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.
The 'flying saucer' in St. Louis' Midtown made local headlines this year as preservationists fought to keep its unique, otherworldly shape intact. The Atlantic Cities has now nationally recognized this effort as one of its most important preservation battles of 2012.
The St. Louis city Planning Commission has agreed to consider whether Saint Louis University should be allowed to tear down three buildings at the old Pevely Dairy site in midtown to build a new ambulatory care center.
The proposed ambulatory care center at the site of the old Pevely Dairy complex.
Credit (The Lawrence Group via Saint Louis University)
This Google Maps screen capture looking east on Chouteau Ave. shows the old milk plant and office building of Pevely Dairy. The city approved a proposal that will allow SLU to tear down the milk plant - the office building would remain.
Saint Louis University says it's considering all options after the city's Preservation Board denied its request to demolish most of the Pevely Dairy complex and replace it with a new $75 million ambulatory care building at the site.