Monday, October 15, 2007

Westward From the Arch

Superman won't mistake it for Metropolis. Ah, beautiful downtown St. Louis. You can see a bit of the baseball stadium at left center. My office is a bit to the upper right in one of those rectilinear buildings. I posted a picture pointing out my window on May 6 when I had nothing better to upload. The blurry spot at about 1 o'clock is from a dirty window in the Arch observation deck. The buildings on the right with the light green pointy tops and on the left with a darker green dome are ever so slightly shorter than the Arch. Just a matter of perspective. There is no zoning rule that buildings cannot be taller than the Arch. It's a mutual understanding.

Might not be able to post every day over the coming week. My professional association's big national conference is here, starting in a couple of days. I'm visiting Detroit (first time!) next weekend to support our pride and joy, Chicago CDPBer U "R" Us, in the Detroit Marathon. Don't mean to horn in on Mary's territory but I may post a couple of pictures from there.

TOMORROW: A New Vehicle For Meteorology

5 comments:

Rambling Round said...

A great view! I didn't know people could even go up in the Arch.

maria elisa said...

love the organization of the American cities

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

So sharp it almost looks like model--very cool!

• Eliane • said...

And right in the middle of all that modernity, there is this white old fashioned building in that vertical park. What is it?

richard said...

That "Capitol/White House lookalike" building looks like a toy