Category Archives: New York City

New York Project Suggests Direction for Hotel on Forest Park

by Michael R. Allen Today The Architect’s Newspaper carried a story that poses a suggestion to St. Louis, by way of New York. In “Tower Twists and Preservationists Shout”, Alan G. Brake tells the tale of a proposed design by … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning Reading

by Michael R. Allen Francine Stock’s excellent Regional Modernism reports that St. Louis is not the only city taking aim at the work of New Orleans modernist Charles Colbert. Colbert’s hometown wants to level the playing field: the Recovery School … Continue reading

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Can St. Louis Lure Small Businesses?

by Michael R. Allen This week New Geography published an interesting article by Steve Null entitled “New York City Closes Shop”. The article reports that under the anti-small business policies of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, over 83,000 small … Continue reading

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From Done Deal to Dead Deal?

by Michael R. Allen Next American City has an article by Katherine Mella entitled “Atlantic Yards: A Crash Course” that provides a great overview of Forest City Ratner’s controversial Brooklyn mega-project centered around a new sports arena. The supposedly “done … Continue reading

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