St. Louis on the Air
Thu May 2, 2013
A Wealth Of St. Louis Architecture
The St. Louis region is rich with architecturally significant and interesting structures and buildings.
There is a mix of traditional American, European and other foreign influences, side by side with a reflection of a more modern style.
The Gateway Arch often draws the most attention as the architectural focal point of St. Louis but many other structures such as the Wainwright Building, one of the world’s first skyscrapers built in 1892, and the Eads Bridge are significant. Plus, many St. Louis’ neighborhoods are architecturally rich.
Host Don Marsh talked with Eric Mumford, Professor at the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, and Andrew Weil, Executive Director of the Landmarks Association of St. Louis.
They talked about the rich architectural history of the St. Louis area.
PBS special 10 Buildings That Changed America features St. Louis’ Wainwright
Airing at various times on NinePBS
May 12 and 13 at 9:00 p.m.
May 14 and 15 at 3:00 a.m.
May 31 at 8:00 p.m.
With assistance from Drew Becker
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