Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Gateway Arch / WARH

Today we spent a few hours in and around the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri. The Arch stands 630 feet tall (as well as wide) and is the tallest man-made monument in the United States. It was built as a structural expression of westward expansion of the US and was completed in 1965.

To get to the top you have to crawl inside this bizarre little "egg pod."

Here's the view looking west into downtown St. Louis. The Mississippi River and Illinois is directly behind. On the left you can see part of Busch Stadium where U2 had played a few nights before. They were in the process of replacing 110,000 square feet of grass which was removed for the concert. The new sod had to be replaced and in playable condition for the St. Louis Cardinals return from a road trip in one week. Earlier, we watched an excellent and dead-on U2 tribute band at a plaza downtown.

At the north base of the Arch.

"106.5 The Arch" WARH is an Adult Hits station licensed to Granite City, Illinois, just outside St. Louis.

Another Arch-related radio sticker can be seen here.

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