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Wainwright Building

111 N 7th St, Saint Louis, MO 63101-2100
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With seeing for architecture fans

Worth the short walk from the Arch to see a piece of architectural history. Beautiful building... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2017
dwinm
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First Skyscraper!

St. Louis is home to what is considered the worlds first skyscraper so for that reason alone it's... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2016
rduinc
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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29 Jul 2017
“With seeing for architecture fans”
13 Oct 2016
“First Skyscraper!”
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111 N 7th St, Saint Louis, MO 63101-2100
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Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

Worth the short walk from the Arch to see a piece of architectural history. Beautiful building still looks impressive 120+ years later. Many other interesting building in the area.

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Reviewed October 13, 2016

St. Louis is home to what is considered the worlds first skyscraper so for that reason alone it's worth seeing. Designed by Louis Sullivan, using mostly red terra cotta on the exterior, it's not a great building by today's standards, but still due to the...More

1  Thank rduinc
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

This is a government building that is not open for tours. Take a picture of the outside, the inside is not worth your time.

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Reviewed November 19, 2012

The building is old but unique in its design. It could use some updating. Be mindful of you time on the meter, the meter maids are notorious.

3  Thank Candace W
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

seminal building.... hard to get a feel of what makes it special unless you understand what was going on with traditional bldgs at the time

Thank roberto l
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

There’s no doubt the Wainwright Building is important; I just didn’t get much enjoyment from visiting it. For one, the building is a functional government office, so there aren’t any tours of its interior available. I didn’t try going in the building, but I got...More

3  Thank CTS2003
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Reviewed March 11, 2012

An early 'skyscraper' this beautiful building has much to say beyond its worth to architecture scholars. Believe it or not, it was once slated to be demolished. Thankfully that didn't happen [it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in about 1968]. Much...More

1  Thank Melaniemily
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Reviewed December 28, 2011

this is the building that started it all - a landmark by Louis Sullivan

Thank juhlemann
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