St. Louis Post Dispatch: ‘This is something so special.’ Years in the making, the Gateway Arch museum and entry reopens

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Excerpt from article featured in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Since workers fitted the final piece of the Gateway Arch into place on Oct. 28, 1965, we’ve come to look at that gleaming ribbon of stainless steel as a symbol. A gateway.

Sometimes, it’s easy to look right through it.

“We’ve all been looking at it for 52 years,” said St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson. “This is an opportunity for St. Louisans, our visitors and our businesses to see the Arch in a whole new light.”

Krewson sees the renovated Gateway Arch grounds and museum, which opens Tuesday, as not just a symbol, but a catalyst. She already sees more people walking across the grassy lawn that leads directly from the Old Courthouse to the new Arch museum entrance, which faces downtown.

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