The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Mo. has been a part of many St. Louisans’ memories for the past 50 years. The famous monument tells the tale of western expansion and American history through its world-class museum, which recently underwent a $380 million renovation. With 45,000 square feet of new museum space, including exhibition galleries, public education facilities, and visitor services, the expansion reinforces a modern telling of American history with a more inclusive viewpoint.
The project’s general contractor was St. Louis-based McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. The designers included architect Cooper Robertson, James Carpenter Design Associates, and Trivers Associates. IWR North America, one of the longest-standing specialty contractors in the United States that focuses on being a true building enclosure partner, installed the decorative metals package for the Gateway Arch’s Visitor Center. IWR started work on the project in March 2017 and completed their work in June 2018. IWR worked alongside local vendors TROCO Custom Fabricators and Modern Metals.