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Students Pitch Plans for Future of Railway Exchange Building

Some of the best and brightest visionaries from the Fox School of Design at Washington University have unveiled their ideas for what the future of the 1.2 million square foot Railway Exchange Building should look like.

12/11/2014

Macy's in downtown St. Louis, the old Famous and Barr store on its last day.

Wash U Design Studio to Tackle Railway Exchange Building

The massive Railway Exchange building has been empty since Macy’s closed last year.

09/29/2014

(AP) - The Macy's department store in downtown St. Louis is shutting its doors for good on Tuesday. 

The retailer announced the closing in June of a central-city location that had been open under various names for nearly 90 years. At its height, the 189,000-square-foot department store occupied seven floors of the Railway Exchange Building on Olive Street. 

(Photo/KMOX/Michael Calhoun)

With Macy’s Gone, What’s Next for a Historic Building?

St. Louis has joined the ranks of St. Paul, Minnesota and Houston, Texas as cities in which Macy’s has closed the doors of a downtown department store.

08/07/2013

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After Nine Decades, Macy’s Downtown Closes Tonight

The building was home to Famous-Barr for most of those nine decades. Macy’s will shut its doors for the final time at six o’clock tonight.

08/06/2013

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