In the News: Gateway Arcade construction begins; Corrigan’s ‘Environmental Missouri’ featured

| August 11, 2014
Arcade Building Vault

Before restoration, inside the Arcade Building, which is noted for its stunning architectural detail and vaulted arcade.

Recent and news media coverage involving Webster University community members includes:

Construction Begins on Arcade Renovation in Downtown St. Louis

The St. Louis Business Journal reports that Paric Corp. has begun construction on the historic Arcade Building, which is where Webster University will be expanding its downtown St. Louis location as the Gateway Campus.

Webster University will be the development’s main tenant once it opens in 2016. It has committed to a 20-year lease, and will occupy 54,000 square feet spread across the first floor, mezzanine and second floor. It will have room for up to 1,000 students, Webster President Beth Stroble previously said. Eighty market-rate apartments will also be included in this section.

Read the full story here.

Corrigan's book covers contemporary environmental issues, sustainability efforts, and argues how to educate the next generation.

Corrigan’s book covers contemporary environmental issues and sustainability efforts.

Corrigan Featured for ‘Environmental Missouri’ Book

Don Corrigan, professor of journalism in the School of Communications, was featured by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in a Q&A about his new book, “Environmental Missouri: Issues and Sustainability, What you Need to Know.”

The book covers environmental issues all over the state, from rivers and streams to lead contamination, radon gas and the prevalence of coal-fired power. Asked about whether St. Louis faces more issues than most metropolitan areas, Corrigan says it is similar to many older cities, and points to the history:

You take a look at eastern Missouri, one of the reasons people settled eastern Missouri, particularly southeast Missouri, is because of lead. Timber — I talk about clear-cutting — that’s another thing that brought people to Missouri and St. Louis.

St. Louis was one of the first major industrial centers in the country, and there is a legacy that has been left behind by a lot of those industries.

Read the full interview here.

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