Few landmarks are as iconic as the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri. Meant to symbolize the gateway to the west and the last American frontier, the Arch has stood for more than 50 years. One of the largest tourist attractions in the Midwest, the Gateway Arch features a sophisticated tram system and observation deck. This allows visitors to visit the top of the monument more than 600 feet in the air and look out over St. Louis and the Great Plains.
American History gets an Update
Being such a popular destination, the Gateway Arch is currently under construction as it undergoes a major renovation. Developers have been planning an underground visitor center and museum to add the the experience of visiting one of the nation’s most important landmarks.
Workers unearthed a bit of history they weren’t expecting while digging a new entrance to the underground museum. During construction, crews dug up and revealed old building foundations and rubble from prior construction which had not been accounted for during planning. This unforeseen roadblock creates greater time and labor requirements of workers: as a result, the arch project is receiving an additional $2.8 million dollars in funding to remedy the situation. However, the project is still scheduled to be finished on time and under budget. With a price tag around $380 million, the newly renovated and landscaped grounds of the monument will reopen in November, with another nearby plaza area slated to open in May of 2018. With so many exciting updates on the way, this landmark will continue to amaze and inspire visitors of every age.
Function over Form: Arch Buildings
Although iconic and beautiful, it wouldn’t be very easy to fit an RV inside of this monument. That’s where we come in.
Investing in a durable, versatile, and affordable steel arch building is the perfect storage solution for your home or business. Whether you’re protecting your vehicle or other property from the elements or searching for a secure place to build and store your equipment and supplies, we have exactly what you’re looking for. From small one-car structures to massive airplane hangars, we are the an industry leader in steel arch buildings. Our expert representatives are ready at any time to answer any questions you may have and help you get started in designing your own custom arch building.