Cupples 7

St. Louis Board of Aldermen
5:12 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

With Spring Break Looming, Aldermen Tie Up Some Loose Ends

(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

The St. Louis Board of Aldermen are off for a month-long spring break starting today. Like many a legislative body (or college students) before them, they left a lot of business until the last minute. Here's a look at some of the business they took care of today.

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Historic Preservation
4:00 am
Mon September 16, 2013

What The Rubble Of Cupples 7 Can Show St. Louis About Historic Preservation

A view of what was left of Cupples 7 following demolition in 2013.
Credit (Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

There’s now another hole in the urban fabric of downtown St. Louis. Piles of rubble are all that remains at the corner of 11th and Spruce streets, where the Cupples 7 building once stood.

The 113-year-old brick warehouse was part of the Cupples Station Historic District, a massive complex of 20 buildings that served as the logistics hub for the city in the early 20th century. Today, just eight remain.   

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Cupples 7
4:21 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Demolition Starts Next Week On Long-Neglected Cupples 7

Cupples 7 on May 29, 2013
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

A nearly two-year battle over the fate of a historic warehouse in downtown St. Louis is over.

Crews from Spirtas Wrecking Company will begin to demolish the nine-story Cupples 7 building at 10th and Spruce streets next week. The work will take about three months.

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Cupples 7
2:19 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Building Commissioner Orders Immediate Removal of Cupples 7 Warehouse

A composite image from an engineering report by ABS Consulting shows the partial collapse of the timber supports for the east wall of Cupples 7. The city will request an emergency demolition permit for the structure on Monday.
(ABS Consulting)

Updated at 2:15 p.m. May 6 with official emergency declaration.

St. Louis's building commissioner has ordered the immediate removal of Cupples 7 due to "significant hazards that pose an immediate and imminent danger to the public health, safety and welfare."

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