Studio Gang Apartment Design For St. Louis Has Distinctive Onion Flavor
Dec14

Studio Gang Apartment Design For St. Louis Has Distinctive Onion Flavor

Chicago’s Studio Gang has unveiled the dramatic design for a proposed 36-story apartment building in midtown St. Louis that looks, to me at least, like a bloomin’ onion. The tasty yet unhealthy 1,954-calorie Outback Steakhouse appetizer bears a similar leaflike appearance to Studio Gang’s first St. Louis skyscraper. Englewood, New Jersey-based Mac Properties is the developer. The $130 million project is expected to...

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Neighbor News: Engineering Firm HNTB Hits A Home Run With Musial Bridge Honors
Aug17

Neighbor News: Engineering Firm HNTB Hits A Home Run With Musial Bridge Honors

HNTB is on a roll. The architecture, civil engineering and construction management firm had already received kudos for its work on the Chicago Lakefront Trail—nominated for the Best Urban Trail Award. Now the company has another big nomination: it’s a finalist in the 2015 NCSEA Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards. The project that’s earned this nomination is the I-70 Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge that connects Saint...

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It’s Chicago vs St. Louis This Weekend — In Baseball and Architecture
Apr03

It’s Chicago vs St. Louis This Weekend — In Baseball and Architecture

With the hubbub surrounding the controversial Wrigley Field renovation, this year, opening day for the Chicago Cubs is more exciting than usual. On Sunday night, Cubs fans will turn their attention to brand-new video boards, bleachers under construction and the face-off between Cubs pitcher Jon Lester and Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright. At The Chicago Architecture Blog, we mark the start of the baseball season with a quick look at...

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Show Your Illinois Love by Voting Up a Downstate Bridge
Oct21

Show Your Illinois Love by Voting Up a Downstate Bridge

An Illinois bridge has been chosen as one of ten finalists for America’s Transportation Awards, an annual contest by The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.  Of 73 projects submitted, the Stan Musial Veteran’s Memorial Bridge, designed by HNTB, was chosen to be a finalist.  Now ol’ Stan needs your help to push him to a win. If you drive to Saint Louis, you may know the bridge simply as the...

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