“Always Building…” – two words that greet everyone who glimpses at the website of the astonishing City Museum, aptly uncovering the air that the project breathes. The awe-inspiring 600,000 square-foot, 10-story funhouse, situated in St. Louis, replaced a former International Shoe Company in 1997. The space has been continuously built ever since by an extraordinary team of 20 artists called the Cassilly Crew, named after Bob Cassily. Cassily was an artist, sculptor, and, most importantly, the father of the City Museum, who worked on the project until he passed away in 2011.
The City Museum, with its most peculiar and ingenious attractions, is a massive recycling project, as all of the materials used for its constructions are locally found, hence the name. It is a must-see for all theme park buffs and city architecture enthusiasts.