By. Chris Stritzel
When I redesigned the website in June of this year, I did so with the future in mind. I designed it with a “Menu” button that made it easy to see all tabs on one page without having to view a “more” notification. It’s basically simplification of controls. But with the future in mind as I redesigned it, I know that it would be quite handy. Today, I am excited to announce the design and development of 4 new categories for the website.
Each of them will be interconnected in more ways than one and will define this website’s legacy for years after I stop writing for it. Let’s dig into it.
1. Maps: Soon to be included in every post from October 1st and Beyond, and Projects Page is a handy feature known as maps. Each story will have the location of the building or site for future construction for reference. Each map will be created using Google MyMaps. Furthermore, a new technology map will be included that will be a graph of sorts that will tell you the blocks or miles it is away from landmarks or transit stations. Handy!
2. Data: Just as it sounds. Launching along side of Maps will be data that will give the reader specific numbers in regards to the building that will either be brought back to life or built. Data will include things such as height, cost, floor count, use and more.
3. History: A New Tab coming later this fall will target multiple historical things in the city that are unrelated to the buildings of the Central Corridor. The historic things that will go here will be Statues, Parks and Monuments as well as houses of significance. Each will have their own story in a fun layout that will feature maps as well. It will also provide data as to when it was built and, if it is a statue or monument, the reason for the construction of it.
4. Buildings: Very simple. This page will be launching in late fall of this year and will provide stories about buildings long gone but not forgotten as well as buildings that have been recently brought back to life or in the works.
There you have it! Building St. Louis will be entirely changed by time the winter rolls around. All content will be written based on research and perfected until it is accurate. A test of the Buildings category will be available this week as a normal post but not on its own page. So be on the look out for that!