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Grand Center, November 2012

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It was a cold day, but Grand Center was devoid of human life except for the automobiles driving by on Grand Blvd.

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Word is the building below, which once held the Department of Health, is going to be renovated starting soon.  The Continental, above, has already been converted into apartments.

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The Fox Theater certainly is a St. Louis landmark, but its acres of parking lots, unused for 80% of the day, help to strip the area of that critical element for successful neighborhoods: housing.

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Below is the old University Club Tower, which later moved to that black glass box in Richmond Heights.  It is now going out of business, and one wonders if they had stayed on Grand their fate would have been different.

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