The Gateway Arch is a 630-foot monument in St. Louis, Missouri. It is the tallest
man-made monument in the United States and world. Built as a monument to the westward expansion of the United States, it has become an internationally known
symbol of St. Louis.
Construction began on February 12, 1963 at a cost of $13 million. The monument
opened to the public on June 10, 1967.