Friday, April 02, 2010

What's wrong with this picture?

This view is taken from the corner of Washington Avenue and Memorial Drive. The corner is very much in the heart of downtown St. Louis.

Despite the fact that you're already there, signs on the roads are plastered everywhere to direct drivers into downtown St. Louis and Memorial Drive.

The heart of downtown St. Louis is so carved up by highways, we need signs directing people to get to where they already are. That can't be a good thing. Will the Arch design competition help solve problems like these?


Anonymous said...

Other areas in the Lou region are much worse. Anyone and everyone can easily drive though or walk under this ramp. You need to have a more objective perspective if you want to be credible.

Rick Bonasch said...

The other parts of St.louis aren't in the hunt for a transformatuve makeover.