Kiener Plaza

Occupy St. Louis
5:55 pm
Wed March 14, 2012

Activists gather in St. Louis for Occupy Midwest conference

Jay R. Kurtz Jr. speaks at a press conference at Kiener Plaza.
Joseph Leahy/St. Louis Public Radio

Occupy movements from across the country are gathering this week in St. Louis to revive their populist protests against banks, corporations and government.

Rachael Perrotta, a media coordinator from Occupy Chicago said the regional conference will stage at least four non-violent group actions in St. Louis against various companies including Monsanto.

“Welcome to the American Spring," Perrotta said. "Our movement is expanding. We're growing. Winter was the time for internal organizing. Spring is the time to get back into the streets." 

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Occupy St. Louis
3:08 pm
Wed January 18, 2012

First sentences handed down for Occupy St. Louis protesters

(via Facebook/Occupy STL)

Eight of 10 Occupy St. Louis protestors arrested in Kiener Plaza on Oct. 6 pleaded guilty in municipal court today to violating the city's ordinance banning people from being in city parks past 10 p.m.

Attorney Maggie Ellinger-Locke says the eight were sentenced to time served - about 24 hours - and Judge Richard Torack waived court costs. Ellinger-Locke called it a victory that individuals who "went to jail for justice" and were protesting economic inequality didn't have to pay any money.

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Occupy St. Louis
3:16 pm
Mon November 7, 2011

Occupy St. Louis issues its own list of ordinance violations

The Occupy St. Louis encampment at Kiener Plaza. Protestors are blasting Mayor Francis Slay for "heed[ing] the complaints of the corporate groups who control the city" in his effort to clear the Plaza.
(via Facebook/Occupy St. Louis)

Anti-Wall Street protestors who have camped in Kiener Plaza for more than a month are blasting Mayor Francis Slay for "heed[ing] the complaints of the corporate groups who control the city" and calling for their ouster from the park."

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OccupySTL
4:37 pm
Fri November 4, 2011

Time may be running out for OccupySTL encampment

The OccupySTL camp in downtown St. Louis at Kiener Plaza.
(via OccupySTL Facebook Page)

Even as it launched three simultaneous protests against Bank of American in downtown St. Louis today, OccupySTL may lose its home base soon.

The protestors have been camping at the west end of Kiener Plaza for several weeks, including the Major League Baseball playoffs and a visit to the area by Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden.

During an appearance earlier this week on St. Louis on the Air, Mayor Francis Slay hinted that the city would soon move to take action.

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2011 World Series
5:00 pm
Fri October 28, 2011

Getting "Red-y": St. Louis anticipates Game 7 of the World Series

The fountain at Kiener Plaza in downtown St. Louis runs red on Oct. 28, 2011 in recognition of the St. Louis Cardinals' appearance in the 2011 World Series. Game 7 of the series is tonight.
(Maria Altman/St. Louis Public Radio)

In Kiener Plaza in downtown St. Louis Friday afternoon locals mixed with out-of-towners taking pictures of the red fountain.

Those on their lunch break, including Missi Wood and Kerry Anne, admitted they were a bit tired from the late night Game 6 World Series win over the Texas Rangers.

But Anne says she never doubted the Cardinals would pull it off.

“I was calm the whole game,” Anne said. “They were like, ‘last out’, and I was like, ‘we’re going to win.’”

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Amending the Arch
10:34 am
Mon July 4, 2011

Kiener Plaza could be first part of Arch redevelopment project

Kiener Plaza in St. Louis.
(via Flickr/Digital Sextant)

Kiener Plaza is likely to be the first portion of the Gateway Arch project to be completed.

Those familiar with the project say it's slated for completion in the fall of 2013.

The plan for the Plaza includes a performance pavilion, an eating venue, seating, and water features.

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's not part of the National Park.

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