Competition Manual - 8 December 2009
On behalf of the National Park Service and the people of St. Louis, we invite you toparticipate in “Framing a Modern Masterpiece,” the international design competition for the Gateway Arch.The Arch is among the world’s greatest structures and most visible icons. Its design waschosen in an architectural competition in 1948. After reducing 172 competitors down to
ve nalists, a panel of seven judges unanimously chose a design submitted by Eero
Saarinen—the Arch.Sixty one years later, we are embarking on a second competition. Our goal is to integratethe park, the east and west sides of the Mississippi River, the surrounding attractions andthe downtown into a single vibrant and dynamic destination. We would like St. Louisansand visitors to the region to make a connection with this historic district and the river thatmade the city great.Improving on greatness is both a challenge and an incredible opportunity. As a result, we
have created a competition program and assembled a jury worthy of its subject matter.
As happened decades ago, we intend to build the winning design.We challenge the world’s great minds to share their vision and imagination with us.Sincerely,Tom Bradley Francis G. SlaySuperintendent, Mayor Jefferson National City of St. LouisExpansion Memorial
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