Gateway Arch

Memorial Dr. between Poplar St. & Eads bridges, St. Louis, Missouri


Photo taken by J.P. in December 0000



Street View 


The tallest monument in the U.S. at 630 feet in height, its complex and subtle design based on a weighted catenary is unique in architecture and its structural system had never been attempted on such a large scale. Although designed in 1947 and not built until between 1963 and 1968, its symbolic architectural expression is of such simplicity that it remains modern. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, May 28, 1987

The Gateway Arch was previously listed in the in the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial NHS

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 28, 1987
Reference number
Areas of significance
Community Planning and Development; Engineering; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Monument/marker; Park
Current functions
Park; Monument/marker
Periods of significance
1950-1974; 1925-1949
Significant years
1947; 1959; 1967

Update Log 

  • April 17, 2012: HABS/HAER photos posted by Nathan Holth
  • November 18, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn
  • July 5, 2010: New photos from J.P.