Bring Downtown BACK!
"Bring Downtown BACK!-New Arena Symbolizes New Day for Kansas City" is an enlarged reproduction print depicting a paid political advertisement that ran in the August 2nd, 2004 issue of the Kansas City Star. The advertisement notes it was paid for by Citizens for a Downtown Arena, Lee A. Moore, C.P.A., Treasurer. The graphics include a caricature of the downtown landscape which highlights many architectural landmarks such as the Kauffman Center of Performing Arts, River Market area, Sprint Center, Union Station, Western Auto, etc. A second but smaller graphic emphasizes the upcoming vote for "A New Day Yes on 1 Downtown Arena", on August 3rd, 2004. A website was included within the smaller graphic it reads www.DowntownArena.com. The overall theme of the article is to influence readers to vote "yes" on the revitalization of the downtown Kansas City area. This sentiment is captured in the following quote "Wake up Kansas City. It's a brand new day!"