Gateway Arch

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Fund thermometerPeople interested in seeing the Arch reconstructed in Springfield contributed to an online fundraising project launched in June of 2013. The money they contributed was used to construct the scale model. To learn more about the project on Kickstarter click here.

 

Model Arch constructionIn the interim the committee moved forward with a project to produce a scale model of the arch to heighten public knowledge of our plans.  The model will be displayed at several area festivals and public venues where people can make direct contributions to help fund studies to

Sunken ArchThe original Arch was located in South Springfield, which is now Glenwood. It stood for seven years prior to succumbing to flood wasters in 1927.

 

 

 

 

 

Following three years of feasibility analysis, research and meetings with public officials, the Friends of the Springfield Arch has been formed to chart a plan for rebuilding the  Springfield Gateway Arch. The group agrees that a strategy focused on introducing visitors to attractions in the areas to the east and to the west of the arch’s portal should be developed.

Plan to rebuild a Gateway Arch

Gateway ArchSPRINGFIELD:  Backers of a group that wants to bring back the “Gateway Arch” launched a Kickstarter appeal Thursday night to get the project off the ground. The newly formed “Friends of the Springfield Arch” is asking for $2,500 to complete a 5-foot wide scale model by August 15th that would be displayed at various summer festivals and civic sites to familiarize the public with their plans.

 

 

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