|Rendering of design for East Bank Park Pavilion. Image: ArchRiver2015|
“Report to the Community”
THE DESIGN CONCEPT PRESENTATION
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.
MVVA Team Fly-Through Video from the design competition: