On October 28, 2015, the Gateway Arch will be celebrating its 50th anniversary. It is the largest stainless steal structure in the world and stands 630 feet tall or 63 stories. The area surrounding the Arch is under construction for the big reveal. If you get a chance to ride the elevators or alien pods (think silver, egg-shaped spaceships) to the top of the Arch, do it. There's also a free museum in the lower half of the Arch, celebrating the history of baseball and the Cardinals.
|View of the Arch from the car window (Hey, I wasn't driving this time!)|
The incredible views from the top include the Mississippi River, running right along the Arch. You can also see straight inside Busch Stadium. I have all these pics somewhere on a long lost computer. So you will just have to visit and see for yourself. Did I tell you about the time my family and I rode the Metro downtown during a Cards game? We were actually visiting Union Station that day. The entire subway car was filled with red shirts. I looked down. I was wearing my Brewers t-shirt. Woops. Not a very friendly welcome to the big city.
Union Station was built in 1892 and used as a passenger train terminal. It was once the world's largest train station. In the eighties, it was transformed in to a hotel and shopping center, leaving only one Metro station link. Now, it's kind of empty. A few restaurants and shops still exist, like the famous Fudgery.
|The workers sing as they|
make their world famous fudge.