Yesterday, we got our first look at what the future of Ballpark Village will be. The most stricking thing out of the project that really sticks out is the 330ft, 29 floor Residential building on the corner of Broadway and Clark. This is the first high rise built in Downtown in 7 years. The last high-rise to climb right at 300ft is the Tower at ŌPOP (Formerly Roberts Tower at Mayfair Plaza). The building began construction in 2007 and wasn't topped out until 2009/2010 because of the recession. There is another notable 300ft High-Rise that also rose but in CWE. But High-Rises such as these could lead to much more.
Right now, Saint Louis doesn't seem that we will surpass the 400ft mark on any new building built for a while. That gives the 300ft buildings a chance to Make a impact on the skyline. But not the skyline North of Market, rather South around the stadium. That area of downtown lacks taller buildings compared to the northern end of Downtown. So when the next 300ft high rise to be, the BPV 2 tower comes along, it will bring not only a change from the stadium but also a change from across the river.
Changing the way we look is good for our city. It shows we are moving a head. So high rises are good for a city like ours just beginning to finally emerge out of the whole that was created during the recession. And when we do finally and fully pull ourselves out of that whole once and for good, the high rises will have and be paving the way for skyscrapers.