In 1965, the Gateway Arch was completed. When thinking of St. Louis, the first thought is usually the St. Louis Cardinals. Second is usually the Gateway Arch. Construction on this amazing structure, began in February, 1963 and cost under $15 Million to complete. Architect, Eero Saarinen, did not live to see his finished product. He died of a brain tumor in 1961.
I for one, have visited the arch, but refuse to go to the top, which is available thru a tram built on the inside of the arch. The grounds surrounding the Arch, are beautiful. Especially in the fall.
*Information is gathered from This Day in History website. Go there for more extensive information.