downtown st. louis

St. Louis was one of the places I only visited briefly in the US. However, one day can be more than enough to get some thoughts, especially for a city zealot like myself.
First post is from downtown, which struck me as empty, and full of parking lots. I climbed one of the multiple parking structures to find out that three out of four corners of an intersection are actually parking garages! Nevertheless, like most American downtowns, the scale of the streets suggests that there is potential for spacial revival there. A nice tram runs underground and connects some parts of the city (including Forest Park) to downtown and the near waterfront is already becoming a place to go for nightlife and culture. All coming up :)