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An Arch Observation: The Gateway Arch Celebrates Its 46th Birthday

October 18, 2011, 7:36 am
Rarely do modern stainless steel structures come to mind when thinking of national parks, but the famous Gateway Arch qualifies since it is part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. The iconic parabola celebrates its 46th birthday this year with a "Meet the Builders" event on Saturday, October 22 ...

Celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the St. Louis Gateway Arch

October 28, 2010, 2:03 pm
By Sydney Taylor Rising 630 feet into the air, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri remains the tallest national monument in the United States. This 17,246-ton structure symbolizes Thomas Jefferson's push for western expansion and it also honors the hardy pioneers who helped to shape our nation. This year, ...

Weekend Getaway: Jefferson National Expansion Memorial -- The Gateway Arch

October 18, 2010, 11:44 am
It’s a long way down. The view from a skyscraper is one thing, but standing in the observation deck of the Gateway Arch, you look straight down and see nothing between you and the grass lawn, 60 stories below. The Arch soars into the air, symbolizing Thomas Jefferson's vision ...

Oh, Ranger! Story Tour: Update #2

August 6, 2010, 11:15 am
Our team of Oh, Ranger! Story Tour ambassadors is still on the road, collecting stories about our national parks. I spoke to our lead ambassador, Abe, the other day to get the inside scoop on the team’s latest adventures. Over the past few weeks, they were collecting stories at Yosemite ...

Arch Tunes - Free concerts under the Gateway Arch

June 18, 2010, 8:24 am
The NPS is hosting two free concerts under the Gateway Arch in St. Louis on two Sunday afternoons in July. On July 18, the 60-plus-member University City Summer Concert Band will delight audiences with traditional and Americana tunes. On July 25, students, teachers and community members from the Folk School Wall ...

Gateway Arch Offers Extended Hours on the day after Thanksgiving

November 23, 2009, 8:16 am
While the day after Thanksgiving is considered a shopping day, many people take the opportunity to visit the Gateway Arch. In fact, Friday, November 27, is expected to be the busiest day of the year for the Arch. Historically, more people visit the nation’s tallest monument on the day ...

St. Louis Distpatch Editorial on St. Louis Arch

October 23, 2009, 8:54 am
Wallace Stegner, the late historian known as the dean of writers on the American West, once said that our national parks are “the best idea we ever had. Absolutely American, absolutely democratic. They reflect us at our best rather than our worst.”It’s a sentiment that resonates deeply in this ...

Vision laid out for St. Louis Arch grounds

October 23, 2009, 8:51 am
The National Park Service has chosen a vision for reshaping the Gateway Arch grounds that could include closing part of Memorial Drive to traffic, expanding the underground museum and taking in extra land on both sides of the Mississippi River.In its release today of a 298-page "general management plan," ...

Plans to Revitalize St. Louis Arch Site Move Ahead

October 23, 2008, 8:54 am
The National Park Service is considering a design competition to revitalize the grounds at this city's famed Gateway Arch. Officials with the park, officially known as the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, said Tuesday that they favored a plan that would increase educational opportunities and possibly improve or add to visitor ...

National Park Service initiates public planning process for Arch improvements

May 8, 2008, 4:24 pm
The National Park Service (NPS) announced Thursday it is initiating an 18-month public planning process to consider improvements to the grounds of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, including building a major new destination facility to help revitalize the Mississippi riverfront. The NPS said the memorial's existing management plan, in place ...