The Gateway Arch which celebrates St. Louis's role as "entry to the American West" was finished in 1865 and is a real wonder of modern architecture. It was designed by the very famous Finnish architect Eero Saarinen, is as tall as a 60 story building, and is built of stainless steel -- it really is quite a wonder to see. St. Louis gets many thunderstorms, and the arch is a magnet for lightening strikes. Some people claim mystical powers to it -- due to what they claim are magnetic and electric resonances. Glad you featured it here!
Thank you Eddi for that very informative comment! I would love to see the arch in person!~S0phia
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