Overland Park building expands, undergoes $60 million renovation

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- A building in Overland Park underwent a $60 million renovation and expansion.

At first glance, the space looks like a modern museum; from its textured ceiling to the lux cafe. But it's actually a part of the corporate giant, Black & Veatch.

"If you think of calculators and computers and how far we've come so that phones, a lot of phones have the power that calculators have," Jim Lewis of Black & Veatch said.

That's the inspiration of this building: the progressive nature of technology. TV's are mounted on almost every wall and apps used on phones can be displayed on screen. All these updates are to keep up with the changing times.

"If you aren't right at the edge, then our competitors will leave you behind," said Lewis.

The$60 million renovation and extension that took two years to complete is to attract the millennial workforce. There's a lot of open space and places for a good coffee break.

"Especially for millennial; when you think about how everyone has a phone, everyone texts more than talking. You have to touch all the generations," said Lewis.

The outside is just as impressive. Energy can be generated right on the premises through solar energy.

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