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Kiel Plaza

Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Completion Date

1998

Client

Gateway Foundation

The park provides plaza space for the Kiel Center, a sports, concert, and convention venue. A path connects the plaza portion of the park to a new rapid-transit station at the bottom of a gentle hill. Along the path are a series of cast stone benches with path lights.

The semicircular street-side plaza, which also acts as a gateway to the arena, is formed by ten large fog-walls, fourteen feet by fourteen feet by three feet. Each consists of a sandblasted stainless steel frame covered by thirty-six panels of punched stainless steel plates. In addition to mist fountains, each tablet displays colored lights. The yellow, blue and red lights can be programmed to produce solid colors, stripes, and secondary colors; they can also be choreographed for various seasonal celebrations.

 

Consultants

Civil Engineering: Booker Engineer; Water Feature: RJ Seeters Co.