person was knocked down.On Dec. 11, signal problems caused the Queens’ Astoria-Ditmars station to be shut down completely during morning rush hour. Hundreds of riders couldn’t get to work.When protesters and others spoke at the hearing, all of these frustrations — the missed job interviews, the write-ups for being late, police harassment, lack of accessibility — poured out. Their anger was supercharged by the glaring hypocrisy that New York is giving Amazon $3 billion in tax credits and grants to locate in Queens. A rider asked the wealthy MTA board members if they themselves actually used public transportation. After several meekly raised their hands, People’s MTA member Tsehai Hiwot testified at the microphone, “That’s bull. I don’t believe it. You have private cars or take taxis.” Cops in France — and in NYC transit systemThe role of cops in targeting workers, especially those of color, in the NYC transit system is another parallel to the struggle in France. There, the response of the capitalist state has been repression to the just demands of the people. With millions in the street, even as the French government has been forced to make concessions, the degree of repression has included teargas, water cannons and hundreds of violent arrests. In the New York subway, the repression functions at a different level — though it is still potentially deadly. On Dec. 3, MTA President Byford announced that, to “save money,” the MTA would be cleaning trains less and cutting back on heat in the winter. But he also blamed the fare increase on “fare-beaters” and said he was creating “fare-evasion strike teams” backed by the NYPD.What Byford proposed as a “fairness” measure has taken on a scary form. As of Dec. 11 the MTA has begun positioning metal detectors, complete with eight cops — some in riot gear with submachine guns — and dogs in a bogus “anti-terrorist” campaign. Right now the metal detectors are at the 42 Street Port Authority station, but the NYPD says it will station them at other stops. Bag checks are already happening at other stations. Speakers at the Dec. 11 hearing blasted the MTA for blaming its fare increase on fare-beaters. Protesters denouncing the racist character of the plan for “strike teams” pointed out that since Amazon paid no federal taxes in 2017, the real fare-beater is Jeff Bezos.MTA’s plan for more NYPD aggression means increased summons and arrests of riders of color in the transit system. In 2018 police issued “fare-evasion” summons to 25,000 people, with 90 percent of them people of color. The racist profiling problem became so rampant that the New York District Attorney’s office was forced to announce it would stop prosecuting fare-beating as a crime. (tinyurl.com/y84kvjuh)But the bank-controlled MTA is pushing back. It claimed the DA’s decision caused fare evasions to spike and released a video of riders jumping over turnstiles. Of course, the MTA video provided no context for all the transit problems, delays and riders’ frustrations. Some of the people testifying at the hearing wondered out loud: “Which is more criminal: Evading the fare? Or evading the requirements of the Americans With Disabilities Act for 30 years?”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Collopy brothers granted free legal aid

first_imgKieran Collopy leaving court following his arrest in connection with the seizure of €50,000 worth of heroin in LimerickAndrew Carey [email protected] Limerick brothers charged in connection with a €50,000 heroin haul at a house in St Mary’s Park have been granted free legal aid. Brian Collopy (43) of Killonan, Ballysimon and Kieran Collopy (40) of St Ita’s Street, St Mary’s Park are charged with possession of herion for sale or supply on December 15. There had been a Garda objection to Kieran Collopy being granted free legal aid on the basis that he “traveled abroad frequently and had access to substantial means”. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up However, after both men submitted statements of means, legal aid was granted and the case adjourned to March 8 for service of the book of evidence. Both men were remanded in continuing custody to that date. Linkedin Email WhatsApp Print Advertisementcenter_img NewsCollopy brothers granted free legal aidBy Staff Reporter – February 25, 2016 561 Facebook Twitter Previous articleDamages award for Limerick boy who was in two crashesNext article#Limerick man aims to twin pubs around the world Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

[False Declaration] SC Issues Notice To Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Gorakhpur For “Misleading The Court”

first_imgNews Updates[False Declaration] SC Issues Notice To Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Gorakhpur For “Misleading The Court” Akshita Saxena25 Sep 2020 7:27 AMShare This – xA 3 Judge Bench comprising of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Aniruddha Bose and Krishna Murari has issued notice to one Manisha Waskale, inquiring “why appropriate proceedings be not initiated against her for misleading this Court and as a consequence obtaining interim orders from the Bench at the threshold on 2nd September 2019.” Significantly, the Counsels appearing for the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA 3 Judge Bench comprising of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Aniruddha Bose and Krishna Murari has issued notice to one Manisha Waskale, inquiring “why appropriate proceedings be not initiated against her for misleading this Court and as a consequence obtaining interim orders from the Bench at the threshold on 2nd September 2019.” Significantly, the Counsels appearing for the Respondents pointed out that at page N, a reference has been made to the order dated 10th December, 2018 of the earlier Special Leave Petition (C) Diary No.42226 of 2018 which is stated to have been withdrawn by the petitioners herein on 10th December, 2018 with liberty to move the review petition before the High Court. A copy of the order of the Court was annexed as Annexure P-9 at page 174. When the Court perused page 174, it was found that no such liberty was granted. Apart from that, the Court also observed that at page 7, the declaration made in terms of Rule 3 (2) referred to the final judgment and order dated 4th January, 2018 passed by the High Court and the subsequent order in review and it is stated that no Special Leave Petition was filed against the earlier order. Therefore, the Court Prima facie found that both these declarations were false and were made by one Ms. Manisha Waskale, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Gorakhpur, Madhya Pradesh. In this context, the Court observed, “Such averments amount to a false declaration before this Court. We thus, decline any further adjournment and direct notice to be issued to Ms. Manisha Waskale why appropriate proceedings be not initiated against her for misleading this Court and as a consequence obtaining interim orders from the Bench at the threshold.” (emphasis supplied) The Court found aforesaid sufficient ground to vacate the interim order dated 2nd September, 2019. The Court further declared that the order passed in SLP(Civil)Nos.21596-21597 of 2019 referred to aforesaid would equally apply in this case as the facts are identical. Interim orders accordingly stood vacated. The matter has been listed for further hearing on 05th October, 2020.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

BYU Football Will Not Host Spectators For Texas-San Antonio Saturday

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-In a statement from the Brigham Young University athletic department Tuesday, it was confirmed the No. 15 football team’s Saturday game against Texas-San Antonio will feature no fans at LaVell Edwards Stadium.BYU Athletics has announced the UTSA-BYU game on Saturday, Oct. 10, will be played without spectators at LaVell Edwards Stadium. https://t.co/3z0pKmv0qU#BYUFOOTBALL pic.twitter.com/qFudNsbx0U— BYU FOOTBALL (@BYUfootball) October 6, 2020This decision was based on the fact that Utah Gov. Gary Herbert still has placed the cities of Provo and Orem under orange, or moderate risk, for covid-19.The governor’s office has made it clear that this restriction will not have ended by this weekend’s game against the Roadrunners.You can listen to this game on KSVC AM and FM or online at midutahradio.com with a 1:00 pm pregame and a 1:30 pm kickoff.However, the BYU athletic department remains hopeful that fans may be able to attend the Cougars’ October 24 home game against the Texas State Bobcats. Written by Tags: BYU Football October 6, 2020 /Coronavirus (COVID-19) related news and sports stories, Sports News – Local BYU Football Will Not Host Spectators For Texas-San Antonio Saturday Brad Jameslast_img read more

USS Bonhomme Richard Conducts RAS

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USS Bonhomme Richard Conducts RAS Share this article USS BONHOMME RICHARDFor the first time in six months, forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) conducted a replenishment at sea (RAS) in the East China Sea March 7. USS Bonhomme Richard Conducts RAS View post tag: Bonhomme View post tag: Richard View post tag: RAS View post tag: USS View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: conducts View post tag: Naval Training & Education March 12, 2014 The ship received 600,000 gallons of diesel fuel marine and aviation fuel from Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204) and more than 250 pallets of supplies and equipment from dry cargo ship USNS Washington Chambers (T-AKE 11).“It’s a great day to receive stores at sea, even though we got a little behind schedule,” said Cmdr. Terrel Fisher, Bonhomme Richard’s supply officer. “It’s great to see the team come together to make things happen.”Conducting a RAS allows U.S. Navy ships to continue their mission indefinitely without pulling into port.“The sea state was very high compared to all the other RASs we’ve done at this command,” said Lt. Matthew Brophy, a bridge watchstander during the evolution. “It was good driving by the entire bridge team…keeping the ship safe, especially doing it with one ship and then going alongside another ship to finish the underway replenishment.”Bonhomme Richard took on fuel via connected replenishment (CONREP) and stores via vertical replenishment (VERTREP). During CONREP, fuel was transferred via hoses strung along cables strung between two ships’ replenishment-at-sea stations. During VERTREP, helicopters were used to picks up supplies from one ship and deliver them to the other.Lt. Colin Chance, Bonhomme Richard’s safety officer, pointed out that while safety is important to any evolution, it was especially important given today’s high winds and seas combined with the fact it has been six months since Bonhomme Richard’s crew last conducted a RAS.“I think it’s a testament to the professionalism of the crew we were able to get the job done,” saidThe Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group is conducting joint-force operations in the 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility.[mappress]Press Release, March 12, 2014, 2014; Image: US Navylast_img read more

Bike crashes and thefts soar, new figures reveal

first_imgOver 2,000 cyclists have been injured in crashes on Oxford’s roads in the last ten years. New data from the journey planner CycleStreets has shown that city’s main roads are becoming more dangerous.Particularly hazardous areas include Botley Road, Abingdon Road, Woodstock Road, Banbury Road, and Barbelo Road.The figures revealed that there were 2,004 collisions resulting in injuries between 2005 and 2016. These are only the reported collisions, leading to fears the real number is much higher.Labour councillor Louise Upton told the Oxford Mail: “As many collisions go unreported, this already distressing data is likely just the tip of the iceberg. It shows the urgent need to improve Oxford’s cycling infrastructure and, in particular, the need for segregated cycle lanes.”Josh King, a second year Mansfield student, told Cherwell: “A joyful cycle ride in Oxford continues to become more like navigating a minefield blindfolded. With unclear bus lanes, dodgy traffic stops and lack of cycle lanes, and more traffic by the day I now feel myself pondering what it will say in my obituary every time I go to lectures.“The council ought to do more on this issue, segregating cyclists from traffic on all major roads.”Cyclox chairman Simon Hunt encouraged people to sign a new charter to improve safety, which was launched last night. The charter is named after Claudia Comberti, a 31-year-old geography PhD student at Oxford University who died after coming off her bike in Botley Road in May.Crashing is not the only danger cyclists have to fear. Police have told Oxford cyclists to take extra precautions to secure their bikes amid a sharp rise in thefts.According to new figures, reports of bicycles being stolen in the city have soared by 70 per cent in a year. A total of 2,339 reports of bike theft were made to Thames Valley Police from June 2016 to June 2017, an average of six thefts a day.King said: “I feel increasingly unsafe and uncomfortable to lock my bike up on the High Street anymore.”last_img read more

United States Senator Mike Braun’s Weekly Update

first_imgIn a hearing of the HELP Committee, Senator Braun directly challenged healthcare industry leaders, including the Executive President of the American Hospital Association, to “get with it” and fix the industry before it collapses. Senator Braun penned an op-ed for the Washington Examiner urging Democrats in Congress to put aside partisan squabbles and provide funding to relieve the humanitarian and security crisis on our southern border, which has deteriorated to the point that even the New York Times Editorial Board is calling for action. “As a former entrepreneur, I’ve spent my entire life working on solutions, compromises, putting together deals, and delivering real results, which is exactly what this legislation does for addressing the humanitarian and security crisis on our southern border. It’s my hope that Congress can come together this week and pass this desperately needed legislation to relieve some of the strain on our southern border.” This week, Senator Braun urged Democrats in Congress to take action to alleviate the humanitarian disaster on the border, celebrating his first legislative proposal in the Senate – No Budget, No Pay – passing out of committee, and weighed in on Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s attempts to conceal his far-left views and the state of populism in Washington 6 months into the job. NEW: Follow Senator Braun on Instagram for updates around Indiana.  Following talk of raising pay for Congress, The Daily Signal‘s Justin Bogie wrote in favor of Senator Braun’s proposal with Senator Rick Scott to “get Washington working for the American people again” by withholding Congressional pay if they fail to pass a budget.“Politicians should not be held to a lower standard than the people they represent. Active and vigilant measures like the “no budget no pay” rule would take a significant step toward forcing members of Congress to do their jobs and to govern with discipline.” This week, Senator Braun and Senator Rick Scott’s proposal to “pull Washington out of la-la-land” by withholding Congressional pay if they fail to pass a budget on time passed through committee as part of a broader bill to avoid government shutdowns.“In the real world nobody gets rewarded for not doing their jobs, and today’s victory for No Budget No Pay is a big step toward pulling Washington out of la-la land and getting Congress working for the American people again. I’m proud to join fellow job creator Senator Rick Scott in moving the ball down the field for this legislation, because there are consequences businesses and families when they don’t make a budget and it’s time we hold Washington to the same standard.” – Senator Mike Braun Senator Braun sat down with Breitbart‘s Sean Moran to discuss the state of populism in Washington following the election of President Trump and likeminded business leaders from outside the establishment in 2018.“Despite President Trump’s election and his own to Congress, Braun said he believes that populism continues to fight against the more entrenched establishment forces in Washington, D.C, including many establishment Republicans. Sen. Braun contended that many members have continued to resist necessary changes in health care, government spending, leaving the Democrats to continue beating the GOP on these and other issues.” Senator Mike Braun and Senator Todd Young introduced an amendment to name a Navy ship after late Senator Richard Lugar. Listen to Senator Braun’s full interview on the Guy Benson Show on Fox News Radio for his take on Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s attempts to conceal his liberal positions that “don’t sync with most Hoosiers.” NEW: Follow Senator Braun on Instagram for updates from IndianaFor live updates, follow Senator Braun on Facebook and Twitter.To subscribe to this newsletter and see other updates from Senator Braun, visit his official website.  FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Tri-State Treasures: Kiwanis Club

first_imgTri-State Treasures: Kiwanis ClubSeptember 4TH, 2018 MITCH ANGLE EVANSVILLE The Downtown Kiwanis Club is celebrating 100 years of serving and supporting the city of Evansville this month.Reminders of their lasting contributions can be seen all around town with the club’s signatures trademark “K” leaving a lasting legacy on land markers throughout the city.The mission of the downtown Kiwanis Club began in 1918 following a business trip and a long train ride out west.Club historian and club member Kelly Courses say a local attorney was playing cards on a railroad train on his way back from Kansas City when he overheard gentleman from Kansas City talking about a club they belonged to. This club consisted of businessmen that spent their time raising money, mainly for children, in 1917.The attorney, Charles Rudd, began talking with an organization about opening a similar club in Evansville. Just like the Kansas City Club, helping children in need became the focus of Kiwanis.Kiwanis members have been behind several city tributes and gifts such as the fountain at Garvin Park, displays at the Mesker Park Zoo, the creation of Swirca, and the Kiwanis clock that still keeps time outside of Central Library. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more