Reflections

The Railway Exchange in October 2015 is largely vacant.

Carson Pirie Scott: A Solution for the Railway Exchange Building

What will we do with the giant empty hulk of the Railway Exchange Building? It seems that the age of the august department store in downtown is over, because, despite angry nostalgia when they close, nobody shops at them. My heart sunk when I walked in to buy a wedding gift at the downtown Macy’s…

Union Trust, Downtown

Update: TheUnion Trust Buildingwas renovated in 2018. The lesser known of the two remaining Louis Sullivan buildings in St. Louis is a gem, even if it’s hard to photograph it in its entirety. I guess it’s a good thing there are other building blocking the view, in the overall scheme of things.

Railway Exchange Building

I have always had a soft spot for the Railway Exchange Building, that hulking, terracotta covered edifice rising right in the heart of downtown. It wasn’t until a couple of years ago that I learned through satellite images that the top floors of the office building portion of the structure has a large donut light…

Old Blog Post

I found this old post from my other blog, and it’s kind of funny to see my attitude about different parts of St. Louis fromtwoten years ago. Update: This view of St. Louis is extremely out of date, written from the standpoint of still living on the East Coast. My attitudes have changed dramatically. Downtown…