“We have a beautiful new entrance that brings natural light directly into the museum space, and it has brought that connection back into the city again.”
Reconnecting to a National Icon.
St. Louis' Gateway Arch is an iconic monument recognized around the world. Yet prior to renovations, access to the grounds and entry was virtually cut off from the rest of downtown St. Louis, with a major highway separating them. Now, the Arch and downtown are beautifully connected via a greenway land bridge that spans over the highway. The new west-facing, glass-clad circular entry welcomes the 4 million yearly visitors to the monument, serving as a much clearer point of entry than previously. The improvements have completely revitalized the area and beautifully reconnected the city with its source of pride.