The St. Louis Arch, Gateway to the West, turns 50 years old on Oct.28. As the city celebrates this milestone, St. Louis Public Radio (STLPR) takes a look at the past and future of this unique monument. The STLPR newsroom will explore a variety of topics including an interview with Percy Green who held an equal rights protest 125 feet in the air during the construction of the Arch in 1964. Then, join us as we learn about the Arch’s persistent presence in St. Louis business logos; also hear from Susan Saarinen, daughter of the Arch’s mastermind. Look for new and updated coverage almost every day on-air and online around the Arch’s anniversary.
STLPR news coverage: The Arch celebrates 50 years
By Shannon Lischwe • Oct 22, 2015