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Cementland

March 14, 2010

Cementland is a project that has been in the works for ten years.  Ever since I first stumbled upon this New York Times article a year or so ago, I have been curious about the project.  And what a cool project it is.  With the City Museum already in place as one of the region’s most unique and popular attractions, Bob Cassilly still wants to contribute more.

Cementland from Riverview

Cementland is Bob Cassilly continuing to endorse reuse.  It is possible to create something totally new and exciting without starting from scratch.

Cementland Sculpture

With nothing more to go off of than rumors (landscaping work is being done at Cementland) and a few dated articles from around the internet (ranging from the detailed 2000 article in the Riverfront Times, to accounts of “Miss Rockaway Armada,” a crazy boat trip up the Mississippi which culminated in a rock concert on the river at Cementland), I actually think this project could open to the public in the near future.  I really hope it does because I really want to go!

Cementland

More photos of Cementland are available here, here, here and here.  Also, a very funny account of a visit to Cementland can be read at this link.

Further Reading:

http://www.clui.org/lotl/v29/j.html

http://martadouglass.blogspot.com/2008/07/i-love-you-bob-cassilly.html

http://urbanstl.com/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=3541&start=30

Update:

Photos of Cementland in 2011

Update 2:

Photos of Cementland on August 27th, 2011 

Update 12/6/2011:

A new website has been launched for Cementland.  Bookmark it and check back for updates in the coming months.

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2 comments

  1. [...] hasn't come forth and purchased the hull – something like that would look fantastic dry-docked at Cementland. It'll be a shame for it to be disassembled and melted down. -RBB TippingPitchers.com Official [...]


  2. [...] newspaper reported that Cassilly died while operating a bulldozer at the construction site of his Cementland amusement park, formerly the Missouri Portland Cement Co., in north St. [...]



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