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« on: January 06, 2013, 04:30:37 PM »

Yesterday my brother and I ran around downtown St. Louis  I had been wanting to see the new Central Library renovation.  It is AMAZING and a MUST see!  The library is such a treasure.  The "old" was new again, so bright and clean.  The "new" renovations are so modern but fit right in.  What a positive place for the city!

Chuck had never been to City Museum so we walked over for a look. Such a treasure!  The roof was not open but we had a great time inside.  

It is amazing the amount of architecture Mr. Cassilly amassed before his death.  It's nice to see things are still thriving in his absence.

If you ever come to St. Louis, I highly recommend both places.

http://citymuseum.org/site/ 

 



Saturday-Fun by Maggie-STL, on Flickr


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Two Story Slide, How Cool!!



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This is not my picture but I wanted to show you all the roof top.  It is closed during the winter.  It is an amazing place.  The slide is so much fun!


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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2013, 04:36:35 PM »

Looks like a really fun day!  I love the pic of the old church through the window.
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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2013, 04:49:49 PM »

I'm ashamed to admit Maggie I haven't been to either of these St. Louis treasures but they're on my short list after seeing your photos.

Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2013, 04:54:54 PM »

I'm ashamed to admit Maggie I haven't been to either of these St. Louis treasures but they're on my short list after seeing your photos.

Thanks for sharing!

Ed, I think we need to do an urban ride in the spring.  We could hit both places at once.  The roof top is a must see and I think we would have lots of fun.

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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2013, 05:22:18 PM »

Both look magnificent! Thanks for the tour, Maggie!
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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2013, 05:53:34 PM »

Thanks for sharing your ride with us -- beautiful.
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« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2013, 05:58:47 PM »

Thanks, all!

Interesting fact about the Central Library.  When Andrew Carnegie was giving away his money, one of largest donations to a library was to the St. Louis Library. 1.6 million dollars.

The cost to build the original building was 1.5 million dollars between 1908-1912.  The renovation was almost 70 millions dollars.

in 1912 there were 900,000 books, media etc.  Today there are near 5 million plus a new "Net" Center.

All the granite is from Maine.  You could not build the Grand Hall ceiling for 1.5 million today.
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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2013, 10:35:35 PM »

Most impressive! Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2013, 05:07:02 AM »

Great composition
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« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2013, 07:34:28 AM »

Thanks Maggie.
Really like the mosaic floor.
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« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2013, 02:46:21 PM »

I'm ashamed to admit Maggie I haven't been to either of these St. Louis treasures but they're on my short list after seeing your photos.

Thanks for sharing!

Ed, I think we need to do an urban ride in the spring.  We could hit both places at once.
Sounds like a plan!  We haven't done a urban ride in awhile and it's always nicer enjoying such treasures with friends.
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« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2013, 07:34:17 PM »

Great stuff! You make St. Louis and area an enticing destination.
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« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2013, 12:50:36 AM »

Great photos! I am always amazed at how they get the ceiling so high. Thanks for posting
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« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2013, 04:56:11 PM »

Thanks, again...

Phil, I think you and Her Majesty would enjoy a trip to St. Louis.


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« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2013, 05:38:04 PM »

Great photos! I am always amazed at how they get the ceiling so high. Thanks for posting


Me too.  I recently watched this:
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« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2013, 04:24:02 AM »

Good stuff.  I particularly like that second photo of the winged lion statue with the flag in the background.
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« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2013, 07:12:57 AM »

I've not been to Gateway City for boo-coo years but, as I originally hale from Quincy it used to be a pretty easy trip. I might have to go have a peek next time I'm avititin' the kinfolk.


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« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2013, 12:01:27 AM »

The roof was the thing that really got my attention, I thought it was photoshopped! It almost looks like an amusement park up there.

I'm ashamed to admit Maggie I haven't been to either of these St. Louis treasures but they're on my short list after seeing your photos.

As you should be. Every time I go to a new city, the observation tower is the first place I go but in this case the Arch might have to wait because this place looks amazing.
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« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2013, 10:00:35 PM »

It is an incredible place.  The roof is so much fun!  Looking forward to the spring and it's reopening.

Sadly the man who created City Museum was killed last year working on a new project for adults called Cementland.   He was moving some earth about and the dozer he was in toppled over killing him. 

The Arch is certainly a fun place.  Especially on a windy day.  It is slightly disconcerting when you are 630 feet above ground and you feel it move back and forth

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« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2013, 05:55:27 PM »

I missed this before, what great pictures, loved the architecture! It has been over 15 years since I wandered around downtown St. Louis, nice to see it doing so well.
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« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2013, 06:15:11 PM »

Thanks!
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