Amending the Arch http://news.stlpublicradio.org en MoDOT Selects St. Louis Company To Build 'Lid' Park Project Near Arch http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/modot-selects-st-louis-company-build-lid-park-project-near-arch <p>The "<a href="http://www.modot.org/stlouis/major_projects/ParkovertheHighway.htm">Park Over The Highway</a>" project, commonly known around town as "the lid" portion of the <a href="http://www.cityarchriver.org/#about-the-project">CityArchRiver plan</a>, has a contractor.</p><p>The Missouri Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that St. Louis contractor <a href="http://www.kciconstruction.com/">KCI Construction</a> had the winning bid for the project.</p><p>At $26.4 million, MoDOT said KCI's bid was also the lowest submitted.</p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 15:18:52 +0000 Kelsey Proud 28105 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org MoDOT Selects St. Louis Company To Build 'Lid' Park Project Near Arch The Gateway Arch: Architectural Wonder & ‘Example Of Failed Urban Planning’ http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gateway-arch-architectural-wonder-example-failed-urban-planning <p>Author and historian Tracy Campbell views the Gateway Arch as an architectural wonder which draws millions of tourists to St. Louis, though he also argues the landmark is “an example of failed urban planning.”</p><p>To make way for the monument, nearly forty square blocks of riverfront property were demolished.&nbsp; The demolition began during a public ceremony on October 9, 1939.</p><p>City leaders only gained traction for the project once it was framed as a monument to President Thomas Jefferson.</p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 22:34:11 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 27883 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The Gateway Arch: Architectural Wonder & ‘Example Of Failed Urban Planning’ Arch grounds renovation project gets grant; could be scaled back http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/arch-grounds-renovation-project-gets-grant-could-be-scaled-back <p>The renovation of the Gateway Arch grounds is being called a &ldquo;magnificent project&rdquo; by two presidential cabinet members.&nbsp;</p><p>Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood were in&nbsp;St. Louis Wednesday&nbsp;to celebrate a new&nbsp;$20 million&nbsp;federal grant for <a href="http://kwmustlouis.wordpress.com/">the project</a>.&nbsp;The grant will help pay for a new&nbsp;&ldquo;pedestrian lid&rdquo; over Interstate 70 so people can move more easily between the Arch and downtown St. Louis.</p> Wed, 21 Dec 2011 22:55:18 +0000 Bill Raack 2730 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Arch grounds renovation project gets grant; could be scaled back Federal grant awarded to begin Gateway Arch pedestrian bridge work http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/federal-grant-awarded-begin-gateway-arch-pedestrian-bridge-work <p>Late Friday afternoon, William Lacy Clay, D-St. Louis, announced that the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, also known as the Gateway Arch and its grounds, has received a federal transportation grant. The grant will help fund engineering and planning for a pedestrian connector linking the Arch and downtown St. Louis.</p> Fri, 12 Aug 2011 22:57:12 +0000 Kelsey Proud 1865 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Federal grant awarded to begin Gateway Arch pedestrian bridge work Kiener Plaza could be first part of Arch redevelopment project http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/kiener-plaza-could-be-first-part-arch-redevelopment-project <p>Kiener Plaza is likely to be the first portion of <a href="http://www.cityarchrivercompetition.org/the-design-concept/">the Gateway Arch project</a> to be completed.</p><p>Those familiar with the project say it&#39;s slated for completion in the fall of 2013.<br /><br />The plan for the Plaza includes a performance pavilion, an eating venue, seating, and water features.<br /><br />Walter Metcalfe with the CityArchRiver 2015 Foundation, the group that sponsored the design competition, said work on Kiener Plaza can move forward more quickly because it&#39;s not part of the National Park.</p> Mon, 04 Jul 2011 15:34:46 +0000 Maria Altman 1558 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Kiener Plaza could be first part of Arch redevelopment project