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Initial Comments on the Lay of the Land

Since I live here, I may be able to help a bit.

  • The most roads run north-south and east-west.
  • If the library *there* is in the same place as *here*, then it is only several blocks est of the capital building.
  • There are two high schools, Helias (mascot-Crusader), and JCHS (m-red jaybird). They are seperated by only a few blocks
  • JCHS's track and field is named after it's most famous coach, Atkins.
  • Almost all major shops are on the Boulevard, which is about three blocks SW of the capital, runs SW, and goes for around 15-25 blocks.
  • Has what most people call the toughest navigable freeways systems in the world, a multi-ramp, multi-tiered interchange, compacted into less than half-a-quater-mile. Designed so it wouldn't destroy St. Mary's Hospital, one of the most recognizalbe landmarks *here*.
  • Perhaps one of it's most recognizable landmarks is easily "House on Hobo Hill", or Simonsen 9th Grade Center. Until the state had bought the property, it was a major meeting place of hobos and vagabonds. the 9th Grade Center was made due to overcrowding in JCHS.
  • A former high school/public college was bought several years ago and made into the "Etta and Joseph Miller Performing Arts Center. It is located three blocks west of Hobo Hill, and 5 blocks from the capital.
  • THE most recognizable building, besides the capital, *here*, is the Harry S Truman Building. It is large, seen from several blocks away.
  • There are two bridges crossing the Misouri River, all only about 4 blocks west of the capital.

~Seth 5:55, August 27, 2006

Thanks for the's what I have in mind for PsM, give you an idea as to what I have in mind. :):

  • The Area between Madison Street and Jackson Street over by the rail lines and East State Street is the area that La Tour Louisiannaise stands on, and the Jardin de la Republique extends back from the river.
  • The tower would be turned to face squarely to the river (using the area that butts out into the river as part of the Jardin de la Republique.) It would more or less take up the block made by Monroe, Capitol, Adams and state streets.
  • The highways wouldn't be where they are.
  • The Capitol Complex would basically be the area bordered by the Rex M Whitton Expressway, Marshall Street, East Ashley Street and Monroe Street.
  • The Capitol building would be a Ministry office building of some kind, (but wouldn't look the same).
  • Lincoln University on Chestnut street (by Atchison Street) would be where the Bibliotheque national is located.
  • The streets of PsM would be roughly 45 degrees off what exists *here*, with streets running directly to the river.
  • The Riverview Cemetery comes down to the river almost and is between Belair and Booneville, instead of the west side of Belair only. This is the National Cemetery (bordered basically by Norris Drive on the north, Oakview, Forest and Redwood Drives on the south. The National Cathedral is located on the area between Redwood Drive and Wayne Avenue.
  • The Arch de la Republique would be out near the junction of Ellis Boulevard and Tanner Bridge Road.
  • The Voie des Emigrees runs from the Junction of Ellis Boulevard and Lorenzo Greene Drive (basically) to the junction of Southridge Drive and 179 basically in a straight line.

What do you think? BoArthur 12:53, 28 August 2006 (PDT)

There is a sizeable library at Lincoln U., and everything else sounds good! Seth8:04, 4 September 2006

Further Refinement

Here's some landmarks that I've thought of, and where they correlate, *there*

Remember that P-s-M is about 1500% bigger (meaning lots more buildings, lots denser) than Jefferson City.

  1. The National Cemetery encompasses Memorial Park on W Main Street and Binder Drive to Livingston Street, and Boonville Road.
  2. The National Cathedral would stand on the corner of Boonville Road, W Main Street and Dix Road.
  3. The Avenue de la Mizouri would follow parts of Boonville Road, Hayselton Drive and W Main Street up to the 54/63 bridge, then more closely following the rail lines over to Ellis-Porter Park here, and would be a split highway with 2 lanes going each direction.
  4. The Louisianna Tower would sit centered on the intersection of Jefferson and High Street, and the tower would be squared off to face the river, the roads, of course, don't exist.
  5. Le Champs des Héros, the sens-unique boulevard (one-way) heading toward the Capitol Complex would start
  6. Le Champs des Sans-Culottides, the sens-unique boulevard (one-way) heading toward the Louisianna Tower would start
  7. La Voie des Emigrés: Effectively Tanner Bridge Road, with some changes.
  8. The Capitol Complex would cover basically from Ashley Street to Franklin Street (maybe Woodlawn Street) and from Lafeyette to Jefferson
  9. The Republic Arch would be found between Woodlawn and Union street and be as wide in radius as from Monroe to Oak Street in that block between Woodlawn and Union.
  10. Le Jardin de la République An open air mall between the Louisianna Tower and the Capitol Complex, would be between the Champs des Héros and the Sans-Culottides.
  11. La Bibliotheque National, From the intersection of Dunklin and Adams to Adams and Atchison, and Jackson would be underneath it.

What do you think? Can you picture it, or am I talking crazy talk? BoArthur 23:08, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

1- Looks good to me...; 2: Works better at either East Capital and Monroe, or East High and Monroe; 3: Good to me!; 4: If leveled somewhat, then yeah...; 5: Better to just follow Madison...; 6: Better to just follow Jackson...; 7: Best to just follow Tanner Bridge...; 8: ehh... Looks alright to me...; 9: Best to place it at Thorpe Gordon Elementary and JCHS, or the field between Lafayette and Chestnut; 10: Good! If I could make a suggestion: Our largest "flat" road is Missouri Blvd from West McCarty to S. Country Club Dr. Lots of good business on that road and just off it (including our only actual mall, which sucks *here*) Seth 07:40, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

Here's what I've got so far:


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