Sculpture takes flight

Over the last four months, students in the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design at Washington University in St. Louis have digitally designed, modeled and constructed prototypes for a 100-foot-long public sculpture. Now, over the next several weeks, the students will fabricate and install the finished piece, titled “Spectroplexus,” at St. Louis Lambert International Airport.

Weidenbaum Center hosts St. Louis Forum on future of airline industry, Oct. 31

GriggsEconomic implications of the American Airlines decision to dramatically reduce flights from its St. Louis airport hub will be among the topics discussed in a free public forum on the “Future of the Airline Industry” to be held on campus Oct. 31. The discussion is timely since it comes one day before American Airlines plans to cut its St. Louis airport daily departing flights from 417 to 207. Keynote speaker is Michael Levine, a professor of law and management who directed federal airline deregulation efforts in the late 1970s and served as an executive at Northwest Airlines until 1999. Jan Druecker of the University of Illinois presents analysis on economic impact of job losses in region.