Have you been to the Gateway Arch in St. Louis? Do you know that the iconic stainless steel structure is the world’s tallest arch, the tallest man-made monument in the Western Hemisphere, and the tallest publicly accessible building in the State of Missouri? I recently visited the Arch which is the centerpiece of the Gateway Arch National Park, previously known as the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, and came away impressed by both the monument and its newly renovated surroundings.Continue Reading Gateway Arch National Park: A Visual Tour
Upon hearing the term “hybrid” these days, what immediately comes to your mind? If you are like me, your response would be a car like the Toyota Prius or the Honda Insight. But have you ever heard of “hybrid landscapes”? Continue Reading Walter Hood and Hybrid Landscapes
Have you heard of Kowloon Walled City? It was a very densely populated, largely ungoverned urban slum in Kowloon, Hong Kong. The Walled City was home to approximately 50,000 residents within its 6.5-acre area in 1987, making it one of the densest places in the world. Continue Reading Kowloon Walled City: From Slum to Park
At the heart of the Rose Kennedy Greenway, the Ice Chime was erected with the combined effort of the Greenway Committee and the local architecture firm Moskow Linn Architects. This piece was inspired by the theme of icicle forms in the winter. Its intricate design was influenced by wind chimes as well as Japanese lanterns to provide a luminous beacon in the cold winter nights.Continue Reading Ice Chime is Mobile!