On Tuesday, I was in St. Louis, Missouri teaching a "Basic Class" on the Elizabeth Arden products. This class was for the new hires at the various cosmetic counters throughout the area. The class was well attended.
That evening I asked the Account Executive who was there for the class, if she wouldn't mind driving me to the Gateway Arch. This was my first time in St. Louis and I wanted to see the arch that I have seen on television and in magazines.
Jennifer said that she had never been there as well. Off we went. Of course, it was dark, drizzly and cold, but we ventured out through St. Louis. She put Gateway Arch into her GPS and we followed the directions to the arch.
The Gateway Arch is a 630 foot monument. It is covered in stainless steel and is built in the form of an inverted, weighted catenary arch. It is the world's tallest arch, the tallest man-made monument in the Western Hemisphere and Missouri's tallest accessible building.
The arch is located on the west bank of the Mississippi River. Also in the area was a riverboat; a helicopter pad and a restaurant. I am sure during the summer when the weather is warmer that this is a fun area for tourists. The arch is located in the downtown area. The arch can be seen from the St. Louis Busch Stadium, which is home for the St. Louis Cardinals.
Every city has something to offer that is unique. Who knows if I will ever make it back to St. Louis? I am glad that I took the time to see this one of a kind arch.
Gateway Arch on a cold, wet night.