Thursday, January 17, 2008

Crown Square in Nationl Magazine

Architect Magazine recently published an article on architecture in St. Louis. One of the featured current projects was the renovation of the 14th St. mall into Crown Square.

The next chapter in the story of a great American city is taking shape

Source: ARCHITECT Magazine
Publication date: December 1, 2007

By Margot Carmichael Lester

Home to American icons the Gateway Arch and Anheuser-Busch, St. Louis is getting a new, edgier reputation thanks to a rise in biotechnology and medical research at Washington University. But this is just one reason biotech and pharmaceutical companies are setting up shop here; there are also the area’s central location, good economy, and dual appeal as college town and Midwestern urban hub.

“We have some of the oldest housing stock in the country, with neighborhoods that predate streetcar-type urban neighborhoods,” explains Robert Wagstaff, a principal of local firm Rosemann & Associates. “As the urban lifestyle becomes increasingly more popular, this is a great strength. We have what people want—we just have to rehab it and make it accessible.”


Architect: Rosemann & Associates, St. Louis
Developers: Regional Housing Community Development Alliance and Old North St. Louis Restoration Group
Expected Completion: 2009
Estimated Cost: $26 million
Redeveloped in the ’70s as a pedestrian mall, this Northside neighborhood conversion will include 78 mixed-income apartments and 26,000 square feet of commercial space.

Read the full article here.

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