Wednesday, October 15, 2008

city museum

i'm such a preservation nerd. this place, the city museum, looks amazing. i wish i'd had a place like this to go to as a kid. if st. louis were closer, i'd go as an adult. check out the website here.

"Housed in the 600,000 square-foot former International Shoe Company, the museum is an eclectic mixture of children's playground, funhouse, surrealistic pavilion, and architectural marvel made out of unique, found objects. The brainchild of internationally acclaimed artist Bob Cassilly, a classically trained sculptor and serial entrepreneur, the museum opened for visitors in 1997 to the riotous approval of young and old alike.

Cassilly and his longtime crew of 20 artisans have constructed the museum from the very stuff of the city; and, as a result, it has urban roots deeper than any other institutions'. Reaching no farther than municipal borders for its reclaimed building materials, CITY MUSEUM boasts features such as old chimneys, salvaged bridges, construction cranes, miles of tile, and even two abandoned planes!"

1 comment:

Nicole W. said...

I found that place on the web about a year ago and have been wanting to go ever since! Road trip!