ST. LOUIS' WHIMSICAL
St. Louis' "City Museum" was created
from repurposed and recycled
architectural and industrial objects,
and re-assembled in a very creative way
in the former International Shoe building
in downtown St. Louis.
It continues to grow and evolve from
unlikely and currently unused industrial treasures,
such as enormous old bank vault doors,
aircraft fuselages, an old school bus
(which dangles precariously from the 10-story roof),
a pipe organ, ferris wheel, hundreds of tons
of iron work and building facades.
Walls and constructions from recycled bottles,
pipes, bricks, even escalator steps.
It is "living, active art" with outdoor exploratoriums
where you can climb up 10-floors, and slide down
tubes of wire and curving steel (if you dare.)
Definitely worth a visit!