Monday, 2 February 2009

Skyscrapers: Gateway Arch

Although not technically a skyscraper, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis is one of the most iconic American structures. Standing 192 metres above the Mississippi River, The Gateway Arch is one of the best examples of post-war architecture.

At the top of the Arch is a small viewing platform over St. Louis and the surrounding countryside, which can only be access through a "tram" (or more accurately, a small pod) running to the viewing platform from underground.

The arch was constructed between 1963 and 1965, and was designed in 1947. It is a designated National Historical Landmark.


Anonymous said...

It is exactly as wide as it is tall (630 ft)

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The structure seems good, the reports said that it can resist big earthquakes at least 3 times and the materials are of a very hight quality.