[graphic] National Historic Landmarks Program header [graphic]NPS Arrowhead and link to www.nps.gov[photo] Chrysler Building, New York[photo] Brown Chapel, Selma AL[phtoto] Cape Hatteras Light Station, Buxton, North Carolina[photo] Pioneer Deep Space Station, Fort Irwin, CA
     
 
Gateway Arch

St. Louis (Independent City), Missouri
County of St. Louis (City).
Memorial Drive between Poplar Street and Eads Bridge
National Register Number: 87001423
Resource type: Structure.
Property type: Recreation & Culture - monument/marker. The threat level was Threatened in
2008.
Congressional District: MO-1 Certified Local Government: YES
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: Jefferson National Expansion Memorial.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 28, 1987):
The tallest monument in the U.S. at 630 feet in height, its complex and subtle design based on a weighted catenary is unique in architecture and its structural system had never been attempted on such a large scale. Although designed in 1947 and not built until between 1963 and 1968, its symbolic architectural expression is of such simplicity that it remains modern.

Condition:
The Danforth Foundation and City of St. Louis have expressed interest in developing the historic cultural landscape that is part of the NHL.

NPS is in the process of developing a new General Management Plan with treatment alternatives for management of the site over the next several years. Public meetings have been held to discuss these alternatives.


Comments and questions about the database may be directed to NHL_info@nps.gov