SoulardX wrote:Hmmmm, who was the always-cynical Bonwich of 1980s St. Louis?
Mais non! I was anything but
cynical in the 1980s. I figured things were finally changing. I also held that view, to varying degrees, through Technology Gateway, Downtown Now! and St. Louis 2004.
Some elements along the way that injected skepticism/cynicism include the Gateway Mall, the Century Building and Busch III. I'm currently extremely skeptical/cynical about City To River -- not because the City To River folks don't have an outstanding vision and aren't doing a wonderful job, but rather because I still haven't heard of any grown-ups that have signed on as champions. And the clock is ticking extremely quickly.
As for who said thinga are different now, pretty much every time I post a clip from the '80s or '90s, there are several expressions of that opinion.