It’s really sad to see this. I met the pastor and congregation of Centenary Methodist Church several years ago, and even wrote at article in St. Louis Magazine about it. The high winds of early July storm ripped off the steeple, and I don’t know what the status of rebuilding is. There are many churches around St. Louis that used to have taller spires, and they were removed, such as St. Liborius. One church in Washington, DC that I know of actually had a new single-piece spire fabricated and installed on their historic structure after the old one was destroyed decades ago.
Apparently when the debris fell it damaged the fencing around the nearby Roman Catholic Church of St. John the Apostle and Evangelist.