This is what urban revitalization looks like.
newstl2020 wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:54 pm
I believe this has been recanted. They are hiring 20K between their two existing HQs in Cuppertino and Austin.
I think you mean Apple, not Amazon.

https://www.curbed.com/2018/1/17/169021 ... rters-jobs
AALCO Wrecking has their signs up. Shouldn't be long now. Way to go Richmond Heights. Huge Sigh..... Richmond Heights is about to take one step closer to becoming St. Peters. If the existing building couldn't be preserved, why not require a new mixed-use building at least as large as one it is repl...
You are correct, moorlander! He is mentioned by name in the STLToday article. It was pretty obvious that they are bitter because they think their views will be impacted, which is stupid because what's uglier than looking down on a big surface parking lot.
YESSSSSSSS!!!! Every time I pass by that building I imagine how great it could be. Yeah, the area around it is quite industrial, but I think it could definitely work as a live/work studio set-up (a la Powell Square, which was stupidly torn down, still pissed about that one). St. Louis is poised to c...
Not sure if it's technically endangered, but certainly neglected. My vote goes to old Rock Spring School on Sarpy Avenue, just south of Highway 40 in FPSE/Midtown. Such a beautiful high-profile building perfectly situated between The Grove, Cortex, The Foundry/Armory, not to mention easy access to H...
I attended the meeting tonight, but didn't speak or stay till the end, because it was clear that the mayor and board of aldermen were solidly in favor of the development. I don't know the official outcome of the meeting, but I have a hunch it passed unanimously based on the comments from the board. ...
Correction- this is a Board if Alderman meeting, not a Planning Commission meeting. Here now- i’ll report back when I can.
St. Louis has been getting a lot of bad press lately. Murder rate, Ferguson, losing the Rams. It's been a rough decade for the region and city. I think the region needs to do something this decade to turn this trajectory around before it's too late. Gasm, I also agree with your assessment of the ci...
Eh, debatable. I would argue that Detroit, on the other hand, is synonymous with decline and decay. I don't think, at least imo, that's the case with St Louis. Definitely, there are people that think this way, but I still attest that the majority of the country either does not care enough about St ...
Heads up- Planning Commission meeting tomorrow night at 7pm regarding this proposal at Clayton city hall. My parents (Clayton residents) received a robocall from the NIMBYs urging everyone to show up to oppose it. I’m planning to go to counter the naysayers. The more the merrier- we should challenge...
Here’s some more clickbait that came across my Facebook feed— 15 US Cities with the Worst Reputations. St. Louis clocking in at #2, right behind Detroit. This is such BS, because I actually think St Louis now has a worse national image than Detroit. http://travel.alot.com/themes/15-us-cities-with-th...
True, but here's the big difference : Ohio State university enrollment: 66,444 Washington University enrollment: 15,155 This just reinforces that Columbus is basically a big college town, dominated by the university. If St. Louis were influenced by a big state school to the degree Columbus is, I'd ...
Mike really is the best. A genuinely kind, upbeat person. I’m still pissed about the Parkmoor getting torn down for a Walgreen’s, but superstar Mike is a silver lining.
It was be truly sad to lose a unique and highly visible tower like this. Considering how anemic our skyline is relative to many other cities of our size, we need to keep all the skyscrapers we have. Round towers seem to be cursed in St. Louis. The old Rodeway Inn on the western edge of downtown and ...
Here's a pic I took circa 2000 of the Boyle/Forest Park Parkway intersection. A lot has changed!

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I wish the 7-Up building could be preserved-- it's one of the oldest high-rises in Clayton and I think it holds an important place in the skyline.
I like the Metro trains too, but why aren’t there any side-facing seats? I kind of hate that.
The Business Journal editorial completely mischaracterized Randy Vines' comments- watch the video of the hearing and you'll see for yourself. The Business Journal also appears to not understand the role and responsibility of the Preservation Board. Link to Preservation Board hearing: https://www.you...
I love the design too-- it's sleek and striking, and I think the contrast with older high-rises along Kingshighway will be refreshing and commanding. I'm sure we're all in agreement that St. Louis' historic architecture is among the most impressive in the country. 'Boring' and 'uninspired' definitel...
gone corporate wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:13 pm
[ Cincinnati’s my “sleeper” play for HQ2: in addition to their airport being the hub of Amazon Prime Air, they also are home to Federated Department Stores, which could be one hell of an acquisition candidate. Let’s see how Macy’s does this Christmas season.
Also, Proctor & Gamble...
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...
Looks like Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Denver and Raleigh are finalists to land the 2nd HQ for GeekWire- did we even throw our hat in the ring for this?

https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2 ... 904872001/
Next City picked up on the story...

St. Louis Trolley is Ready to Go But Half a Million Short on Funds
https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/st-lou ... lion-short