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Photos: Fifty Years After Gateway Arch Construction Began, A Look Back At Its Creation

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National Park Service, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

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National Park Service, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

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National Park Service, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

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National Park Service, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

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Bryan Spinsby
Bryan Spinsby

I remember each piece going in place. It was always in the news. Later, a girl I had a grade school crush on's father was the "transportation director". When someone got to the top but was too scared to come back down via the capsule cars, he would have to walk them down the stairs to the base.

S Zenitin Harbison
S Zenitin Harbison

no mention as to what the plan is for the rusty interior base that was designed not to rust or be maintained, but did due to oversight of its self atmospheric enuresis...

driver3
driver3

I would suggest that no one would dare suggest, and certainly not build, such a project today. The foresight and courage of the planners and builders is a monument in itself.

Nikki Vacant
Nikki Vacant

The gateway to western expansion and imperialism!

MrProgress
MrProgress

oooooooohhh edgy!  Hey bonehead since time machines don't exist here's hoping you'll be the first to depart the indian land under your feet and all the other good things that came from western expansion.  Enjoy back breaking labor and dying young you retarded luddite.

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