Category Archives: JNEM

CityArchRiver 2015 Report to the Community

What: Project leaders will update the public on the design plan and next steps for CityArchRiver 2015, which will connect, invigorate and expand the Gateway Arch and its surroundings. Detailed plans for the park over I-70, Museum of Westward Expansion … Continue reading

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Photographing the Changing Face of St. Louis

by Christina Carlson I recently had the opportunity to digitize several photographs for the Preservation Research Office spanning from the 1930s to the 1980s. The photos consisted primarily of pictures of historic buildings and other structures in St. Louis, but … Continue reading

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Wednesday Evening Events

On Wednesday, two events dealing with St. Louis mid-century modern architecture are up against each other — take your pick between seeing about the yet-unseen revised plan for the Arch grounds project and a lecture by Edward Durrell Stone’s son … Continue reading

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Cinema St. Louis Presents “The Gateway Arch” Tomorrow

The Gateway Arch: A Reflection of America Friday, September 24, 2010 at 7:30 p.m Old North Crown Gallery, 2700 N. 14th Street FREE The September Old North film series offering is a screening of the award-winning documentary, “The Gateway Arch: … Continue reading

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PRO Proud to Serve on the SOM/Hargreaves/BIG Team

Renderings from the SOM/Hargreaves/BIG submission in The City + The Arch + The River 2015 design competition. The Preservation Research Office is proud to be a part of the SOM/Hargreaves/BIG team in The City + The Arch + The River … Continue reading

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Final Designs Submitted in Arch Design Competition

Yesterday, the five finalists entered in the City+The Arch+The River 2015 design competition submitted their completed designs. Among these is the team headed by SOM and Hargreaves Associates that includes the Preservation Research Office. PRO has provided conceptual planning for … Continue reading

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Park Service Offering Bike Tours of the North Riverfront Trail

Via the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, the The National Park Service is offering free ranger-led bike tours of the North Riverfront Trail this summer. The North Riverfront Trail passes through or near many historic sites ranging from still-active industry to … Continue reading

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The Untold Story of the Gateway Arch

by Rick Rosen Over the course of a century a community took shape on the riverfront in St. Louis. At the same time, what happened in that community shaped the history of the nation. Finally, as those years of destiny … Continue reading

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National Park Service Sponsors Look at Lost Riverfront Architecture

by Michael R. Allen Photograph of St. Louis riverfront buildings from the Historic American Buildings Survey.   The nation’s only urban national park, the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial with the stunning Gateway Arch by Eero Saarinen, has long been haunted … Continue reading

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Design Competition Disclaimer

by Michael R. Allen This Thursday, the nine design teams entered in the Framing a Modern Masterpiece competition (better known as the “Arch design competition”) held a public networking session at the Old Courthouse. The next day, one of the … Continue reading

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