The Mercantile Library Block

Downtown construction activity, including hotel projects, major renovations, office projects, streetscape improvements, etc.
^I still vote for the US Bank at Hanley and Forsyth. Underneath this purple awfulness is a handsome, dignified, glass and brick Mid Century gem. I've never been able to find an image from before the renovation.

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framer wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:07 pm
^I still vote for the US Bank at Hanley and Forsyth. Underneath this purple awfulness is a handsome, dignified, glass and brick Mid Century gem. I've never been able to find an image from before the renovation.

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OMG looks atrocious
framer wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:07 pm
^I still vote for the US Bank at Hanley and Forsyth. Underneath this purple awfulness is a handsome, dignified, glass and brick Mid Century gem. I've never been able to find an image from before the renovation.
An old coworker showed me an image of the original once but I've never been able to find it since. It was a jaw dropping moment. I believe the image was from an AIA St. Louis article.
That bank is in this photo. I tried to find it in the mohistory.org online collection with no luck but I have a feeling it's in there somewhere. Not that this has anything to do with the Mercantile Library building.

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closer...

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