Below are a few links to information about the January 26 JNEM design update public presentation. A few notes:
-budget estimate is now $578M, approaching double the 2009 NPS estimate ($305M).
-Gondolas across the Mississippi River (from the Behnisch concept) are back. I remain unconvinced on the practicality of this one.
-Kiener Plaza redesign now part of scope, perhaps enhancing the park connection between the city and the Arch along Chesnut and Market Streets.
-Several blocks of Memorial Drive may be closed, and a landbridge over I-70 could improve pedestrian access between JNEM and the city.
Urban STL: Bring in the Gondolas
St Louis Post Dispatch: Tweaked Arch plan gets price tag: $578 Million
Framing a Modern Masterpiece: Project Statistics