100 Above the Park, a luxury residential tower designed by Jeanne Gang and built by Clayco, is the latest addition to the city’s diverse architectural splendor, and hopefully just the beginning of a new era. It is certainly one of the most incredible buildings to be built in St. Louis in the past century. It is a spectacular monument to modern architecture and has the important job of shaping up St. Louis’s western skyline.
In terms of design, the facade is scalloped and the building is leaf-shaped, making it incredibly unique. It has been designed in such a way as to help residents connect with nature, and the shape of the building allows for plenty of outdoor space for a quarter of the building’s apartments. There are also communal outdoor spaces providing excellent views and shared luxury amenities. One of the coolest things about the design of the building is that it maximizes light and efficiency and it has been Green Globe certified for sustainable and energy-efficient design. Every unit in the whole building has a corner living room with floor-to-ceiling windows.
One Hundred is located in the Central West End neighborhood, which itself has been undergoing a lot of change in the past decade and is now turning out to be one of the trendiest neighborhoods in St. Louis. Those who will live in 100 Above the Park will be afforded an urban lifestyle with great views of Forest Park at a fraction of the cost of a similar lifestyle in Chicago or New York City. The ground level is fitted with niche retail spaces and serves as a pedestrian connection zone between the Central West End district and Forest Park.
We broke ground in February of 2018 and the first residents were able to move in on September 1, 2020. One Hundred started as a parking lot and it is now an iconic building for St. Louis that I am so proud to be a part of.