Unless a developer steps up, the historic Cupples 7 building in downtown St. Louis will soon be demolished.
via stlouis-mo.gov Cupples 7.
And even if developers do emerge, they would need to have a solid plan to stabilize the site immediately -- or else it will have to come down. So says the city, which doesn't own the site, but has determined that the structure has become a serious safety hazard.
Still, the mayor's office and local preservationists are still hoping that someone -- with funding and a plan -- comes forward.
"We will welcome them until the wrecking ball swings," Maggie Crane, spokeswoman for Mayor Francis Slay, tells Daily RFT.
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