St. Louis Aquarium @ Union Station

Planned

Proposed: $45-million, 75,000 sf, 1-million gallon aquarium that could have a shark tank with up to 500,000 gallons of saltwater.

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  1. St. Louis Post-Dispatch (08/09/16): ' Aquarium planned for Union Station in downtown St. Louis '

    St. Louis Business Journal (08/09/16): ' Union Station to get $45 million aquarium'

St. Louis Science Center 

GROW Agricultural Exhibit

Area: South Central St. Louis City

Approved, Completed

Photo Credit, St. Louis Public Radio


 Description: Indoor/Outdoor Exhibit
Location: Forest Park/Southeast
Developer: St. Louis Science Center Foundation
Architect: Undetermined
Type: The exhibit will cover one acre with more than 40 indoor and outdoor interactive exhibits and activities.
Proposed: 2014  Targeted Completion: Late 2016
Cost: $7.3-million
Financing: Secured, Private
Construction Firm(s): Undetermined
Website: YES
Webcam: N/A
Tenants: N/A 

 HealthWorks! Kids' (Interactive) Museum 

Approved, Under Construction, Phased

Phase I, Completed (May 14th, 2016)

  1. St. Louis Post-Dispatch (05/14/16): ' Kids' health museum opens near Forest Park '

Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing Interpretive Center 

Proposed, Funding Stage

Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing is the first nationally recognized Underground Railroad Site of Missouri. 

CityArchRiver

Approved, Under Construction

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Museum of Westward Expansion 

Approved, Under Construction

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Once inside the expanded museum, you'™ll find Hiœstory zones with all new exhibits and displays areas all designed around new themes.

-More than 250 years of St. Louis history starting with the French founding and ending with the country's westward expansion from about the 1830s to the 1870s.
-An œAmerican Spirit exhibit on the country'™s Western expansion and exploration and the role of St. Louis.
-The design and construction of the Arch and what Donoghue described as a look at Luther Ely Smith and the city leadership that built it.

-The history and importance of the Mississippi River and the riverfront.
-The Arch grounds before the Arch and what happened there.

At the Old Courthouse, new exhibits will focus on the building itself and what happened there, rather than on St. Louis history.

Among the new themes there:

-The architecture and history of the Old Courthouse.
-The courtrooms and how they were used.
-Lawsuits filed there and how some helped enable the country'™s westward expansion.
-Major lawsuits such as one by Virginia Minor that went to trial there in the 1870s seeking a woman's right to vote.
-The story of Dred and Harriet Scott and his quest for freedom at trials there in1847 and 1850.

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Description: Underground Museum (Part of $390-million renovation of Gateway Arch grounds). 113,000sf (RENOVATION)
45,500sf (ADDITION)
Location: St. Louis Riverfront/Gateway Arch
Developer: CityArchRiver, Inc.
Architect: Cooper, Robertson & Partners and James Carpenter Design Associates, Inc., Trivers Architects
Architect (Exhibits): Haley Sharpe Design, Inc. (Toronto)
Type: Updated exhibits including many that are new and interactive
Proposed: 2013 Targeted Completion: Late 2017
Cost: $50-million (Estimate)
Financing: Secured, Private & Public
Construction Firm(s): Multiple
Website: YES
Webcam: N/A
Tenants: N/A

Brookings Interpretive Center

Missouri Botanical Garden

Approved, Under Construction


Description: Guests will be able to discover the sounds of nature through a tree-trunk sound wall, watch educational presentations in a drop-in zone, explore the world beneath their feet in an area dedicated to roots, relax and play games in the Family Tree, learn about the garden in a digital theater, create in the Maker Space and study animals and insects in the Plant Studio. The renovated center will also include a new PlantLab, a greenhouse-inspired space where visitors can nurture their own green thumbs throughout the year.
Location: MoBot, Shaw Neighborhood
Developer: MoBot
Architect: Christner, Inc.
Type: New exhibits
Proposed: 2015  Targeted Completion:2016 
Cost: Undetermined
Financing: Secured, Private
Construction Firm(s): Undetermined
Website: YES
Webcam: N/A
Tenants: N/A

St. Louis Union Station 

Area: Downtown St. Louis

Approved, Under Construction





Description: Renovation of Historic Union Station
Location: Downtown St. Louis/Gateway Mall
Developer: Lodging Hospitality Management, Inc.
Architect: Groundswell Design Group (Philadelphia)

Type: The site will feature a 200-foot-tall observation wheel, a new food-train park under the facility'™s massive train shed, added green spaces, light shows and a fountain and fire show at the lake. 
The indoor concept will convert the existing mall area into 48 train-themed hotel rooms and 30,000 square-feet of new, private event space. This will bring the total number of hotel guest rooms to 587, and event space will total 137,000 square feet after therenovation . The new hotel rooms will be designed to reflect the historic railroads that originally operated at St. Louis Union Station, which opened to the public in 1894.   Source


Proposed: 2016 Targeted Completion: Late 2017
Cost: $100-million
Financing: Secured, Private, Banks
Construction Firm(s): Undetermined
Website: N/A
Webcam: N/A
Tenants: N/A

A $14-million major Blues music museum featuring 23,000 square feet of state-of-the-art exhibits, galleries and live music venue located on busy Washington Avenue in Downtown St. Louis.

Opening April 2nd, 2016

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Approved, Under Construction

HISTORY: The Soldiers Memorial Military Museum in downtown St. Louis is a memorial and military museum operated by the Missouri Historical Society - although formerly run by the St. Louis Board of Public Service.

Interior east and west wings contain display cases with military displays and memorabilia from World War I and subsequent American wars.

The building was designed by St. Louis architectural firm Mauran, Russell & Crowell in a stripped Classical style, with a severely simplified form and limited ornament. It was dedicated by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1936 and officially opened to the public on Memorial Day, 1938.

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Description: Renovation of 4-story history museum, ornamental edifice
Location: Downtown St. Louis/Gateway Mall
Developer: Missouri Historical Society
Architect: Undetermined
Type: New exhibits, new lighting, new HVAC, fountains, exterior cleaning, cataloging 
Proposed: 2015  Targeted Completion: January 2018
Cost: $30-million
Financing: Secured, Private
Construction Firm(s): Undetermined
Website: N/A
Webcam: N/A
Tenants: N/A

Image Credit: Missouri Historical Society

Approved, Under Construction

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  2. Eugene Field House (Facing West)
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  4. Foyer/Lobby Eugene Field House (Facing West)
HISTORY: The Eugene Field House is a historic house museum at 634 South Broadway in St. Louis, Missouri.

Built in 1829, it was the home of Roswell Field, an attorney for Dred Scott in the landmark Dred Scott v. Sandford court case.

Field's son, Eugene Field, was raised there and became a noted writer of children's stories. A National Historic Landmark, it is now a museum known as the Eugene Field House & St. Louis Toy Museum.

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Description: 1-story museum addition
Location: Downtown St. Louis/Chouteau Arts District
Developer: Eugene Field House Foundation
Architect: Undetermined
Type: 4,000sf, New exhibits, new lighting
Proposed: 2012  Targeted Completion: Late 2016
Cost: $2.65-million
Financing: Secured, Private
Construction Firm(s): Undetermined
Website: YES
Webcam: N/A
Tenants: N/A 

Grant's Farm Expansion

In Planning, Phased




Description: Phased Upgrades
Location: South St. Louis County
Developer: Busch Family
Architect: Fox Architects
Type: In the first phase, it aims to clean, repair and paint bedraggled farm buildings. It expands operations year-round, introduces œsmall authentic food shops, sells sponsorships, adds festivals and events, and markets space for weddings, luncheons and corporate outings.

In the second phase, the plan would unveil two custom bronze statues, of the Busches™ father with baby elephants and their mother, perhaps on horseback. It would add a few exhibits, including a mini-theater, a Busch family photo gallery and a rotating display of the family'™s old carriages and coaches. It would build a children's playground and a 10,000-square-foot event pavilion.

‹Finally, in years three to five, the plan aims to build a $4.5 million German-style tasting room and demonstration brewery.

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Proposed: 2016  Targeted Completion: 2020-2021
Cost: $6-million (Estimate)
Financing: Private
Construction Firm(s): Undetermined
Website: N/A
Webcam: N/A
Tenants: N/A

St. Louis Zoo Grizzly Bear Ridge

In Planning, Funding Phase



Description: Zoo Exhibit
Location: Forest Park, St. Louis Zoo
Developer: St. Louis Zoo 
Architect: Undetermined
Type: Grizzly Bear Exhibit
Proposed: 2010  Targeted Completion: Late 2017
Cost: $12-million (Estimate)
Financing: Secured, Private, Taxes
Construction Firm(s): Undetermined
Website: N/A
Webcam: N/A
Tenants: N/A


Description: 2-story renovation
Location: Lucas Heights/JeffVanderLou Neighborhoods
Developer: IBEW-St. Louis
Architect: Undetermined
Type: 4,000sf, New exhibits, new lighting
Proposed: 2015  Targeted Completion: Late 2017
Cost: $6-million
Financing: Private, Donations
Construction Firm(s): Independent
Website: YES
Webcam: N/A
Tenants: N/A