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I think it’s unfortunate that the Old Courthouse got left out of both of these pretend postcards. I realize the cards are meant to highlight the controversy over what to do with the Archgrounds…but it’s telling that the City isn’t choosing to highlight a historical gem so close to the 50s era Arch.
The “postcards” were made from renderings by CityArchRiver and City to River and, as you mentioned, are meant to highlight the difference between a lid over I-70 with or without Memorial Drive/a future boulevard. The Old Courthouse is not part of this project so it is not pictured. For detailed information, please visit http://citytoriver.org or http://CityArchRiver.org
This could be our Lake Shore Drive.
Don: Exactly! While I don’t think it’d reach the level Michigan Avenue is at, a Memorial Blvd. through downtown COULD be a smaller-but-still successful St. Louis version.
I want Memorial Drive to stay in place (and then converted to Blvd.) not to connect the City to the Archgrounds, but to better connect north-to-south. We’ve got a pretty blank slate north of the Dome and if we build to connect it, we’re building toward downtown growth. A lid — and subsequently more highway division effectively kills off that potential for another 40 years.
It’s so obvious!
No-brainer. The last thing downtown needs is even more empty, ill-defined “park space.”
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