What's Next for the Arch?
|Photo via www.cityarchriver.org|
|An artist's rendition of the proposed new entry for the Museum of Westward Expansion.|
You can find out this Wednesday night.
The City+Arch+River 2011 report to the community takes place at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Ferrara Theatre at America's Center (701 Convention Center Plaza; www.cityarchriver.org). This free, informational presentation will be made by project leaders (Tom Bradley, Superintendent of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, and Micheal Van Valkenburgh are both scheduled to speak), and it will provide information on plans for the park that will span I-70 and the new-look entrance for the Museum of Westward Expansion.
A quick peek at the project details on City+Arch+River's website reveals that in addition to the Museum of Westward Expansion expanding by about 50,000 square feet, a glass roof is planned so that natural light will shine in the underground space. It's a radical revision, to be sure -- I just hope they keep the giant stuffed grizzly bear that's been fascinating kids for the past 45 years.