Gateway Arch commemorates America’s westward expansion, and celebrates St. Louis’ role as “gateway to the west.”
The famous shiny, stainless steel arch was conceived in the 1930s, designed by Eero Saarinen and Hannskarl Bandel in the 1940s, and opened to the public in 1967. At 630 feet tall, the arch is the tallest accessible building in the state of Missouri, and the tallest arch in the world.
Keith Dotson's Impressions of the Arch
Of course, the striking arch has been photographed thousands of times from every conceivable angle and viewpoint. Even though the world may not need more images of the arch, here are six more takes on the great silver monument from Keith.
Gateway Arch, St. Louis (A0008532). Buy This Photo
St. Louis' Gateway Arch at Sunset (A0008559). Buy this photograph.
Looking Up at Gateway Arch in St. Louis (A0008548). Buy this photograph.
Side View of the Gateway Arch in St Louis (A0008577). Buy a fine art print of this photograph.
Under the St. Louis Gateway Arch Seen in Super Wide Angle (A0008552). Buy this photo.
St. Louis Dome and Arch (A0008366). Buy this photograph.
We hope you’ll find something appealing in Keith's personal viewpoint of this beautiful monument. If you haven’t been to St. Louis to see the arch, it's highly recommended. The city has great restaurants and the people are super-friendly.
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Eero Saarinen photo credit: “Eero Saarinen with Gateway Arch Model” by Saarinen, Eero, Collection Manuscripts & Archives, Yale University (1957). Licensed under Fair use of copyrighted material in the context of Gateway Arch via Wikipedia.