|This catenary arch, with a sheathing of stainless steel, commemorates the Lousiana Purchase and the western movement. It is on an axis with the St. Louis Courthouse. This curved form, like Saarinen's Ingalls' Hockey Rink at Yale and his TWA terminal, was Saarinen's last achievement.|
Looking upThis dramatic detail was taken by my friend and colleague Dr. Michael D. Edmiston, Ph.D., Professor of Physics and Chemistry at Bluffton College. This is a scan from a Kodachrome 25 slide taken in 1975. Dr. Edmiston has generously contributed it for viewing at this site. He owns the copyright and should be contacted directly if you are interested in the use of his photograph: Dr. Michael D. Edmiston
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