When it comes to architecture, Bruce Lindsey knows a good thing when he sees it. So when he lauded downtown St. Louis' new Citygarden a "civic asset" in a recent story in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the compliment carries extra gravity.
Citygarden, which opened July 1, features two dozen works of modern and contemporary sculpture, landscape that places an emphasis on native plants, and hardscape that includes a six-foot waterfall.
In the Post-Dispatch story, Lindsey said the nearly three-acre urban oasis could be a boon to the Gateway Mall project, an initiative that seeks to redevelop a 16-block strip between the Old Courthouse and Union Station.
Lindsey also breaks down the architecture of Citygarden in a video found on the Post-Dispatch website. Click here to view it
Among the other unique features of Citygarden are audio tours, which were designed to enhance the connection between visitors and the garden's sculptures – as well as the artists behind them – through funny, interesting, and surprising narratives. Among the audio tour narrators is Carmon Colangelo, dean of the Sam Fox School. Listen to Colangelo's audio tour