Wednesday, March 28, 2012

St. Louis Arch

The St. Louis Arch was designed by Finnish-American architect, Eero Saarinen and German-American structural engineer Hannskari Bandel in 1947.  Construction began in 1963 and the Arch opened to the public in June of 1967. It cost 13 million dollars at the time (approximately 96 million today) and is the tallest man-made monument in the US at 630 feet.  An awesome sight and a "must see" attraction when you visit the great city of St. Louis.

12 comments:

Kala said...

Fantastic perspective on this beautiful landmark. Love the last shot!

Jidhu Jose said...

lovely shots


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Kelly said...

Wonderful shots of the Arch!

Bonnie said...

Mickie, I am in St. Louis often. I've been up in the Arch only once...it truly was enough. It truly is a phenomenal structure. Bonnie

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The various angles are amazing. Your skills as photographer show up well in these photos.

CherryPie said...

Wonderful photos, you have got some great perspectives.

Chatty Crone said...

Judy I have seen pictures of it - I've never seen it up close and personal. Very nice. sandie

Gillian Olson said...

Great pictures, it sounds enormous, but you have captured it well.

Rachel Cohen said...

Wow, and double wow Mickie! These shots are wonderful, and so is the history. I had the pleasure of being there for a couple of days way back in the 60's when it was still being built. I've never been up there, but did pass through and get some distant shots last year. Nothing like yours though. Beautifully done!

lisa said...

Mickie, these are stunning photographs!

Out on the prairie said...

Very nice area to play, I have always enjoyed this arch.

Carletta said...

Awesome shots! The last is my favorite!!