I found some old pictures my family took from the Arch back in 1986-7; in the upper left, you can see the Cupples Warehouses sitting vacant. The first Kiener Plaza, now demolished, was just starting construction. The ash trees are… Continue Reading
While the Chicago School might be known for sparse ornamentation, the Wainwright Building proves that wrong; from the door on the first floor to the smallest detail, the building is accented with perfect, innovative designs. There is the most interesting… Continue Reading
Completed in 1891, the Wainwright Building by Louis Sullivan is perhaps St. Louis’s most influential building, commissioned by Ellis Wainwright from the firm of Adler and Sullivan. Discarding revivalist trends in skyscrapers of the time, Sullivan created an entirely new… Continue Reading
Update: Pyramid Companies went bankrupt, but the building’s renovation by a new company was completed in September 2015.
Update: Pyramid Companies went bankrupt, but the building’s renovation by a new company was completed in September 2015. This weekend my parents and I decided to take a look at several of the new condo projects in downtown St. Louis.… Continue Reading