Council Plaza and U.S. 40 from Ewing Street
Council Plaza is a housing development in St. Louis, Missouri. Located adjacent to the campus of Saint Louis University, it was built between 1964 and 1968 as a public housing development primarily for the elderly. The principal buildings of the complex are two high-rise apartment buildings, now called Grand View Tower Apartments and Council Tower Senior Apartments, and a former service station, later a fast food restaurant space also known as the SLU Del Taco. Before 2011 the restaurant building was a Del Taco restaurant. The restaurant building, said to be reminiscent of a "flying saucer" spaceship, established a landmark presence on campus. The complex has been listed on the National Register of Historical Places since 2007.
Craftsman Recreate Crumbling Structure, from St. Louis Post-Dispatch