The Latest: Renovated museum opens at Gateway Arch

FILE - In this June 21, 2018, file photo, visitors walk near a new entrance to the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. A newly expanded museum underneath the Arch is set to be open on July 3 and is the final piece of a massive $380 million renovation of the grounds surrounding and entrance to the iconic monument. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
FILE - In this June 20, 2018, file photo, visitors stand outside a new entrance below the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. A newly expanded museum beneath the Arch is set to be open to the public on July 3 and is the final piece of a massive $380 million renovation of the grounds surrounding and entrance to the iconic monument. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

ST. LOUIS — The Latest on the Gateway Arch in St. Louis (all times local):

11:30 a.m.

The revitalized Gateway Arch National Park has been dedicated, the culmination of a $380 million public-private partnership that some see as a template for the future of the national park system.

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and U.S. Sens. Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt were among those who spoke Tuesday at a ceremony alongside the 630-foot-tall (192-meter) monument to westward expansion on the St. Louis riverfront.

A five-year project transformed the Arch museum. The grounds around the Arch were upgraded and a grassy park was built over nearby Interstate 44 to allow people to move more easily between the area around the Arch and the rest of downtown St. Louis.

About two-thirds of the project was funded by private donations. A local sales tax and state and federal grants paid the rest.

___

11 p.m.

The centerpiece of a five-year project to transform the area around the Gateway Arch is set to officially open when the Arch museum is introduced following a $176 million renovation.

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will be among the speakers at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday alongside the 630-foot-tall monument to westward expansion on the St. Louis riverfront.

City leaders in 2013 launched a $380 million project that called for a complete renovation of the Arch grounds, construction of green space over Interstate 44 to more easily move people from the Arch to the rest of downtown, and renovation of the museum that sits beneath the monument.

Roughly two-thirds of the cost was paid by private donors. A local sales tax and state and federal grants paid the rest.

___

For the AP's full story on the Gateway Arch project: https://bit.ly/2KOafE0

Must Read

Google's search engine directs voters to the...

Aug 16, 2016

Google is pulling another lever on its influential search engine in an effort to boost voter...

French mayor bans 'anarchical' Pokemon settlement...

Aug 16, 2016

A French mayor has denounced the "anarchical settlement" of "Pokemon Go" characters on the...

Grassley: FBI improperly restricting access to...

Aug 17, 2016

A Republican senator says the FBI is improperly restricting access to materials from its closed...

France holds security meeting to discuss...

Aug 17, 2016

The French government has held a special security meeting to discuss increasing protection measures...

WHY IT MATTERS: Income inequality

Aug 18, 2016

The rich keep getting richer while more Americans are left behind

About Us

Started in 2015, Science Of The World offers in-depth news about the latest scientific discoveries. If you’re looking for a reliable source, Science Of The World is the one for you.

Contact us: sales[at]scienceoftheworld.com

Subscribe Now!