Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The Makings of an Incredible Downtown Office

According to MayorSlay.com, Cannon Design has purchased the long-vacant Power House Building at 11th and Clark and will be relocating its offices there from One City Centre.

Designed to house boilers that provided steam heat to 12 municipal buildings, the building is basically just a shell: four non-load bearing exterior walls with no interior floors. Despite its attractive appearance, the challenge of constructing a "building within a building" has scared off many prospective developers over the years.

This project will serve as a western anchor to Cupples Station and play a role in the continuing revitalization of the southern end of downtown. Cannon is the third-largest architecture firm in the St. Louis area and has 40 architects working in its downtown office.

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