September 6, 2008

Buffalo Rising | Build-a-District: St. Louis’ Ballpark Village

Buffalo Rising Build-a-District: St. Louis’ Ballpark Village: "Ballpark Village is targeted for the site of Busch Stadium, a multi-purpose stadium built in the 1960’s that was demolished after a new ballpark (also named Busch Stadium) opened on an adjacent block in 2006. Ballpark Village is targeted for the site of Busch Stadium, a multi-purpose stadium built in the 1960’s that was demolished after a new ballpark (also named Busch Stadium) opened on an adjacent block in 2006."

4thebirds... The article at the other end of this link gives you an excellent impression of what Ballpark Village will develop into upon completion. The piece is full of colorful renderings, and very little of the nasty politics involved in any huge project that roots itself in the downtown of any large city.

The projected result are stunning, if they can be accomplished, will almost certainly go a long way toward bringing life to an otherwise dead downtown area.

For anyone who has taken in a Cardinals game at Busch Stadium and has arrived early enough to take some time around the nearby downtown area, can tell you it's something like walking through some futuristic sci-fi movie, where the buildings are all there, the fountains, the Arch, the statues, but that it is eerily quiet, as if mankind has vanished. Ballpark Village would change all that.