Best View of Downtown - 2002
Poplar Street Bridge, 4:30 a.m.
But the best view of our fair city is on the Poplar Street Bridge, returning from a late-night/early-morning foray at any of our finer East Side establishments. You leave Sauget bleary-eyed and woozy, and before you know it -- wake up! -- you're cruising the Poplar over the Mississippi, and St. Louis looms on your right: the floating casino, lit like a tiki hut, the stolid dignity of the Old Cathedral, the comforting lights of the Landing and, yes, Saarinen's wonder, the big, beautiful Arch, greeting you with open arms as if to say, "Welcome home, wayward traveler, welcome home!"