Steamboats.org Homepage  
  not logged in.
           forgot password?

Fire destroys Lt. Robert E. Lee in Saint Louis

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
  #26 (permalink)  
Old 03-31-2010, 01:06 PM
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Rock Island, Illinois mile 480 UMR
Posts: 3,859
Default Connecting the river

First of all, maybe the exterior of the Arch was completed in 1965, but it wasn't opened to the public until July 1967. Secondly how to reconnect the city to the river and make the Arch grounds less of an island? Chop down the d.... forest they grew all over the grounds so that the river can't be seen from the city unless you are on at least a 4th floor of a building! Those 'magnificent grounds (jungle)' are the separating element, and they provide a safe sanctuary for muggers I would think. The Gateway boats are now run by the Metrolink system, or whatever the light rail system is called. It would seem that this entity could be the catalyst in the effort to bring people back to the riverfront. Incidentally, as I recall the early drawings for the landscaping, there were to be two huge ponds, one at each arch leg, with SOME trees around them, not the huge dense forest/jungle they have since created. Put a new McDonalds Riverboat restaurant down by the excursion boat docks, which would be at the Arch steps. Bring the LT. ROBERT E. LEE back as a restaurant and the BECKY THATCHER as a museum.... oops, forgot. Buy one of the many direlect gambling boats and reoutfit it into a museum, amusement park, restaurant attraction (recreate the Main Deck of the ADMIRAL on it!) Create an active river museum down there for use by school and community groups, with a calliope to attract attention. Drop the parking charge on the levee. etc. etc. but number one is to make the river and Arch grounds visible from downtown.
Reply With Quote
 

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Str. J.S. Fire Anniversary Keith Norrington Steamboats & History 0 06-18-2009 12:24 PM
Goldenrod Showboat Fire Anniversary Keith Norrington Steamboats & History 1 06-03-2009 07:22 AM
Str. SPRAGUE - Fire Anniversary Keith Norrington Steamboats & History 0 04-15-2009 07:51 AM
Island Queen fire Alan Bates Steamboats & History 2 11-09-2007 12:21 PM
Lt. Robert E. Lee riverboat relocated to St. Louis Darin Schuld River Talk & Cruises 4 05-17-2007 03:53 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
All content on this site is copyright protected and may not be re-used without written permission.
Bookmark and Share