Carolyn Toft

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2008

    Landmarks Association: Lammert Building, Here We Come

    Two weeks ago I reported that Landmarks Association of St. Louis was scrambling to secure funding for a new downtown space it has planned, Architecture St. Louis. The project’s main underwriter, Larry Cohn, had pledged $500,000. He even wrote a check for a portion of that sum, but the check bounce ... More >>

  • News

    January 9, 2008

    Vanishing Act

    Larry Cohn turned heads by making huge donations to St. Louis charities. Then he up and disappeared.

  • News

    June 20, 2007

    Rebuilt to Suit

    SLU won't say what it has in store for the Locust Business District.

  • News

    November 23, 2005

    Laclede's Lament

    Will the Landing ever get its act together?

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    June 1, 2005

    Land Grab

    Why does the city undercut would-be developers? Don't ask.

  • News

    January 26, 2005


    Week of January 26, 2005

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    January 19, 2005

    Lost Downtown

    Amid the lofty renaissance, the hardcore of the urban core

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    December 22, 2004

    Balling Half the Night

    Downtown life gets a new soundtrack

  • News

    December 8, 2004

    Save the Amshack

    We lament the impending doom of our beloved train-trailer, talk to a guy with some great squirrel recipes and go to jail. Plus: Can taking Communion give you the flu?

  • News

    May 19, 2004

    Under the Beaver's Skin

    Gee whiz, Wally: the Beav talks to Unreal about psoriasis! Plus, we see how the Lou stacks up to Beantown, try to understand the appeal of the Pet Building and administer a Harold Ramis quiz

  • News

    April 14, 2004


    Week of April 14, 2004

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    March 31, 2004


    Week of March 31, 2004

  • News

    March 17, 2004

    The Kings of Kingshighway

    The Roberts brothers fight to bring back life to north St. Louis

  • News

    January 28, 2004

    Going Postal

    Maybe it’s time to revisit Steve Stogel’s redevelopment plan for the Old Post Office downtown

  • News

    January 7, 2004

    Busch Whack

    The king of beers lords over a small Soulard enclave

  • News

    May 28, 2003

    Hard Hat

    Week of May 28, 2003

  • Calendar

    May 7, 2003

    We Built This City

    Landmarks Association raises the roof

  • Culture

    July 10, 2002

    To Dwell in Possibility

    A tour of the city with the Landmarks Association's Carolyn Toft presents views of what is and what could be

  • News

    October 17, 2001

    Citizen Callow

    The mayor names a PR wiz to a city board and ends up with a PR problem

  • 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.

  • News

    September 6, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    Published the week of September 6-12, 2000

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    August 30, 2000

    True Believer

    Craig Heller sees the future of downtown -- and it works

  • News

    May 3, 2000

    A Tale of Two Buildings

    Things are looking up for the Arcade Building, but what will happen to the Marquette Building is anyone's guess; plus, other St. Louis follies and foibles

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    November 10, 1999


    A desperate St. Louis pays top dollar to gamble on a risky convention-center hotel

  • News

    June 16, 1999

    Bringing Down the House

    Neighbors want to buy and fix it. A building inspector recommends saving it. And yet the Housing Authority insists on tearing down 5950 Enright. The story of a house -- and a city's demolition craze.

  • News

    March 17, 1999

    Reclamation Project

    Youth Build works to rebuild lives as it rebuilds the city