As the economy reorganized in the 2000′s, logistics moved to the center. So Kansas City put its chips on the table. Metropolitan planners had the vision: an electronic data exchange linking railyards, airports, warehouses, customs offices and FTZs into a “virtual inland port” at the heart of North America. Then the developers took over. What evolved over decades in Chicago would be conjured up for speculation in KC. And they found a brilliant concept for all that vacant land: vertical ready.