16% more fuel efficient and 90% lower emissions than the previous GE Genesis locomotives. Top speed of 125 mph. Better and more reliable acceleration. Sure, they're not the sexiest looking trains but they're a huge step towards better rail service between CHI-STL-KC. And since this is a photography ...
framer wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 11:32 am
Wash U wants to add more student housing on its South Campus:

http://www.constructforstl.org/washingt ... t-housing/
South 40*
The South Campus is WashU's building at Clayton Rd and Bellevue Ave.
Is there a reason why there aren’t fountains in the “ponds” on the Arch Grounds? Seems to me that it’s a lost opportunity to add beauty and keep the water moving so that it doesn’t collect algae, trash, etc. It would have been nice to see some proposals for how to introduce a more natural look to t...
Not so much thinner as in the chopped off the small leg of the L shape. Which has a ton of design potential (kind of like how everyone loved the 8th street facade of Chemical before they added onto it) but they failed to meet said potential. I'm not opposed to the top on the building. It gives it th...
One thing I noticed while browsing facebook comments, some people in KC are 'annoyed' that this is all happening in STL. One comment in particular, "KC must not even exist. Everything in MO revolves around St. Louis." Then they really don't understand this case. Meanwhile people in STL are annoyed ...
Can't wait for it to open... this summer would be fantastic. And I'm keen on seeing how many residents of FPSE & CWE use the station to reach non-Cortex area destinations. (Again, it's about 2,500' to both Manchester& Boyle and Lindell & Boyle.) 0.58 mile to Sarah & Manchester 0.51 mile to Boyle & ...
While amusing, I wouldn't call it a snafu. From my understanding, the practice of "sliding" tracks side to side is pretty standard. You can see how close it is to the existing tracks, I'm guessing that that was as close as they could get.
^ well, that was fast.... Park Central will have the 13 townhome project on its agenda. https://www.parkcentraldevelopment.org/community/central-west-end/cwe-midtown-development/ looks pretty good and no abatment request. Not sure if a new thread is warranted for this project. From Trivers Architec...
Robust Wine bar to close on the 28th, blames lack of convention traffic. That's an odd way of saying mediocre food and pretentious staff. And if anyone is wondering what Wash Ave restaurant traffic is like, Sen Thai has been packed since it opened and Mango does very well. Mizu does okay. Over / Un...
In case anyone is wondering, yes they've been testing these cards for several years. They started offering them to the general public on March 1st but I'm guessing they didn't advertise it much so they could get a slow rollout. Another testing phase per se. I've noticed that within the last couple d...
Looking at the map, I can't help wondering if there's too much land devoted to golf. Don't get me wrong, I think it's great, and perhaps unique, having golf available in the central city, but could it perhaps be cut back a bit? 1) Reallllyyy though 2) I've heard they actually generate a lot of fund...
Is the service at Bailey's Range that bad? This was mostly late 2017 so I hope they've improved. It was a bit exaggerated but I did go 3 times in a row where they flat out brought me the wrong meal. Plus I had heard from others around the same time that service had been declining. It was also prett...
STLrainbow wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:55 pm
Fake news, sir, Sen Thai is so crowded nobody goes there anymore.
Bailey's Range is so crowded, they stopped caring about bringing the correct meal to your table. I don't go there anymore.
The lake rendering is the thing that has me really excited. I love STL but I dont find it easy to get a quick kayak or SUP or run around a river in. having alot more water in Forest Park (and hopefully Chouteau Greenway) would help alot IMO in terms of recreation available. When I was in Cincinnati...
Robust Wine bar to close on the 28th, blames lack of convention traffic. That's an odd way of saying mediocre food and pretentious staff. And if anyone is wondering what Wash Ave restaurant traffic is like, Sen Thai has been packed since it opened and Mango does very well. Mizu does okay. Over / Un...
Danforth (formerly known as the Hilltop Campus)
WUMC
West (Clayton Famous Barr)
South (former school building at Clayton and Bellevue)
Tyson Research Center (between Fenton & Eureka)
Hmmmm, I'd say 2/3rds to the height of the old hospital, max.
I know there have been several different iterations of Renderings but the height only varies between 1/2 to 2/3 the height of Desloge tower.
framer wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:06 pm
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framer wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:52 pm
The development would be similar to Santana Row, an upscale living and shopping district just south of San Francisco, Lowe said."
Ooo!! Can we also get a replica of the Winchester Mansion?
Love me some dense new construction within eyesight of the arch but it would have been nice to see another rendering on this one. The first one was iffy and I think it only got worse. It could have had a lot of potential. Let's hope we're pleasantly surprised.
T-Rex is getting $5M in New Markets Tax Credits and a grant from Monsanto to build a geospatial resource center on the 20,000 sq. ft. 4th floor of The Lammert. https://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/news/2018/04/20/t-rex-gets-5-million-in-tax-credits-to-build.html Same floor as the mapping software co...
Yikes! Anybody seen this? "Doug Unplugged" at KMOV wants to tear down all the old riverfront buildings and plant grass. He seems to think that's what all the "cool" cities are doing. http://www.kmov.com/clip/14289610/doug-unplugged-urban-decay Holy crap, I thought you were joking. This is poisonous.
I've been quite tempted by Cities: Skylines, but I'm still mostly playing a late version of Sim City. (Which also has an arch, though with an odd plinth that makes it look like a toy off someone's shelf.) How does Cities compare? For the Arch? They haven't quite gotten it right since SimCity 3000. ...
Don't forget about the Chess Pocket Park in Old North! I actually see it get used about half the time I'm up there. Although usually someone brings their own vinyl chessboard. Does anyone know what happened to the old chess piece? Hopefully it wasn't scrapped, would be nice to see it somewhere else ...
This has got to be a goddam priority RIGHT NOW. In this day and age of efficiency and expediency, we need the county's stoplight system. Waiting around at stop lights for no reason causes people to 1) quickly get on interstates to avoid this BS 2) run red lights and break the law This has to change...
I went on the Arch grounds free tour yesterday evening with about 40 others. That definitely was not me making a fool of myself at the old Garage site and intentionally trying to look dumb in front of the tour. 6) Visitors may enter or exit at the new West entrance, but can only exit at the legs. I...