In 2007, John Steffen (far left) and another developer, Craig Heller, received recognition from First Lady Laura Bush.Nine months after a court dismissed a federal indictment against John Steffen, the U.S. Attorney's office is again filing charges against the developer, who's best known for trans ... More >>
The intake tower at the Chain of Rocks bridge serves as the cover image for Robert Sharoff and William Zbaren's new book about St. Louis architecture.Robert Sharoff and William Zbaren came here in 2006 on a discreet assignment: to report for the New York Times on yet another plan for the St. Loui ... More >>
County Bout-y: Dooley v. CorriganThe gloves are coming off in the battle for St. Louis County Executive. Yesterday incumbent Charlie Dooley released his tax returns for the past four years in an effort to prove he's an "open book" and challenged his Republican contender, Bill Corrigan to do the s ... More >>
One of the St. Louis' biggest downtown developers of the past decade was indicted this morning on federal fraud charges.georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.govJohn Steffen (left) and fellow St. Louis developer Craig Heller receive a preservation award from Laura Bush in May 2007.The United States Att ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/khowaga/2894778793Anyone interested in witnessing the final collapse of a once mighty empire might want to head down to the Sheriff's Sale next Tuesday (June 23) at the St. Louis Civil Courts Building. That's where the city (under the auspices of the sheriff's department) will be a ... More >>
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.
Craig Heller sees the future of downtown -- and it works