The giant, celestial model is said to be the world's largest moon replica, and all the more awe-inspiring because it's made entirely of cheese! Okay, I made the last one up. But still, the world's largest moon model?! Beats the hell out of St. Louis' other claim-to-fame. You know, the world's largest Amoco sign.
Edwards had south city's Creative Visions design and build the model, which has both a light and dark side and will spin from a pedestal on the ninth floor of the building. The luxury hotel is set to open April 17.
The moon-rising was well attended by media folks, perhaps because its not often you see a moonrise in the middle of the afternoon and perhaps, too, because inimitable broadcaster-turned-PR-maven Kathryn Jamboretz organized the affair.
Follow the jump to see a mesmerizing video of the event that, well, kind of leaves you hanging.