Design Goals

The 10 goals of the CityArchRiver Design Competition:

  1. Create an iconic place for the international icon, the Gateway Arch
  2. Catalyze increased vitality in the St. Louis region
  3. Honor the character defining elements of the National Historic Landmark
  4. Weave connections and transitions from the City and the Arch grounds to the River
  5. Mitigate the impact of transportation systems
  6. Embrace the Mississippi River and the east bank in Illinois as an integral part of the National Park
  7. Reinvigorate the mission to tell the story of St. Louis as the gateway to national expansion
  8. Create attractors to promote extended visitation to the Arch, the City and the River.
  9. Develop a sustainable future
  10. Enhance the visitor experience and create a welcoming and accessible environment
  • 2015 Arch RenderingsRenderings

    CityArchRiver is about all of us coming together to celebrate and enjoy what makes St. Louis great.

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  • PartnershipsPartnerships

    CityArchRiver is possible because of public-private partnerships.

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  • About the RiverNews & UPDATES

    The CityArchRiver is underway. Learn more about construction progress.

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