"I applaud Emerson's phenomenal leadership towards this important downtown project. Emerson's $4 million gift demonstrates the company's strong commitment to the citizens of St. Louis and to the vitality of the entire region. Because Central Library is located within the heart of downtown, it serves as an important anchor for further commercial and residential development between Washington Avenue and Market Street. Along with our new City Garden, Central Library will provide a new downtown destination and venue. We've talked about this for years. Now Emerson has helped to make it possible."
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