Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Grand Center to Get a Small Park

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Grand Center to Get a Small Park

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Construction is set to begin this summer on a small park near Powell Hall and the Grand Center Arts Academy in the Grand Center arts district in St. Louis.

The 14,000-square-foot park to be called Arts Academy Plaza is a Grand Center project designed by Forum Studio of St. Louis and Land Collective, based in Philadelphia. Completion of the nearly $1 million project is expected in December.

Arts Academy Plaza will be on land at North Grand Boulevard and Grandel Square. The park's design includes seating terraces and a small amphitheater.

Another feature will be the rabbit statue that will be moved from the park across Clark Avenue from the Scottrade Center downtown.

Known formally as Nijinski Hare, the bronze sculpture by Barry Flanagan is according to Grand Center "a playful interpretation of the famous Russian ballet dancer Vaslav Nijinsky." It's on loan to the new park from the Gateway Foundation, the force behind the Citygarden sculpture park downtown. …

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