This tree is in the Lobby of the Metropolitan Square building in downtown St Louis (Located at 1 Metropolitan Square). This year the tree has been transformed to tell the story of the history of St Louis. Included in the ornaments are 32 large, custom luminaries that were hand crafted by Walter Knoll Florist. These luminaries show a pictorial history of St Louis. The luminaries are made from Lexan, a clear polycarbonate that has been cast into tubes that then have historical images from St Louis’ past displayed with back-lit illumination. Images featured include Louisiana Purchase, Thomas Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, The 1904 Worlds Fair, Charles Lindbergh & the Spirit of St Louis, the construction of the St Louis Arch and many other Saint Louis historic moments.
Standing at over 45 feet tall, this is the largest Indoor holiday tree in the St Louis area.
The Christmas tree in the lobby of the Metropolitan Square Building
This year we added a podium and a book with copies of the images and a description of each photo.
The Podium and Picture Book feature LED lighting
Some Close Ups of the Luminaries
Many of the images came from the Missouri History Museum and several from the personal collection of Mark Allen from Anmar Photography.
If you are out looking at holiday decorations this season, it is worth your time to go by and see the biggest and best tree in St Louis. The Metropolitan Square Building tree is a great backdrop for a holiday photo.
This tree was assembled and decorated by Walter Knoll Florist and we manufactured many of the decorations as well.
If you would like to ask Walter Sr a question about the decorations click here.