About the Author
Jeffrey Spivak came to Kansas City in 1985 and never forgot what it was like that fall. He now writes about high-profile civic organizations and building projects, including sports facilities, for The Kansas City Star. He has won numerous journalism awards and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for co-writing "Divided We Sprawl," about suburban sprawl in the Kansas City region. He also is author of Union Station Kansas City about the life, death, and rebirth of Kansas Citys beloved landmark building. Spivak received a journalism degree from Northwestern University and earned a master's in business administration from the University of Kansas. He lives in Leawood, Kansas, with his wife Ann and children Meghan, David, and Mick.