Arch Tram

The Gateway Arch soars 630 feet. Traveling to the top takes four minutes; traveling back down takes only three.
Aine O'Connor | St. Louis Public Radio

There are just a few days left to take a tram to the top of the Gateway Arch before it closes for at least two months. The trams and underground visitors’ center have remained open throughout CityArchRiver’s massive $380 million renovation project at the Arch grounds, but they’ll have to close on Jan. 4 for museum upgrades and other improvements.

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SSM Health Care will not Hire Smokers Starting in July A St. Louis-based health care organization says it wants to improve the health of its employees and set an example, so smokers need not apply. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that SSM Health Care will begin a tobacco-free hiring policy in July. Applicants at the seven SSM hospitals in the St. Louis area will be asked whether they have used tobacco in the last six months. Anyone who answers yes will be eliminated from consideration for...