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Paint St. Louis Flood Walls at Gateway Arch
October 8, 2017 - The Riverfront Trail south of the Gateway Arch, where local and international artists have transformed nearly one mile of flood walls with incredible images during the recent PaintSTL 2017.

Fair Saint Louis to Return to Gateway Arch Grounds in 2018
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com), August 30, 2017 - Fair Saint Louis is returning home and will mark the Grand Opening of the new Gateway Arch experience. After four successful years at Forest Park, Fair Saint Louis will return to its original home since 1981 at the Gateway Arch, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial.

The 2018 Fair will coincide with the completion of the CityArchRiver project, a $380-million renovation of the Gateway Arch grounds and surrounding areas, in partnership with the Gateway Arch Park Foundation, the non-profit that raised the private funds for the project and will continue to support the park moving forward.

"The Arch now, more than ever, stands as a shining symbol of our great city," said Todd Schnuck, chairman of Fair Saint Louis Foundation. "We are excited to be a part of the rebirth of our iconic calling card to the world. The Foundation is thankful to the City of St. Louis and all our partners at Forest Park for providing the Fair an amazing home the last four years. The Fair could not occur without the unparalleled support provided by the City, our many other governmental partners and our corporate and individual sponsors. We are proud to again partner with the National Park Service and the City as we return to the Arch grounds and we look forward to celebrating with our entire St. Louis community and guests from near and far."

Fair Saint Louis 2018 is set to take place on July 4, 6 and 7, and will include fun and exciting elements that fair-goers have grown to love over the 37 years of the festival including great music, food, family activities, the return of the world famous air show, and of course nationally recognized fireworks displays each evening. This year, the Fair will also include new elements and themes highlighting the historic renovations that transform the visitor experience at the Arch.


Riverwalk Pathways at Gateway Arch
The new North Gateway is 7.5 acres of usuable park space and includes the Lewis and Clark Explorers' Garden for children with an elevated walkway and accessible pathways winding through a diverse mix of newly planted trees.

City Arch River Project on St. Louis Riverfront
A new glass entrance to the Museum of Westward Expansion below the Arch will face the Park Over the Highway and the Old Courthouse. Conceptual image courtesy CityArchRiver 2015
City Arch River Project on St. Louis Riverfront
Visitors will be able to enter the new west entrance without a single stair step or ramp and enjoy sweeping view of the Old Courthouse and St. Louis through the sweeping wall of glass. Conceptual image courtesy CityArchRiver 2015
Arch Museum Opening Delayed Until Summer 2018
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com) - The last major pieces of the $380 million dollar project, the museum exhibits and expanded visitor center under the Arch, will open in the summer of 2018 with a grand opening celebration.

The new museum at the Gateway Arch will invite visitors to experience exhibits including Jefferson's Vision, Riverfront Era, New Frontiers, Manifest Destiny, Colonial St. Louis and Building the Arch. Once completed, the $380 million CityArchRiver project is expected to come in at or under budget.

"We are excited to be one step closer to completing this incredible new experience for visitors at the Gateway Arch," said Mike Ward, superintendent of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, National Park Service.

"While we had hoped that the project would be completed by the end of this year, it is most important that the project is completed in the right way. When we re-open the museum next summer, we are confident people will see that the wait was worth it."


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Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Park
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com) - The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Park was established on the banks of the Mississippi River, on December 21, 1935, to commemorate the westward growth of the United States between 1803 and 1890. Cost for the $30 million national monument was shared by the federal government and the City of St. Louis.

The park features the Gateway Arch, designed by architect Eero Saarinen who won the design competition in 1947. The stainless steel structure rises 630 feet high from a 60-foot foundation and spans 630 feet at ground level. Its classic weighted catenary curve sways 1/2" - 1" in 20 mph wind. The Arch weighs 17,246 tons. Nine hundred tons of stainless steel was used to build the Arch, more than any other project in history. Construction on the nation's tallest memorial, built at a cost of $13 million began February 12, 1963 with the "topping out" on October 28, 1965. It was dedicated in 1966.


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Old Cathedral Under Wraps for Two Year Restoration
The nearly 180-year-old Basilica of St. Louis King of France, known fondly as the "Old Cathedral", is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Basilica of St. Louis King of France (Old Cathedral)
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com) - The St. Louis' historic Old Cathedral, known officially as the Basilica of Saint Louis, King of France, is one of the world's most honored churches. It stands on a tiny plot on the downtown riverfront near the south leg of the Gateway Arch. The original log chapel was dedicated over 200 years ago in 1770.

The structure of the Old Cathedral, completed in the autumn of 1834, is a prominent example of Greek Revival architecture in the United States, and it is included on the National Register of Historic Places. The exterior stone facade and the four columns that support the Doric style portico are carved from Joliet stone, mined near Joliet, Ill.

In 1961, the most important honor ever afforded any American church was handed down by His Holiness, the late Pope John XXIII, who decreed Basilican status upon the church. An intensive rehabilitation program on the appearance of the Old Cathedral was completed in 1963.

Visitors can see the tomb of Bishop Joseph Rosati, builder of the present Old Cathedral building, paintings dating back to the late 1700's and a dramatic series of Arteaga photos at the Old Cathedral Museum. The Old Cathredal is located at 209 Walnut Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63102. For more information, call 314-231-3250.


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