Gunfire Heard in Video at Broadway & Pine in Downtown St. Louis

One Metropolitan Square Building, Downtown St. Louis Nov.2021. Credit Craig Currie
One Metropolitan Square Building, Downtown St. Louis Nov.2021. Credit Craig Currie

Gunfire was heard echoing through Downtown St. Louis on a Sunday afternoon (November 21st) while sitting at the traffic light at Pine Street and N. Broadway, by One Metropolitan Square, the tallest building in St. Louis. Hearing shots ring out in the City of St. Louis is not uncommon but it is still an eye opener when your close enough to hear it this well. Stay safe!

VIDEO: Gunfire heard at Pine Street and N. Broadway in Downtown St. Louis. Credit Craig Currie

Insta360 ONE X2 Night Timelapse Test in Downtown St. Louis

VIDEO: Timelapse at night in St. Louis City Nov.2021. Credit Craig Currie

I used the Insta360 One X2 camera for this time-lapse footage.. I had the settings on Auto Mode and hand held the camera with a selfie stick. I took a regular video and increase the speed in Davinci Resolve.

This camera produces low quality video, but I am actually okay with the results… I am getting use to the imperfections, but the stabilization is amazing in the One X2. If you place the One X2 on a tripod it will produce even better footage. You can move the footage around later with your editing software.

The more I use this camera, the more I like it. That said, I recommend the GoPro 360 and the Insta360 One X2, they are both incredible.

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Insta360 One X2 Films at Night for Low Light Test

VIDEO: Insta360 One X2 camera on AUTO Mode during a night shoot of the Planetarium in St. Louis Nov.2021

I used the Insta360 One X2 camera on AUTO Mode to get this night footage and I am actually happy with it. I am getting used to the noise and the imperfections you get from this camera doing night footage.

The video shows sample footage using a full frame camera but it was on a tripod. The One X2 was hand held on a selfie stick. I hope this video helps the people who were wanting to see what night footage looks like with the One X2. Thanks for watching and have a nice day.

The cameras used to make this film was the Insta360 One X2 and the Sony A7SII. For any questions you can use the comment section below.

FAKE NEWS Costco University City Going Underground

FAKE NEWS Costco University City Going Underground

FAKE NEWS: Costco in University City now plans to build it’s new store underground due to the increased cost of gas and electric. We got the exclusive from a partner involved in the development which happens to be the Alien at the Planetarium in Forest Park who moved from Roswell New Mexico in 1947.

He said that humans are hard headed and should always build underground, but like my kids, they never listen. The Alien added, “I can’t do a whole lot since I am stuck here so could someone please call me an Uber so I could at least get something to eat.”

There you have it folks straight from the Aliens mouth. It is official, Costco is going underground due to inflation. This is Fake News brought to you by Photo News 2 4 7 for entertainment only.

Tom Friedman's alien creation stands at St. Louis Planetarium Looking Up for his friends to come pick him up to no avail.
Tom Friedman’s alien creation stands at St. Louis Planetarium Looking Up for his friends to come pick him up to no avail.

St. Louis Gateway Arch from Inches Away to Miles Away

St. Louis Gateway Arch Park Fall 2021. Credit Craig Currie
Steps you can run up and down at the St. Louis Gateway Arch Park. Credit Craig Currie Nov.2021

* A look at the Gateway Arch Up-Close and Far Away

The St. Louis Gateway Arch can be viewed from everywhere in St. Louis and it has been a landmark for directions since it was built in 1965. The Gateway Arch is 630 feet, which is 63 stories, 192 meters, or 7,560 inches tall, making it the tallest man-made monument in the United States.

It is taller than the Statue of Liberty, the Washington Monument, and even the Space Needle in Seattle. From the base of one leg to the other, the Arch is as wide as it is tall! Each leg of the Arch is 54 feet wide at the base, tapering to 17 feet wide where they meet at the top. (source gatewayarch.com)

Parking on the riverfront is $8.00 for all day and you are right there at the steps that lead you up to the Arch Park grounds. The Arch is open if you want to go inside and look around. It’s big and roomy so you will easily be able to keep a safe distance from others.

Ballpark Village Phase III, 3 New Towers Downtown St. Louis

Ballpark Village Phase 3 parking lots for proposed towers.
Ballpark Village Phase 3 will build three more high rise buildings in three lots currently being used for parking lots. Credit Craig Currie

Ballpark Village Phase III was proposed recently and it consists of three new high rise towers in three lots currently being used for parking lots in Downtown St. Louis. The three mixed-use developments will put the finishing touch on Ballpark Village.

With hope, and a lot of work, these towers should be up sometime around 2028 and 2030. Build it and they will come; a phrase that seems to be working for Mr. Bill Dewitt III, owner of the St. Louis Cardinals and the man behind Ballpark Village.

Ballpark Village Phase III with three new mixed-use towers. Google Earth
Ballpark Village Phase III with three new mixed-use high rise building in place of parking lots. Google Earth
Ballpark Village Phase 3 will build three more high rise buildings in three lots currently being used for parking lots. Credit Craig Currie

FAKE NEWS: Alien from Roswell Found in Forest Park St. Louis

Alien from Roswell NM Found Forest Park St. Louis MO. Nov.2021 Credit Craig Currie
Tom Friedman’s alien creation stands at St. Louis Planetarium Looking Up for his friends to come pick him up to no avail.

Artist Tom Friedman dropped off his alien friend at the Planetarium in Saint Louis in 2017, and no one has picked him up yet. It is said that this particular alien may be connected to the 1947 UFO crash in Roswell New Mexico… But since this is fake news, this too is unsubstantiated baloney.

I really love doing fake news because I can say anything I want and it makes it true since I said it. And then once it hits the internet, it’s really true because its, well the internet. Kidding aside, this is just for entertainment. and Tom Friedman is a wonderful artist. Happy Holidays whoever listened to this.

Alien sculpture by artist Tom Friedman Nov.2021

Steinberg Skating Rink, A Safer Alternative for Outside Fun

Steinburg Skating Rink at Forest Park in St. Louis in November of 2021. Credit Craig Currie

Steinberg Skating Rink is Saint Louis’ premier winter destination in Forest Park. The rink is outside making this a safe alternative for having fun this winter with family and friends.

There is open skating for the public every day of the week. Open skating on Friday goes from 11 AM to 11 PM. The facility includes bumper cars on ice, skating lessons, skate rentals and its own Steinburg Cafe that serves eats outside and inside.

You can rent Steinburg for events and parties as well. For more information visit steinbergrink.com.

Steinberg Skating Rink
400 Jefferson Dr,
St. Louis, MO 63110
www.steinbergrink.com
Phone: (314) 367-7465

VIDEO. Bumper Cars on ice, skaters and fun at Steinburg Skating Rink in Forest Park in St. Louis in Nov.2021. Credit Craig Currie

Broadway Tower, 100 N. Broadway, St. Louis Under Construction

Broadway Tower under construction in Downtown St. Louis in Nov.2021. Credit Craig Currie
Broadway Tower under construction in Downtown St. Louis in Nov.2021. Credit Craig Currie

Broadway Tower at 100 N. Broadway at Chestnut Street is under construction with an estimated cost of 7 million on the permit.. The building has 21 floors and was built 1977. It is located across the Street from the Old Courthouse.

INVOLVED IN PROJECT: LARSON | HERMANN | PARIC |Trivers

See building permits for St. Louis City at: https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/data/dashboards/building-permits/30-days.cfm

Railway Exchange Building, Vacant in Downtown St. Louis

Railway Exchange Building with signage at front entrance in Downtown St. Louis, MO in November 2021. Credit Craig Currie
Railway Exchange Building with signage at front entrance in Downtown St. Louis, MO in November 2021. Credit Craig Currie

The Railway Exchange Building is a 21-story high-rise office building that has been vacant since 2014 in Downtown St. Louis, Mo. It’s tied up in court with multiple parties involved. The building was the flagship for Famous Barr for years and then Macy’s moved in and in 2008, just a few years later, they moved out.

In 2017, the Railroad Exchange property was purchased for $20 million by Hudson Holdings, a National Historic Property Developer based in Delray Beach, Florida.

Since the Pandemic, these high-rise buildings are becoming less attractive to businesses due to Zoom and telecommuting (working from home). Groups looking at the property are most likely thinking about a hotel or another mix-used development with retail on the bottom floor and apartments above. The Railway Exchange Building is located at 600 Locust Street in Downtown St. Louis and was still vacant in November of 2021.

VIDEO: A look at Railway Exchange building from the sky and streets of St. Louis. credit Google Earth Studios