Looks like the Board of Alderman is finally addressing ward reduction: "The St. Louis Board of Aldermen is forming a Ward Reduction Advisory Committee to get public input as to what going from 28 to 14 wards would mean for the city. The committee will study the effects of ward reduction on the Board...
"New ownership is bringing the 15-year-old fixture back to its original location. "I was looking at photos from before, and I was envious of that, of those crowds," said Chuck Justus, executive director of the new ownership organization, Taste It Productions. More people came to Taste of St. Louis w...
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I remember being in the building before the makeover. It was the kind of place that literally takes your breath away as you enter; like a church or a museum. Perhaps a temple to commerce. Problem was, as an office building it was totally impractical; not enough usable floor space, and the maintenanc...
...although my first choice would be NYC's 60-story "Jenga" Tower.

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This 39-story tower designed by Stern for Minneapolis would be pretty sweet on that corner:

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The new Ronald McDonald house looks good, but I still wish they would work around the old church.

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Not a tower, but here's my nomination for perhaps the worst re-cladding in STL History.

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Still for sale. An effort is underway to raise money to turn the house into a museum. Everything inside is still original, even the kitchen appliances! https://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/stltoday.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/c/f6/cf60948c-da90-548c-b974-8a12161cbb40/5c8fb9c919f7c....
"Hearing Residents’ Protests, Clayton Rethinks Downtown Arcades, Music Venues"

https://www.constructforstl.org/hearing ... ic-venues/
Any chance that they'll re-create what once must have been a peaked roof over the corner turret? For example:

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^You got it. I don't know what the story is, but there's a collection of (mostly?) Trova sculptures surrounding their parking lot, and at least one more tucked back behind the buildings. Here you can see University City's City Hall in the background: https://i.imgur.com/hnfdn71.jpg https://i.imgur.c...
Here's a view towards the other side of the parking lot:

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Gensler, (the architect on the winning team) does good work. Looking forward to seeing the renderings.
Today they're installing the Monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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"Overturning his predecessor’s policy, St. Louis County Prosecutor Wesley Bell said Monday his office has decided to resume the prosecution of people ticketed for MetroLink fare violations by Metro public safety officers." https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/ticketed-for-a-metrolink...
Here's the piece in context:

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Nope. Not Laumeier.
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If you haven't been to the Security Building, it's worth a visit. The lobby is really quite incredible. St. Louis Office Space has a little writeup of the rehab from a few years back. Anyway, let me try one. I don't think this one will be too difficult, but . . . https://farm1.staticflickr.com/909/...
This image from the promo flyer gives a good idea of the site's interaction with neighboring areas:

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Someone shared this promo flyer on Chris's CityScene site. Note the "Future Greenway Trail" connection shown on the larger aerial perspective on page 2:

https://www.cullinanproperties.com/wp-c ... 030619.pdf
Tough crowd.
Wow. I just took a driving tour of the area west of Thurman, and I was blown away by the changes. I knew they've been working on this area, but I didn't realize the extent of the progress. Pretty much the entire neighborhood has been rebuilt. I really like the mix of rehabs and new, contemporary inf...
chriss752 wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:05 pm
Here's a location.
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We might need a hint on this one.