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Second Cor-Ten Steel FPSE Entry Marker

August 29, 2009

WUMCRC has a design of a second cor-ten steel entry marker underway in Forest Park Southeast. The site will be on the southeast corner of Chouteau and Tower Grove. In the first design, WUMCRC incorporated the Gateway Arch in the background of the Forest Park Southeast themed buildings. The incredible asset of Forest Park Southeast is its central location to some of St. Louis’ finest institutions and attractions such as Forest Park, Missouri Botanical Garden, the Cathedral Basilica, the Midtown theater district, Saint Louis University, and of course Washington University Medical Center. Therefore the question is, for the second entry marker, what notable and neighboring sites should be incorporated into the design? Leave a comment with your thoughts.

FPSE Sign at Tower Grove and Vandeventer
The first entry marker with the Gateway Arch in the background

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Norfolk Resident permalink
    August 29, 2009 9:50 am

    One of the main landmarks you can see from Forest Park Southeast is the Science Center’s Planetarium. I think that would be a cool design for the background of this marker.

    Thank you for your continued efforts to beautify and improve our neighborhood.


  2. 4400 Gibson permalink
    August 31, 2009 12:01 pm

    Yes, Forest Park landmarks would be great. Not just the science center but others too – FP is THE great attraction of living in FPSE (just my opinion). Also, the signs blend in way too easily to the plantings. It’s a challenge, but PLEASE do something to make them stand out – a white board background, paint receased part of sign (inside the cut-outs) white… something. they’re really cool, but if you can’t see them (must less READ them) what’s the point?

    Also, what about this – can we put some $$$ together and put a big A$$ (THE GROVE) sign atop the tall building at Vandeventer/Manchester/Chouteau. that would be AWESOME as you could see it from I-44 and I-64. It would really anchor the neighborhood and provide an identity.

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