Monthly Archives: February 2011

new population low

STL Today: St. Louis falls to its lowest population in more than century The 2010 Census indicates that St Louis’ population has fallen to 319,000 — despite the fact that many had thought the city had reversed the long trend … Continue reading

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project statement: new, improved, and revised

Several narratives distinguish the city of Saint Louis.  Historically, it has historically served as a frontier trading village; both a stop and a destination for Exodusters following Emancipation and African Americans seeking work during the Great Migration; and an inland … Continue reading

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St Louis is not Detroit

This week on NextSTL (nee UrbanSTL), a great call to arms to regenerate St Louis – and a reminder to think of it as more than a post-industrial city: “From Possible to Real: Recognizing the New Frontier”. Responding to the … Continue reading

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NorthSide back on?

One question that has frequently come up in this project is what the impetus in re-imagining the Pruitt-Igoe site would be.  Why now? The easy answer has always been that the JNEM stands to gain $300 $600 Million in funding … Continue reading

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st louis urban flora

The Arch Grounds and Pruitt-Igoe could both be said to be representative of a St. Louis forest.  The Arch grounds, as designed by Kiley, were intended to be a modernist abstraction of the local forests.  (It is important to note … Continue reading

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St. Louis Physical Model

This physical model of St. Louis shows the JNEM and Pruitt-Igoe sites in relation to one another.  The topography is distorted to emphasize the filled Mill Creek valley – another aspect of St. Louis urban renewal that transformed the urban … Continue reading

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