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Published July 19, 2013
BALL'S IN YOUR COURT: Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon during a luncheon featuring St. Louis-area business leaders said that he is waiting on Rams Owner Stan Kroenke to "propose improvements" to Edward Jones Dome and "perhaps other ways for the team to make money off a stadium and surrounding properties." In St. Louis, Tim Logan noted Nixon has "emerged as an apparently key figure in the stadium talks" after the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Committee "formally rejected the team's proposal for an estimated $700 million in stadium upgrades earlier this month" (STLTODAY.com, 7/18).
UNDER REVIEW: STYLE WEEKLY's Edwin Slipek noted the new $10.8M Redskins training center was "designed by 3north Architects, with the Timmons Group as civil engineer and landscaper, and Hourigan Construction as the contractor." It is a "low-slung and sprawling new two-story, unabashedly modernistic building." The first floor "reads as a podium for the glass-enclosed floor above." Its "dark beige, concrete-block outer walls are given a hint of rustication by the intermittent injection of lighter-colored blocks." The second floor, the "glory of the handsome building, is a thing of expansive and beautiful transparency." Its high outer walls are "lined with double-paned glass." Three "designated areas await future tenants." Two open balconies on the building's west side "overlook a drill and twin practice fields" (STYLEWEEKLY.com, 7/16).