24 September 2005
These 'before and after' site plan drawings were published by the Saint Louis Globe-Democrat on May 17, 1931. They depict the existing condition, including the six story high Post-Dispatch Building to be demolished. The new plan presents the forty story tower in a cruciform configuration. Portions of the two adjacent buildings were intended to be demolished to open up their lightwells, integrating the group of buildings with a roughly symmetrical plan.
Drawing from Saint Louis Globe-Democrat article published Sunday 17 May 1931.
Newspaper clipping courtesy of the Harris Armstrong Archives, Special Collections, Washington University in Saint Louis.