“There’s More Than Meets the Arch” is the former motto of what U.S. city?
– San Antonio
– St. Louis
Answer: As locals will tell you, “there’s more than meets the arch” to St. Louis. The city is commonly identified with the 630-foot tall Gateway Arch in Downtown St. Louis. Clad in stainless steel and built in the form of a 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. Built as a monument to the westward expansion of the United States, it has become an internationally recognized symbol of St. Louis, as well as a popular tourist destination.
St. Louis is a major city in Missouri along the Mississippi River. Its iconic, 630-ft. Gateway Arch, built in the 1960s, honors the early 19th-century explorations of Lewis and Clark and America’s westward expansion in general. Replica paddlewheelers ply the river, offering views of the arch. The Soulard district is home to barbecue restaurants and clubs playing blues music.