Monday, June 30, 2014

#146: Grand Basin/Fair St. Louis

This will be the site of Fair St. Louis 2014. It has been held downtown at Jefferson Memorial Park for several years. This year, however, the park (including the Arch grounds) will be undergoing a major renovation to make it more tourist-friendly in the coming years. They will make Interstate 44 (formerly I-70) into a long tunnel so visitors can easily access the Arch from downtown, from say, the Old Courthouse. In the past, people had to cross busy intersections! The Arch has unfortunately lost tourism as its numbers have declined in the last two decades. I do believe this is a great solution for that problem as there are other repairs being done to the area. One of them is replacing a multi-level parking lot that hardly gets used. This is said to be very environmentally-friendly as well as for families, animals, etc.

These are the same grounds where the 1904 World's Fair was held. It is the city's (as well as the organizations') dream to make this 'the biggest birthday party ever'!

A view from the plaza where the cake sits. That nice building in the background is, of course, the Saint Louis Art Museum.

A closer look at the beautiful fountains!

Fair St. Louis Official website

Located on the western edge of the plaza along Lagoon Drive at Forest Park
Cake artist: Fair St. Louis

The cake was sold on 1/1/2015 in the biddingforgood auction.

No comments:

Post a Comment