Final agenda for monday https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/planning/cultural-resources/documents/upload/FINAL-AGENDA-4-24-17.pdf This is probably nothing. But notice on the west elevation of the Pelican building (the 'Front elevation facing South Grand), it has the glass-wall portion...
A bit more info: http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/abstrakt-marketing-group-to-add-jobs-in-old-metro-hq/article_d5e1c68a-1fcf-5fa7-8b44-9d8fda5f8a9d.html Clark said... the firm’s employees are looking forward to seeing Laclede’s Landing, which has been plagued by access issues during the years...
Senior housing at the Deer Creek Shopping Center site. I guess nothing was ever built here; the shopping center has since been successfully revitalized. Don't let the vintage auto fool you; this was proposed in 2008: http://i.imgur.com/nkX2EYX.jpg This is going from an old memory, but if I recall t...
Noticed the Pageant was working on this all week. Looked like it was going to be a nice event. Not sure why STLToday didn't give it front page treatment. (I forgot, it's STLToday) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4365090/Karlie-Kloss-debuts-Express-collection.html http://www.vogue.com/arti...
moorlander wrote:
Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:19 pm
They want to build a transcontinental network right? We should just wait for them to propose a KC to Chicago route. Sound familiar?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Yeah, I had exactly the same thought.

-RBB
It is a very interesting (if a bit suburban/parking lot-ish in design) proposition. I genuinely like the idea of a marina that can double as a tourist/entertainment destination. That's a niche that really has yet to be filled on our stretch of the Mississippi. But this commenter from the NextSTL upd...
As an aside, I'm not sure I understand why this is news now? The finalists (including the STL-KC proposal) were announced in January.

-RBB
I love seeing this investigated, and if it does come to fruition hopefully it's a precursor to an STL-CHI Hyperloop line*. Honestly, I've no idea if the financials can be worked out to be any sort of feasible thing, but a national Hyperloop network has the potential of being to the US what high-spee...
^ building looks much better than renderings. Yeah, much. I think it's that the colors are more muted in real life verses the last renderings: https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2928/33650389301_483db2c738_c.jpg https://nextstl.com/wp-content/uploads/12112410064_355c0859e6_o.jpg It's like they went with...
America’s 100 Richest Places https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2017-hundred-richest-places/ “The industries that are located in the so-called fly-over states don’t pay nearly the same as those on the coasts,” said Richard Yamarone, an economist at Bloomberg Intelligence. Yes, that's very tru... “E...
FWIW, I find these just hideous. I see the design has been met with approval from most people on social media, but I just don't get it. So monolithic, so traditional-ish. IMO - what makes Laf Sq (and many other parts of the city) great, is variation (within certain constraints). Big projects like t...
America’s 100 Richest Places https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2017-hundred-richest-places/ “The industries that are located in the so-called fly-over states don’t pay nearly the same as those on the coasts,” said Richard Yamarone, an economist at Bloomberg Intelligence. Yes, that's very tru... “E...
Nice that they look to be brick on all the sides! They're using brick on the street-facing sides only; The rest will be covered in cement fiber board painted brick-color. You can actually see it if you squint at the rendering above; look at the sliver of the backside of the building a block over on...
chriss752 wrote:
Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:52 pm
rbb wrote:Do yourselves a favor; click here and look at the pic at 100%
What?
Sorry posted prematurely. This is embarrassing, it doesn't usually happen. You gotta know, it's not you. :oops:

Post above has edited appropriately now.

-RBB
Do yourselves a favor; click here and look at the pic at 100% zoom. It helps to get a better idea of the texture of the brick than the images on NextSTL or upstream in this thread, where they've been shrunk to fit the width of the message body. I like the building. It's a bit minimalist, and not eve...
FWIW, while it happens less frequently I am still randomly logged out from time to time. It's not a big deal to log back in, just FYI.

-RBB
Just happened again, immediately after successfully posting a message in the Downtown Projects forum.

-RBB
I received an e-mail from Downtown STL, Inc with the following information: Downtown is the epicenter of development, transformation and innovation. Since progress often spurs inconvenient construction, Getting Around Downtown is a frequent concern of our stakeholders. Right now, there is a great de...
rbb wrote:
Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:51 am
I'm not logged out with any sort of pattern that I can discern, but I have been randomly logged out several times over the last couple of weeks or so in the course of reading the forum.

-RBB
Coincidentally, I was just logged out about five minutes after writing this...

-RBB
I'm not logged out with any sort of pattern that I can discern, but I have been randomly logged out several times over the last couple of weeks or so in the course of reading the forum.

-RBB
With the formal press conference announcing the arrival of the Trolleys and the (hopefully, this time) final schedule of public deployment, The P-D took a look at the history of streetcars in St. Louis . It's a fascinating/frustrating look back, and it's worth your time to look through. From that sl...
Fabulous thread idea, framer! How about including some unbuilt East St. Louis? In 1971, at the request of some of the "community leaders" of East St. Louis, Buckminster Fuller proposed the Old Man River's City project. A full writeup from Bucky himself can be read here , but in short he proposed a h...
And here's one taken around 1999-2000 as a Ramada Inn:

Image

-RBB
From Michael Allen's Preservation Research blog , a street-level shot showing the Trader Vic's entrance: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2761/5781619063_dcd650ec6d.jpg It seems this was more than just a simple skin, though. Notice each of the rooms had balconies. It seems like the Hampton Inn re-do a...
Excellent, glad to hear it. To post your own pictures, I'll build on Moorlander's post a bit: With Tapatalk you should be able to take a picture and post it within seconds. If uploading via your pc you'll have the hassle of getting the picture from your camera to the computer. Then you'll have to up...