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Address: 111 North Seventh Street, Saint Louis, MO 63101-2100
07:00 - 17:00
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I see it often.

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.

Reviewed 19 November 2012
Candace W
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 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 history makes it interesting.

Thank rduinc
St. Louis
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Reviewed 27 March 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.

Thank BoogalooStL
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 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
Saint Louis, Missouri
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 9 September 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
Saint Louis, Missouri
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62 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 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 the impression tourists aren’t really welcome inside. There’s a doorway along 7th Street where you... More 

2 Thank CTS2003
Saint Louis
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97 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 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 has been written about the building. You can see beautiful ornamental details close-up at street... More 

1 Thank Melaniemily
Saint Louis, Missouri
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2011

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

Thank juhlemann

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