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Commemorate the 49th anniversary of the completion of the Gateway Arch with “Meet the Builders” on Saturday, October 25, 2014. The National Park Service, in association with Jefferson National Parks Association and Bi-State Development Agency, invites the public to meet the builders of the tallest manmade monument in the United States. This event is free.
The actual anniversary of the Arch’s completion is October 28. From 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., the Arch’s original iron workers, electricians, sheet-metal workers, draftsmen, field engineers and X-ray technicians will greet guests and sign autographs in the Gateway Arch Visitor Center. The builders will share personal stories and rarely seen private memorabilia and photographs chronicling their experience in constructing architect Eero Saarinen’s unique vision.
Commemorative posters and hard hats will be available for purchase. Guests are encouraged to make a day of the celebration by taking a Journey to the Top tram ride; enjoying a documentary movie detailing the construction of the Arch; or visiting the Arch Museum Store to pick up exclusive commemorative items.
Reservations for Meet the Builders are not required, but in order to secure their place in line, those interested in attending are encouraged to arrive early. For more information on the Meet the Builders event, please visit www.gatewayarch.com.
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