Gateway Arch http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 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 National Park Sites In Missouri Reopen After Govt. Shutdown Ends http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/national-park-sites-missouri-reopen-after-govt-shutdown-ends <p>National Parks and other federally-run recreation sites in Missouri are open again, now that the partial government shutdown is over.</p><p>Those sites include the <a href="http://www.gatewayarch.com/">Gateway Arch</a> in downtown St. Louis.&nbsp; Ann Honius&nbsp;with the <a href="http://www.nps.gov/jeff/index.htm">Jefferson National Expansion Memorial</a> says there are no lingering problems or issues stemming from the 16-day shutdown.</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 21:43:25 +0000 Marshall Griffin 30752 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org National Park Sites In Missouri Reopen After Govt. Shutdown Ends Nixon Spokesman Says Work Continues On Options For Reopening Arch, Other NPS Sites http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-spokesman-says-work-continues-options-reopening-arch-other-nps-sites <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A spokesman for Governor Jay Nixon (D) says his office is continuing to explore options on how to reopen the Gateway Arch and other National Park Service sites in Missouri.</span></p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 19:47:01 +0000 Marshall Griffin 30717 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Spokesman Says Work Continues On Options For Reopening Arch, Other NPS Sites Nixon Admin. Crafting Proposal To Reopen National Park Sites In Missouri http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-admin-crafting-proposal-reopen-national-park-sites-missouri <p>Missouri has joined a growing list of states looking to reopen national parks within their borders as the federal government shutdown continues.</p> Sat, 12 Oct 2013 00:16:19 +0000 Marshall Griffin 30607 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Admin. Crafting Proposal To Reopen National Park Sites In Missouri St. Louis' Arch On International 'Watch List' Of At-Risk Monuments http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-arch-international-watch-list-risk-monuments <p>St. Louis&#39; identifying landmark, the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (aka The Gateway Arch), has been included on the <a href="http://www.wmf.org/watch/about-watch">World Monuments Fund&#39;s 2014 Watch List</a> for at-risk monuments.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 16:40:45 +0000 Kelsey Proud 30526 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis' Arch On International 'Watch List' Of At-Risk Monuments Arch Grounds Redevelopment Begins With Official Groundbreaking http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/arch-grounds-redevelopment-begins-official-groundbreaking <p>National and state leaders broke ground Friday on the first phase of the CityArchRiver 2015 plan to revitalize the Gateway Arch grounds.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two members of President Obama’s cabinet—Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx—were present at the ceremony. The first project is a park to be built over Interstate 70 to improve accessibility between downtown and the Arch grounds. Senator Claire </span>McCaskill<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> praised local officials for getting to this point.</span></p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 20:17:17 +0000 Bill Raack, Kristi Luther & The Associated Press 28757 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Arch Grounds Redevelopment Begins With Official Groundbreaking Photo of the Week http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/photo-week-10 <div class="card-text"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Photo taken by Mike Matney on <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/matneym/9330131878/in/pool-kwmu">Flickr.com</a>.</p><p>Join the <a href="http://www.flickr.com/groups/kwmu/">St. Louis Public Radio Flickr group</a> to see interesting photos taken in the St. Louis region and submit your own. Each week on our website and Facebook page we feature one outstanding photo from the group.</p></div></div></div></div><p></p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 15:30:13 +0000 Madalyn Painter 28628 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Photo of the Week