(also off topic) If we ever get to the point where there is no more land left to build on as in NYC, you could be justified in suggesting that. With the multitudes of vacant lots in the City of Saint Louis, though, historic neighborhoods/buildings ought to remain completely off limits.
Agree. I also feel that design decisions should not be based in fear. And a religious institution should embody confidence in faith and conviction, not shrink away from the problems of the world like this building appears to be doing. ( I am a Muslim btw if that matters)
My wishes for the City: A) Citywide preservation review and an LRA that prioritizes mothballing over demolitions and land-banking. B) Citywide form-based plans or even an updated master plan. C) A streets department that leverages streets and sidewalks for prosperity. (Road diets, bike lanes, remove...
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Leveled on Locust. Anyone else feeling uneasy about the lack of progress on the town homes?
Knit picking here but in photographs the building kinda looks like it got charred-up in a fire or something. Wish they had gone with a lighter brick for the top 4 floors. ( still love the street level though )
Wasn’t a fan of either candidates but though Fehler was the more reasonable and level headed of the 2. Rice seems more of a puppet and is following an agenda other Alderman deem successful without evidence it makes St Louis a better place. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Did I hear correctly tha...
Just came back from a closing. The LRA now owns one less building north of Delmar 😊 nice! I know this wasn't your first rodeo, but how would you rate the degree of pain working through the LRA process? for someone who might have some moderate resources and thinking about an LRA reno, would you reco...
Just came back from a closing. The LRA now owns one less building north of Delmar 😊
The wife and I want to rehab a home in Fox Park for our primary residence and haven't been able to find one yet. It is extremely frustrating driving down streets and seeing a house that you want to rehab boarded up and unused and you can't purchase it. Nothing happens and it just sits there but the...
But . . . I'll keep the Arch anyway Sure, the arch is iconic and cool. it's the surrounding acreage of grass that I have issue with. Typical false choices. Could have had BOTH. Old Saint Louis could have been demolished more surgically had the powers at the time only had the wisdom to retain a grid...
Saw this on Facebook (not sure of credit) https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4651/25124354437_ea227a2210_b.jpg Almost a century later and we are still spending millions to cover up bad decisions. I get excited about the new landscaping and museum upgrades but then something like this pops up. 'Paris on ...
https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/d ... 2-2018.pdf

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That's heartbreaking.
The kind of human-scaled buildings the entire City was planned around.
Instead we've got impersonal glass with a wide buffer of landscaping to keep pesky people away.

But.....Just think of the short-term jobs created though 🙄
In its current trajectory CORTEX will not amount to much more than a hyper-branded, car-centric office park. A Westport at the most.

I would totally be okay with them proving me wrong though.
This is great news and all but also aggravating since not very long ago a perfectly intact historic building on Forest Park Ave (?Brauer building) was demolished by CORTEX claiming Techshop needed a newly configured space. Fast forward a couple years :TechShop is gone and so is another heritage bric...
It just reinforces the shortsightedness of tearing down Busch II, which was a truly unique design, aesthetically beautiful, by an internationally famous architect, and which reflected multiple eras of STL history. Philistines! We keep doing the same thing over and over again convinced that this tim...
"No other city - I am willing to bet - will dopple-gang (ie. copy) One Hundred. It will be uniquely St. Louis"

Ha. See what you did there?