redevelopment http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 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’ Mo. Supreme Court will hear McKee north St. Louis development case http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-supreme-court-will-hear-mckee-north-st-louis-development-case <p>The fate of a massive redevelopment in north St. Louis city will rest with the Missouri Supreme Court.</p><p>In an order<a href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/file.jsp?id=54857"> issued today</a>, the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Eastern District wrote that it agrees with a district court ruling throwing out developer Paul McKee&#39;s <a href="http://www.kwmu.org/news/northside/">$8 billion plan</a> for the 1,500-acre site, but &quot;because of the general interest and importance of the questions involved, we order this cause transferred to the Missouri Supreme Court ...&quot;</p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 16:52:15 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 3941 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Supreme Court will hear McKee north St. Louis development case After 20 silent years, life returns to the Peabody Opera House http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/after-20-silent-years-life-returns-peabody-opera-house <p>On <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/66728786/May-3-1991-Program-from-final-performance-at-Kiel-Opera-House">May 3, 1991</a>, the musicians of the St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra played the last notes of the Shostakovich <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symphony_No._5_%28Shostakovich%29">Symphony No. 5 in D Minor</a>, to bring down the curtain at the Kiel Opera House. For 20 years, the massive structure at the corner of Market and 14th Streets sat vacant, as group after group proposed unsuccessful redevelopment plans.</p><p>Tomorrow night, the curtain will rise again as Jay Leno and Aretha Franklin headline the first show on the stage of the venue now known as the Peabody Opera House.</p><p> Fri, 30 Sep 2011 11:30:00 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2148 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org After 20 silent years, life returns to the Peabody Opera House 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