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...
I know theres a dave & Busters in Earth City however was curious on how any of you might feel about a Dave & Busters or something similar to that in downtown? Give me Start Bar on a Thursday night. But I don't think downtown could support it. Especially in the Landing. And I won't get too much into...
For anyone that wasn't down here during the Volleyball tournament, it was pretty amazing. It didn't absolutely flood restaurants like some of the 3 day events but was a more sustained flow of visitors over the whole week. Which is a much healthier way to support downtown. I'm highly skeptical of Sil...
I would argue that green space in a downtown full of green space is the worst outcome... We're struggling enough as it is to get people to use the parks we have. I'll tell you as a downtown resident and worker, the last thing we need to more green space (well, actually parking would be the last thi...
I think a compromise would have been best. And are they really alternating types of glass? I just assumed they were solid panels. On a personal note: My mom worked in this building back in the early '80s when it was Clayton National Savings & Loan. They used to make fun of the Fulton branch all the ...
Throwing this rendering up here again because I'm obsessed with it. Except I believe this was intended for the north side of Duncan. And while I'm not usually one to push high dollar apartments, they could make a killing off of these. https://archpaper.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/1613-Final-Rende...
ricke002 wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:38 pm
Don't have to post spam to be an a-hole.
^ case in point
Come on people, no links, no spam. No reason to be so hasty. That being said, we do get a lot of spam on here, Betsy so please forgive us. This forum should have no shortage of people that would love to rant about the Pros and Cons of STL's airport. Even if for our own entertainment. And while I hav...
Not sure if there's a separate Landing thread or not but I'll post it here. I walked around the Landing Sunday morning. It's much easier and nicer to get to now that the Arch Ground Wash Ave entrance is open. Not as visually direct as it should be but you don't have to go out of your way much. And r...
That Fox Park garage makes me wanna cry. Fox Theatre? And I guess it has to go through City Hall as a parking garage, not as residential, even if it's designed to be adapted later. Anyway, everyone cross their fingers. When it comes to my optimism and the future of Cortex, this could be the differe...
Any site plan or rendering for the garage? I'm just hoping they build it in a way that it could be wrapped in Apts or have office built on top (with some sort of first floor use). I'm guessing it's the former and praying it's not just a stand alone garage with no opportunity for adaptation.
I 100% agree that office SHOULD be part of the plan. I think that a lot of companies looking downtown can't find what they're looking and decide to move elsewhere. But I don't think that building or proposing office space is the way to create downtown STL office demand. There has to be a much much m...
It's part of STL's perception problem. I've heard from several people that do business in STL but live elsewhere, that companies here have a really hard time recruiting talent, most recently and foremost NGA. We need to find a middle ground where people don't keep walking around saying "why would yo...
I think residential conversion is the way to go. Companies want fancy new buildings.
The only bad part is that that is A LOT of floor space. With Railway and Jefferson residential units coming on the market, we could actually see a dip in the residential occupancy demand.
I think once we reach a population level closing in on 50,000 between a seamless Downtown-Downtown West-Midtown/Grand Center-CWE corridor we'll have reached a solid density for the area that will make one feel they really are in a thriving urban environment. Restore the street grid, enhance bus ser...
I truly miss the old orange medical building that stood at the NE corner of Euclid & West Pine I hate when people use "poor urban design" as an excuse when tearing down modernist buildings. These buildings can easily be adapted or they just need to be used properly. And ultimately they're not being...
Looking forward to trying it. Hope we can get some more retail vs. the revolving door of restaurants. I've only been in STL for 3.5 years now. I know there was a restaurant in the Porano spot before but I don't know of any other closed restaurants at MX. There were two retail spots, one was basical...
I suspect it won't be too much longer before Oakland Av. starts to see some tear-downs for mid-rise residential. Also, the small parking lots immediately north and south of the Montclair on the Park could accommodate a couple of sliver buildings. https://www.google.com/maps/@38.6402744,-90.265465,1...
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/902/41192634301_7a367ec44b_c.jpg 100FOOTPRINT by Alex Price , on Flickr I'd be surprised if they stop at that line of trees but it could very well be possible (dark red shaded area). The current hard hat zone construction fence is both shaded areas. And then I'm guess...
Isn’t it kinda weird that no additional renderings have been released yet? And there haven’t even been any updates on Studio Gang’s website either- the project status still says “In Design”. Wouldn’t they be eager to announce the progress of this signature project? Technically there has been an upd...
STLrainbow wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:06 pm
Any of you fancy downtowners hearing anything about this?
That would be a negative from me.
MarkHaversham wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:00 pm
I'm looking off the 14th st bridge on Google Street View and the BNSF train has a cargo of fins or something. Are those windmills?
I got super excited when I saw that those made it into the Google Earth imagery. Now if we can just get some in Missouri!