^ This is easily going to be the best looking building (in a modern aesthetic at least) in all of Missouri. One of the best in the Midwest for sure. Really can't wait for this one. Going to be a great photo subject. I already hate myself for how many photos of it I'll be taking. And I'm also sorry ...
Anyone ever noticed Google Earth just so happened to have pictures of Lambert on a day an F-4 Phantom crashed? If you go back in historical imagery to April 7, 1990, and you can see it veered just off runway 12R. I just thought that was an interesting coincidence. It may not be a coincidence. Googl...
I haven't been in the habit of checking the webcam for this but decided to check today. Anyone got any ideas for what these two corner vertical beams might be? Looks like they erected them today. https://app.oxblue.com/open/clayco/100kingshighway https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7906/47309454052_9d316...
Lemme throw this one out there: Taken just northeast of the best tasting intersection in St. Louis, Sarah & Laclede, facing West. Maybe taken from Laclede Lofts?? The red brick building is the 6 North Apartments. The building behind is that new condo building, not sure of the name. I would love to ...
^I still vote for the US Bank at Hanley and Forsyth. Underneath this purple awfulness is a handsome, dignified, glass and brick Mid Century gem. I've never been able to find an image from before the renovation. An old coworker showed me an image of the original once but I've never been able to find...
Maybe I'm an architectural rube, but my initial reaction is that, if this exact same building was built by a non-descript guy named Bob Smith to lease to an orthodontist, no one would sweat tearing it down. There is nothing visually appealing about it, and it's basically the polar opposite of the w...
This would be a great example of how it's not that hard to repair the mistakes of 80s skyscrapers. Street level activation would be simple on a lot of these buildings (Stifel, One Met, 100 N Bway). Unfortunately we obviously have a chicken and egg of bad pedestrian experience and low retail demand. ...
They're still moving forward with plans to renovate the hotel and restaurant. It will be a Le Meridien by Marriott, and construction is scheduled to begin in the 2nd quarter of this year. I have no idea who currently owns the Majestic Hotel at 11th & Pine or whether it will be adopted into the bran...
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Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:13 pm
^ target coming to the Cortex lot across from IKEA... Alex received a lot of grief for that story.
Just to be clear, he didn't write the story, one of his contributors did. But as stated, he, as editor-in-chief of nextstl, "let it slip through."
Has anyone met the 26th Ward candidates? I missed the candidate forum. If anyone is curious about the 26th Ward race. Banton: https://www.bantonforstl.com/ https://www.facebook.com/friendsofjakebanton/ Hubbard: https://twitter.com/schubbard26?lang=en https://www.facebook.com/shameem.clarkhubbard Pr...
Finally, no where does it say where this metro gov would be housed. I think it ideal to put those offices in downtown St. Louis and then sell off the empty county facilities in Clayton for private development. The plan stipulates that the seat of government be located in the former city. https://tw...
Yes, it's the vestibule ceiling. I have a distinct memory from seeing Wicked there when I was 14. The vestibule was packed and I looked up at my reflection in the ceiling. It was a bit of an artsy moment. Like a shot in a movie where someone is standing still on a crowded Manhattan sidewalk as peopl...
I think we need some hints on this one. Sorry about that! It's on the other side of these doors. I'd love to take my dSLR and get this that ceiling photo again during a good crowd. Getting this photo again with my dSRL would be nice too. https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7832/33197726378_7fe398f52d.jp...
Thanks for posting those photos of C. the last time I was down that far, I was literally running before they shut the door. Although I swear the part of the concourse that I was in was more of a big open room. Maybe it was beyond that door? I posted on twitter about the nostalgia going on on this th...
I actually think Grant Clinic is pretty safe. It's significance is pretty well known. If it's not already protected by the city, it could easy be NRHP and City Landmark worthy.
Grant Medical Clinic!!

Apologies for the orientation. But anyone want to guess where I took this disappointing refection selfie?

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I always knew that Concourse C had the higher roof at the end but I never noticed that it's almost as tall, if not taller, than the two main terminal halls. I think I've seen those giant mechanical shafts before but didn't notice the dome skylight. You can still see it pretty clearly on Google Earth...
1) Green space is not necessary nor desired. What would be welcomed is a well designed dog toilet though, not even joking. 2) Downtown residents opposed the town homes in favor of retail space. Yes, there's quite a bit of vacant retail around there but we can't allow the opportunity for retail space...
I really like the location, bridging Crossroads and the 18th & Vine district. I was going to say that I was hoping / expecting Plexpod on 39th to be the anchor of their Cortex equivalent. However while looking at google earth, noticing the enormous adjacent Westport High School, and google searching...
I completely agree the re-skinning is usually the wrong route. But I'm going to say that this is a rare exception. See First Bank on N Meramec for a stupid stupid stupid re-skinning. Here, I think HOK is going to put a lot of thought into the window composition. The devil is on the details here thou...
Anyone know the exact location of this? From the rendering and the photo, this hardly appears to be the "heart of Edwardsville"
"Just of 157" isn't too specific, although my guess would be at the intersection of University Dr / Governor's Parkway.
Apologies for the event promotion here but if you're looking for a good excuse to see this, Landmarks Association's Urbanites group is doing a free happy hour and tour on Wednesday, Jan 16th at 6:00 pm. Not sure what the tour will entail but we'll start with a happy hour and do some form of a talk/t...
Urbansim is far from a boy's club. Jane Jacobs might be the most famous urbanist of all time. One of my favorites, Janette Sadik-Kahn is arguably the most successful urbanist for her walkability efforts under Bloomberg in NYC, single handedly responsibly for the Times Square pedestrianization. One o...
I love the Elevator Channel dearly. Mostly because I highly admire my fellow nerds like SP. The Elevator Channel is the only way I've seen the inside of the Stoufers Riverfront / Millennium, which some of you know I have a bit of an obsession with. I came across their channel back in 2013 or '14, wh...
chriss752 wrote: Standing on top of Busch Stadium. That train is the Texas Eagle.
Chris got it!
Sorry SP, you don't get extra points for being a total nerd.