^ That last photo can be found in the dictionary under the word "juxtaposition"
Not really sure where the drab and uninspired comment came from unless this is referring to some of our downtown skyscrapers. I think the former One AT&T Center is hideous. HOK at least made an effort on One Met Sq but failed. Eagleton is okay but I think it ruined a lot of great arch views and did ...
Obviously you are encouraged to go to any Preservation Board meeting but since this is turning out to be a particularly hot issue, the discussion that actually matters will be taking place at 4:00 on Monday at 1520 Market. It's very rare that I've seen us so torn on an issue before. Yes there are th...
Construction on 1000 Washington has been moving along. I'd be very surprised if Sen Thai wasn't moving. Although they did recently put paper over the windows, I hope this wasn't to hide a stalled, half-finished restaurant space. Edit: Walked by yesterday, the side door was open, construction still t...
Where is it currently located? Behind the Visitors Center at 7th & Washington. I've never actually been in but they have some cool shirts and things. Mostly a resource center for special passes and information. They don't have a lot of window space right now so while there is less foot traffic in t...
For those of you who don't like clicking: The second stage of the competition will require the teams to prepare conceptual designs for the Chouteau Greenway that address the design and experience of the greenway, while also addressing the economic development and equity issues in the region. All fou...
There are supposed to be two or three spots on Russell for retail. I believe that is still the plan by the looks of it. According to what? And what makes you say that? The NextSTL article says nothing about retail and the renderings don't show anything. And apart from the lobby space on Russell, th...
Let's hope the Nashville developer down the street gets that lot rolling quickly. That will have unimpeded views of the field from floors 6? and up. Could build a parking podium up to the height of the stadium and go from there. Does anyone know off-hand what restrictions regarding height are in pl...
On their Facebook page, I asked when one of the sidewalks from Luther Ely Smith park past the new entrance to an Arch leg will open. They replied they are shooting for Spring. If anyone wants to go throw eggs at the 7th floor of One Memorial Drive with me, meet me down there at 10:00 a.m. today. I'...
Their latest Facebook post has some great drone photos: https://www.facebook.com/LuxuryLivinginSoulard/posts/515383748823636 The last three include the STL skyline, pretty cool stuff. https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/24273505_515383502156994_5527954450114155624_o.jpg?oh=023b300942681b4...
^ This previous post is about the new Hamburger Mary's at 4th & Washington, by the way.
More discussion on the new location here: https://urbanstl.com/forum/viewtopic.ph ... rger+marys
Really pisses me off that they haven't prioritized getting the south side of the cap open. They've been finishing all this surface work with no apparent priorities to reopen access to downtown. The only possible exception being the priority to reconnect to the Landing. I was seriously expecting them...
I was in a show at the Fox last night and I'm pretty sure I heard this. I assumed it was just the HVAC or something. Seemed far too loud though for a live theater.
debaliviere wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:30 am
How long until the McArthur Building site (to the left/east of this project) gets redeveloped?
I'm all for mid-century preservation but I don't think anyone would really miss this building. It's pretty bad all around: aesthetic, setback, height.
But where else can you find a single district with a piano bar concept, sports bar concept, Mexican bar concept, night club concept, western road house concept, Tex-mex concept, BBQ concept, steak concept, american/burger concept, confectionary concept, beer hall concept, and Asian concept... This ...
also there is really no parking for someone to stop by and get Chick-Fil-A Did you really just say this? Also, I completely agree, the topic post made it sound like it was going to be a storefront space or Lindell drivethru bldg. Personally, I'm still in a somewhat lax boycott of Chick-fil-a (they ...
I love the classically "St. Louis" apartment buildings across the street. Across Delmar? I couldn't agree more. Although looking at the "Forest Park Apartments" (I wonder how many times that name is used) just east of Belt Ave, holy crap those are long buildings. Would be amazing to see someone com...
unfortunately it will no longer be all-brick. developer appealed on economic infeasibility. review board granted approval for non-brick sides and back. this project just got less exciting, IMO. The brick to siding transition will occur on the left side of the elevator shaft, reference rendering. Th...
Has anyone heard any updates on this? I've heard from a couple different people lately that this is still moving forward. Including one non-profit that is currently downtown but has plans to move to this project. While I'm not happy about a downtown loss in particular, I absolutely love that this is...
I would love to get my hands on a set of as-builts for this building and see how many apartments or hotel rooms could be squeezed in. Heck, I would even scrap the top floor theater and turn it into town homes. You could tastefully cut in some tall skinny windows, honoring the more subtle early art d...
Good that this project is going forward. St Louis needs a building like this. There's been this weird thinking lately in "urbanist" circles that innovative groundbreaking architecture is somehow anti-urban. A jump the shark moment for the new urbanist movement. Urbanists have little against "ground...
rheights wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:33 am
I read this as 'raising cranes' and got excited. nvm.

This seems like a terrible spot for a fast food joint with a drive thru.
Did the exact same thing.

But yeah, I don't how close you put the building to the sidewalk, if there's still a drivethru lane in front of it, it's not urban.
As someone who used to drive down Tucker to get to I-44/Lafayette daily, I can say that rush hour traffic exists for a reason and it's not that bad on Tucker. I've been living downtown carless for 2 years now. Tucker is a huge dividing line that discourages residents and workers on one side from vis...
Is that AC Hotels (Marriott) logo new info to anyone else? Last I heard it was just going to be a Marriott.
^ I just assumed the were demo-ing it for ballroom space. No idea if there was any interior historic detail left but there wasn't much on the exterior. Honestly, with the amount of exterior restoration they're doing on this one, specifically the arched entry, I'm okay with sacrificing some interior ...