imran wrote:So is that Modern Brutalist ?
Neo-modernism?

I was going to say something of the sort. It has a nice Le Corbusier look to it. That might be the nicest new design I've seen in town in . . . possibly inside of my own lifetime, actually. That is really really sweet!
So I've been wondering about where the magic money comes from in the privatization schemes. Would this still apply?
First, it's not unknown. I disagree. Relatively, especially before all of the recent media, I'd say it was quite unknown by the average person in the region. I don't know. It's really quite hard to say. How do you define that? By some definitions the "average" person in the region spends perhaps fo...
Actually, one nearly already does. The riverfront trail extends across the Chain of Rocks bridge and basically links up with the Madison County Transit Confluence Trail, if you accept some shared alignment across a lightly used bridge. After that you can bike up to Alton on dedicated trail and cross...
Oh, very nice! I particularly like the one on the Metrolink platform.
So it's reported removal is expected to cost over $100K. I'm no fan of this monument but the city could surely spend $100K more effectively, right? I'm curious how this started. My vague recollection is that Slay originally brought it up - not sure if he was prodded to do so - if so, can't find any...
I do indeed remember some of that. One of the (several) terminal concepts was floated as a replacement for the main terminal. I was . . . absolutely mortified at the idea the terminal might be demolished. (It's been one of my favorite buildings from my earliest childhood memories.) But, many is it n...
Geography might play a role there. Available land for affordable exurban construction might be more scarce, thus driving prices up and limiting the potential for sprawl. Metro St. Louis has bee gaining population slightly, on paper, but the definition of what's in the metro area keeps getting bigger...
The fisheye of the Missouri pavilion almost makes me think of the Arena. Nice stuff. :) Great subjects all, and well shot.
A while back I'd enquired if anyone knew anything about the original East Terminal, a structure of which I had vague recollections. The consensus was that there'd really been no building before the present terminal. I finally found a picture that perhaps clarifies some thirty to . . . oh . . . never...
Hear hear!
A few new ones . . . Let's start with a brief excursion to Cherokee: http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o710/SymphonicPoet/Saint%20Louis/DSC05559-1_zpsq9biynds.jpg http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o710/SymphonicPoet/Saint%20Louis/DSC05563-1_zpseqeykrxw.jpg http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o71...
(There've also been interesting charters over at the A concourse: Sun Country 8251 on the twelfth, which you can just make out int he first picture if you squint carefully, and on the 19th there were two XtraAirways 738s there, one of which had been the Clinton campaign plane. (Still wearing the sam...
Saw this [727] at the airport today. Haven't seen one of them in awhile. Two of the last three times I've been out there I saw 727s and I got distracted and didn't look the third time. I looked up the first one and it was a freight charter TSU215 belonging to IFL Group/Contract Air Cargo. https://c...
They were known for having braking issues, but Melbourne upgraded the cars' brakes around 2001-2003. I actually have photos of one of the Melbourne cars in Seattle. https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7402/27728023805_e767bbdc6f_b.jpg This isn't one of the three sold to St. Louis, and you can't see if th...
I think you just may be right. I recall her covering Led Zeppelin, among other improbable things. Which endeared her to me among all the country acts I've worked. It was a strange show.
But . . . she's somewhat local, is she not? Belleville or something? Maybe she could do better locally. Taylor Swift is from PA. Are you thinking Carrie Underwood? She's from Oklahoma and had her American Idol audition in St. Louis. Ah, I don't know who I'm thinking of. It was a country act I worke...
Your skepticism seems reasonable. They're claiming to operate Avro RJ-100s and talking about just over a hundred "business" class seats on "efficient" aircraft. The RJ-100 is a twenty year old regional quad-jet. I believe it can, as claimed, operate off shorter airfields. Belleveille is not a shorte...
I once had a dream of a Metrolink line under Tucker heading to Brooklyn, Venice, Madison and Granite City. Not sure where I got that idea.
Nice catch. I find it somehow interesting that both OHM Concessions and HMS Host list Schlaffly as one of their brand partners at Lambert. I guess they work together somehow. I'm not quite sure what ATS was doing there, but maybe they have to be involved to get supplies in and out. Very interesting....
http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o710/SymphonicPoet/Flight%20Line/DSC05604mos_zpspw5o3nfn.jpg An overview of the parking ramp. Note the 727 in the background. It was a day of unusual visitors. Man, I miss those 727s. http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o710/SymphonicPoet/Flight%20Line/DSC05611-1...
Would love to see more of that in the city in general. :)
Oh, you may well be right about that. Don't want to talk to location. But . . . he's got a lot of neat stuff. Seeing him saving panels from the Rivoli and sculpture from the Ambassador warms my cranky heart. :) I hope he can manage to find a way to display it somewhere.
You sure they're not pointing their cranes at the I. M. Pei building and saying "Man, we could have had that"? I've never cared a whit for the Lloyds of London building. It always struck me as far too twee, rather like a bad pun made solid. And dipped in chrome. But I'm apparently feeling like a cur...
A new sculpture to be installed at Lambert, designed by Wash U architecture students, and partly fabricated at TechShop: https://source.wustl.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/rendering_02-300dpi-760x380.jpg Much more info here: https://source.wustl.edu/2017/05/sculpture-takes-flight/ Oh, very good. T...