Updates from NextSTL, including design tweeks:

https://nextstl.com/2017/12/compton-hil ... g-forward/

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Ascension must be the biggest local company nobody has ever heard of. How many employees do they have here anyway?
I like it; should add a nice modern shimmer to the skyline. In this case, I'm OK with sacrificing the old building to add a new landmark; this will really make an impact on the skyline.
Hmmmmmmm...
William Gass, one of the biggest literary figures to come out of St. Louis, has passed away at the age of 93. I must admit his style was perhaps a bit over my head (I tried and failed to make it through Omensetter’s Luck ), but he was a pretty big deal. https://www.stlmag.com/culture/Literature/nove...
^Don't forget One Hundred; soon to be the tallest building in the CWE.
Grand Center Arts District has their new website up and running:

http://grandcenter.org/
These are gonna be commercial condos.
I couldn't find a thread on UrbanSTL, but there are two on NextSTL. https://nextstl.com/2017/02/eight-townhomes-proposed-holy-corners-parking-lot-central-west-end/ https://nextstl.com/2017/03/revised-plans-holy-corners-townhomes-still-short-cro-endorsement/ I actually prefer this original design: ht...
Could someone summarize the article? What does WU plan to do with the building? Is Craft Alliance staying/moving/downsizing?
I think there's already a thread for this.
Very little info, but condos have been proposed at 3267 S. Big Bend within the Sunnen Business Park.

http://40southnews.com/maplewood-pz-to- ... -proposal/
Cool video with some drone shots on their website:

http://4101laclede.com/
Looks like Cincinnati is a finalist to land the 2nd HQ for GeekWire- did we even throw our hat in the ring for this? https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2017/11/29/geekwire-cincinnati-named-finalist-technology-publications-second-hq/904872001/ It’s a temporary HQ. It’s a publicity stunt. People w...
^I wonder if the outdoor dining will be in the upstairs loggia, but I'm not sure if part of Shake Shack's space. Certainly looks like a great spot to eat a burger. Yeah, great spot, but I'm always on the look-out for dog-friendly places to eat. The Moonrise allows dogs on their rooftop, but usually...
I guess we can assume Shake Shack will have sidewalk seating?
FoghornLeghorn wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:18 pm
An eccentric, optimistic person like him is such an oddity in today's St Louis where most people just seem to want to lie down and die.
Yep.
Wow. Are they really writing up leases on an old manual typewriter?
^There's actually several really nice apartment buildings along that stretch. Who knows; these apartments could become very desirable in the not-too-distant-future. This one is by Isadore Shank, one of St. Louis' leading Mid-Century architects. The original design had much more going on, but the as-...
I thought the new Microsoft building was going to have shimmering, multi-hued metallic cladding. So far, all I see is pastel green.
Here's the mansion that used to be there:

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Thought we should have an image on this thread for easy reference. It really is a monster of a building.

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Yeah, the very nature of the building is gonna make this one really tough.
Three-story mixed-use at 1001 Russell in Soulard. Sorry if this has already been posted.

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https://nextstl.com/2017/11/mixed-use-coming-soulard/
jshank83 wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:23 am
Sounds like shake shack will be open before Christmas according to WUMCRC
I was at Whole Foods today, and checked out the progress. The Shack's interiors are almost finished, with fixtures installed etc. Looks good.