By. Chris Stritzel
It has been nearly two years since the Business Journal talked about Alterra's $400 Million vision that would include numerous rehabs and the construction of a new 50-Story Riverfront Tower just North of Lumiere Place. After digging around and contacting people, it is safe to say that the ambition is still alive, and is further ahead in the design process than many of us think or thought. In what could be the tallest building in the city (and state), it has me anxious to see the design. The tower will clock in over 600 feet tall and be situated just North of Lumiere Place and the Four Seasons (literally).
The tower is being planned to be along the Broadway Strip, just about two or three blocks north of Lumière Place and the Four Seasons Hotel. This area is home to bars, a store or two and Bissengers as well as a loft building just behind them. This area has potential and could’ve been home to the $1 Billion NFL Stadium and a major redevelopment project by Forum, GRG and the City. That doesn’t appear to have any traction, so any independent developer could do a number here and that appears to be what Alterra is planning to do. The tower will be the centerpiece of a renewed North Broadway strip.
Certainly the price of the ambitions have changed since the $400 Million estimate came out about 2 years ago. The price of things have changed, so now their ambitions are probably somewhere closer to $600 Million, but you never know. The exact location of Alterra’s tower remains a mystery (address wise) but the general area is basically right. And while I try to get more details, the General make up of the building will include parking, retail and residential but no word on whether a hotel is part of the plan but I could see one just because a building of 50 floors couldn’t all be residential.
If built, the tower will extend the skyline way North and be an outlier compared to Lumiere Place and the General Downtown area but this could pay the way for other buildings to rise up to not make it such a outlier. From this location, the tower won’t appear taller than the Arch and that may be out of respect for the Arch. As said earlier, I’ll get more data and information.
UPDATE: 2:30 P.M. 4/30/18
Based on what I have heard and Alterra's track record, the Architecture firm will be 5G Studio Collaborative which is based in Dallas. They have designed some eye catching buildings before. So we can expect a forward thinking tower for this project as well.
UPDATE: 4:20 P.M. 5/1/18
I was informed that the location has yet to be fully selected and a location by Lumiere Place is still being looked at. I was also informed by multiple sources that the "grand unveiling" could happen in about 5 weeks. Around that time is when Alterra hopes to begin construction on the Jefferson Arms Project.
UPDATE: 9:30 P.M. 5/5/18
I received two phone calls today from other people who have knowledge of this project. They both said different things regarding the tower itself. One person said, "The Tower will be way taller than 550 feet" and that, "it would include a hotel, some office space and residential".
By. Chris Stritzel
On Monday, St. Louis Mayor, Lyda Krewson, announced that bike share would begin. After a few days with the bike share system being around town, I decided to look into it and see if it is a good thing to have in St. Louis. Nothing can be done in my style without tweeting this question:
I got several responses and one (featured) answered my question very well.
Now that I understand the system behind leaving the bikes out, I can review this truthfully. I honestly think it is weird to see these green bikes sitting out on a corner with no chain or rack to hook onto. I chuckled to myself when I saw three bright green bikes sitting in front of the Vintage Haberdashery on Morgan Ford. It really isn't an everyday site to see (but could be now). With the tweet's answer and seeing the bike first hand, I now understand that a little black box on the back wheel does. It keeps the bike locked whenever it is not in use. To me, that makes the situation better, but the one thing that still bugs me is the system to pay for the bike. I’m not sure about Chicago’s system, but the mobile phone app and credit card system on LimeBike (ours) seems off for me, and you'll see why later. But that opinion won’t stop people who want to ride on the bikes around town.
Since it’s launch on Monday, I’ve seen about 8 people riding these bright green bikes around town, in particular (5), Midtown-CWE, but in smaller neighborhoods, like Tower Grove South (2), it becomes more uncommon for now. I could see this catching on in the future as a preferred system for die hard bikers, but we aren’t there yet. I will admit, I have criticized the bike lanes in the past and I still have my problems with them (dangerous is number one) but I do think they can be improved without interfering with traffic flow. If the bike lane problem is solved, cars and bikes can go side by side harmoniously. For now, that will have to wait.
The bike share idea isn’t that bad, it promotes a healthier lifestyle for people, but for others who are hesitant, it seems like a lost cause. The way it was introduced was great but now carrying it out in the real world, the system will run into problems. LimeBike and others need to keep the system attractive and make people want to use it. We can’t just have a few hundred use it, it’s fine if we do, but it wouldn’t be good enough for a system of this size with bikes scattered all over. Maybe one day more people will ride the bikes in walkable neighborhoods and nearby neighborhoods.
Other than me being skeptical about putting my Card information into the app, it is designed very well. I’m skeptical because of all the date leaks and card hackings recently and a app like this, and overall a system that is very new, just doesn't seem safe… YET. There is a map that shows nearby bikes so that you can walk over, scan the barcode and get rolling. That’s good if you are in a hurry or you don't know where bikes are. It's efficient, that's all one could really ask for. You don't want to be held up with some hard to use app with tons of menus.
The interface is a simple map with pins showing you where the bikes are located. Then you click on a pin and click "unlock" where you then scan the QR code on the bike to unlock it. It is quick and simple. The cost to ride is $1 per 30 minutes, which is VERY cheap for something like this.
The gallery bellow shows you the app icon (iOS), general interface and the bar code on the bike itself.
There is a lot of potential here, but it will take a lot of convincing to get more people riding bikes around instead of taking cars. We also have to address the bike lane issues while making everyone happy. Time will tell whether or not this works out, but I hope it does. I give it 4.5/5 stars. The half point off was because of the Card information and my skepticism.
Have you tried this system (LimeBike) or any other Bike Sharing systems in the U.S.? If so (and if not), let me know in the comments so I can get your take.
ADDITION: There is also another service in St. Louis by the name of OFO, they have yellow bikes, but I have yet to see a station for them. I assume they work the same way that the Lime Bikes work.
By. Chris Stritzel
I wrote a blog post on August 27th, 2015 that laid out the course of the website. Since that was posted, everything was accomplished and some categories have moved on and morphed into other categories. Despite them continuing on, they need to be improved as over 75 people have said in emails, comments or private messages. I will listen. The number one issue people have reported to me is how this blog is "unedited" or the "grammar seems off or completely wrong". Compared to my first posts, this is a huge improvement and will continue to improve as I write more and more. In an effort to speed up this process, I have purchased a membership with Grammarly which will become prevalent in future posts. As it turns out, I am testing it in this post.
So, what do I plan on doing in the future with this website? It's complicated, but here I go.
- In addition to the Grammarly system, each story will become better to read and look at.
- Bias will be toned down or completely eliminated from development news posts (if there is any).
- Politics will relaunch with the focus being on ways to improve St. Louis City and County but no endorsement posts will be made. Politicians WILL be healed accountable.
- Some pages will be updated to reflect these changes listed above.
- The Drone videos will come soon but there are issues with geo-fencing and restrictions on where I can fly it. I'll keep you updated on that.
These improvements have to be made as the reader base grows substantially (project to be up 50,000+ this year). Those new readers deserve the best stories, that’s why when it comes down to major project announcements, I hold off on writing about them till I contact the developer. It is all to may the experience better for you, and not me. That’s why your feedback is critical, I want this website to be for the people and not myself. And as I have been emailed about before if this website is going up against NextSTL, it isn’t. They are solidified and I’m not going to charge at them head on because, that is not my place. My place is to have fun and report on things from a different angle.
If anyone has any additional questions, conerns, tips or feedback, email me at email@example.com. I promise that I will get back to you as soon as I can.
By. Visiting Author (Originally Appeared on Facebook)
It isn’t everyday that nostalgia sets in when thinking about how St. Louis City would've looked if buildings were built that never saw the light of day. Well, today was one of those days for Founder and Main Author, Chris Stritzel, who rediscovered plans to build a 40 floor, 486 foot tall Art Deco Building in Downtown. The plans were drawn up and proposed in 1931 when Downtown St. Louis had a shortage in office space. Even though the country was in the Great Depression at the time, it was thought that a new marquee office building like this would attract new companies and offices into the City’s Central Business District. Central tower would've been the tallest building in the city at the time beating the tallest building in the city at the time, “Bell Tower” in (1926) by 89 feet and Continental Life Building (1930) by over 200 feet.
However, because the Great Depression was in full swing, the plans never got past the unveiling. Today, the site of the would be building is home to the St. Louis Place building. Central tower would've been 107 feet shorter than One Metropolitan Square across Broadway, but it still would've made an impact on the skyline in today’s standards. It would've been the 4th tallest building beating US Bank Plaza (1976) by 2 feet. But as St. Louis’ Downtown Real Estate market improves as well as the overall city, more residential space will be needed to keep up with the demand. That is where Chris Stritzel’s big plan comes into play.
“At Nearly $145 Million in today’s dollars, it would be possible to build on one of the numerous Downtown lots” says Chris Stritzel, “with the right location, views and amenities, we could have the tallest Art Deco building in St. Louis and in the State of Missouri beating Kansas City’s Power and Light Building (1931) by 10 feet. While I don't have that money, I believe investors and developers would snatch the plan up in a hurry. I could see this building being built at 500 South Broadway in Downtown due to its proximity to the future Chouteau Lake and Greenway, Ballpark Village, the Stadium, Central Business District, Major Highways and MetroLink. It really is the best location for a prime building like this”.
However, that plan goes against a City ordinance that makes sure “buildings cannot be over 447 feet above sea level East of Broadway (or 337 feet above street level) but a Variance may be applied for if the structure is significant enough or is designed to not take attention away from the Arch”. Chris Stritzel believes that a Variance is the way to go for such a prime lot, “What we are seeing down here is the creation of a new neighborhood literally from the ground up. A Signature tower of this height and design could help mark the spot of the new neighborhood. Plus, because the site bumps up against the highway, the “original buildings” could be recreated for a parking garage podium that holds retail and lobby space for the hotel and residences as well as amenities. The podium could push the hotel and residences up above the highway for never before seen views of the City. It will be a magical site”.
If this ever happens, Chris hopes Lucien LaGrange Architects of Chicago, who specialize in designing neo-Art Deco and Romanesque buildings, could help design this building by the looks of the rendering provided. “I give the LaGrange firm a very high chance that they could recreate this building as it was originally intended as I am sure the original blue prints are available at the History Museum or at the Library of Congress.” Chris said, “If they can’t, other architecture firms are out there that can see make this happen, but whoever dares build this structure must keep in mind that the final cost may go over $145 Million, but I don't expect it to go over $160 Million WITH the purchase of the existing parking lot.”
Chris hopes that this building comes to life by 2031.
By. Chris Stritzel
On October 26th, 2016, Ballpark Village Phase 2 was unveiled and the number one thing that caught everyone's eye was the 29 story all glass residential tower at Broadway and Clark. Many people immediately wanted to reserve a unit in the building. At the time, the building was simply known as the "BPV2 Tower" and wasn't given a formal name. Approximately one year later, we reported that the tower would be formally known as "One Cardinal Way". Since then, the building's design has been revised to include a more angular roofline and construction has begun. Through all of this, many people who have their eyes set on the residential tower form day one have been wondering, "when can I reserve a unit here?" Well, that time has come and the Cardinals and Cordish Companies have opened a Leasing Center for One Cardinal Way in the old Jamba Juice store in the existing Phase 1 Development.
Lets take a look inside the Leasing Center.
When you first walk in to the center, you are greeted with a sitting area with four chairs and a TV (which presumably is supposed to show renderings of the building). In the back are two desks, both for signing leases for an Apartment unit. Also included in this "foyer" ill call it is a cool chandelier which is very modern as well as a wood accented ceiling to contrast with the metal framing that is exposed on the ceiling. It really mixes really well but will not be in the actual units.
To the right of these desks and foyer is an opening in the wall which takes you to the Model Unit which is an example of a 1 Bedroom Suite Apartment. When walking into the unit, you are greeted with the kitchen, which is a decent size for an apartment like this. The wood accenting on the cabinets and white countertops really mix well and add an extra dose of coziness to the unit overall. A nice island with seating for two is a nice touch and the appliances are very high quality Stainless Steel ones. They really do shine. The lighting in the kitchen area is also "gallery" looking as spotlights and a large overhead light really help amplify the space's energy overall. It is a great use of space.
To the right of the kitchen is the living room. In this model unit, it includes a couch, chair, coffee table, a TV and TV stand. Underneath them is a neat piece of carpet which contrasts well with the hard wood floors. On the wall behind the Couch are photos showcasing the Cardinals Team of yesteryear, a great touch for an Apartment building that proudly proclaims that you can "Live the Cardinal Way Everyday". Currently, because the actual building isn't actually out of the ground yet, the view is of the current Ballpark Village lot, but that will change in the future!
This part of the unit makes it feel more like a real home than a leasing center, which is great because this is how people will be living in their units within the building.
To the left of the kitchen is the bathroom and it in itself is pretty unique. The mirrors have lighting built in while the White/Wood mashup from the kitchen carries over to make the bathroom design pretty good. All cabinets in the bathroom and the kitchen are soft close, so they don't slam and cause a commotion, which is a good feature to have. Overall, the bathroom design is very modern but also it has a touch of class, something that other residential buildings that I have been to fail on.
Every detail here is spot on and perfected. It doesn't get much better than that. Overall, my visit went very well, even though I didn't see a bedroom in this unit, I would expect it to be carefully designed so that every detail matters. So some people may be wondering, "how much does this particular unit cost?" and "are there other options available for apartment units". Lets combine the two answers to make everything flow easily shall we.
According to the One Cardinal Way Prospect Portal website...
All units are dependent on the configuration and the view you choose. There are 297 units available to rent and around 60 (20.02%) have so far been leased according to Cordish. Now that this Leasing Center is open, I expect the amount of units leased to skyrocket. The prices aren't that bad when you look at all the amenities that will come with the building but the views of Busch Stadium and Downtown from this viewpoint are priceless, therefore, I can't wait to see what the finished product looks like.
I am pretty sure early signers are anxious to move in around Opening Day 2020.
To learn more on One Cardinal Way, click the button below. To stay up to date on the Ballpark Village project with our signature "Project Updates" click the neighboring button. Below those is a walk through video I filmed of the Leasing Center to show you all what it looks like in video form.
By. Chris Stritzel
On April 6th, the Great Rivers Greenway organization unveiled the entries for the Chouteau Greenway project. I have sat and reviewed each one in whole and have chosen the one that would be the best for St. Louis City. While other plans include building a train bridge overlook or a zig-zag river overlook that will look out of place, none of the plans fully address the largest vacant building district in Downtown, Chouteau's Landing. W. Architecture's plan involves building a public park and pond on a large vacant parking lot between 8th and Tucker (4 Block stretch) and laying the groundwork for a Chouteau Landing redevelopment. The plans also make use of wide streets throughout the area, vacant parking lots, oversized highway interchanges and stretches of and underneath the double decker highway system from Downtown to Midtown.
We support this particular plan for a number of reasons...
1. Design: It is doable and will benefit the overall city economy and citizens lives
2. Connections to the Past: The Pond and the Canals near Chestnut Park are an ode to the former Chouteau lake that was on this site.
3. Street diets: Need I say more?
4. Connecting the Northside to Southside and East City (Arch) to West City (Forest Park).
5. Taking current "not valuable" space and making it highly valuable.
Lets take a look at the plan in full detail.
Downtown (From the Riverfront to Tucker).
Imagine it being a sunny, 75 degree day with a slight breeze and there is a Cardinal's game at 3P.M. You come down early via MetroLink and emerge from the half underground, half above ground station. Because the gates haven't opened yet and Ballpark Village is a madhouse, you decide to stroll over to "The Pond" Park and watch people boat around in the pond or enjoy some drinks at the cafes around the pond. It is like an oasis. Then, you walk over three blocks on the trails to Chouteau's Landing for some food before the game and are greeted with buildings that are old and new. It just doesn't feel right.
In a Downtown where all development's and attractions stop at the Interstate 64 highway bridge, a area where people are playing or having a nice stroll exists seamlessly connecting the River to Tucker exists. This area becomes Downtown South's gathering place. The Millennium Park of St. Louis. Meanwhile, Chouteau's Landing has people living and working there in a district far denser than near by Laclede's Landing. Then, pedestrians walk or bike up the Macarthur Bridge to get a view of the City. This is what this proposal by W. Architect's presents for Downtown. A Future where everyone comes together in an area where art, culture and history merge in a fun atmosphere.
Despite what many think, this development in particular would greatly improve real estate on vacant lots nearby and push for major development projects that link Downtown to Chouteau (and maybe even eventually to Soulard). All major streets coming through this area would be given a road diet so that they are easier to cross and get you to where you are going faster than you would normally. Underneath the Interstate, the Chouteau Greenway lies and provides a great area to have a 1.5 Mile stretch of real estate with small cafe's and pocket parks. Most notably, Chouteau Park, near the Arch grounds, provides a connection of the Arch to the Greenway and Chouteau's Landing to the Arch. Its like a large intersection but better.
The remainder of the area under the highway would be Turpin's Porch. Elsewhere, the Gateway mall would receive improvements, they become more prevalent West of Tucker.
- Promotes Redevelopment of the largest cluster of abandoned buildings in Downtown
- Creates a unique park, pond and under-highway commons areas
- Increases property values
- Hard to get to from Cupples District
- "Turpin's Porch" needs to be evaluated as more than just a trail and art walk, make it more than that
Tucker to Jefferson
West of Tucker, the "Turpin's Porch" continues but the vibe changes a lot. The Gateway Mall is improved greatly and modernized, especially in front of Union Station at Aloe Plaza. The signature fountain will remain but the park around it will be modernized. At the current site of the failed MLS Stadium, failed Paul McKee development and current 22nd street interchange, Chestnut Park will rise featuring small canals to showcase how the area used to look while providing more recreation areas for visitors and residents. It also provides an opportunity to build mid to low rise buildings with apartments in them that over look the new Park and Union Station as well as downtown in general.
Chestnut Park also connects to the Gateway Mall providing a seamless loop for biking and walking. All in all, this is as great way to end the downtown portion of the Chouteau Greenway.
- Allows the removal of the 22nd Street Interchange, site of the failed Interstate 755 project and many others.
- Promotes new residential development
- Allows for neighborhood vacant lots to built on and property values to shoot up
- Union Station is a large anchor here.
- MODOT Owns the property. will they be willing to sell?
- Clark is still NOT connected to the Clark West of the Interchange
- Another Park?
Midtown (Jefferson to Vandeventer)
This area is fairly interesting as it removes the major Interstate highway and Exit ramps (for the most part) and opens up areas where shops, office and residential can thrive in an area known as the HUB. At Ewing Street, a new MetroLink Station along the trail would rise even though it borders Metro's maintenance facility for MetroLink. It would be a pivotal connection in the redevelopment of the area. Several redevelopment projects could take place because of this. As the Chouteau Greenway continues to move West, Prospect Yards comes into play. With the City Foundry, Armory and near by Cortex come together, the Trail has the opportunity to link them all as a pivotal piece in Midtown's pivotal redevelopment.
Several bridges and connectors come together to form St. Louis' version of New York's Highline. It also links the City Foundry to the Armory and promote development on the remaining lots and abandoned building in the Prospect Yards neighborhood.
- Greatly reduces pedestrians travel time form Midtown to Downtown via Market and Forest Park
- Allows redevelopment projects to take place that bring density with them
- Increases TOD Chances
Vandeventer to Skinker
After the City Foundry, the focus takes center stage on Cortex by building a small under highway park like the one in Downtown and by promoting a Clayton Avenue Innovation Park. There will also be festival grounds as well as the potential for infill development. The "beeline" which started in downtown and followed the highway will continue to Kingshighway then Forest Park. Along Forest Park Avenue, a wider median will support the trail. That will continue all the way down to downtown and to other spurs of the Chouteau Greenway that head North and South.
Once in Central West End, all trails lead onto three bridges over Kingshighway and end at Steinberg rink, the last big meeting place along the Chouteau Greenway route. Once in Forest Park, pedestrians can make their way over to Lindell and continue on the Chouteau Greenway to Skinker and up to the Delmar Loop. Along the way, potential redevelopment opportunities are available with the number one possibility being residential.
- Gives roads diets
- All comes together in the end
- Makes Central West end's sidewalk experience stronger
- Three bridges over Kingshighway
- Could lead to more traffic in an already overly congested area where NIMBYs are prevalent.
Overall, the Chouteau Greenway plan presented by W. Architect's is ambitious but doable. It doesn't over do anything. The fact that the trail will connect to other parts of the city besides the central strip is a big plus. But the biggest question and worry that I have is whether or not the Greenway will be built as proposed. The document states, "While the art installations and festivals are ongoing, planning can start on the initial project. Our initial take on Phase 1, pending conversations with the community and GRG, is to design and build the Valley hydrologic areas (pond and wetlands) and the Valley Beeline from Poplar Street bridge Park to Chestnut Park. We also propose to complete the Spring Avenue Connector, at least over the highway to connect the City Foundry with the Armory".
It seems possible that this will happen but I still have my doubts. What needs to happen is that developers along the Greenway route should come together and contribute money to the project and a developer should come in and propose a redevelopment plan for Chouteau's Landing. Once all boxes are checked off, construction should begin. Once completed, we could see a City drastically change for the better and erase decades of neglect.
See all of the other proposals for the Chouteau Greenway on Great Rivers Greenway website by clicking the button below. You can also vote for your favorite!
University Place to Be Reviewed, Four Cranes in Downtown, AT&T Center Redevelopment and City Foundry 2: Friday BriefingRead Now
By. Chris Stritzel
Happy Friday and welcome to this Briefing! This will be a new line of stories where I will dive into this week’s big news stories or things that may have flew under your radar. 90% of the time, these types of stories will have things I never even wrote about on here and will be completely new, just in a summarized manner. Let’s get started.
University Place to be Reviewed
News broke a while ago on the request for proposals (RFPs) that the city of University City our out. They want a development to renew their back door and make it more welcoming. Well the only developer to express interest in this RFP is Novus development based on Webster Groves. Their plan calls for a $200 Million+ retail, office, residential and hotel development known as “University Place”. But it is anything but urban and spectacular based on the overall site plan presented above.
The development removes houses and businesses for a parking lot dominated development that will require eminent domain to take over existing properties within the development area. Then, Novus wants University City to subsidize this development through TIFs. This plan goes before the University City TIF Commission on April 16th and I expect this to be a fairly raucous meeting with residents and current business owners along this stretch of Olive.
In my opinion, this development should not be built unless it is made substantially more Urban and worthwhile than what is currently proposed. We don’t need more retail developments with seas of parking around them, we need pedestrian level friendliness, this isn’t one of those developments.
Four Cranes in Downtown?
Yes, you read that correctly. There is a chance, even though it is a small one, that Downtown St. Louis will have Four Cranes up at once. The breakdown is as follows…
2 at the Live by Loews/Pennant Building Block
1 at One Cardinal Way
1 at 300 South Broadway
But, as stated, it will be a slight chance of all four being up as 300 South Broadway is scheduled to begin sometime in the fall and demolition will most likely take until February with site prep until March 2019. The office/Hotel portion of BPV have to be opened by June 2019 so there is a small window of opportunity in here for four cranes to be up at once and that would most likely happen between the second week of March and 1st week of April 2019 if all moves forward on schedule. If 300 South Broadway starts a month earlier (August for example) the possibility of having four cranes in Downtown at once within a 3 Block are greatly increases. And if rumors carry through and construction begins this July, we will have four cranes in the sky.
But for now, only be expecting two on neighboring corners.
AT&T Center Redevelopment on the Horizon?
STLToday broke the story yesterday that CRG Properties (a division of Clayco) has made an offer to buy the hulking 1.4 Million Square Foot, 44 Floor Building at 909 Chestnut in Downtown. While no specifics have been given, Otis Williams of the St. Louis Development Corporation says that currently it is looking to be a mixed use development. Clayco’s Forum Studio was one of the partners on the Amazon to STL project which involved adding 6 floors to the building for Amazon, whether or not that extension is part of this potential is up for grabs but most likely, it will not happen.
The redevelopment of the building will be quite difficult as the existing structure has no connected parking for potential office/residential/hotel workers and guests, which greatly reduces building value for potential tenants. In some cases, the Mark Twain hotel to the north may be demolished for a Parking Garage but I also don’t see this happening. What I do see happening is a complete re-cladding of the existing structure to make it more “trendy” to tenants while the 80s interior is stripped to be made as modern as possible.
If the tower were to be redeveloped into a mixed use building, almost everything would have to be changed in order to make everything fit. The building was designed for one tenant, not many and especially not many uses. I guess we will find out soon what will happen to this or the plans surrounding it but if CRG does buy the building, we could see something happening sooner rather than later as Bob Clark, owner of Clayco and CRG doesn’t screw around when it comes down to developments. Clayco did make $2 Billion in revenue last year so they have some money to spend.
City Foundry Office Tower’s New Renderings
The title of this section says it all. The 13 floor office building at the Southwest corner of the City Foundry Site has received new Renderings. That building should be completed by 2021 at the earliest if earlier timelines hold true. The building will sit on top of a rather hideous parking garage but the view from this building will have one of the better views for office space in the region. It will also be a beacon tower to symbolize that this is the Cortex area of the city, something that is needed considering Cortex’s place in the city’s revitalization.
NextSTL Contributor, Greg Johnson shared these images yesterday on Twitter (@PresbyterianSTL).