Richard Baron

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2006

    Deck the Mall with Follies It seems that ever since Eero Saarinen blessed our river town with the Gateway Arch by winning a competition, this city has never figured out exactly how to honor the beautiful monument -- or how to lure visitors to the structure into downtown. So we've mostly just left the Ar ... More >>

  • News

    June 20, 2001

    Stiffed by TIF

    City schools are being asked to give back tax dollars to developers

  • News

    January 31, 2001

    New Kid, Old School

    Francis G. Slay wants to push a troubled city to the future, and he doesn't think "politics" is a dirty word.

  • Calendar

    September 13, 2000

    Titan of the Temple

    Architect Eric Mendelsohn designed the synagogue that became COCA's home, and a new exhibit there celebrates his work

  • News

    September 13, 2000

    Filthy Riches

    The Ashcroft and Carnahan campaigns profit from money laundered through a new and deliberately confusing fundraising scheme

  • Culture

    April 19, 2000

    Miss-ed Opportunity

    Commerce may have thrown a wet blanket on the block party planned for the new federal courthouse by artist Mary Miss

  • News

    January 12, 2000


    The strategy for a new baseball stadium includes enlisting the involvement of key downtown developers while limiting public say over subsidies

  • News

    July 14, 1999

    Public Exchange

    Artist Mary Miss' plan for the space next to the new Federal Courthouse is vastly different from the statues and monolithic sculptures of the past. It's public art that actually keeps the public in mind.

  • News

    May 19, 1999

    Lights Out

    Despite the efforts of rehabber Patrick Schneider, the notion of a Gaslight Square revival seems to be running short on both time and money