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(STLToday)   Sure, St. Louis' Gateway Arch is now considered a national icon, but it was only built because of voter fraud manipulated straight from City Hall   (stltoday.com) divider line 56
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2013-09-08 09:16:20 AM
Voter Fraud IS one of our most time-honored national pastimes.
 
2013-09-08 09:17:26 AM
Backers included the Chamber of Commerce and labor unions.

Backers included the Chamber of Commerce and labor unions.

Backers included the Chamber of Commerce and labor unions.
 
2013-09-08 09:17:48 AM
At least we arent Chicago!
 
2013-09-08 09:25:43 AM
Fark you Subby, according to Fark.com, there has never been a single incident of voter fraud in our nation's history..  I demand you retract this story!
 
2013-09-08 09:28:12 AM

The Billdozer: At least we arent Chicago!


And the one St. Louis baseball team is better than both of Chicago's combined!

/Football, not so much
//Hockey, not so much
///Go Cardinals!
 
2013-09-08 09:32:43 AM
Chicago's just the place St louisans say they are gonna move to when they want to move to 'a big city.'
 
2013-09-08 09:33:40 AM
I though it celebrated teh unification of teh Mac and Donalds rivers where they entered the Miss.
 
2013-09-08 09:37:47 AM
Thread useless without Defiance pictures.
 
2013-09-08 09:38:09 AM
Thanks, that was interesting. There's another story on there about how they demolished the beautiful old stock exchange building and it was a parking lot for 50 years. Good job STL!
 
2013-09-08 09:45:45 AM
It was worth it.
 
2013-09-08 09:49:36 AM
All that, but once the arch was put up it seems like the city died.
 
2013-09-08 09:50:30 AM
On Oct. 9, 1939, Dickmann swung a crowbar to begin demolishing 486 buildings. ...
Construction on the flattened riverfront landscape didn't begin until 1959.


Why rush like that?
 
2013-09-08 09:56:22 AM
This part was interesting:

On Oct. 9, 1939, Dickmann swung a crowbar to begin demolishing 486 buildings. Construction on the flattened riverfront landscape didn't begin until 1959.

So the after the fraudulent vote to seize the property of the riverfront owners, their houses and businesses were demolished and then the lots left vacant for 20 years.  Talk about adding insult to injury.

WW2 explains 1941 through 1945, I wonder what the other 16 years were for?
 
2013-09-08 09:58:05 AM
More proof that voter id laws are a good thing.
 
2013-09-08 10:02:12 AM

The Billdozer: At least we arent Chicago!


Yeah, our arch STILL isn't done!

/gonna fly into Meigs Field and see what's up with that...
 
2013-09-08 10:04:40 AM
Found some neat images.  Here is the waterfront district before demolition:

bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com

After demolition, the area literally served as a parking lot for 20 years, until construction began:

bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com

The revenue lost during those 20 years must have been staggering.
 
2013-09-08 10:07:02 AM

SomeAmerican: This part was interesting:

On Oct. 9, 1939, Dickmann swung a crowbar to begin demolishing 486 buildings. Construction on the flattened riverfront landscape didn't begin until 1959.

So the after the fraudulent vote to seize the property of the riverfront owners, their houses and businesses were demolished and then the lots left vacant for 20 years.  Talk about adding insult to injury.

WW2 explains 1941 through 1945, I wonder what the other 16 years were for?


There was a large economic downturn in the early 50's.
 
2013-09-08 10:09:00 AM
Cool original pictures!
Voter fraud...alive then. Institutionalized as part of the voting process now.
 
2013-09-08 10:20:41 AM
voter fraud? read the history of the FBI. or how marijuana got blackballed. or a hundred other stories of how people in positions of power and/or wealth should be processed in industrial sized juicers.
 
2013-09-08 10:23:28 AM
Made possible by voter fraud? The arch is a perfect symbol for America then. Voting is irrelevant. Resistance is futile.
 
2013-09-08 10:24:21 AM
I heard a story many years ago that the Gateway Arch was originally the Gateway St Louis Space Needle. It was 1200 feet tall and had a rotating Howard Johnson's Restaurant at the top. Shortly after the dedication, it buckled in the middle and the rotating restaurant screwed itself into the Mississippi Riverbank. The center of the needle had been designed to thin. Thirty-five people died, if I do remember correctly. They managed to cover the event up pretty quick, and only a few people ever recall hearing the only news bulletin on the disaster on KXOK/630 radio. It was quickly renamed the Gateway Arch, and all promotional materials for a 'space needle' were destroyed.
 
2013-09-08 10:29:30 AM

jpo2269: Fark you Subby, according to Fark.com, there has never been a single incident of voter fraud in our nation's history..  I demand you retract this story!


According to Fark and reality the GOP is more likely to indulge in voter fraud than any other major party.
 
2013-09-08 10:30:06 AM

MFAWG: Backers included the Chamber of Commerce and labor unions.

Backers included the Chamber of Commerce and labor unions.

Backers included the Chamber of Commerce and labor unions.


It's rare that the right and left get together like that.

If anyone visits, the documentary they show at the site about building the arch is great. Saw it for the second time this summer and it was still interesting.
 
2013-09-08 10:30:44 AM

Proteios1: Voter fraud...alive then. Institutionalized as part of the voting process now.


Voter fraud is conservative-speak for colored people voting.
 
2013-09-08 10:33:00 AM
dont really care what they did back then and in truth,those buildings would be rubble today or worse,protected by the landmarks people and forbidden to be torn down even if they represented a major public safety hazard. what i really hate is how they destroyed lacledes landing in order for a casino to be built. and the fact that we no longer have boats at the downtown riverfront.
 
2013-09-08 10:44:36 AM
The arch is also a secret weather machine
 
2013-09-08 10:44:48 AM

2wolves: jpo2269: Fark you Subby, according to Fark.com, there has never been a single incident of voter fraud in our nation's history..  I demand you retract this story!

According to Fark and reality the GOP is more likely to indulge in voter fraud than any other major party.


What we have now is small potatoes.  The golden era of machine politics was the first half of the 1900's.  The Democrats were king of the genre, using their ties to the mafia to stay on top.  At the time, they were also a very racist party.  The South heavily in their camp, and they had strong ties to the KKK.

We live in a different world now, and neither the Republicans nor the Democrats are the party they were 50 years ago.  But you see echos of the old still, in places like Chicago.
 
2013-09-08 10:48:36 AM
SomeAmerican: The revenue lost during those 20 years must have been staggering.

You'd think that, but from what I've read, the waterfront district was dirty and gross. No one really wanted to be down there, especially next to the river. As you can see in those pictures, the skyscrapers that currently make up downtown weren't yet built.

Also, judging by where the Old Courthouse is in those pictures, most of that parking lot is today taken up by I-70, the Jefferson Memorial park and the Arch itself. So the only thing that might have been hurt financially is the VP Fair, which currently takes place on those grounds.

/Drive by the Arch every day on my way to work. It's a sight for sore eyes after the commute through East St. Louis.
 
2013-09-08 10:55:48 AM

secularsage: SomeAmerican: The revenue lost during those 20 years must have been staggering.

You'd think that, but from what I've read, the waterfront district was dirty and gross. No one really wanted to be down there, especially next to the river. As you can see in those pictures, the skyscrapers that currently make up downtown weren't yet built.


Yeah, it's possible that it would have followed the same path as the water districts in other industrial towns, like Baltimore.  Meaning it would have decayed to the point that it needed to be gutted regardless.
 
2013-09-08 10:58:22 AM

MFAWG: Backers included the Chamber of Commerce and labor unions.

Backers included the Chamber of Commerce and labor unions.

Backers included the Chamber of Commerce and labor unions.


Carve this in stone
 
2013-09-08 11:02:18 AM
LOL, if the Post Dispatch is just figuring that out, something is wrong.
Corruption & St. Louis go together like Jack & Coke.
 
2013-09-08 11:04:22 AM
Originally supposed to be double arches, cut back due to cost

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2013-09-08 11:04:56 AM

azwethnkweiz: The arch is also a secret weather machine


I've been in it, and looked out the bitty little windows in the top right up there at the center. Not much room in it for weather manipulation equipment.
 
2013-09-08 11:19:36 AM

p51d007: LOL, if the Post Dispatch is just figuring that out


If only there some sort of article, explaining that in 1935, "the Post-Dispatch picked up Peters' complaint with a lengthy expose of "widespread fraud," "
 
2013-09-08 11:20:57 AM
The arch was built by the the left wing homosexuals that control our government.  Their goal was to desensitize us to their perverted ways and initiate  our children into homosexuality.  The arch represents a man bending over and holding his ankles, obviously ready for anal insertion.  The greeters who work at the arch are all castrated males on a regime of female hormones.  The perfect genderless love slave....The eunuch guards also wear special rings....The rings contain a virus that can turn you gay on a genetic level.    Any physical contact even through your clothing can cause this...
The Catholic church is involved as well...Why do you think you so many school tour groups coming through the arch....It insures that the priesthood will be well supplied with willing young men for another year...
By 2020 their master plan will be complete...I cannot say anymore I have a family...
 
2013-09-08 11:52:57 AM
The Arch is really half of a really big Stargate.

#7thChevronLocked
#GatersGonnaGate.
 
2013-09-08 12:00:24 PM
So not much has changed.
 
2013-09-08 12:11:28 PM
One precinct produced 398 votes in favor to only one against - quality work by city machine standards.

Actually, that's pretty bad work. You've given the opposition the opportunity to call you out on it. If you need 66%, go for 76 or 86%.
 
2013-09-08 12:14:43 PM
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Cool photo. They're building the Martin Luther King Bridge (the Veteran's Bridge) and the art deco riverboat, The Admiral is still sailing.
 
2013-09-08 12:25:02 PM
Too bad the riverfront is now a shiathole. I went down there numerous times as a kid and it was always fun. Lots to do, especially with the riverboats and the VP Fair. Last time I was at the fair there were no real attractions, no airshow, and the fireworks sucked.
 
2013-09-08 12:28:17 PM
No Harry the Admiral is no longer sailing....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Admiral

They cut it up for scrap two years ago.. It had not been able to move under it's own power in decades as it no longer had engines. It was a moored Casino boat for sometime..
 
2013-09-08 01:07:43 PM

pintoboy: No Harry the Admiral is no longer sailing....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Admiral

They cut it up for scrap two years ago.. It had not been able to move under it's own power in decades as it no longer had engines. It was a moored Casino boat for sometime..


Judging by the comment about the bridge construction, I think he meant "in that picture..."
 
2013-09-08 01:19:19 PM
And the pyramids were built by slave labor.
 
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2013-09-08 02:09:11 PM
Say what you will, but those little eggs they put you in to get to the top make you feel like you're from Ork.
 
2013-09-08 03:10:49 PM

SomeAmerican: This part was interesting:

On Oct. 9, 1939, Dickmann swung a crowbar to begin demolishing 486 buildings. Construction on the flattened riverfront landscape didn't begin until 1959.

So the after the fraudulent vote to seize the property of the riverfront owners, their houses and businesses were demolished and then the lots left vacant for 20 years.  Talk about adding insult to injury.

WW2 explains 1941 through 1945, I wonder what the other 16 years were for?


"Planning" or lots of bribing
 
2013-09-08 03:42:51 PM

SomeAmerican: This part was interesting:

On Oct. 9, 1939, Dickmann swung a crowbar to begin demolishing 486 buildings. Construction on the flattened riverfront landscape didn't begin until 1959.

So the after the fraudulent vote to seize the property of the riverfront owners, their houses and businesses were demolished and then the lots left vacant for 20 years.  Talk about adding insult to injury.

WW2 explains 1941 through 1945, I wonder what the other 16 years were for?


They were trying to secure the final design and funding for the giant guy with a croquet mallet in East St. Louis.
 
2013-09-08 03:47:41 PM
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Most of those were old warehouses, etc. from the heyday of the steamboat and to some extent rail traffic.  They were mostly decrepit and the whole area was run down.  It was torn down in order to revitalize the area.

If you want to learn about a real crime, look into the wholesale destruction of what was Mill Creek Valley/Midtown (south of SLU)
 
2013-09-08 03:54:32 PM
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It took a long time to get all of the underground work done..
 
2013-09-08 04:09:27 PM

p51d007: LOL, if the Post Dispatch is just figuring that out, something is wrong.
Corruption & St. Louis go together like Jack & Coke.


Jack Clark?
 
2013-09-08 05:00:34 PM

Matthew Keene: I heard a story many years ago that the Gateway Arch was originally the Gateway St Louis Space Needle. It was 1200 feet tall and had a rotating Howard Johnson's Restaurant at the top. Shortly after the dedication, it buckled in the middle and the rotating restaurant screwed itself into the Mississippi Riverbank. The center of the needle had been designed to thin. Thirty-five people died, if I do remember correctly. They managed to cover the event up pretty quick, and only a few people ever recall hearing the only news bulletin on the disaster on KXOK/630 radio. It was quickly renamed the Gateway Arch, and all promotional materials for a 'space needle' were destroyed.


Can I buy some pot from you?
 
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