Why CityArchRiver

The Gateway Arch is a global icon and symbol of the St. Louis region. It represents the spirit in all of us to discover and grow. With this project comes the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to integrate the Gateway Arch and what it represents into the fabric of the region. And in doing so, make it easier for St. Louisans and visitors to safely access and enjoy a treasured monument and the space surrounding it.

By uniting our region and one of the world’s most recognizable icons with another of our greatest assets – the Mississippi River — we will build new connections, invigorate existing attractions and expand points of interest beyond the existing park to the East and West riverbanks and into the region itself.

When we invest in our urban core, everyone benefits.

Via KMOV, “Reimagining the Arch” is a half-hour prime-time special on the CityArchRiver project, which premiered June 23, 2014. The program describes the history of the Gateway Arch, how the CityArchRiver project will improve the visitor experience and what the future looks like for St. Louis, our national park and the riverfront.

  • St. Louis RegionOur Region…
    will be better positioned through national and international recognition that will boost tourism
  • St. Louis CommunitiesOur Communities…
    will grow and flourish thanks to improvements in infrastructure
  • St. Louis Area BusinessesOur Businesses…
    will be better able to attract and retain talent
  • St. Louis Arch DesignEach of us…
    can feel pride in our city – a world-class destination with a world-class design.
  • About the St. Louis RegionAbout the Region

    Beginnings, possibility and discovery — the story of St. Louis, the story of America.

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  • About the Gateway ArchAbout the Arch

    The Arch is the most-recognized symbol of our spirit to discover and grow.

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  • About the Mississippi RiverAbout the River

    Through CityArchRiver 2015, we can turn local and national attention back to the river.

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