Gateway Arch
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Architect Eero Saarinen
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Location St. Louis, Missouri   map
Date 1947 competition, construction 1961 to 1966   timeline
Building Type memorial arch, monument, observation tower
 Construction System stainless steel
Climate temperate
Context riverside urban park
Style Structural Expressionist Modern
Notes Arched gateway to the historical American West, on the bank of the Mississippi River. A 630 foot high graceful sweeping tapered curve of stainless steel, the St. Louis Gateway Arch is the tallest memorial in the US.


Photo, exterior overview

View from east

View from east


Contributions appreciated

Discussion Gateway Arch Commentary


Catenary curve arch, 630 feet high, and 630 feet wide at the base.

American Institute of Architects 25 Year Award, 1990

Sources on Gateway Arch

Johnson Architectural Images. Copyrighted slides in the Artifice Collection.

Charles Guggenheim. Monument to the Dream. A documentary film on the construction of the arch.

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at  Find books about Gateway Arch


Web Resources
Links on Gateway Arch

A View of the Archand visitor details, at the St. Louis Front Page

St. Louis Archanother site with Arch visiting information

Gateway Arch at ArchiplanetFind, add, and edit info at the all-buildings collaboration

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