Thursday, April 21, 2016

Sort Of The Thursday Arch Series, Plus What's Good For Your Tummy

Thursday Arch photos have been few and far between since the grounds remain torn up during the renovations. This picture was taken from the parapets of the baseball stadium, looking northeast. The cylindrical buildings were a hotel. The taller one was built 40-something years ago.  It became dated, there was no money for major improvements and it closed. Now it's another vacant building in downtown St. Louis.

The building in the foreground is the only working factory downtown. It makes Tums, the popular antacid tablet. So if you eat too much nasty ballpark food, you can just walk across the street and see if they have any free samples.

6 comments:

s.c said...

Nice night shot. Still I would have loved that the arch was more free from the tower here but no.

Norma Beishir said...

I always liked the restaurant at the top of the Clarion--or whatever it was called later on....

William Kendall said...

Any chance to see the Arch is a good one.

Jack said...

Inner cities seem to struggle these days, even though we read that millennials want to live in downtowns.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The renovations have been going on quite a while Bob, still good to see a glimpse of the Arch though. Sad to think that the old hotel building is just standing there empty, there must be something to be done with it!

Stefan Jansson said...

Too bad about the abandoned hotel. I wonder how the rooms in there look.