Tuesday, August 21, 2012

St Louis Arch

I'm in St Louis to visit the Pulitzer Foundation Building designed by Tadao Ando with the associated sculpture by Richard Serra - but that is for tomorrow.

Today I was laying in the grass looking up at the St. Louis Arch. It's a beautiful sculpture. The gigantic scale of it makes it very impressive. I was surprised as I didn't expect to think much of it . . . but I did. It's very different in person than in photos.

This is the bottom of one of the bases - it's pretty large. The St. Louis Arch is a catenary arch designed by Eero Saarinen, finished in 1965.