CityArchRiver

The design competition and remake of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, AKA the Arch grounds.
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Unread post by matguy70 » Sun Nov 13, 2016 12:18 am

Great Drone Video over the arch grounds developments and new museum. Cannot wait for this to be completed downtown!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGgYkptHdkI+
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Unread post by jambo » Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:20 am

https://www.archwinterfest.com/

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The Winterfest at the Arch ice rink at Luther Ely Smith Square opens 27 December for skating with a family fun celebration with music, food, giveaways, and autograph opportunities with Blues alumni.

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Unread post by jambo » Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:57 am

Nice photo progress report from Arch City on the SkyscraperPage Forum:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showpost.php?p=7628677&postcount=1350

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Many more snaps on the link above.

Thanks for the update, AC!!

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Unread post by gary kreie » Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:56 pm

I took a couple of pictures at the newly opened North Gateway last Saturday. Remember the kids board game Shoots and Ladders? That's what the North Gateway reminds me of.

ImageGateway Arch. North Gateway. Shoots and Ladders. by Gary Kreie, on Flickr

ImageGateway Arch North Gateway Ramp. by Gary Kreie, on Flickr

ImageGateway Arch North Gateway. Ramp to the River. by Gary Kreie, on Flickr
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Unread post by STLrainbow » Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:41 pm

^ Access from Wash Ave isn't opened yet, right? And what were your larger thoughts... do you think it will be a big hit? good for the Landing? etc. etc.

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Unread post by gary kreie » Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:40 pm

I parked at Lacledes Landing and walked through the hole under Eads. And I drove thru the drop off South of the bridge later. I think GRG needs to program the amphitheaters this summer with outdoor free concerts and other events. Then I could see the space being used by a lot of people. Otherwise, I don't quite know how folks will use the space. Maybe after trees grow up it can be a picnic area. There isn't really a view of anything there. So I guess it could be quiet space.


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Unread post by pat » Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:22 am

I think GRG needs to program the amphitheaters this summer with outdoor free concerts and other events.


I think that's the idea. I believe they have a steady funding stream for programming of all the new Arch spaces.

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Unread post by RuskiSTL » Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:06 am

pat wrote:
I think GRG needs to program the amphitheaters this summer with outdoor free concerts and other events.


I think that's the idea. I believe they have a steady funding stream for programming of all the new Arch spaces.


This is why I hate Kiener 2.0. They could've spent about 50% of what they did, put it all into programming and maybe some modern adds like cool LED lighting, sound system, and maybe a structure for like changing rooms/storage and it would've been much much better and cheaper. Instead we have some many of these non-iconic but nice areas around St. Louis all competing for usage when we already had awesome spots. Invest the money into people instead of nondescript concrete!

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Unread post by Alex Ihnen » Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:17 am

The work at the Arch, and Kiener is beautiful. It's not as beautiful as sold to the community in renderings. It's not worth the $100Ms spent on it.
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RuskiSTL wrote:
pat wrote:
I think GRG needs to program the amphitheaters this summer with outdoor free concerts and other events.


I think that's the idea. I believe they have a steady funding stream for programming of all the new Arch spaces.


This is why I hate Kiener 2.0. They could've spent about 50% of what they did, put it all into programming and maybe some modern adds like cool LED lighting, sound system, and maybe a structure for like changing rooms/storage and it would've been much much better and cheaper. Instead we have some many of these non-iconic but nice areas around St. Louis all competing for usage when we already had awesome spots. Invest the money into people instead of nondescript concrete!


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Unread post by rbb » Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:05 pm

So is pedestrian access now open all the way from the North Gateway to the current underground museum entrance at the south leg?

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Unread post by STLrainbow » Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:40 am

It was announced yesterday that Kiener Plaza should be open in May but the rest of the Arch work won't open till sometime by the end of the year... brutal.

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Unread post by joelo » Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:04 am

^ It's amazing how behind they are on the museum work. I'm not sure what exactly happened there that's causing it to be over 2 years behind schedule but sheesh

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Unread post by dbInSouthCity » Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:49 am

^nothing really...this is how long this takes they just didn't know when they announced it....GRG is managing this, GRG doesn't build museums.

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Unread post by eee123 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:15 pm

What's the status of the stairs at the north and south ends? I know there was a kerfuffle about who was paying for them, but what was the verdict?

Right now, everything around those two stairways is done, but the bombed-out stairways are untouched and barricaded.

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Unread post by STLrainbow » Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:36 pm

^ good question; I'm not sure how that turned out/if any commitments were made.

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Unread post by Alex Ihnen » Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:23 pm

eee123 wrote:
Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:15 pm
What's the status of the stairs at the north and south ends? I know there was a kerfuffle about who was paying for them, but what was the verdict?

Right now, everything around those two stairways is done, but the bombed-out stairways are untouched and barricaded.
I understand that they are on schedule. :twisted:
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Unread post by gary kreie » Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:06 pm

eee123 wrote:
Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:15 pm
What's the status of the stairs at the north and south ends? I know there was a kerfuffle about who was paying for them, but what was the verdict?

Right now, everything around those two stairways is done, but the bombed-out stairways are untouched and barricaded.
I thought the Arch Park Service was hoping to get money in the contest the National Park Service had where the public got to vote on where to spend a particular pot of money. The Arch lost. Maybe they found money elsewhere.
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Unread post by rbb » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:38 pm

http://www.cityarchriver.org/2017/02/16 ... iverfront/
On the renovated St. Louis riverfront, new bike paths connect to regional trails, ramps on the east slopes of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial provide accessible routes from the cobblestone levee all the way to the Gateway Arch, new lights provide great illumination, event power is available throughout, and the whole area has been raised to reduce flooding.

Now, CityArchRiver partners Great Rivers Greenway, St. Louis Development Corp., and the City of St. Louis are seeking vendors to enhance and enliven this central space where St. Louis history began and 2.5 million visitors from all over the world visit annually. The effort is part of revitalizing the unique setting as a destination for shopping and recreation for tourists and locals alike.
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