His constant revision led to perfecting something that could be enjoyed for all time, or at least for a millenium. Sarrinen would not be alive to see its finish in 1965. So why a cartenary arch? Why do people need monuments? Do they project myth greater than meaning? How do monuments created all of the world stand the test of time? The Great Wall of China was not meant to be a monument but has become a world heritage site of great significance. What does it say about a people who intentionally build something as a statement for the future and a tribute to their past?
We were able to take the well preserved, antiquated elevator to the top and look out at the Mississippi, the journey behind us. We were able to walk the park late into the evening and watch all kinds of people milling and playing, drawn to the area for so many reasons. Leaving St. Louis really made me feel as if I was embarking on a meaningful journey and leaving the East behind me.
arch lesson what do you think?
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