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Transitioning the Trainshed — A New Vision for Union Station

Union Station, this city’s beautiful rail-hub-turned-tourist-mall, is fast approaching its 120th birthday — September 1st, 2014. And five years after that, its 125th year. Its quasquicentennial! So in the spirit of our city’s obsession with anniversaries, I’ve been thinking of ways to build toward this milestone and give our gorgeous old Union Station a deserving […]

Preserve Our Pevely! A Letter to the Preservation Board

Included below is my letter to the Preservation Research Board, who will be reviewing Saint Louis University’s demolition appeal for the Pevely Dairy Company site at the corner of Chouteau and Grand. I have prioritized preservation for the corner office building and adjacent milk plant, as these two parcels will best be able to anchor […]

The Mississippi (1.2) Mile — Part 1

Despite owing its existence to the river that runs along its eastern edge, St. Louis has severely underutilized this powerful resource as both a natural destination for tourists and locals alike and also as a place for merchants, art and innovation. Of course, due to the untameable nature of the Mississippi River, development of this […]