It's not just about the building itself when it comes to preservation. Let's say you detest modern architecture and the daring modernist vision of the San Luis doesn't really appeal to you.
Keep in mind; there will be no building on this site for years, possibly decades, if the San Luis comes down. The dream of the Archdiocese is a "green" parking lot.
Lindell Boulevard has a magnificent street wall, especially between Taylor and Euclid. Yet the entire stretch in the Central West End is full of surprises. Most of all, it's an architectural museum with most of St. Louis's heyday represented. Check out this unbelievable post by B.E.L.T.'s Toby Weiss if you don't believe me.
And I would say "imagine" what a parking lot would look like in this space, but you don't have to, because the folks at No Parking Lot on Lindell have produced a rendering.
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