Thursday, June 09, 2016

CityArchRiver Progress

Curious as to the construction progress of the CityArchRiver project in St. Louis, designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, I grabbed this screenshot yesterday from the panoramic web cam that extends from the Arch on the east to the Old Courthouse on the west:

As is evident, a good deal still needs to be done on the landscape and museum/visitor center below and adjacent to the Arch, but the generous land-bridge over Interstate 44 is already done. [Link to construction schedule] The latter is arguably the most important part of the project, since it improves the pedestrian link between the Arch and downtown. Hopefully this crossing will entice people visiting the park to see parts of downtown, such as the Gateway Mall, the Wainright Building, and the Old Courthouse.

For more information on the project, watch KMOV's 2014 documentary Reimagining the Arch: