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The Gateway Arch

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 5 May 2021 in Architecture and Portfolio.

The Gateway Arch is a 630-foot (192 m) monument in St. Louis, Missouri. Clad in stainless steel and built in the form of a weighted catenary arch, it is the world's tallest arch, the tallest man-made monument in the Western Hemisphere, and Missouri's tallest accessible building. Built as a monument to the westward expansion of the United States, and officially dedicated to "the American people," the Arch, commonly referred to as "The Gateway to the West" is the centerpiece of Gateway Arch National Park and has become an internationally recognized symbol of St. Louis, as well as a popular tourist destination.

The Arch was designed by Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen in 1947; construction began on February 12, 1963 and was completed on October 28, 1965 at an overall cost of $13 million. The monument opened to the public on June 10, 1967. It is located at the site of St. Louis's founding on the west bank of the Mississippi River.

From the archives..................Captured in St. Louis, Missouri on May 5, 2014.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 100 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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lisl from Winsley, United Kingdom

What a fine shape - it is very beautiful, Steven

5 May 2021 5:07am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Impressionnante construction , merci pour les explications

5 May 2021 5:10am

Ginnie Hart from Netherlands

This is one of the best images I've ever seen of this landmark, Steven. BRAVO.

5 May 2021 5:11am

Marie from Villages du Lac de Paladru, France

Magnificent arch. Great capture and framing Steven

5 May 2021 5:20am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Nice view

5 May 2021 6:01am

jpla from Anjou, France

Bel angle

5 May 2021 6:08am

Martine from Brest, France

Jolie photo, on dirait que l'arche sort des arbres.

5 May 2021 6:08am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Handsome construction. It feels especially nice that the designer of the arch is Finnish. Finland has perhaps the most famous and newest museum of modern art, Kiasma, in Helsinki, designed by the US architect Steven Holl.

5 May 2021 6:08am

Alun from Cheshire, United Kingdom

Such an amazing arch, lovely shot

5 May 2021 6:20am

sawsengee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

lovely parabola and visual setting

5 May 2021 6:28am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Waaauw...this is wunderful

5 May 2021 7:04am

Pascale MD from Cévennes, France

Très belle architecture d'une grande sobriété.
Bonne journée Steven

5 May 2021 8:14am

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition, arch, clouds & colors!
Lovely !!!

5 May 2021 8:15am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Amazing structure ! Thanks for sharing

5 May 2021 8:17am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

It's certainly elegant and this is a lovely view with the foreground park

5 May 2021 8:39am

jean pierre from Paris, France

belle arche!!

5 May 2021 9:02am

Hootin' Anni from Corpus Christi, United States

Fantastic! This could well be a brochure cover!!

5 May 2021 9:29am

P-TER from Roeselare, Belgium

What an impressive monument ! ! !
Wonderful how you portray this.

5 May 2021 9:45am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

This is just superb Steven. 5*

5 May 2021 9:50am

willy from Belgium

une belle construction impressionnante.. Steven

une photo qui vaut 5*


5 May 2021 10:00am

Florence from Bretagne, France

A monument which seems so subtle but huge and impressive at the same time. The composition of your photo is so fine that it looks like a photo montage. Great picture!

5 May 2021 10:23am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Great capture! Beautiful garden and architecture!

5 May 2021 11:49am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Beautifully composed. It has been many years since I visited St Lous.

5 May 2021 1:03pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Lovely point of view with a nice foreground for the arch. I would love to see this in person.

5 May 2021 2:54pm

Rose from United States

My daughter used to see this from her office every day.

5 May 2021 3:09pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Beautifully photographed and very interesting information.

5 May 2021 4:14pm

Ray. B from Charentes-Poitou, France

Joli, cliché merveilleusement composé et bonnes explications . Merci.

5 May 2021 5:33pm

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

Excellent composition.

5 May 2021 5:47pm

helys from Paris, France


5 May 2021 7:18pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A lovely image of this great arch gleaming in the sunlight.

5 May 2021 7:44pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wow...Impressiv ! Superb composition

5 May 2021 7:58pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A great view of the archl.

5 May 2021 9:30pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Gorgeous architectural shot.

5 May 2021 9:43pm

Diane from Parksville, Canada

that's quite interesting to learn. I've never been there either though have seen photos. You've certainly captured it incredibly well, especially having that lovely highlight on the front edge.

6 May 2021 12:33am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

this has a wonderful spring feel to it. Nice job on the unpopulated park and the nice sky.

6 May 2021 1:02am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A gorgeous image of the St. Louis Arch. Beautiful green and magnificent clouds. I went up the arch in 1986. I did not like the tram ride to the top and once at the top, the windows were tiny. I was more than ready to come back down!

6 May 2021 2:16am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

It certainly is impressive.

6 May 2021 2:31am

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Wow! What a dynamic structure.

6 May 2021 2:45am

yo from Entre Seine et Loire, France

Une arche impressionnante !

6 May 2021 7:54am

jeanmadis from Chonburi, Thailand

Très impressionnant et spectaculaire !

7 May 2021 2:59am

Remus from Portugal

.. and it has become an iconic and recognized monument worldwide.

Just green, blue and some white: Wonderful composition.

7 May 2021 5:06pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Amazing. Beautiful image of this great monument, the tallest arch in the world. Excellent. :)

9 May 2021 5:48pm

omar from Hamburg, Germany

somehow this reminds me of a SciFi movie.

13 May 2021 7:42am