Collapsed Church From the roof of the Clemens House, looking toward downtown St. Louis. Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: cityscapes, collapsing, crosses, hazy, roofless... She liked to joke that she was my “tripod sherpa”. Looking toward downtown, one is reminded that when Stahlmann built here in 1855 that it was on the very edge of the city. When I first visited the chapel, it had a projection TV, two organs, Bibles, and more. Now these are mostly ruined, except for the tapestries, which have somehow survived. Modern ruins of the Gilman-Belden tram… The copula where molten metal would pour is on the left. It seems the whole floor was covered in ash in front of it. It’s unclear where this walkway once connected. Perhaps there used to be a building here that covered the entrance to the Santiago Tunnel… This sawtooth roof collapsed months later under the weight of an early snow. Ultimately, it was the bad roof that doomed these buildings. Thanks to the demolition (I’ll never say that again), the inner structure of the bins are revealed. So much wood!