Gateway Arch http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 'Park Over The Highway' At Arch Begins To Take Shape http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/park-over-highway-arch-begins-take-shape <p>A major step in the Gateway Arch grounds renovation is taking place this weekend, causing road closures and detours in downtown St. Louis.</p><p>Working around the clock from Friday night until Monday morning, Missouri Department of Transportation crews are placing 40 large girders over the depressed lanes of I-44. It’s the first step in building the land bridge that will connect downtown St. Louis with the Arch grounds.</p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 20:51:06 +0000 Camille Phillips 38014 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 'Park Over The Highway' At Arch Begins To Take Shape Commentary: Don't Be Dissuaded From Finding Your Own Arch http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/commentary-dont-be-dissuaded-finding-your-own-arch <p></p><p>The St. Louis Gateway Arch is this city’s signature monument. It defines the city’s place in American history and for nearly half a century has stood as one of the nation’s architectural points of pride and engineering ingenuity.</p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 02:09:26 +0000 Benjamin Ola Akande 37436 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Commentary: Don't Be Dissuaded From Finding Your Own Arch Missouri Development Finance Board Approves $15 Million In Tax Credits For Museum Under Gateway Arch http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-development-finance-board-approves-15-million-tax-credits-museum-under-gateway-arch <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A state-run board has signed off on using tax credits to help cover the cost of renovating a museum on the grounds of the Gateway Arch.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Missouri Development Finance Board voted via conference call Tuesday for up to $15 million in incentives, which would be used to cover half the cost of private donations that total around $30 million. Those donations and the incentives would go toward renovating the Museum of Westward Expansion beneath the Gateway Arch.&nbsp; </span></p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 21:30:25 +0000 Marshall Griffin 37285 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Development Finance Board Approves $15 Million In Tax Credits For Museum Under Gateway Arch Arch Grounds Improvement Project Update From CityArchRiver http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/arch-grounds-improvement-project-update-cityarchriver <p></p><p>Vice President Biden visited St. Louis earlier this week to view the improvement project underway on the grounds of the Gateway Arch. He said the project was a model of public-private partnership.</p><p>But how is the project coming along? CityArchRiver Communications Director Ryan McClure appeared on <em>St. Louis on the Air</em> today to give an update on the project’s progress.</p><p></p> Thu, 15 May 2014 23:05:08 +0000 Camille Phillips 36179 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Arch Grounds Improvement Project Update From CityArchRiver Biden To Visit CityArchRiver Project http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/biden-visit-cityarchriver-project <p>Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will be in town Tuesday afternoon to visit the grounds of the Gateway Arch and check out the <a href="http://www.cityarchriver.org/about-the-project/">CityArchRiver project</a>.</p><p>The project includes the long-awaited “lid” over the interstate highway section that now cuts off the Arch from the rest of downtown, including the historic Old Courthouse. The aim is to create a picturesque greenway.</p> Sun, 11 May 2014 05:32:05 +0000 Jo Mannies 36036 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Biden To Visit CityArchRiver Project CityArchRiver Announces $178 Million In Private Fundraising http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cityarchriver-announces-178-million-private-fundraising <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Right after </span>CityArchRiver<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> 2015 Foundation had announced its latest tally in private funding&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">to spruce up the Gateway Arch grounds</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, sportscaster Joe Buck helped push the total a little higher.</span></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 21:54:27 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 35622 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org CityArchRiver Announces $178 Million In Private Fundraising What Is Public Art? Conference Puts St. Louis Sculptures In the Spotlight http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/what-public-art-conference-puts-st-louis-sculptures-spotlight <p><em>Updated&nbsp; Thursday, April 10 to include material from St. Louis on the Air.</em></p><p>As home to works such as Eero Saarinen’s “Gateway Arch” and Richard Serra’s “Twain” and to places such as Laumeier Sculpture Park and Citygarden, St. Louis has established itself as a formidable player in the public sculpture arena. This reputation is likely to be bolstered by the Monument/Anti-Monument Conference here from April 10-12. It is part of the <a href="http://sculpturecitystl.com/" target="_blank">Sculpture City St. Louis 2014</a> initiative.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:01:28 +0000 Stephanie Zimmerman 35134 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org What Is Public Art? Conference Puts St. Louis Sculptures In the Spotlight New Bridge, Traffic Routes To Open Near Gateway Arch Grounds http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-bridge-traffic-routes-open-near-gateway-arch-grounds <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Walnut Street Bridge downtown near the Gateway Arch reopens Friday afternoon along with a new permanent traffic configuration.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">MoDOT has been working over the past two months to replace the span with a wider, two-way bridge over I-44 as part of the </span>CityArchRiver2015<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> redevelopment project.</span></p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 23:39:29 +0000 Joseph Leahy 34405 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Bridge, Traffic Routes To Open Near Gateway Arch Grounds Arch Riverfront Redevelopment Begins http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/arch-riverfront-redevelopment-begins <p>An effort to improve safety and access between the Gateway Arch and the riverfront has begun. City leaders and developers kicked off construction Thursday afternoon on the second phase of redeveloping the Arch grounds.</p><p>The $33-million project, centered along Leonor K. Sullivan Bvld., will elevate the corridor by nearly three feet to reduce flooding as well as add bike paths, walkways, better lighting and landscaping.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 00:47:09 +0000 Joseph Leahy 31461 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Arch Riverfront Redevelopment Begins Update: Next Steps For Arch Grounds Redevelopment http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/update-next-steps-arch-grounds-redevelopment <p>Construction of the Central River Project along the Gateway Arch <a href="http://www.greatriversgreenway.org/news.aspx?tabid=351&amp;entryid=197" target="_blank">begins November 14</a>. It is a key component of the <a href="http://www.cityarchriver.org/about-the-project/plan-scope/" target="_blank">CityArchRiver 2015 redevelopment plans</a>. Great Rivers Greenway is taking the lead on the project.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 21:40:23 +0000 Camille Phillips 31021 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Update: Next Steps For Arch Grounds Redevelopment