The Gateway Arch: An Illustrated Timeline explores the planning, growth, and evolution of St. Louis and its riverfront. St. Louis’ central location has been key to US history, serving as the “Gateway to the West.”
Author and architect, John C. Guenther seeks to “connect the dots” of history and take readers through the key events which led to the building of the Gateway Arch, assisted by historic images and primary sources. Enjoy a chronological look at the historic foundations of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, starting from the very beginning to the present day. Eero Saarinen’s Gateway Arch expresses both a timeless monumentality and a contemporary dynamism. The story of how this monument came to be is remarkable.