The Cultural Resources Office has announced a public meeting to present the results of their survey of modern architecture in the city of St. Louis. Information about the first public meeting can be found here on B.E.L.T. and here at Preservation Research Office. Some may wonder why this survey is important. B.E.L.T.'s most recent post illustrates vividly how quickly important works of modern architecture can vanish with with little attention.
Vanishing STL was created to illustrate the continuing loss of irreplaceable architecture from landmark buildings to ordinary homes due to demolition, abandonment and neglect. Often I write about structures threatened with demolition to bring awareness of the situation and promote preservation as an alternative. All photos are by Paul Hohmann unless noted otherwise.