This Friday, enjoy a free drink and cool mid-century architecture at Blu CitySpaces, one of the Plaza Square Apartment buildings downtown currently under rehabilitation.
Completed in 1961, the six Plaza Square Apartment buildings formed a unique urban renewal project that used the sleek modern design of Hellmuth Obata Kassabaum and Harris Armstrong to retain city residents amid rapid suburban growth. In contrast with previous large-scale urban renewal housing projects in St. Louis, Plaza Square Apartments forged a deliberate and successful connection with the surrounding urban environment. Before Busch Stadium and the remaking of the eastern end of downtown, the project brought innovative modern design from acclaimed architects to the city’s urban renewal efforts. Now the apartments are a unique part of a new wave of city living.
Celebrate the renewal of this mid-century modern landmark with your hosts, Silverstone Development and the Landmarks Association of St. Louis.
Friday, May 18, 2007
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Olive and 17th Streets (SE corner)
Reservations required: 314-421-6474.