Urban Land Institute

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Citygarden Gets New Sculpture "Big Suit"

    Big Suit, indeed.​The work of Austrian sculptor Erwin Wurm is slated to become the next permanent exhibit at downtown St. Louis' Citygarden. Big Suit, a nine-foot tall aluminum statue depicting an empty pink suit and white shirt (size 144), is scheduled for installation next Friday, September 30 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    CityGarden: Now It's a Cinema, Too

    Cinema at CityGarden -- as if this downtown park wasn't cool enough before, now they're screening indie movies.​Earlier this month, the downtown sculpture garden/playspace CityGarden was honored with a major award from the Urban Land Institute -- it's the best use of public space in the nation.But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Big Reveal on Jamestown Mall Set for Thursday

    image via North county's Jamestown Mall in 2008: the loneliness of an empty mall​There are dead malls across America, littering the nation's suburbs like so many pieces of yesterday's trash.St. Louis County is determined that north county's Jamestown Mall not be one of them. So despite the loss o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Citygarden Wins Major Award

    Citygarden was presented the award yesterday.​The downtown St. Louis sculpture garden, Citygarden, has won that major award for which it was named a finalist last month. Yesterday, the Urban Land Institute awarded Citygarden its Amanda Burden Open Space Award. The annual honor recognizes the best ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    St. Louis' Citygarden Finalist for Urban Land Institute Award

    Photo: Nick LucchesiWill the Citygarden hares win this race?​Citygarden is one of five finalists for this year's Open Space Award from the Urban Land Institute. The organization made the announcement yesterday. The St. Louis attraction that opened in 2009 is competing against two public spaces in ... More >>

  • News

    May 31, 2006

    Brave New Town

    Some call it a well-ordered paradise. Others say it's just plain sprawl.

  • Culture

    April 5, 2000

    Uneven Kiel

    Local Quixote Ed Golterman tilts at civic windmills in his quest to rehabilitate Kiel Opera House

  • News

    September 8, 1999


    Kiel is suddenly the Center of attention with its acquisition by Bill and Nancy Laurie, but that doesn't mean the Opera House will return to the spotlight

  • News

    December 16, 1998

    Three-Study Opera

    No one wants to talk about what it will cost to reopen Kiel Opera House and who should pay for it. But now comes yet another consultant -- paid $100,000 by St. Louis 2004 -- saying Kiel should not be reopened.