Monthly Archives: November 2010
The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (JNEM) was the first “historic site” designated by the Historic Sites Act of 1935. After it was declared a historic site in 1935, 40 blocks were cleared between 1939 and 1942. Further action was delayed … Continue reading
St. Louis is now ranked the most dangerous city in the United States.
In “Intentions for the Unintentional: Spontaneous Vegetation as the Basis for Innovative Planting Design in Urban Areas” (JOLA, Autumn 2006), Norbert Kuehn writes, To intervene in spontaneous vegetation to improve it aesthetically may seem as a contradiction: ‘spontaneous’ means that … Continue reading
From the St Louis Post Dispatch: The Edifice Complex: Why big real estate projects won’t save St. Louis Yet the region clings to what might best be termed an Edifice Complex: an unreasonable faith in grand building projects to spawn … Continue reading