St. Louis Reconnects With the Gateway Arch and Its Pioneer Spirit
Keith Schneider
03 January 2018

Cooper Robertson’s design for the Gateway Arch Museum and Visitor Center in St. Louis has been featured by the New York Times:

“ST. LOUIS — In a year that placed monuments at the center of civic strife, a $380 million project to expand the grounds and visitor center at the Gateway Arch, the tallest man-made monument in the Western Hemisphere, is bringing people together in this Mississippi River city.

The project to beautify the arch grounds, redesign entrances and enlarge the underground visitor center drew such robust public support here that voters approved a 2013 local ballot proposition to finance the restoration with $85 million in sales tax revenue. An additional $250 million was raised in under 36 months from private donations. The balance of the budget was raised from federal and state grants.

“It’s a measure of how this city feels about its global icon,” said Eric Moraczewski, executive director of the Gateway Arch Park Foundation, which led the capital campaign, producing the largest amount in private gifts for a National Park Service unit in history. “The arch brought us together.”“

Read more at the New York Times.