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St Louis Arch grounds redesign update

Rendering of design for East Bank Park Pavilion. Image: ArchRiver2015

“Report to the Community”

On Jan 26, 2011 at America’s Center in downtown St Louis, lead designer Michael Van Valkenburgh and museum planner and architect Scott Newman presented the Design Concept  at a public event hosted by radio personality Julie Buck. The evening also featured Tom Bradley, superintendent of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, Walter Metcalfe of the CityArchRiver 2015 Foundation and video remarks by sportscaster Joe Buck. Below are renderings of the project areas. An introduction to the project, the design concept presentation and October 28, 2015 project statistics can be found here.

The $578 million plan calls for closing Memorial Drive. The target opening date is 2015; a public-private funding partnership is envisioned. St Louis Mayor Slay supports the project. 

See the report from the St Louis Post-Dispatch

MVVA Team Fly-Through Video from the design competition:

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin
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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