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Major Locations
« on: May 18, 2010, 02:08:45 AM »
You can click on the big blue title to have it take you to the Wikipedia article.

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Lambert Airport
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2010, 02:17:16 AM »
Lambert International Airport


Lambert Airport was once TWA's main hub, and until 1999 was one of the largest and busiest airports in the united states. 14 million people flew through it in 2009, 31 million flew through it 99. It's fading in glory and recognition, as it was once a top 10 airport, but has now fallen to 31.

Architecturally, it's notable for it's use of a Thin-shell structure.

It serves 88 non-stop destinations, and with it's status as secondary hub, connects to virtually every city in the united states.
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Gateway Arch
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2010, 02:23:34 AM »
Gateway Arch


There is no other structure like it in the world.

630 feet tall, and 630 feet wide, it's a modified catenary inverted arch, and it supports it's full weight strictly on tension and compression.

There are a series of stairs on the inside for wizards, but the mortals can take the elevator, which is a unique design that self rotates as it moves up the path.

The entire structure is crafted from stainless steel, and it gleams in the sun.
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Union Station
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2010, 02:38:05 AM »
Union Station


Was, in much the same way as Lambert Airport, one of the busiest train stations in the United States. In the 1980's they converted it into a large shopping mall and hotel destination. It's a busy tourist destination .

It was the famous location of the "Dewey defeats Truman" Photograph.

Now you are likely to hear fudge makers singing in the mall, or stop by the Hard Rock cafe.

Right next door is the GMTC Transportation Center which is where your local transportation needs can be met.

It is still a very impressive building, and one of the major hearts of the city.
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Forest Park
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2010, 02:53:35 AM »
Forest Park


It's 450 acres larger than it's more well known cousin Central Park in New York. It was the site of the 1904 Worlds's Fair, which no St. Louis native will ever shut up about. 450 acres larger is notable, because Central park is only 840 acres. It's a big big park. It's the home of STL's numerous museums and attractions, and almost all of them are free. The Zoo, which is often voted the best Zoo in the country is 100% free.

A list (and eventual links) to some of the attractions.

Institutions and Buildings   
  • The Saint Louis Zoological Park      
  • The McDonnell Planetarium      
  • The Saint Louis Art Museum   
  • The Missouri History Museum
  • The Muny   
  • The Jewel Box
  • The Field House and Visitor Center      
  • Boathouse Restaurant and boat rentals
  • Steinberg Skating rink      
  • The World's Fair Pavilion      
  • The Dwight Davis Tennis Center
  • Norman Probstein Community Golf Course
  • Triple A Golf and Tennis Club      
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