Ever heard of the Park East Tower? If not, it is a luxury condo tower in Central West End that opened in 2006. It is one of the largest buildings in the Central West End area and it features a 2 floor penthouse. According to its website, No units are available for rent or purchase.
The new Condo Building in Central West End is one of many projects in the up in coming new Central West End area. The building will house the cities first Whole Foods Market on the ground floor. It will open in Spring 2016
This 10 floor condo building in Central West End along Euclid and Lindell has just started to rise. This project will hold 216 units and be finished in August 2016
The New Towers along Kingshighway have reached their final height. The farthest North is Barnes Jewish North Hospital and The second tower is The Children's Hospital. Now the outside is going up. Both are to be completed by Spring 2017.
This building will be able to be seen from the Highway and be 12 floors tall. Estimated time to be completed- Early 2017
This new Condo building has just began construction on the foundations of the new 26 floor building that will rise in Clayton at 212 South Meramec. Clayton has seen a lot of residential development and some office development in the past decade and now this can be added to the list. Right now, Clayton is growing quicker than Downtown Saint Louis, but both suffer the same thing, there is no nightlife.
My former school and home parish, I am used to seeing this church. The church is currently 54. These images show the Church on Halloween when I went to Church.
On 10/28/15, the arch turned 50 years old. To celebrate $1 rides tot he top of the arch were offered, the arch was lit up in Gold and the roof hatch was open to let visitors peek their heads out to see the the roof of the Arch. Below are images to showing the Arch under construction and after the change the Arch has seen in the Downtown area.
Enjoy these pictures of Downtown Saint Louis seen from 10 floors and 42 Floors above Saint Louis. These images include Art Deco, Modernist and Structural Expressionism Architecture (these can be found under the designs tab for more information).
Times have changed as seen in this photo that I took on my 8th Grade Mystery trip. We went to the city museum and I took this photo. The whole downtown St. Louis at one time was all buildings like this. But when the mid to late 1900's came around, an the the city was growing and reaching a population of 856,796 people in 1950, these old buildings had to go. The city needed more space for offices and residential and these buildings were not enough to hold the population. At the time, North Saint Louis was more safe then what it is now and these buildings were warehouses. So the city demolished the buildings and made Parking Garages, and more buildings. In downtown where the gateway mall is, a large area that was Saint Louis' Chinatown stood. It was wrecked to make the Arch look better. As the city grew however, the plan backfired and the population started to decrease. In just over 65 years, the Population went from 856,796 people to 317,419 in 2014/15. The problem with this is that the city never had this planned and instead led to abandoned buildings. Now, what is left is a city in decay that should not have grown more then the demand that was needed. Now we need to rethink what we can do just like we have seen in the Washington Avenue area. We need to revitalize downtown and make it into something better before any new construction. That is what we need to consider.