Friday, October 28, 2005

Gateway Arch turns 40 today

The Gateway Arch in St. Louis MO is 630 feet high and 630 feet wide. Construction on the Arch began in 1963 and was completed on October 28, 1965 at a total cost of less than $15 million.  The Arch is part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial.  
You can ride in a tram from beneath the Arch to the top for a spectacular view of the city of St. Louis and the surrounding area including the state of Illinois to the east.

0727Busch  Arch clouds
As seem from old Busch Stadium which is being torn down right now to make way for the new Busch Stadium.  And a unique view on a very low cloud day.

Early during the construction

ArchPinA ticket to ride up into the Arch in 1965.  

A pin given to the some of the first riders.

Gateway Arch 40th Anniversary Website

Official Gateway Arch website

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