Did you ever have a friend who went through a rough patch, and then when they finally moved past that hardship, they just never were the same anymore?
That’s sort of what I feel like when I look at Northwest Plaza. I covered its partial demolition several years ago.
I thought that the original outdoor mall was quite beautiful, but then enclosure came, and then it was dead one day. I am retroactively declaring Northwest Plaza “Crumby Run-Down Malls of St. Louis #5.” We’ll see how its rebirth goes.
All photos by Langen Neubacher.