Final Blumeyer Tower Coming Down

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Update: See the building further demolished here.

I know I’m supposed to be mad the final historic public housing tower in St. Louis is being demolished, but I’m not. Not everything is worthy of preservation–just the buildings that contribute to the collective beauty of St. Louis. This bland, ugly pile of peach colored bricks provided nothing to the City of St. Louis; it is an anomaly, neither embracing St. Louis’s collective history, nor moving it forward in a new direction. I’m glad this mistake, whose builders and their ideologues caused so much damage to the city, is finally being erased. Just because it’s old doesn’t make it aesthetically pleasing.

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Update: The building is now completely demolished.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Tim Long says:

    These Bldg’s were a mistake when they were built, and I’m glad there headed for the landfill.

    1. Eric says:

      How can you say that those buildings were a mistake when you and others who has so many negative remarks about Blumeyer has never lived there! It was a great community especially back from the 1970s -1990s

      1. Chris Naffziger says:

        If it was so wonderful, why is it being torn down? I’m criticizing government policy that doesn’t listen to former and current residents who may have wanted to stay.

        How is building a multi-million dollar structure using taxpayers’ money that gets torn down in one generation a wise and fiscally responsible decision?

  2. CfR says:

    Any idea what, if anything, will be put in it’s place?

    1. Chris Naffziger says:

      I presume more low-rise affordable housing.

    2. Eric Johnson says:

      It’s just green space now! Empty and void!

      1. Chris Naffziger says:

        Eric, yes, any long-term plans for the site have not materialized yet.

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