Update: All buildings on the site have now been demolished and the site is cleared.
I am continually fascinated by River Roads Mall, partly because of these bizarre pictures before its demolition, and because of these amazing, evocative photos as well. More pictures can be seen here.
I have no idea why I had never heard about this mall until encountering it on Dead Malls. As a child, I was obsessed with shopping malls, and I forced my parents to go to every one I had heard of. I think River Roads was pretty much going down the toilet by the time I lived in St. Louis.
Update: The bank building has been demolished.
The first time I saw River Roads, it was almost completely demolished, and as you can see from my pictures from last Friday, little has changed since its demise.
I have a feeling that the volunteer tree just starting to push its way through the concrete of the parking lots edge will mature into a much taller tree before any real development returns.