Marquette Building

It’s amazing the transformation that the Marquette Building has taken over the last few years from the first time I photographed it several years ago.

The television antenna, once rather sadly the tallest point in the St. Louis skyline, has been removed from the top penthouse of the building. If you look closely at the backdrops of local news shows, the mast is still in most of them–as well as on tourist mugs.

Sadly, as has become commonplace in St. Louis, one historic building “had” to be demolished to allow for the rehabbing of another. The last thing I want to see in St. Louis’s downtown future is a world made up of 50% parking garages.

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