St. Louis

The St. Louis, Missouri Gateway Arch, located on the banks of the Mississippi River, is an monument to westward expansion in the USA.
"Late May, 1805" - Scenes of Visionary Enchantment at the Lobby of the Drury Plaza Hotel at the Arch, St. Louis, MO.  The Diorama of the Lewis and Clark Expedition including eight life-size bronze figures, a sixty foot mural and a twevle foot waterfall.
Room with a arch at the Drury Plaza Hotel at the Arch, St. Louis, MO.
Mac Arthur Bridge spans over the Mississippi River, St. Louis, MO.
A new day awakens at St. Louis, MO.

The International Fur Exchange, The Thomas Jefferson and the American Zinc Building make up to 370-room Drury Plaza Hotel.
The Old Chain of Rocks Bridge is one mile long and 24 feet wide and has a 22 degree mid span bend required for safe river navigation.
It took two years and $ 2.6 million to build and is named after the limestone ledge that cuts across the river.
The old Chain of Rocks Bridge is a part of the historic Route 66.
It opened in 1929 with a 5 cent toll and joins the north end of St. Louis, Missouri with Madison County, Illinois.
A natural world runs through it - the Mississippi River, which is the world's third-longest river (2.350 miles).
The Bridge appeared in the movie "Escape from New York" and was known in the film as the 69th Street Bridge.
The bridge closed in 1968 and was to be torn down in 1975.
But it underwent a $ 4 million renovation in 1996 and reopened in 1999 as the world's second-longest pedestrian and bicycle bridge.
The Mighty River has also woven itself through the history, literature and heritage of this nation. Few could do it justice like Mark Twain.
The Mississippi River is important to migrating and resident birds alike, including ducks, swans, pelicans, geese, herons, egrets, bald eagles, ospreys and songbirds.

The River is lined with silver maple, river birch and pin oak trees that grow along its banks. 
It is home to freshwater fish, including channel catfish, bluegill, crappie and carp.
The two historic water towers that once provided drinking water to St. Louis where built in 1894 and 1915.
The historic St. Louis Union Station - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel features an awe-inspiring Grand Hall Lobby with a 3D Light Show.
The hotel features the impressive "Headhouse" Grand Hall as a lobby lounge area with its sweeping archways, gold leaf detailing, mosaics and art glass windows.
St. Louis Union Station opened on September 1, 1894 and was a passenger train terminal.
Once the world's largest and busiest train station, it was converted in the early 1980s. There used to be 42 tracks and at its height the station combined the St. Louis passenger services of 22 railroads.
In August 1985, after a $ 150 million renovation it was reopened with a 539-room hotel, shopping mall, restaurants and food court.
In 1904, St. Louis hosted the World's Fair and the 1904 Summer Olympics, becoming the first non-European city to host the Olympics.
Experience the color and wonder of a stunning 3D light show when in St. Louis.
Created by Technomedia, an award-winning collaborator with entertainment company Ciqure du Soleil.
The 3D light show at the Union Station Hotel is the first of its kind in the US.
Hotel guests of all ages will enjoy flying birds, an aquarium scene and other vibrant animations projected across the historic lobby in 30 video vignettes set to music.
Each night, watch as flowers sway, fireworks burst and other images dance around the 65-foot ceiling of the Grand Hall lobby in a state- of-the-art show designed specifically for this St. Louis hotel.

Revist Union Station's past in a video narrated by actor John Goodmann that features photos of he landmark train station and its passengers.
Watch the video (by Union Station - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel).
The the train shed also houses a lake, inside shopping, entertainment and dining establishments.
Surrounded by mosaics, archways and unique stained glass, the Grand Hall lobby is also this Union Station hotel's lounge, offering signature cocktails, local brews and light bites as well as plenty of seating for guests to watch the show.
The in stainless steel clad, 630-foot (192m) high Gateway Arch is the world's tallest arch, the tallest monument in the Western Hemisphere and Missouri's tallest accessible building.
The Busch Stadium is a baseball parklocated in St. Louis, Missouri and the home of the St. Louis Cardinals, the city's Mayor League Baseball (MLB).
The stadium opened  on April 4, 2006 with an exhibition between the minor league Memphis Redbirds and Springfield Cardinals, which Springfield won 5-3..
The first official major league game occurred on April 10, 2006 as the Cardinals defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 6-4.
The internationally famous symbol of St. Louis was built as a monument to the westward expansion of the United States.
The Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen designed in 1947 The Gateway Arch.
The construction began on February 12, 1963 and was completed on October 28, 1965 for $13 million (equiv. to $ 180 million in 2013). For the public it was opened on June 10, 1967.
A relaxing cruise on the replica nineteenth-century paddle-wheel riverboat Tom Sawyer of the Gateway Riverboat Cruise is a good way to discover the St. Louis skyline.
The between April 19, 2010 and July 2013 build Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge spans the Mississippi between St. Clair County, Illinois and the city of St. Louis, Missouri.
McKinley Bridge is a steel truss bridge and has been opened in 1910 for both railroad and vehicular traffic across the Mississippi River.

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