The Gateway Arch: A Biography

Title

The Gateway Arch: A Biography

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Description

Rising to a triumphant height of 630 feet, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis is a revered monument to America’s western expansion. Envisioned in 1947 but not completed until the mid-1960s, the arch today attracts millions of tourists annually and is one of the world’s most widely recognized structures. By weaving together social, political, and cultural history, historian Tracy Campbell uncovers the complicated and troubling history of the beloved structure. This compelling book explores how a medley of players with widely divergent motivations (civic pride, ambition, greed, among others) brought the Gateway Arch to fruition, but at a price the city continues to pay.

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Publication Date

5-28-2013

Publisher

Yale University Press

City

New Haven, CT

ISBN

9780300169492

Disciplines

Architecture | History | Social and Behavioral Sciences