Hyatt Regency Crown Center
The Hyatt Regency Crown Center is a 425-foot (130 m) , 40-story Global Hyatt hotel in the Crown Center complex in Kansas City, Missouri that is topped by a revolving restaurant known as Skies. It opened in July 1, 1980 as the Hyatt Regency Kansas City. On July 17, 1981, 114 people were killed in the hotel when the fourth floor walkway in the atrium collapsed on the second floor walkway during a tea dance attended by more than 2,000 revelers in Hyatt Regency walkway collapse. An investigation revealed that tie rods supporting the walkway did not meet Kansas City building codes. A few years after the disaster, the hotel was renamed Hyatt Regency Crown Center. It was built adjacent to the headquarters of Hallmark Cards and is southeast of the Downtown freeway loop (Kansas City) where most of Kansas City's tallest buildings are located. The hotel is topped by the Skies Revolving Rooftop Restaurant and Lounge. It has 42,860 square feet (3,982 m 2) of function space, a 17,487-square-foot (1,624.6 m 2) ballroom and a dedicated exhibit hall with 15,360 square feet (1,427 m 2). It has 733 guestrooms, including 42 suites.


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