In a July 2010 post I described 500 North Broadway as a “prison-like office building.” The building was sold in January 2011, the new owners intent to change its image:
Robert Guller, principal of BEB Management of Town and Country, said Friday that he will invest $10 million to $15 million on improvements to 500 North Broadway over the next year or so. He also plans to sell the naming rights of the 40-year-old building.
Guller and his father, Arthur, completed their cash purchase of the building on Wednesday. (stltoday)
Two and a half years later the building remains heavy& dark, but the new entry/lobby is very welcoming, especially at night.
We should go back to see what it used to look like to appreciate the changes.
When the building was sold in 2011 it was mostly vacant, still is based on the tenant list out front. Now that construction is complete there will be tenants interested in relocating to this location. Other buildings, like One Financial across Broadway, are also getting new lobbies to shed tired old looks so they can retain/attract tenants.
Kuddos to the owners & architects for improving the outward appearance of this building.
– Steve Patterson