Gateway Arch

Federal Government Shutdown
2:03 pm
Wed April 6, 2011

A federal government shutdown means the Arch shuts down, too.

The Gateway Arch in downtown St. Louis.
(St. Louis Public Radio)

With the possibility of a federal government shutdown looming comes a less-obvious consequence.

The St. Louis Business Journal reports that if the shutdown occurs, a signature landmark of St. Louis, the Gateway Arch, would also close.

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Injured Worker at Gateway Arch
1:01 pm
Wed February 9, 2011

Worker injured inside Arch, taken to hospital

The Gateway Arch in downtown St. Louis. (St. Louis Public Radio)

Updated 4:48 p.m. Feb. 9, 2011:

KSDK-TV reports that the injuries sustained were broken ribs and that Arch officials say the man was pinned between the tram and the structure of the Arch.

The Arch was closed for about an hour before it reopened.

Earlier Story:

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Arch grounds oversight
4:11 pm
Fri January 28, 2011

Oversight in place for Arch grounds overhaul

Planned upgrades for the ponds at the foot of the Arch. The authority that will oversee the reconstruction was approved on Jan. 28.
(CityArchRiver 2015)

The $578 million plan to overhaul the grounds of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (better known as the Arch) now has oversight in place.

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Amending the Arch
9:49 am
Thu January 27, 2011

Updated Arch plans, possible cost revealed

A preliminary visual depiction of Ely Smith Square - a part of the plans for the renovated Gateway Arch grounds by Michael Van Valkenburgh and Associates. (CityArchRiver website)

The updated plans for the Gateway Arch were revealed at a public meeting last night as well as the possible cost of the project.

The preliminary figure is $578.5 million.

Walter Metcalfe, Jr., who has headed up the CityArchRiver foundation that sponsored the design competition, says completing a vision is worth the price:

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Amending the Arch
5:51 pm
Fri December 10, 2010

Salazar, LaHood, McCaskill talk funding for Arch revamp

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar (L) looks on as Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood explains plans for improving and expanding the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial where the Gateway Arch sits, during a press conference across the Mississippi.
Bill Greenblatt UPI

The U.S. Secretary of the Interior and the Transportation Secretary were in East St. Louis today to talk about improvements to the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, a.k.a. the grounds of the Gateway Arch.

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