Amos Harris

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2014

    Big Changes Coming to the Mark Twain Hotel, Once a Safe Haven for City's Most Troubled

    The Mark Twain Hotel — despite its long and controversial history — is still gorgeous on the outside. Intricate, cream-colored terra-cotta bands wrap three sides of the former luxury hotel, including the entirety of the second floor. Griffins and cherubs stare down at loiterers on the si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2014

    Will Transformed St. Louis Centre Building Succeed Where Old Mall Failed?

    When it opened in 1985, St. Louis Centre was to be downtown's remedy to decades of retail business lost to the suburbs. Instead the massive shopping center -- said to be the largest urban mall when it opened in 1985 -- was a tremendous flop. Within a decade of its debut, St. Louis Centre was struggl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    Wrecking Ball: Party Friday to Celebrate Demolition of St. Louis Centre Skybridge

    An artist's rendering of what the scene will look like on Friday. Click for larger version.‚ÄčYou've got to hand it to the Partnership for Downtown St. Louis for using some bold PR "strategery" to spin the demolition of downtown's symbol of failure into something of a party.On Friday afternoon, the ... More >>

  • News

    January 28, 2004

    Going Postal

    Maybe itís time to revisit Steve Stogelís redevelopment plan for the Old Post Office downtown

  • News

    June 13, 2001

    Wrecking Brawl

    For eight years, the city has kept Mark Finney from replacing the historic Syndicate Trust Building with a parking garage. He says, "Buy it or get the hell out of the way." It's time to put up or shut up.