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A particularly tech-savvy park ranger is behind a growing online conversation over attracting more people to the riverfront for events at the Gateway Arch. "National Park Service wants you to come hang out at the park," posts law enforcement ranger Coty Stief on Reddit. "What kind of programs would ... More >>
The $380 million project to renovate the grounds at the Gateway Arch hit an avoidable bureaucratic snag last week that threatens to delay the project's already ambitious timeline. The National Parks Service was scheduled to give federal approval to the renovation project Wednesday but refused becau ... More >>
Last night, officials with the CityArchRiver 2015 Foundation, the folks behind the massive redevelopment project around the Gateway Arch, unveiled new details of their project -- which they say they is on track for completion by October 2015. The $380 million public-private partnership involves ma ... More >>
On February 12, 1963, construction began on the Gateway Arch, launching the two-and-a-half year, $13 million build-out of the tallest national monument in the country. In honor of the anniversary this week, we've assembled historic photos below.
Will this solve Lambert Airport's inferiority complex? Officials have announced that the retail shopping scene of St. Louis' international airport will undergo a "dramatic makeover" through a ten-year contract that starts today with Hudson Group, the travel retailer. Hudson will reopen a majority ... More >>
Are you happy with the plans you've heard so far for the City Arch River 2015 project? Now is your chance to weigh in on the future of the Gateway Arch. The National Park Service recently completed its mandatory environmental assessment -- (very large) full report on view below -- and today is givin ... More >>
These are exciting times for the Gateway Arch. Our local icon is four years away from its 50th anniversary, and it's scheduled to have an entirely new look by the time that date rolls around. The City The Arch The River international design competition sought plans to complete architect Eero Saar ... More >>
We're pretty certain that there will never be a reality show on national parks that rises to the level of American Idol or Dancing With the Stars, but we thought you should know that you still have the chance to vote for the St. Louis Arch Grounds as one of the best parks in the country. If w ... More >>
A St. Louis newspaper ad from 1832 announces a slave sale at the courthouse steps. One might think that getting African-Americans to volunteer to be sold as slaves would be a difficult proposition these days. Not at all, says Angela da Silva, a professor of black history at Lindenwood University ... More >>
Finnish-born architect Eero Saarinen didn't live long enough to see the completion of his masterwork -- St. Louis' own Gateway Arch. He died in 1961, two years before construction even began.Happy birthday, old chap!Had Saarinen lived (and lived and lived) he would have been 100 years old today. ... More >>
image sourceThe original Old Rock House.Sheila Harris, a local artist, will be displaying a series of watercolors starting this Sunday, February 14, at the Old Courthouse. Harris painted nearly 40 portraits of buildings that once stood on the Arch grounds, showing how the landscape of the riverfr ... More >>
http://www.flickr.com/photos/elasticsoul/ / CC BY-SA 2.0Here are the folks who'll get to decide how the Arch grounds will look in 2015 (the year the monument turns 50). Commenters at stltoday.com are grumbling about one of them. Can you guess which one?Robert Campbell, architecture critic at The ... More >>
This in from Major League Baseball, Elvis Costello will be that previously announced "special guest" at the Sheryl Crow concert on July 11 beneath the Gateway Arch."I cannot think of anything better than sitting in with Sheryl and her band for a few surprise numbers and a rocking good time in St. Lo ... More >>
Will the Landing ever get its act together?
When audiences dug the dexedrine-fueled, pot-stoked Nervous Set at the Crystal Palace back in 1959, St. Louis was like cool, man, cool
Oldest performing art strikes again
St. Louis 2004 has spent millions in the name of civic revival, but most of the money has gone to fatten its staff. Too bad they haven't delivered much more than buzz.