Here in St Louis, Missouri USA, the community has been watching for several months as the competition has unfolded to redesign the grounds around the Gateway Arch, the Saarinen-designed landmark. The victorious team recently named is headed by landscape architecture firm Michael Van Valkenburgh Assoc. of Brooklyn NY. While the Arch with the museums and other attractions connected to it is a major attraction of the city and has a picturesque riverfront location, the area needs a revamp to make it more cohesive - to tie it in better with the rest of the city and as a multifaceted destination, and give it more coherence in terms of its appearance and visitor flow. The goal is to have the project completed in 2015, but fundraising is not yet complete.
City Arch River competition website
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