$380M Gateway Arch Park aims to revitalize riverfront
(Museum concept artwork from archpark.org)
NECA Premier Partner Graybar has teamed up with NECA Member Guarantee Electrical Company for the Gateway Arch, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
renovation efforts in St. Louis, MO.
Set to open next July during the annual Fair St. Louis, the $380 million renovation of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial and surrounding parks and riverfront seeks to improve the “Arch experience,” making the famed riverfront and steel arch more accessible to St. Louisans and visitors alike. Learn more about the project here »
The riverfront was raised 30 inches to decrease flood risk and 11 acres were added to the park, including 5.4 miles of new pathways. The Museum of Westward Expansion and Gateway Arch visitors center, located on park grounds, also received a facelift and 46,000-square-foot addition. The entire site has been designed improve accessibility as well.
This renovation comes at a time when St. Louis developers and backers want to shine a light on what’s happening in their city. Roughly $7 billion in new development is in different stages of completion in the city, according to Moraczewski, with new hotels and condos in the works. Along with the new Loop Trolley, as well as the Cortex Innovation Community, a startup hub, new construction is seen as a sign of the Arch City’s resurgence.
Source: Curbed / Sept 9, 2017 / https://www.curbed.com/2017/9/6/16263406/gateway-arch-st-louis-riverfront-cityarchriver-renovation