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The Gateway Arch Reconsidered
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
11:30 AM Networking and Social
12:00 PM Special Presentation
12:00 PM Presentation
1:10 PM Walk to Arch
Location: Old Spaghetti Factory
727 N 1st Street
Saint Louis, MO 63102
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.
Approved for 1 CM Credit.
Speaker: Michael R. Allen
Senior Lecturer, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Design
Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts
Washington University in St. Louis