The Billdozer: At least we arent Chicago!
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?
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!
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.
Proteios1: Voter fraud...alive then. Institutionalized as part of the voting process now.
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.
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.
azwethnkweiz: The arch is also a secret weather machine
p51d007: LOL, if the Post Dispatch is just figuring that out
pintoboy: No Harry the Admiral is no longer sailing....http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_AdmiralThey 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..
p51d007: LOL, if the Post Dispatch is just figuring that out, something is wrong.Corruption & St. Louis go together like Jack & Coke.
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.
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