Taking the measure of 12 American landmarks

2. The Gateway Arch in St. Louis is the nation’s tallest man-made monument. What’s the distance to its apex?

The Gateway Arch towers 630 feet in the air, making it 75 feet taller than the Washington Monument. The arch, which is the centerpiece of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, pays tribute to the US westward expansion propelled by the Louisiana Purchase during Thomas Jefferson’s presidency.

The Gateway Arch towers 630 feet in the air, making it 75 feet taller than the Washington Monument. The arch, which is the centerpiece of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, pays tribute to the US westward expansion propelled by the Louisiana Purchase during Thomas Jefferson’s presidency.

The Gateway Arch towers 630 feet in the air, making it 75 feet taller than the Washington Monument. The arch, which is the centerpiece of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, pays tribute to the US westward expansion propelled by the Louisiana Purchase during Thomas Jefferson’s presidency.

The Gateway Arch towers 630 feet in the air, making it 75 feet taller than the Washington Monument. The arch, which is the centerpiece of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, pays tribute to the US westward expansion propelled by the Louisiana Purchase during Thomas Jefferson’s presidency.

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375 feet

 

520 feet

 

630 feet

 

710 feet

 
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