The Gateway Arch Reconsidered
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. CDT
St. Louis, MO, United States
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Architectural and urban historian Michael Allen examines the urbanist consequences of building the Gateway Arch, including the obliteration of an emergent creative loft district, a political push that was based more on self-interest than good design and a series of choices that disconnected the center city from the riverfront. It's too late to change the outcome of history but not too late to learn from the way decisions about how to build the city's greatest monument -- and first large scale mass demolition project --were made.
Learning Objectives: Short-term goals for the Working Group include:
- Understand population displacement impacts with large scale development projects.
- Learn how to connect assets rather than develop in a silo.
- Learn how to maintain city assets while balancing new development.
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