A Guide for Travelers to MissouriSymbolizing the door to the American West, the St. Louis Gateway Arch by Finnish architect Eero Saarinen also suggests the spirit of architectural innovation found in St. Louis, Kansas City, and other parts of Missouri.
Must See in St. Louis, Missouri:
The St. Louis Gateway Arch
Tallest man-made monument in the United States.
The Wainwright Building
Louis Sullivan's revolutionary 1890 skyscraper.
- 1884 U.S. Custom House, U.S. District Court, and Post Office
Kemper Art Museum and Steinberg Hall at Washington University
Designed by Pritzker Prize winning architect Fumihiko Maki, whose career began in St. Louis
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Must See in Kansas City, Missouri:
- Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts designed by Moshe Safdie
- National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, 1926
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Famous Missouri Architects :
Born on March 17, 1850, Theodore Link designed more than 100 buildings. Link is thought to be the first architect to use electric light decoratively.
Although he was born in Boston and worked mainly in Chicago, Louis Sullivan's first skyscraper was in St. Louis.
More About Architecture in Missouri:
Landmarks Association of St. Louis
This organization is a good resource for information about architecture in St. Louis.
A Guide to the Architecture of St. Louis
Book by George McCue and Frank Peters