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Old December 1st, 2012, 07:26 PM   #421
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Sorry, I meant to say the new landmark is the skytree. Its just my opinion.
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Old December 3rd, 2012, 08:56 AM   #422
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Old December 8th, 2012, 06:08 AM   #423
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Old December 12th, 2012, 09:13 PM   #424
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Old December 16th, 2012, 12:08 AM   #425
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Beside the more famous Golden Gate Bridge, the Transamerica tower is also very recognizable in San Fransico.


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Old December 16th, 2012, 12:10 AM   #426
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Old December 16th, 2012, 08:12 AM   #429
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would you tell us some history backgound of San Pietro?
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Couldn't agree more. It's extremely sad, people have no respect for history these days.
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In 1947, a group of civic leaders held a national competition to select a design for the main portion of the Memorial space. Eero Saarinen won this competition with plans for a 590-foot (180-metre) catenary arch to be placed on the banks of the Mississippi River. However, these plans were modified over the next 15 years, placing the arch on higher ground and adding 40 feet (12 m) in height and width.

Saarinen developed the shape with the help of architectural engineer Hannskarl Bandel. It is not a pure inverted catenary. Saarinen preferred a shape that was slightly elongated and thinner towards the top, a shape that produces a subtle soaring effect, and transfers more of the structure's weight downward rather than outward at the base.

The construction of the Arch began February 12, 1963 and was completed on October 28, 1965, costing less than US$15 million to build. On the day the keystone was placed, City fire trucks hosed down the south leg to cool it because civic leaders insisted on a public ceremony. Engineers had planned on doing this in the dead of the night as the sun's heat causes the steel to expand, possibly beyond the precise measurements the keystone was designed for. Along with all other historical areas of the National Park Service, the memorial was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966. Vice President Hubert Humphrey and Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall dedicated the Arch on May 25, 1968.

In 1984, Congress authorized the enlargement of the Memorial to include up to 100 acres on the east bank of the Mississippi River in East St. Louis, Illinois. Funds were authorized to begin land acquisition, but Congress placed a moratorium upon NPS land acquisitions in fiscal year 1998. The moratorium continued into the 21st century, with expansion becoming less likely because of the construction of a riverboat gambling facility and related amenities.

In 1999, the Arch tram queue areas were completely renovated at a cost of approximately $2.2 million.
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I love how the clouds and the sun look on this picture.
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