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Kansas City, MO

Populous Americas HQ 
Kansas City, MO

Completed in 2016

Nestled within Kansas City's vibrant entertainment district lies 4800 Main, home to the Americas headquarters—a building steeped in history and reinvention. Originally erected in the 1960s as the Board of Trade Building, it pulsated with the energy of commodity traders bustling within its walls.

In 2014, a team of visionary designers from Populous embarked on a mission to transform this concrete structure into a modern-day beacon of innovation. Their goal: to cultivate a space that fosters design expertise and cultivates fresh perspectives. What was once a hub for stock trading has now evolved into a different kind of exchange—a vibrant hub where designers from all walks of life converge to share ideas and experiences.

Integral to this transformation were the building's glass features, strategically incorporated by the design team to elevate the space. Expansive windows flood the interior with natural light, creating a bright and welcoming atmosphere conducive to creativity and collaboration. These glass elements not only enhance the aesthetic appeal of the building but also serve as a symbolic bridge between its storied past and its promising future. As designers gather within its walls, the interplay of light and glass inspires fresh thinking and sparks innovative ideas, ensuring that 4800 Main remains a dynamic center of design excellence for generations to come.

Size: 165,714 SF

Glass Types:

1/4" Starphire TE | 1/2" Black A.S. | 1/4" Starphire TE

1/2" Starphire TE 


Tel: 913-780-2233


780 W Frontier Ln

Olathe, KS 66061

Tel: 314-773-7600


509 Rte 66 Business Pkwy

Pacific, MO 63069

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