Redevelopment Plan of Gateway Arch Grounds Moves Forward

More details of the winning design are unveiled for the planned remodeling of the Gateway Arch Park in St. Louis, MO.
February 9, 2011, 1pm PST | Shay Kahen
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The ambitious $578 million project calls for completion by 2015, in time for the 50th anniversary celebration of the topping of the Arch. It would include a variety of new facilities, including additions to Kiener plaza, a "lid" stretched atop of Interstate 70, more natural landscaping with two additional ponds, an amphitheater, and even a gondola across the Mississippi River.

While the money has yet to be apportioned, funding seems likely to come from a mix between local, Federal, and private sources. The local foundation in charge of the project, CityArchRiver2015, chose the winning design by MVVA, a New York firm, in September, and would connect the park to Downtown St. Louis.

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Published on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 in STLtoday.com
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