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Unsafe building
3:35 pm
Tue September 20, 2011

Crumbling building leads to downtown street closures

This screen capture from the satellite view feature on Google Maps shows the poor condition of the roof on Cupples 7.
(Screenshot via Google Maps)

Updated with comments from the city, preservationists.

Pedestrian and car traffic will be restricted at Spruce and 11th streets in downtown St. Louis indefinitely because the historic Cupples 7 buildingĀ  has become structurally unsound.

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New police headquarters
3:01 pm
Tue September 6, 2011

St. Louis Police Foundation secures money to rehab new department HQ

The old Wells-Fargo building on Olive in downtown is the new headquarters for the St. Louis police. On Tuesday, the department received a $3 million donation to make the needed renovations.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

Updated with comments from the Foundation's board president.

St. Louis police chief Dan Isom got an unexpected present today at the annual luncheon of the St. Louis Police Foundation - a $3 million check.

When it's combined with department resources, the donation makes it possible to turn the old Wells-Fargo building at 1915 Olive Street into a new headquarters. The department's current facility, and 1200 Clark Ave., is almost 85 years old and needs about $70 million in repairs.

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Cass Tech High School
9:11 am
Thu January 13, 2011

St. Louis developer interested in iconic Detroit school

A classroom in the old Cass Tech building (BuildingsofDetroit.com)

If you were listening to NPR's Morning Edition around 6:30 a.m. or again around 8:30 a.m., you might have heard a familiar name - developer Richard Baron, of McCormack Baron Salazar.

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