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City Museum of St Louis General Info
Housed in the 10-story, 600,000 square-foot warehouse of the International Shoe Company, City Museum is a mixture of children’s playground, funhouse, surrealistic pavilion, and architectural marvel made out of found and repurposed objects The brainchild of internationally-acclaimed artist Bob Cassilly, a classically trained sculptor, City Museum opened for visitors in 1997.
City Museum has deep urban roots. Bob Cassilly and his longtime crew of 20 artisans have constructed the museum from the very stuff of which cities are made: concrete, iron, limestone, bricks, rebar, tile, stone; gears, beams, wheels, belts, valves, tanks; bridges, buses, planes, facades, cranes, doors, fire trucks, walls, locomotives. Look carefully to see the houses, churches, schools, store fronts, and factories of St. Louis and its Rust Belt cousins.
St. Louis, MO 63103