Downtown in St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
January - Site preparation and final design were completed.
March - Construction began of the foundation, anchored by 585 piers drilled into bedrock to provide maximum structural stability.
May-July - Bids were received and contracts were awarded for major elements of the facility. Of the 115 contractors of the project, 94 were based in the St. Louis area or elsewhere in Missouri.
Project environmental contributions included construction of a major water supply line and two major trunk sewers to serve North St. Louis.
Landfill requirements were reduced by using 36,000 cubic yards of crushed concrete from the former Sheraton Hotel as fill material.
December - State of Missouri Series "A" and St. Louis County Series "B" bonds were refinanced, achieving interest savings of approximately $5.5 million.
Erected by The St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • Sports.
Location. 38° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 801 North 4th Street, Saint Louis MO 63102, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1992 (here, next to this marker); 1991 (a few steps from this marker); Robert J. Baer Plaza (a few steps from this marker); 1990 (a few steps from this marker); 1994 (a few steps from this marker); 1995 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1996 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1997 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
More about this marker. This is one of 9 markers located at Baer Plaza, which tell the story of the beginnings of America's Center and the Dome in chronological order.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 29, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 138 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 29, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.