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Builders of the Gateway Arch sit behind a table and talk with visitors during the annual Meet the Builders event at the Arch.
October 28, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Meet the Builders Day

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 28, 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. The public can meet the engineers, tradesmen and support staff who contributed to the construction of the Gateway Arch. The Arch was completed 58 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 be shown 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 28; 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; Ticket purchase required for the “Monument to the Dream” documentary and the Tram Ride to the Top.