Today is the anniversary of the completion of the Gateway Arch. While St. Louis’s tallest monument may have opened to the public June 10th, 1967, it was 48-years ago today, workers put that final piece of the tallest man-made monument in the U.S. in place. To commemorate, the National Park Service held a free public meet-and-greet celebration with the monument’s builders.
The Arch grounds are the focus of a major downtown St. Louis renovation project. CityArchRiver is the name of an effort to make the Arch easier and safer for everyone to experience by connecting, invigorating and expanding the park’s grounds and museums and neighboring public spaces. All components of the project are scheduled to be completed by October 28, 2015, the 50th anniversary of the Arch’s completion.