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Gateway Arch - St Louis, Missouri, USA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 38° 37.440 W 090° 11.101
15S E 745061 N 4278812
Quick Description: The Gateway Arch - A World famous landmark and an iconic symbol of St.Louis, no visit to the City would be complete without a trip to the top, 630 feet high, to view the, Mississippi River, St Louis, and large area of Missouri.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 5/10/2014 7:09:39 PM
Waymark Code: WMKPB3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 18

Long Description:
The Gateway Arch stands as the iconic monument symbolizing the westward expansion of the United States.

"The Gateway Arch is a 630-foot-high (192 m) monument in St. Louis, in the U.S. state of Missouri. Clad in stainless steel and built in the form of a flattened catenary arch, it is the tallest man-made monument in the United States, Missouri's tallest accessible building, and the world's tallest arch. Built as a monument to the westward expansion of the United States, it is the centrepiece of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial and has become an internationally famous symbol of St. Louis
The arch sits at the site of St. Louis' foundation on the west bank of the Mississippi River.

The Gateway Arch was designed by Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen and German-American structural engineer Hannskarl Bandel in 1947. Construction began on February 12, 1963, and was completed on October 28, 1965, at a total cost of US$13 million. The monument opened to the public on June 10, 1967." Text Source: (visit link)
Height of Look-Out Tower in feet: 603.00

Difficulty:

Opening times and fees:
Tram - ride to top: Adults $10.00 Daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m


Parking Area: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
Please log only if you have been up there and you must include a photo of the scenic view from the top.
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