24 September 2005
Harris Armstrong's 1931 rendering for a forty story tower to be inserted between two existing buildings in downtown Saint Louis. The rendering is signed "Boyer & Armstrong Architects", but was clearly drawn by Armstrong. For comparison, see Armstrong's contemporary renderings for other Saint Louis projects: a proposed high-rise on Lindell Boulevard, a design for a country club, and an unbuilt modernist residence.
Alexander Boyer was an engineer and business partner of Armstrong at this time. At this point, Armstrong had several years experience as an apprentice, but needed to collaborate with someone with professional, commercial building credentials to attempt larger commissions.
Although this high-rise was not constructed, they did produce other tall structures in the Midwest (for example, see their Wesley Temple Building in Minneapolis).
Rendering courtesy of the Harris Armstrong Archives, Special Collections, Washington University in Saint Louis.