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.