|Archway Gate, Saint Louis, taken 8/24/2010|
Going up the arch is a bit .... well, a bit like a bad early 1970s horror flick, since the capsule you take is small, with almost no windows and bumpy. Allowing room for 5 people, these small "bullet" capsules encourage you to make fast friends with the strangers you are riding up the arch with (or you can simply ignore your capsule mates like many folks do in normal elevators. Look up, down, at your watch, your feel .... lalalalalalala - but I digress).
You can read the Washington Post article on the event here.
Regardless, that did not happen to us and we had a lovely time. After getting to the top of the arch, George and I spend about 10 minutes looking around the beautiful view of Saint Louis Down Town and waterfront area.
On our way back down, I wanted to take a video of what could be seen outside that small window! The trip down took 3 minutes and 20 seconds all together. So, here is the video of us going down from the top of the Gateway Arch - what you can see is the inside of the arch itself as we are lowered down - its rather creepy.
Note: it cost 10 dollars to to take the tram to the top of the arch and this cost does not include the films you can view about the making of the arch.
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Gateway Arch Riverfront Home page.
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