ricke002 wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:24 am
symphonicpoet wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:58 pm
^It was fully half gone
In my day, we just called that "half gone"
I like to think it's still "half there".
^Yeah, it does look like the Mall would have been one long, monolithic super-block, with pedestrian bridges over the highway-like streets. Weird.
Overview of boutique hotel development Downtown:

http://stlouiscnr.com/departments/news/ ... dium=email
Gateway Mall proposal, ca. 1960. Swiped from St. Louis Missouri History, Landmarks, & Vintage Photos on Facebook:

Yeah, I wish they had gone ahead with the Halprin design, but I'm OK with what they're doing.

https://nextstl.com/2015/08/forest-park ... was-great/

The Steinway Tower under construction in New York will be 82 stories tall, yet contains only 60 apartments. New York really is like nowhere else on Earth (love this retro rendering):

Copied from Forest Park Forever: "Millions of Dollars Raised Have Already Been Invested in Needed Park Improvements — from Athletic Fields and the River System to Roads, Bridges and Sidewalks Forest Park Forever, the private nonprofit conservancy that partners with the City of St. Louis to care for ...
I've become increasingly annoyed watching drivers ignore traffic laws, stop signs, etc., knowing full well that the cops won't do anything about it (don't get me started on how many expired "temporary" license tags I see every day). Turns out some of these clowns are serving on the Board of Alderman...
More senseless violence. Wasn't there a plan to put some test turnstiles in place? http://www.kmov.com/story/37708964/man-who-says-he-was-attacked-on-metrolink-train-says-security-is-too-lax Heck, it's not even safe for Metro security officers to ask riders for proof of ticket: http://www.stltoday....
Approved. http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/education/university-city-approves-m-expansion-renovation-of-coca-arts-center/article_82aa1056-35d1-593c-81ab-429afec5c7ba.html https://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/stltoday.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/0/83/083cf15b-f9da-5756-b5e2-f8a91c...
Nice write-up by City Lab on the Arch grounds renovation. New pics, too: https://www.citylab.com/design/2018/03/the-gateway-arch-a-global-icon-reconnects-to-st-louis/554750/?utm_source=nl__link3_031218&silverid=MzEwMTkyMjY2NjY0S0&utm_source=citylab-daily&silverid=MzEwMTkyMjY2NjY0S0 https://cdn.theat...
Cliff Cave Park has a cave that you can go all the way through and come out somewhere up on a hillside. It starts off with an easy walk, but the latter half of it requires wading through water and some fairly tight squeezes. At the end, you have to climb up a small waterfall and then crawl up out of...
^Yeah, the medical center is growing so fast the renders can't keep up!
U City has received two proposals for the northwest corner of Olive and Midland. Two-story 20,000 sq. ft. mixed use retail and residential. Both developers are focusing on students. Sounds like the Harris Armstrong designed Gables Tea Room will not survive: http://mo-universitycity3.civicplus.com/Do...
STL Zoo buying 425 acres in North County for animal conservation:

http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/s ... 94038.html
^Love your late night rantings, SP. :D
Cool image from St. Louis Construction News and Review:

^Yep. Keep things in perspective, folks; it happens to EVERY city. Always has, always will. The list of large corporations that have been bought out by others over the years is truly staggering.
Carl the Duck: http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/carl-the-duck-lands-on-south-grand/collection_7f37e2be-219f-59d4-9ace-cf35cb3f6d3c.html https://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/stltoday.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/e/e5/ee5aa889-beae-5fbe-95b0-24c834c355e8/5aa034615f2b7.image.jp...
More info, more pics: http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/kevin-johnson/w-karaoke-lounge-brings-an-old-favorite-to-the-delmar/article_5573052a-6b44-54a5-a98e-61d5e6f01849.html#tracking-source=home-the-latest https://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/stltoday.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/ed...
That looks great to me. There's tons of modern infill going up in the Grove right now, so I'm happy to see some quality historic design join the mix. Love the scale.

Interesting that this is coming from Core 10, because they're mostly known for clean, contemporary work.
Keep in mind that future phases are subject to revision; what they actually build will depend on what's needed at that time.
Flying yesterday to LAX, tails and more tails in Terminal 2. https://preview.ibb.co/gfwPQ7/20180305_075454.jpg https://preview.ibb.co/inHg57/20180305_075713.jpg Thata great sight but nothing quite sexier than TWA fins: https://dallasnews.imgix.net/1489101926-AMERICAN-TWA.jpg?auto=format%2Cenhance&c...