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