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St Louis Arch Grounds redesign: interview with Tom Bradley

Rendering: MVVA

Jan 30, 2011 — interview by Doug Moore in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Q: Now there is a plan in place and a cost associated with it, what is the next step?

A: With a tweaked concept, now we kind of go into design this year with much specificity. And also we sort of re-engage with the public and get their sense of what they think we’re doing. That will consume a lot of 2011.

Q: The big question is the money. Where do you get $500 million to $600 million?

A: The concept is there would be appropriations (for public funds) requested largely for transportation, which would be the lid over I-70, street improvements in St. Louis and to Illinois Route 3. Some of our projects could be bonded. For example, the gondola (line). Lastly, philanthropy could pick up some of this.

Tom Bradley is superintendent of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, the official name of the federal park that includes the iconic monument and the historic domed building.

Read the full interview.

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Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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