The rebuilding of the inadequate, dangerous ramp that hugged the street grid south of the Poplar Street Bridge and gave northbound I-55 access to the eastbound lanes has begun. The piece of concrete above has changed since the last time… Continue Reading
I’ve always loved the massive steel girders of the MacArthur Bridge, snaking its way through Chouteau’s Landing. It even goes over the top of a warehouse at one point–that would never be allowed nowadays. I am giving a free lecture… Continue Reading
I come back to the MacArthur Bridge’s Missouri approaches frequently, as the giant steel lattice makes for great pictures.
A giant freight train was rumbling by up above, and yet again I found myself staring up at the shear sublime beauty of the MacArthur Bridge. An article about its inception was just published in the Post-Dispatch.
The dramatic fog of smoke that settled up and down the river in St. Louis during this fire was unforgettable. And we lose yet another building on Chouteau’s Landing.
Crunden-Martin Manufacturing was one of those industries East Coast types like to cite when talking about the so-called “Rust Belt.” Famous for its wood products, the company operated in the shadow of downtown, then the MacArthur Bridge, then the interstates… Continue Reading
I don’t understand why this building is being torn down. It sits right on the western edge of Chouteau’s Landing, in the shadow of the approaches to the MacArthur Bridge. One more building gone. The mural, commissioned from Peat Wollaeger,… Continue Reading
I finally have my new camera, to which many of you generously donated money, up and running with a wide angle lens. I thought I should drive around and take some pictures of long or tall buildings to show it… Continue Reading
Wonder what’s been happening on the old Powell Square site? Not much.