Monday, February 2, 2009

Big Box Blunders

Big Box stores are a symbol of bad architecture in the new millennium. While in the past department stores sometimes constructed the most beautiful buildings in a city downtown (see Railroad Exchange, Syndicate Trust, etc.) the current level of artistic achievement in large retail is abysmal. And even worse, unlike a building such as the Syndicate Trust, big boxes are not necessarily easy to convert to new uses. But people are trying; read the articles at the Post-Dispatch and Washington Post about attempts at reusing these great behemoths.

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A Blog detailing the beauty of St. Louis architecture and the buildup of residue-or character-that accumulates over the course of time.