October 28, 1965

The tallest national monument in America, St. Louis’s Gateway Arch was completed on this date. 

Get to Know the Renovated Gateway Arch National Park

The Jeff”erson National Expansion Memorial has been renamed Gateway Arch National Park, opening a new chapter for the stainless steel monument and for the city of St. Louis.

November 22, 1980

Kenneth Swyers of Overland slid down the north leg of the Arch to his death. He had parachuted to the top of the Arch as a publicity stunt, but the wind caught his chute and sent him down the side.