The Korte Company has been selected by the United States Postal Service to upgrade their existing façade of their Market Street facility in downtown St. Louis. Construction has begun on the 92 slate sections that cover three full sides of the building, each of them weighing approximately 12,000 pounds.
The project is expected to be completed in the summer of 2014.
Here’s a brief history: The Post Office Annex was designed by Leo A. Daly as an addition to the USPS Systems Center Building. The four-story facility was completed around 1970 using cast-in-place exposed concrete walls and features black slate panels nestled between the rectangular pilasters. And for all of you architectural buffs out there – this particular building is an example of the Brutalist style.
So next time you’re headed down Market Street, give us a wave.