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The Gateway Arch: A Biography (Icons of America)

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Rising to a triumphant height of 630 feet, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis is a revered monument to Americaandrsquo;s western expansion. Envisioned in 1947 but not completed until the mid-1960s, the arch today attracts millions of tourists annually and is one of the worldandrsquo;s most widely recognized structures. By weaving together social, political, and cultural history, historian Tracy Campbell uncovers the complicated and troubling history of the beloved structure. Thisand#160;compelling book explores how a medley of players with widely divergent motivations (civic pride, ambition,and#160;greed, among others) brought the Gateway Arch to fruition, but at a price the city continues to pay.

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Campbell dispels long-held myths and casts a provocative new light on the true origins and meaning of the Gateway Arch. He shows that the monument was the scheme of shrewd city leaders who sought to renew downtown St. Louis and were willing to steal an election, destroy historic buildings, and drive out local people and businesses to achieve their goal. Campbell also tells the human story of the architect Eero Saarinen, whose prize-winning design brought him acclaim but also charges of plagiarism, and who never lived to see the completion of his vision. As a national symbol, the Gateway Arch has a singular place in American culture, Campbell concludes, yet it also stands as an instructive example of failed urban planning.

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The surprising history of the spectacular Gateway Arch in St. Louis, the competing agendas of its supporters, and the mixed results of their ambitious plan

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This book is the first to explore the colorful history of the spectacular Gateway Arch of St. Louis and the controversial tactics of its creators. Beloved as a symbol of American democracy, the monument can also be seen as a vivid example of failed urban planning.

About the Author

Tracy Campbell is professor of history and co-director of the Wendell Ford Public Policy Research Center at the University of Kentucky.  He has written three books, including Short of the Glory: The Fall and Redemption of Edward F. Prichard, Jr.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300169492
Author:
Campbell, Tracy
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Icons of America
Publication Date:
20130531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
25 b/w illus.
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Buildings » Landmarks and Monuments
Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » General
Featured Titles » General
History and Social Science » Americana » Midwest
History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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The surprising history of the spectacular Gateway Arch in St. Louis, the competing agendas of its supporters, and the mixed results of their ambitious plan
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This book is the first to explore the colorful history of the spectacular Gateway Arch of St. Louis and the controversial tactics of its creators. Beloved as a symbol of American democracy, the monument can also be seen as a vivid example of failed urban planning.
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