The Arch is America's tallest monument. At 630 feet, the Gateway Arch, or just "The Arch," is an architectural marvel that is more than twice as tall as the Statue of Liberty. The stainless-steel-faced landmark pays homage to Thomas Jefferson and St. Louis' position as the gateway to the West. An impressive view from the ground up, it is even more stunning to see the view from the top down.
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The Gateway Arch was designed by Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen and German-American structural engineer Hannskarl Bandel in 1947. Construction began on February 12, 1963, and ended on October 28, 1965. The monument opened to the public on June 10, 1967.