The pour marks another milestone in the construction of the 2.2-mile project linking the Loop to Forest Park.
“Art Hill provides a natural amphitheatre, a great place to watch fireworks, you know, from over the grand basin,” he says. “But then you’ve got the Arch, and having a concert under the Arch, and seeing the fireworks under the Arch – that’s pretty special, too.”
Blondie & Melissa Etheridge (pictured) will take the stage at Forest Park before a fireworks display.
Roth says there are three options: Do nothing, leave it there with an interpretive plaque, or move it someplace else.
Clay, of St. Louis, sent a letter to Slay on Monday urging removal of the 32-foot-tall granite memorial. He said in the letter that symbols “associated with this country’s racist, oppressive past should not be elevated or displayed in public places.”
Fair St. Louis begins in three days and officials say people should review the new transportation before heading out to Forest Park.
Slay is now tweeting it’s time to also rename the nearby Confederate Drive in Forest Park, calling it either Freedom Street or Justice Drive.
Every year, over a thousand gather to celebrate and support Forest Park.
Four hundred and forty-five thousand dollars was raised by Forest Park to help update the cascades
The monument was erected more than 100 years ago and came at a cost of $23,000 after the Ladies’ Confederate Monument Association spent 15 years raising the money.