Tuesday, February 22, 2011

53/365: Gambling On Taste

Lumiere Place

From time to time I consider doing parallel series on good and bad architecture in St. Louis. Then, of course, I never get around to it. If I did, though, this bit would be a leader in the second category.

It's the Lumiere Place casino and Four Seasons Hotel, near the Mississippi and the Laclede's Landing entertainment district. For all the money they spent on this, couldn't they have come up with something more attractive? At least the over-the-top casino hotels in Las Vegas are amusing. This starts with an International Style glass box, puts queasy colored tint on the windows and then shoves a piece of toast through it. Oh, and sits it beside a concrete industrial slab. What were they thinking?

Chris Burchett 1 We talk to a singing cowboy today on St. Louis Daily Photo.

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