Energy firm The Laclede Group, Inc. will move into a new headquarters next year in the landmark 700 Market building in downtown St. Louis. The building’s core and shell are being renovated according to a design by architecture firm HOK to connect the building with the revitalization taking place in downtown St. Louis.
The 700 Market building is now undergoing a $40 million renovation by developer The Koman Group.
Designed by architect Philip Johnson and opened in 1977 by original owner American Life, the 128,000-square-foot six-tory structure at 700 Market St. has been vacant since 2004. Beginning in March of 2015, Laclede, a public utility holding company, will occupy the building.
St. Louis-based Arcturis is designing Laclede’s interior layout and finishes.
HOK has focused on connecting 700 Market with notable neighbors in downtown St. Louis, including the $100 million first phase of the Ballpark Village entertainment district and Busch Stadium to the south and Citygarden to the northwest.