Framing a Modern Masterpiece: The City + The Arch + The River

When one thinks of architectural icons that define their city and are known throughout the world, a handful jump to mind: the Empire State Building, Eiffel Tower, Sydney Opera House, and St. Louis Arch. That’s one of the reasons it’s been so exciting for me to serve on the jury for the National Park Service and City of St Louis’ “Framing a Modern Masterpiece” process. Our job has been to select the best proposal—from among scores submitted from around the world—for the grounds surrounding the St. Louis Arch. The objectives are to tie together two cities (St. Louis, Missouri and East St. Louis, Illinois), the Jefferson Memorial Westward Expansion Arch and Grounds, and the Mississippi River

Mixed-use development breaks ground in Wilsonville, Oregon

Sometimes the best things come to those who wait. Patience, along with tenacity and perseverance, has paid off for Fred Meyer Stores, Gramor Development, and the City of Wilsonville, Oregon. Fred Meyer broke ground on Old Town Square project in August 2010, almost two decades after taking title to the land in the early 1990s. Market cycles and numerous infrastructure constraints conspired to hold the project up. Old Town Square will incorporate a public plaza, historic architecture, a full service Fred Meyer store and other retailers, a McMenamins restaurant, and 56 high-quality apartments. It is physically integrated into the center of the community, and its design is based on the histori

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