2 MODERN MASTERPIECES
BORN IN ST. LOUIS
The current exhibit at the St. Louis Art Museum
features objects and creations
designed and/or created in St. Louis,
from a modern period, mid to late 20th century.
Two famous masterpieces caught my eye:
1. A 1954 Corvette, credited as the first
mass market sports car, and built
here in St. Louis -- symbolizing
postwar American properity.
2. The St. Louis Gateway Arch, tallest man-made
monument in the U.S., stainless steel riverfront
attraction on our riverfront,
and celebrating 50 years since its completion
October 28, 1965. Designed by Eero Saarinen.
(Engineering achievement, 630-feet high, 630-feet wide.
1500 visitors can ride the internal elevator cars
to the top to a commanding view from
our "gateway to the west.")