Critique Welcomed The Gateway Arch IV

Brian Moore

I've posted several previous images of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. I think this is the 4th one. And I'm pretty sure I shot it with a Canon M2 that I no longer own.

The story goes that the Saarinens, father, Eliel, and son, Eero, both of whom were architects, both entered the design competition for a proposed monument on the banks of the Mississippi River. The letter announcing the winner was addressed to "E. Saarinen" and the family assumed it was Eliel who had won. They celebrated with champagne. Several hours later they were informed it was actually Eero who had won the competition. Eero, of course, went on to become a much-celebrated architect.

If you're ever in St. Louis I'd recommend going up inside the Arch (maybe think twice if you are claustrophobic, though) for magnificent views from the top. (The windows of the viewing platform are just visible in the right-center of the image.) The Arch is a remarkable structure.