I went to a panel discussion in the Laclede Gas Building, and took the opportunity to take some pictures of the Chemical Building across the street. The contrast with the Old Post Office creates one of my favorite street corners… Continue Reading
I never get tired of the Chemical Building, which is easily one of the most beautiful skyscrapers in downtown. I’ve come back to it on multiple occasions, and this time, as the sun set a few weeks ago, it was… Continue Reading
I never get tired of the Chemical Building, with its thousand windows. I hope someday it will find an owner who has the money to renovate it. At least we can hopefully not have to worry if the building will… Continue Reading
Update: Pyramid Companies went bankrupt, but the building’s renovation by a new company was completed in September 2015.
Update: The building sits vacant as of April 2016.
The long empty Chemical Building has a beautiful interior, and hopefully it will be open to the public again someday.
I found this old post from my other blog, and it’s kind of funny to see my attitude about different parts of St. Louis from two ten years ago. Update: This view of St. Louis is extremely out of date, written from… Continue Reading
Update: The Union Trust Building was renovated in 2018.
The fronts of late 19th Century office buildings are frequently heavily adorned with ornate stonework and terra cotta reliefs. Look to the sides and back, however, and these same buildings become simple, functional and mostly lacking in ornament. Due to… Continue Reading