I give full credit to Toby Weiss of BELT St. Louis for introducing me to this unique building on New Halls Ferry Road. Perhaps representing a certain “attitude” of Modernism, Toby chronicled the medical building in two posts, first in July of 2008, and then again in September of 2010, as the owners did some interesting paint updates.
I guess the problem I frequently have with Modernist architecture is that it markets itself as being new, and when it isn’t new anymore, it looks really bad. This building has so much delayed maintenance that it is looking really, really bad. And what the heck happened to the carefully maintained landscaping seen over a decade ago? Old can be good if it’s designed to look good as it ages.