Last week readers indicated in the poll the millions spent renovating the Central Library was a good investment. The results are at the very end but I want to show you some areas where the library has changed. I was fortunate to tour the library with the AIA St. Louis last week, many photos below.
The library reopens to the public on Sunday December 9, 2012 so you can see in person then.
First we need to understand how the central library was designed. From the sidewalk it appears to be a solid mass, but that is not the case.
So now you know how the building is organized around the grand hall, let’s head inside.
Still here? Below are the poll results:
Q: $70 Million To Renovate The Central Library A Good Investment?
Yes 113 [73.38%]
No 17 [11.04%]
Maybe 13 [8.44%]
Unsure/No Opinion 10 [6.49%]
Other “too much money but needed some renovation”: 1 [0.65%]
I was nervous about changing the library, the impact of so much money could’ve been a bad thing. In the end I think we’ve made a great investment for the next 100 years. St. Louisans in 2112 can decide what to do next.
April 24, 1953 - About 100 policemen shot it out with daring bandits from Chicago at the Southwest Bank on Kingshighway. Robber Frank Vito shot himself to death. Police wounded John Frederick and William Scholl. Officer Robert Heitz was wounded. In 1958, directors Charles Guggenheim and John Stix re-staged the hold up for the United Artists Movie The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery. Steve McQueen played the getaway driver. Many of the customers and officers involved were featured in the film. (SLPVA photo
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