The Center for Land Use Interpretation Newsletter

Bob Cassilly 1949-2011

BOB CASSILLY DIED THIS FALL, in his bulldozer. The creator of Cementland and the City Museum in St. Louis, he was among the great visionary builders of the post-post-post era. He applied his ideas to the physical world, despite all the good reasons not to. He renewed the hope that America might not be as constrained as it seems to be, and showed that the script of the landscape could be scratched-out and rewritten. He leaves those in his wake astounded, confounded and inspired.