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by symphonicpoet
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: St. Louis Lambert Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 3023
Views: 355671

Re: St. Louis Lambert Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]

Do they use their own iron? I've never noticed an Air Canada aircraft at the airport, so far as I can recall. I think I might have seen their ticket counter once . . . many many years ago, when I believe there was also a Lufthansa ticket counter . . . but never an aircraft. Could just be that I'm us...
by symphonicpoet
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Delmar Loop Trolley
Replies: 1308
Views: 184959

Re: Delmar Loop Trolley

I took my grandmother through there the other day. She was nearly giddy just to see the tracks and the wires. (It's kind of fun taking the nonagenarian set for rides in the little red convertible. They have the best stories.)
by symphonicpoet
Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Photography Showcase
Topic: SP's St. Louis Plane Spotting
Replies: 14
Views: 1557

Re: SP's St. Louis Plane Spotting

A few more from two trips: one a few weeks back and one this week: late winter . . . https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2825/33578462226_dde62d35ae_h.jpg https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2878/33462767222_6b9cb3d3cb_h.jpg https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3929/32805668853_0458c0f985_h.jpg https://c1.staticflickr...
by symphonicpoet
Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: St. Louis Lambert Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 3023
Views: 355671

Re: St. Louis Lambert Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]

MattnSTL wrote:
Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:34 pm
symphonicpoet wrote:
Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:32 am
Still Lambert-St. Louis on this thread.
Oh, hey, we're up to date now. :D
Dang you! Getting out ahead of the curve! ;-)

Well played.

(I'm sure the big concrete airport signs will follow . . . eventually.)
by symphonicpoet
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Projects and Construction
Topic: Pelican Place 2232-56 S, Grand
Replies: 94
Views: 34555

Re: Pelican Place 2232-56 S, Grand

Yes, it's an improvement on the original faux-historic proposal. I do like the rhythm of the windows and balconies. And the varicolored brick could be nice, if done well with good materials.
by symphonicpoet
Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: St. Louis Lambert Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 3023
Views: 355671

Re: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]

You know, I just drove through today. Guess where else you can see the old name? All the large signs when you enter the airport from 70. Still the old name. Still the old logo. Still Lambert-St. Louis on Flightaware . The same on the airport's official Flickr page. Still Lambert-St. Louis on this th...
by symphonicpoet
Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: MLS2STL
Replies: 888
Views: 55443

Re: MLS2STL

Not giving citywide sales taxes to a public stadium which would principally benefit private enterprise is quite different from not paying for something. I'm all for the stadium . . . as long as they pay for it themselves. Which is to say you can count me no on 2. Sales tax is just the wrong way to f...
by symphonicpoet
Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:34 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

It's a real rendering from what appears to be a real design firm of some sort . That said, they don't appear to have done many . . . buildings. Maybe not any at all. They seem to like making drawings. And they might have built a noise wall. Maybe. And temporarily installed a curtain on an unsuspecti...
by symphonicpoet
Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: The St. Louis Regional Freightway
Replies: 17
Views: 2377

Re: The St. Louis Regional Freightway

TRRA already charges tolls to use the current bridges. And they always have. No train has ever crossed the Missisippi in St. Louis without paying someone. (TRRA, MB&TRR, City of StL, Wiggins Ferry, etc.) Of course, TRRA is actually charging their owners, for the most part, as they're essentially a c...
by symphonicpoet
Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Unbuilt St. Louis
Replies: 84
Views: 4943

Re: Unbuilt St. Louis

"Mr. OPO, I have some good news and some bad news for you. On the positive side, the growth isn't canerous. It doesn't appear to be spreading or impacting your circulatory, respiratory, skeletal, or other major systems. On the negative side, it's cosmetically unsightly. I'd suggest removal. I can re...
by symphonicpoet
Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: St. Louis County
Topic: Manhasset Village - Richmond Heights/Galleria
Replies: 71
Views: 29470

Re: Manhasset Village - Richmond Heights/Galleria

^adxb2

Wow! That'd be funny if it weren't so sad. :(
by symphonicpoet
Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: St. Louis Lambert Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 3023
Views: 355671

Re: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]

New, cleaner website. http://www.flystl.com/ I don't like it. At least their Mapping feature. Shows all B & D gates, as well as the further down C gates and doesn't show the shops/restaurants correctly. That's generally the only reason I go to an airport website. They need to make this more obvious...
by symphonicpoet
Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Foo Dogs
Replies: 2
Views: 360

Re: Foo Dogs

Great catch and lovely pictures. :)
by symphonicpoet
Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: City reentry into the County
Replies: 711
Views: 46177

Re: City reentry into the County

Sprawl or no, the issues of regional cooperation and coordination won't go away just because the city is ascendant. I agree. There are lots of things that cry out for a unified regional level decision authority. Such as attracting businesses, supporting regional assets like stadia, greenways, symph...
by symphonicpoet
Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: City reentry into the County
Replies: 711
Views: 46177

Re: City reentry into the County

The whole long term issue of infrastructure actually causes me to wonder if reentering the county is, in fact, exactly the wrong thing to do. It looks good on paper right now, but will it stay that way? As it stands, the city is compact, fairly logical, and much more dense than the metro area as a w...
by symphonicpoet
Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: St Louis City 2017 Mayor's Race
Replies: 553
Views: 35674

Re: St Louis City 2017 Mayor's Race

Obama won 82.71% of the vote in St. Louis City in 2012, Clinton won 78.7% in 2016, which accounting for a 2 point national swing, leaves a 2 point decline in vote share for Clinton. This of course should be placed in the context of the City losing more than 20,000 African American voters between th...
by symphonicpoet
Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Projects and Construction
Topic: Southern Funeral Home (Carondelet) demo for Family Dollar?
Replies: 34
Views: 5678

Re: Southern Funeral Home (Carondelet) demo for Family Dollar?

Put the first of the promised pictures in a new thread called Intrada Lofts. Since the project is going forward and is unrelated to Family Dollar (to my knowledge) that seemed the thing to do.
by symphonicpoet
Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Projects and Construction
Topic: Intrada Lofts
Replies: 0
Views: 224

Intrada Lofts

I promised pictures of the demo and construction. Time to make good. In light of the fact that this project is actually going forward, I figured we could use a new thread. https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/765/33201695301_1fbd67dada_k.jpg https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/706/32486911904_a1a2bd1f5e_k.jpg ht...
by symphonicpoet
Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: St Louis City 2017 Mayor's Race
Replies: 553
Views: 35674

Re: St Louis City 2017 Mayor's Race

Clinton nearly lost the primary in St. Louis to an independent. I had expected she'd win easily and by large margins here. She did not. 80% is, as I recall, well below Obama's performance. There isn't a path to win to the right of Krewson. But to the left? . . . That's a whole other ball of wax. It ...
by symphonicpoet
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Projects and Construction
Topic: Southern Funeral Home (Carondelet) demo for Family Dollar?
Replies: 34
Views: 5678

Re: Southern Funeral Home (Carondelet) demo for Family Dollar?

There's enough street retail nearby that it's been hard to keep it all full. I'd love to see retail in it, but I'm not sure there's enough demand right now. Just not enough pedestrian traffic. What with the park across the street this disappoints me, but the north side of the park is oddly quiet and...
by symphonicpoet
Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: City of Clayton
Topic: Centene Corporation HQ's
Replies: 902
Views: 183776

Re: Centene Corporation HQ's

Well, given the degree to which I find Lumiere an eyesore that should be demolished or at least stripped, repurposed, and reskinned . . . clearly there's a subjective element to my memory that colored my statement. (No development that required the clearance of near on half of Laclede's Landing shou...
by symphonicpoet
Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: City of Clayton
Topic: Centene Corporation HQ's
Replies: 902
Views: 183776

Re: Centene Corporation HQ's

I'm probably letting the altitude bug get to me. Yes, you're correct. Though the actual net gain from both this and Eagleton will be greater, since Busch III comes at the expense of Busch II, making it almost a wash. (BPV will make it a real gain for the area. And BPV will be a big project, in theor...
by symphonicpoet
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: St Louis City 2017 Mayor's Race
Replies: 553
Views: 35674

Re: St Louis City 2017 Mayor's Race

Yard signs don't vote. I'm not sure that they're really a measure of much other than perhaps enthusiasm. (This last is important, of course. But it's hard to measure and not a perfect predictor either.)
by symphonicpoet
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: City of Clayton
Topic: Centene Corporation HQ's
Replies: 902
Views: 183776

Re: Centene Corporation HQ's

I assume that truckload of steel is to create the temporary retaining walls so they can dig the foundation or any underground garage. Probably with rail ties in between (so they can slide each rail tie between two steel beams and this supports the earth behind it). Very interesting to watch happen ...