* A look at the Gateway Arch Up-Close and Far Away
The St. Louis Gateway Arch can be viewed from everywhere in St. Louis and it has been a landmark for directions since it was built in 1965. The Gateway Arch is 630 feet, which is 63 stories, 192 meters, or 7,560 inches tall, making it the tallest man-made monument in the United States.
It is taller than the Statue of Liberty, the Washington Monument, and even the Space Needle in Seattle. From the base of one leg to the other, the Arch is as wide as it is tall! Each leg of the Arch is 54 feet wide at the base, tapering to 17 feet wide where they meet at the top. (source gatewayarch.com)
Parking on the riverfront is $8.00 for all day and you are right there at the steps that lead you up to the Arch Park grounds. The Arch is open if you want to go inside and look around. It’s big and roomy so you will easily be able to keep a safe distance from others.