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2008 Central States Design Excellence Awards
A building emerging from the soil . . . growing out of the earth . . . connected to the place.
Think of the canopy as current technology and the future with the ability to cantilever unsupported for
Think of the canopy as embracing the stone walls as a link between the past and the future.
Think of the great steel bridges and derricks all along Route 66 . . .
Think stone, steel, and LED . . . a “bridge to the future.”
Think about 66 Red Bud trees, a patio and walking between them on a spring day . . .
You can walk from the gas pump to the building without getting wet . . .
Imagine a place called POPS . . .
POPS has historic photos of Route 66 and 10,000 pop bottles in the window.
Red neon adds a glow.
Soda fountain / store.