A Quick Primer on the Cupples Building #7 Saga

{This Building Matters – a video series by Preservation Research Office

Cupples #7 appears likely to be demolished in about a month. On his blog, Mayor Slay pleads one last time for a developer to come forward to preserve and redevelop the building. If no one arrives, cash in had, by the end of May, the city plans to proceed with demolition. The pricetag is $850K and the city will be stuck with the bill, hoping to pursue payment in the courts. The city's Preservation Board denied demolition in late 2011. Soon after, the city installed a fence around the building, concerned that it could collapse.

From Vanishing St. Louis: Loss of Cupples 7 Would Further Deplete a Sparse Section of Downtown St. Louis and Cupples Building 7 CAN and SHOULD be Saved

{Cupples #7 – image by Paul Hohman}

From the Post-Dispatch: Preservation Board denies Cupples 7 demolition and Editorial: Cupples conundrum comes crashing into reality

From City of St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay: The long-term future of the Cupples 7 building does not look bright

Cupples 7 interior
{Cupples #7 interior – image from Preservation Board agenda}