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Annual Meet the Builders Reunion
The builders of the Gateway Arch will reunite in celebration of the day the final piece of the Arch was put into place and monument was completed. On Saturday, October 29, the National Park Service will host Gateway Arch National Park’s annual “Meet the Builders” event from 10:00 a.m. to noon in the Arch tram lobby, in which the public can meet the engineers, tradesmen and support staff who contributed to the construction of the Gateway Arch. The Arch was completed 57 years ago, on October 28, 1965.
At the event, a small group of builders will share memories, private memorabilia and photographs with attendees, and sign autographs. The Arch Store, located in the Arch tram lobby, will sell $1 commemorative posters for autographing. This is a free event that is open to all ages.
Additionally, a special video featuring interviews with multiple builders will play in advance of each screening of “Monument to the Dream,” the award-winning documentary that chronicles the construction of the Arch. “Monument to the Dream” plays at the top of every hour in the Arch’s Tucker Theater. (The interviews will also show on the screens in the tram lobby.) Visitors are encouraged to explore the “Building the Arch” exhibit gallery in the always-free Museum at the Gateway Arch and take the Tram Ride to the Top.
WHAT: Meet the Builders of the Gateway Arch
WHEN: Saturday, October 29; 10:00 a.m. to noon
WHERE: Gateway Arch tram lobby (located on lower level of Arch facility)
COST: Free and open to all ages