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 on his father’s architectural legacy. Also that night the Riverfront Times will be giving out its web awards. We are happy to relay that this blog is a finalist.
REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY: THE ARCH GROUNDS DESIGN CONCEPT PRESENTATION
Wednesday, January 26 at 6:00 p.m.
Ferrara Theater, America’s Center, 8th & Washington
Open to the public; pre-registration is preferred.
Lead designer Michael Van Valkenburgh, members of his design team and others, will update the community on the design concept and discuss next steps for invigorating the Arch grounds and making connections to downtown St. Louis, the Mississippi River and the Illinois riverbank area, and next steps for community
comments. Details here.
EDWARD DURRELL STONE: MAN AND ARCHITECT
Wednesday, January 26 at 6:30 p.m.
Lee Auditorium in the Missouri History Museum
Free and open to the public
Hicks Stone, architect, author, and son of Edward Durell Stone, will present anextensive illustrated review and commentary on his father’s work,which includes the former Busch Stadium. Sponsored by Landmarks Association of St. Louis. Details here.