Courtesy of Yale University Press; Eero Saarinen Papers, Manuscripts, and Archives; Yale University Library; and Richard Knight
Eero Saarinen Arch
Eero Saarinen looks at a 1957 model of the Arch.
February 19, 1948: Eero Saarinen’s design of a 630-foot stainless steel arch was chosen as the new riverfront memorial in St. Louis. Read more about his design here.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.