Old Post Office Plaza: Unique and Intimate
Downtown's coolest open space, Old Post Office Plaza. The 30,000 square-foot open space is in the heart of the central business district and was formerly a surface parking lot.
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The award-winning design incorporates extensive landscaping and water features with a sculpture "Torso di Ikaro" by Artist Igor Mitoraj as its focal point. Development of The Plaza was identified as a key component of revitalization of the Old Post Office District in the 1999 Downtown Development Action Plan.
Funding for the project is a total of $8.8 Million and includes support from the Danforth Foundation, the US Bancorp Community Development Corporation, the St. Louis Brownsfields Cleanup Fund (via SLDC) and the Gateway Foundation. The Gateway Foundation additionally funded the design fees and will install and maintain the sculpture. The budget includes funding for active and ongoing programming including lunchtime and evening music, theater, street performers, weekend markets, film series, special events and much more.
For more information on planning a program or event in the Post Office Plaza, contact Lindsay Van Quaethem, Events Coordinator, at 436-6500 x 237 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or click here to view the brochure.