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Arch Construction Started 52 Years Ago Today

February 12, 2015 Downtown, Featured, History/Preservation No Comments

After more than two decades as a vacant site, work on a Jefferson Westward Memorial was finally started 52 years ago today.

ABOVE: Slope down to the north below grade museum entrance.
The Gateway Arch.

At the beginning of the 20th century our leaders wanted to raze the historic riverfront and pay tribute to the Louisiana Purchase.  In October comes the 50th anniversary of the final piece of the Arch being lowered into place. It’ll be a few more years before we can celebrate the half century mark of being able to visit the top of the Arch.

— Steve Patterson


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Spotted new lime bikes at the civic center MetroBus transit center today and north along 14th. #stl ... See MoreSee Less

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Metro’s Civic Center MetroBus Center reopened in August 2017, but the huge gap between the curb ramp and Clark street remains. #ADAfail ... See MoreSee Less

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Will be there to learn more about future transit plans for the St. Louis region.Join us, Trailnet and Great Rivers Greenway from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the St. Louis Public Library Central Branch (1301 Olive). We'll be talking about Metro Reimagined.

🚌 #19, #41, #74, #97, #10
🚋 Civic Center MetroLink Station
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