• Short Summary

    AN ENORMOUS ARCH -- LARGEST IN THE UNITED STATES, AND PROBABLY THE WORLD -- IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN ST.

  • Description

    AN ENORMOUS ARCH -- LARGEST IN THE UNITED STATES, AND PROBABLY THE WORLD -- IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI. THE STAINLESS STEEL STRUCTURE WILL STAND 630 FEET HIGH WHEN COMPLETED, 75 FEET HIGHER THAN THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT IN THE U.S. CAPITAL.

    AT PRESENT, TWO THREE HUNDRED FOOT HIGH TOWERS HAVE BEEN BUILT. THESE WILL FORM THE LOWER LEGS OF THE ARCH AND ARE TO BE FILLED WITH CONCRETE FOR STRENGTH. THE CONSTRUCTION WORK ON THE ARCH HAS TURNED OUT TO BE A MAJOR TOURIST ATTRACTION. THE PROJECT IS PART OF THE CELEBRATION OF THE 200TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF ST. LOUIS. THE DESIGN IS SUPPOSED TO SYMBOLIZE THE CITY'S HISTORIC ROLE AS A GATEWAY TO THE AMERICAN WEST.

    THE ARCH WILL BE PART OF ST. LOUIS' THIRTY MILLION DOLLAR RIVER FRONT COMMUNITY CENTRE AND IS SCHEDULED FOR COMPLETION IN 1965.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB24CBERZF3BGA20ASPNTTO6C2
    Media URN:
    VLVAB24CBERZF3BGA20ASPNTTO6C2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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