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by symphonicpoet
Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 2913
Views: 346616

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

It's a nice little airport. Shame it's United.
by symphonicpoet
Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: St. Louis County
Topic: Sunnen TOD? -Retail+Dealership+Sunnen Market Apartments
Replies: 58
Views: 5916

Re: Sunnen TOD? -Retail+Dealership+Sunnen Market Apartments

That's quite a sea of parking for TOD, but hey, it's not too bad looking for all that. Are those renderings the current plan? The NextStL article isn't entirely clear about that. (And it's just a bit . . . old at this point.)
by symphonicpoet
Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Projects and Construction
Topic: Southern Funeral Home (Carondelet) demo for Family Dollar?
Replies: 26
Views: 4626

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

I'll be sorry to see Southern go, but it's going to be nice to see Intrada renovate the rest of it. Their latest plans looked decent, at least. And it's a good cause. There's still no signage on the building, but the fencing's been up for a couple of weeks now, more or less. Will try to take picture...
by symphonicpoet
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Photography Showcase
Topic: SP's Current Photography
Replies: 9
Views: 1472

Re: SP's Current Photography

This is just a touch off topic, but I'm not sure where to put it. And it is my thread, after all. ;-)

(And I did use a cheap camera.)

by symphonicpoet
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Photography Showcase
Topic: Random St. Louis
Replies: 42
Views: 8620

Re: Random St. Louis

I love the way cities look at night from the air. That'd make a lovely accompaniment to the "Giant Lighted Lucite Map of Gotham City" from the old Adam West Batman. :)
by symphonicpoet
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: St. Louis County
Topic: Sunnen TOD? -Retail+Dealership+Sunnen Market Apartments
Replies: 58
Views: 5916

Re: Sunnen TOD? -Retail+Dealership+Sunnen Market Apartments

What's that shaping up to be? Surely that's not another car dealership.
by symphonicpoet
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: St. Louis County
Topic: The Delmar Loop: Retail
Replies: 77
Views: 18034

Re: The Delmar Loop: Retail

I don't see any of these as a big deal. Surely there were already better noodles in the loop than Noodles and Co. But then I've gotten the impression both of those chains are struggling anyway. (I've seen others close elsewhere, even if they were in good locations.) Seoul Taco too is a chain. It's j...
by symphonicpoet
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Preservation, Renovation, and Demolition
Topic: Preservation Board Agenda
Replies: 331
Views: 41324

Re: Preservation Board Agenda

If there's one thing about the Central West End that I like it's the amount of really grand architecture from about 1900 on. It seems . . . deeply petty to deny a new structure there simply because it's in a more or less contemporary style. Petty and self destructive. This isn't the French Quarter w...
by symphonicpoet
Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Projects and Construction
Topic: SLU Hospital
Replies: 93
Views: 11467

Re: SLU Hospital

I'm tired of SLU "keeping sites available for future development." They've done that way too often. They have tons of such sites. Just build the bloody retail already! (And put it all back to the sidewalk line.) Derp! X(
by symphonicpoet
Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Projects and Construction
Topic: City to Blight 395 Acres Around SLU Medical
Replies: 73
Views: 6430

Re: City to Blight 395 Acres Around SLU Medical

^ it's not the Pevely site. it's farther south. they're creating a new street (La Salle Street I think?) about a block or two south of Pevely--the garage will abut that street. I see. I misread the plan. You are quite correct. Sad to see them deleting the street facing retail and moving the garage ...
by symphonicpoet
Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: City of Clayton
Topic: Forsyth Pointe
Replies: 10
Views: 592

Re: Forsyth Pointe

Well, maybe not since Cassily died. Why all the cynicism? I live in hope. But I know it's only hope. ;-)
by symphonicpoet
Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Crime Thread
Replies: 6629
Views: 369095

Re: Crime Thread

When McRee is redeveloped more completely that will help Shaw. (That's just a matter of time, what with redevelopment pressures from both Shaw and the Grove.) If and when we address the concentrated generational poverty issue that will help literally everyone.
by symphonicpoet
Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Preservation, Renovation, and Demolition
Topic: Recladding St. Louis' Towers
Replies: 36
Views: 2975

Re: Recladding St. Louis' Towers

Yep. That's the way I remember it. I was there in '99, I believe it was. During the McGwire asterisk run. It was an exciting time to be downtown, actually. We had lots of convention traffic during the summer. A fair bit of baseball traffic, thanks to the excitement. Crazy chaos, but usually fun. Goo...
by symphonicpoet
Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 2913
Views: 346616

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

I should say this is getting off topic a bit off topic and my language was, perhaps, poorly chosen and over-emotional. I have an opinion about the relative importance of financial institutions and other organizations, such as popular, cultural, educational, and political to influence the course of e...
by symphonicpoet
Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 2913
Views: 346616

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

Not quite, unfortunately: St. Louis is currently ranked a Gamma+ city (KC is Gamma-). I was thinking we were a B -. Can't find statistics earlier than 2015, by which time it seems GaWC had already dropped us to G+. Assuming we were ever B- inside GaWC's existence. On the other hand, they rate Londo...
by symphonicpoet
Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Preservation, Renovation, and Demolition
Topic: Recladding St. Louis' Towers
Replies: 36
Views: 2975

Re: Recladding St. Louis' Towers

The multi color effect was gone long before the reclad, though. (The curtains were all the same color when I worked there.)
by symphonicpoet
Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: St. Louis in the News
Topic: St. Louis in the National Media
Replies: 1277
Views: 109549

Re: St. Louis in the National Media

It's not terrible. The rhythm feels about right, though between downtown and the west end. It's not quite that continuous. Close, but shorter. But you can still Forest Park Gap. I'm just not sure where you could actually get the vantage, other than maybe from the top of the Bissel's Point water towe...
by symphonicpoet
Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Residential Development
Topic: Everly On The Loop: 14-story Student Apartments
Replies: 193
Views: 23343

Re: Everly On The Loop: 14-story Student Apartments

Oh, it surely is. It's also sprawling out quite quickly. It's growing. And with that comes change. But the bouncing ball of cheap apartments . . . that's a special and different problem. The apartments are getting bigger. There are more of them. But there really is a sort of landlord shuffle. (Which...
by symphonicpoet
Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Crime Thread
Replies: 6629
Views: 369095

Re: Crime Thread

SW city also has, generally, more money. And it is further from concentrated poverty. It is the more intact. It is less bisected by interstate highways. (In fact, 44 actually helps to isolate it from the only industry and vaguely older housing stock in that quadrant of the city.) It also has the lea...
by symphonicpoet
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Preservation, Renovation, and Demolition
Topic: Recladding St. Louis' Towers
Replies: 36
Views: 2975

Re: Recladding St. Louis' Towers

I worked in that building for a while in the Ramada days, before the reclad disaster. I walked around there quite a bit, since I could park in the garage free. (A very nice perq, if I must say so.) What was wrong with the street level? We had (vacant) street level retail. (The Trader Vics. We used i...
by symphonicpoet
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: St. Louis in the News
Topic: St. Louis in the National Media
Replies: 1277
Views: 109549

Re: St. Louis in the National Media

Well, if that's a DC far north makes sense. There's a lot of trucking and distribution off Hall and North Broadway . . . The shot looks a little like a matte painting to me. Doesn't quite look like the skyline, though it is remarkably close. And the arch is much more obviously archlike from up that ...
by symphonicpoet
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Residential Development
Topic: Everly On The Loop: 14-story Student Apartments
Replies: 193
Views: 23343

Re: Everly On The Loop: 14-story Student Apartments

That's been the cycle in Columbia for a long time now. Each new wave of development draws people out of the last one, which then slowly trickles down through a series of slumlords until either the city or the university buy them out just before the building falls down. They're usually cheaply built ...
by symphonicpoet
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Projects and Construction
Topic: City to Blight 395 Acres Around SLU Medical
Replies: 73
Views: 6430

Re: City to Blight 395 Acres Around SLU Medical

If I'm reading those renderings right the grass field is the Peavley site. Driving down Grand the other day I realized that one place where the setback of the main tower away from the street will actually look great is from Grand across Mill Creek Valley. The setback will preserve the view of the cu...
by symphonicpoet
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: City of Clayton
Topic: Forsyth Pointe
Replies: 10
Views: 592

Re: Forsyth Pointe

I quite like the base, and I almost hate to say this, but I'm actually going to miss those little colonials a bit. There used to be so many faux-lonial sorts of buildings in Clayton that I thought of it as one of the defining characteristics of the area. In sincerity, though, I do hope someone saves...
by symphonicpoet
Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 2913
Views: 346616

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

Not quite, unfortunately: St. Louis is currently ranked a Gamma+ city (KC is Gamma-). I was thinking we were a B -. Can't find statistics earlier than 2015, by which time it seems GaWC had already dropped us to G+. Assuming we were ever B- inside GaWC's existence. On the other hand, they rate Londo...