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by framer
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Unbuilt St. Louis
Replies: 84
Views: 4943

Re: Unbuilt St. Louis

The original design for the Stan Musial Bridge called for dramatically leaning towers and a more refined, artistic treatment of the cables. Also, the piers would have been on the shoreline, rather than in the water, creating a much longer central span. It would have been the longest clear span acros...
by framer
Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Unbuilt St. Louis
Replies: 84
Views: 4943

Re: Unbuilt St. Louis

although most of it never happened (which I'm actually okay with in the instance if the big glass atrium which also looked a bit too similar to the St. Louis Centre design). I actually liked the glass thingy. Kind of a poor man's version of Milan's Galerie Vittorio Emanuele. http://upload.wikimedia...
by framer
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Unbuilt St. Louis
Replies: 84
Views: 4943

Re: Unbuilt St. Louis

Here's an early concept to redevelop the Cupple's Station area. It would have included renovation and new construction. The main feature was an arched, glass-enclosed arcade connecting four of the buildings: http://i.imgur.com/4sA6zxy.jpg http://i.imgur.com/cC2pcly.jpg http://i.imgur.com/Ycn2IoG.jpg
by framer
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Unbuilt St. Louis
Replies: 84
Views: 4943

Re: Unbuilt St. Louis

Hmmm...I don't remember this one at all. A 1998 proposal for something called "America's Music Center" directly across from the Arch. Design by HOK:

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by framer
Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Projects and Construction
Topic: Pelican Place 2232-56 S, Grand
Replies: 94
Views: 34555

Re: Pelican Place 2232-56 S, Grand

I think the design is fine, but it may be a bit monochromatic. Needs something to make it pop.
by framer
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Residential Development
Topic: The Euclid - 32 N Euclid
Replies: 158
Views: 18077

Re: The Euclid - 32 N Euclid

Very disappointed to see that the next four floors will be wood-frame. I thought this one was gonna be all concrete. Sigh.
by framer
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Unbuilt St. Louis
Replies: 84
Views: 4943

Re: Unbuilt St. Louis

^Yep. I'm sure the list of unbuilt projects in Atlanta or Seattle is five times what we have here. And just looking through this thread, there have been quite a few failed projects in Clayton as well. It's just the nature of the development business.
by framer
Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Unbuilt St. Louis
Replies: 84
Views: 4943

Re: Unbuilt St. Louis

Here's the original plan for the Marriott (nee Gateway Renaissance) Hotel on Washington, across from the convention center. Budget concerns eventually caused the new tower portion to be greatly reduced in height.

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by framer
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Unbuilt St. Louis
Replies: 84
Views: 4943

Re: Unbuilt St. Louis

One of several proposals for the corner of Hanley and Clayton Rd. that the neighbors have shot down over the years.

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by framer
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Projects and Construction
Topic: Jesuit Archive Building on West Pine
Replies: 0
Views: 236

Jesuit Archive Building on West Pine

Steel framing is well underway for the new Jesuit Archives on West Pine just west of Vandeventer. This is nothing big or flashy, but I think it's a nice addition to the SLU area: https://nextstl.com/wp-content/uploads/3920-West-Pine_rendering.jpg https://nextstl.com/2016/12/works-begins-jesuit-archi...
by framer
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Battling "Fugly" Developments
Replies: 15
Views: 896

Re: Battling "Fugly" Developments

At least one developer is reconsidering the use of large-scale wood framing:

http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/n ... frame.html
by framer
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Unbuilt St. Louis
Replies: 84
Views: 4943

Re: Unbuilt St. Louis

Brentwood Blvd., across from the Galleria. Sure looks like the '80s.

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by framer
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Projects and Construction
Topic: Pevely Dairy Complex at Grand and Chouteau to be redeveloped
Replies: 521
Views: 42386

Re: SLU Hospital

SLU has officially filed to tear down Pevely:

http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/ ... d9676.html
by framer
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Battling "Fugly" Developments
Replies: 15
Views: 896

Re: Battling "Fugly" Developments

^Yeah, I tried but couldn't confirm whether or not this one was also wood-frame.
by framer
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Unbuilt St. Louis
Replies: 84
Views: 4943

Re: Unbuilt St. Louis

An early, rather ambitious proposal for the old Arena site on Oakland:

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by framer
Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: The Nation
Topic: The Bend - St. Louis Gateway Arch Concept in NYC
Replies: 3
Views: 371

Re: The Bend - St. Louis Gateway Arch Concept in NYC

Crazy. I've got to admit, though, that I rather like the "Gargoyle Tower".
by framer
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Battling "Fugly" Developments
Replies: 15
Views: 896

Re: Battling "Fugly" Developments

The large-scale wood-frame trend really bothers me. A six-story apartment building under construction in Raleigh, NC burnt to the ground last night, heavily damaging other buildings around it. This seems to happen a lot.
by framer
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Unbuilt St. Louis
Replies: 84
Views: 4943

Re: Unbuilt St. Louis

As the Arena on Oakland was nearing the end of it's life, several ideas were floated on where to build a new hockey arena. Most were focused around Busch Stadium. This one would have torn down some of the Cupples Station buildings, and replaced them with the new arena. The remaining buildings would ...
by framer
Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Unbuilt St. Louis
Replies: 84
Views: 4943

Re: Unbuilt St. Louis

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Here's a nice write-up from Vanishing STL on the original multi-tower Mercantile Center proposal:

http://vanishingstl.blogspot.com/2010/0 ... first.html
by framer
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Battling "Fugly" Developments
Replies: 15
Views: 896

Re: Battling "Fugly" Developments

My sister has lived in a hip, close-in neighborhood in Houston for 25 years. She's recently witnessed a ton of horrible, over-scaled, over-priced, crappy infill squeezing out all of her long-time neighbors. Of course, Houston has no zoning, so there's little they can do to save their neighborhood. L...
by framer
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Battling "Fugly" Developments
Replies: 15
Views: 896

Re: Battling "Fugly" Developments

Yeah, every time I lament The Standard, I reassure myself with the knowledge that these things are a scourge everywhere. Doesn't make them any prettier, but at least we're not alone.
by framer
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Unbuilt St. Louis
Replies: 84
Views: 4943

Re: Unbuilt St. Louis

Over the decades, there have been many, many proposals for how to develop the last few blocks of the Gateway Mall through the heart of Downtown. This was meant to be the final, "official" vision; the so-called "half mall". Three 15-story buildings on the north half of each block from 7th to 10th str...
by framer
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Residential Development
Topic: View at Newstead and Adam's Grove FPSE
Replies: 11
Views: 813

Re: View at Newstead and Adam's Grove FPSE

That kind of crazy mix of quirky architecture is one of the things that makes The Hill so interesting. It would do the same here.
by framer
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Projects and Construction
Topic: East Loop Redevelopment
Replies: 358
Views: 74973

Re: East Loop Redevelopment

An actual police station with a permanent presence, or just a sub-station where they sometimes go to fill out their reports?