^ This is great. My grandfather was born and raised a block up and a block over at 3rd and Graitot. This neighborhood has always meant a lot to me. Hope this is just the beginning.
^ Watch out for those double posts ;)

Chris' "all names we've heard of" leads me to believe it's a company already based in St. Louis.

My total unsubstantiated guess? Enterprise.
But this is a monster of a building, so I'll believe it when I see it.
Maybe I'm an architectural rube, but my initial reaction is that, if this exact same building was built by a non-descript guy named Bob Smith to lease to an orthodontist, no one would sweat tearing it down. There is nothing visually appealing about it, and it's basically the polar opposite of the w...
^ NYC adds close to 80,000 jobs per year. My god, Amazon was a drop in the bucket for a city and region like that. They'll be fine.

It also seems many are ignoring that Amazon has said they will continue to expand at their already existing facilities in NYC...without incentives!
Maybe I am being overly optimistic, but I see city-county unification as a necessary first step to rethink school districts. Are there better alternative models for school districting in the area? Yes, there are. Are any of those better alternatives on the table? No. Will they ever be in the table ...
^ He only seems to be concerned about the "core." So it's not likely the more comparable metro area statistics (or apparently any statistics) are going to sway his opinion. To me, this point of view only further solidifies the need for a merger of some sort. My concerns are for the whole, all of the...
^ I agree with all of that. However, there is nothing stopping St. Louis from doing these things today, and yet they don't. I have no faith St. Louis leaders will ever attempt to break down those barriers as they have, to an extent, in Pittsburgh. Mayors across St. Louis County aren't interested in ...
^ Totally agree about social media and marketing in general. I'm a huge architecture freak and I've always thought that outside of Chicago there aren't really many other cities in the Midwest (or even the West) that can offer the built environment and walk-ability that St. Louis can, and yet we just...
^ Whoa, hold up lol. I wasn't attempting to fight with anyone. My comment was a genuine question about Pittsburgh. As I said it is a nice city, I love the architecture, the hills, the skyline is gorgeous. It's got great institutions, cultural attractions and universities, most large American cities,...
^ I'm curious to know as well. Pittsburgh is a nice city, but what exactly is it doing that's so dynamic? It's job growth is roughly equal to St. Louis, it's urban population continues to decline and even it's metropolitan population is falling. Down over 22,000 people between the 2010 census and Ma...
^ Looking good, thanks for the update, Chris.
^ with all due respect, and generally as a fan of KC, your current town's "core" is just as, if not more, f'd up than ours. You don't even have a fully accredited KCPS. Just sayin. Not offended at all, I hate Kansas City. Can't wait to leave. I'm not sure I'd say the core here is in as bad of shape...
^ with all due respect, and generally as a fan of KC, your current town's "core" is just as, if not more, f'd up than ours. You don't even have a fully accredited KCPS. Just sayin. Not offended at all, I hate Kansas City. Can't wait to leave. I'm not sure I'd say the core here is in as bad of shape...
^ Outstate voter here (in Kansas City) and while it may be easy to say all of us that live outside STL are ignorant and couldn't possibly know anything about what's going on in St. Louis, you'd be wrong. There are plenty of St. Louis expats like myself who are sick and tired of watching the dysfunct...
My guess is they end up staying in New York, but I would hazard a guess that Nashville stands to gain if they end up really switching things up.
^ That's definitely old information if what Chris said further up is true. Rumor has it that floors have been cut, but they'll maintain some height, going from 337 feet to 310 feet. Chris said we may here something by this month or next. Let's hope so!
^ Or Kansas City. Outside of H&R Block and the municipal/county buildings (which have no skybridges) there are no single use towers in Downtown KC. Yet nearly every major office building here is connected by skybridges. When I worked at City Hall we used to walk damn near across Downtown just using ...
^ I highly doubt the airport would come looking for you. Besides these are out of date diagrams anyway.
^ That would be nice. I just did that last night and yeah I kept having to scroll back and forth to look at things. I also never knew how much space the airport had at the apron level. Would be nice to have the airport posting updates to these diagrams. I'd like to see it with all the new Southwest ...
^ This is total speculation, but the CoS recently placed a huge sign on a building in Downtown KC and claims they serve thousands of local residents and people from several neighboring states. Maybe they're consolidating into one building for Missouri. KC people are pissed about it lol. Either way, ...
^ There was a more detailed article in the Post-Dispatch. All in all, things seem to be moving forward, but the MLS wants to see more corporate support out of St. Louis. I personally don't think this will be a problem in the long run. Our corporate environment is quite a bit stronger then our closes...
Those pictures of C up thread a bit are great. I haven't been in that concourse in probably close to a decade or longer. Will this new renovation match up with the newer C gates from after the tornado, or are we looking at an after shot here? It looked like some of the gate signage is similar but th...
^ Agreed. Another floor or two (or three) would be great. Even as is this is going to make a big statement from the highway though.

Really like the CORTEX sign too, reminds of the ZOO sign along 40.
^ Did you maybe post the wrong link? That was a story about an ATV shooting lol.
While I haven't seen anyone mention this here, I have seen it reported in the press quite a bit. The Earnings Tax would be phased out over 10 years and during that 10 year period it would be specifically earmarked to pay off the city's current debt. The idea is that when the earnings tax is eventual...