The video features the Saint Louis Art Museum building, the Apotheosis of St. Louis statue, the Placebo tree sculpture by Roxy Paine, the Emerson Grand Basin and Art Hill located in Forest Park in St. Louis, MO.
The sculpture is a 56-feet aluminum tree created by Roxy Paine in 2004. It was the first outdoor sculpture commissioned by the Saint Louis Art Museum.
The architectural style Grand Beaux Arts building is always free to get in and has a restaurant as well.
The statue in front of the museum is King Louis IX of France (1214–70). He was canonized (declared a Saint) by the Catholic Church.
The Boys and Girls Club & Teen Center of Excellence officially broke ground September 13, 2018 where a former Ponderosa once stood at 9200 West Florissant Avenue in the heart of Ferguson, MO.
The teen recreation facility is located less than half a mile from the spot where Michael Brown was shot and killed four years ago.
The new facility will have and big auditorium, a teen lounge, a music/art studio, an outdoor garden, a nutrition education center, outdoor basketball and office space.
Mary Bonacorsi (Board Chair) started the ceremony with a speech inside a tent that was standing-room-only.
The nearly 27,000-square-foot facility is funded through a mix of private donations and corporate sponsorships.
1. Mary Bonacorsi Board Chair
2. Dr. Flint W. Fowler President
3. Dave Spence & Pat Sly Campaign Chairs
4. Dave Rabe & Kwana M. Cannon Donors
5. Reverend Traci Blackmon
Builder: KAI Design & Build
Cost: $12.4-million (funded by private donations and corporate sponsorship)
Sq. Ft: 27,000-square-foot
The Loop Trolley is a 2.2-mile fixed-route electric trolley that travels through University City and St. Louis linking The Loop to Forest Park.
The last street car that ran through The Loop was back in 1966. Delmar Loop Developer, Joe Edwards, started the endeavor to bring back cable cars to the Loop in 1997. Twenty years later, Joe’s dream and hard work became a reality.
Two of the Street Cars marked 001 and 002 are 1903 replicas that came from Portland, Oregon. There is a 1920 model from Australia as well.
The Name….THE LOOP?
The name Delmar Loop was coined over one-hundred years ago due to the need for the trolleys to loop around before connecting to other areas.
The Loop is filled with historic buildings contrasted with a few new ones as well. It’s old mixed with a dash of new, something you see in futuristic Sci Fi movies.
My hashtags for The Delmar Loop: High-end, upscale, locally owned businesses, dive joints, eclectic, fun, urban life, street cars, city lights, historic area, blast from the past….