This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: September 26, 2008 - When the National Park Service staff sat down months ago to review stacks of public comments about improving the area around the Gateway Arch, they discovered right away that folks didn't exactly agree on things.
"Maintain park grounds as they are," someone wrote. "Status quo is unacceptable," someone else said. "We need an above-ground national museum," another wrote. "Buildings will clutter the Arch grounds," another said.