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March 16, 2008 | From Associated Press
A tram leading to the top of the Gateway Arch began moving again this weekend months after a snapped cable shut it down, leaving only one route up the 630-foot-tall monument on the banks of the Mississippi River. Trams from each leg of the arch carry visitors back and forth. The north leg of the tram was not affected. "We're absolutely confident the problem has been corrected," said Frank Mares, acting superintendent for the National Park Service office in St. Louis, which operates the monument to westward expansion.
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March 16, 2008 | From Associated Press
A tram leading to the top of the Gateway Arch began moving again this weekend months after a snapped cable shut it down, leaving only one route up the 630-foot-tall monument on the banks of the Mississippi River. Trams from each leg of the arch carry visitors back and forth. The north leg of the tram was not affected. "We're absolutely confident the problem has been corrected," said Frank Mares, acting superintendent for the National Park Service office in St. Louis, which operates the monument to westward expansion.
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October 21, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
MISSOURI The National Park Service is upset over a plan to illuminate the Gateway Arch in pink lights in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Spokesman Dave Barna said the Park Service was not opposed to the cause, but to the precedent it would set for possible future uses of the 630-foot-tall St. Louis arch, which the agency is charged with maintaining. "If you allow a certain type of event with one organization, you open it up to everyone else," he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 1998 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You want big? "Godzilla," TriStar Pictures' monster-run-amok movie, will debut next week on more theater screens than any film in Hollywood history. That was the startling word Wednesday coming from euphoric officials at Sony Pictures Entertainment in Culver City, who announced that the movie would open on 7,363 screens--roughly a quarter of all screens in North America.
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June 15, 1990
Fred Severud, 91, a structural design engineer whose high-profile projects included St. Louis' Gateway Arch and Madison Square Garden in New York. Severud founded his own firm in 1928 in New York City. He worked on plans for the Gateway Arch, completed in 1965. During the 1960s, he also worked on the design of Madison Square Garden. He also was structural engineer for the Guggenheim Bandshell, completed in 1969 at New York's Lincoln Center, and for Toronto City Hall, completed in 1965.
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June 19, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
An attorney's wish to create a park across the Mississippi River from St. Louis' Gateway Arch will soon become a reality. Malcolm Woods Martin, who died last year at 91, had bought 34 acres along the river and erected a fountain that shot water nearly as high as the 630-foot monument. Officials dedicated the land as a park in the impoverished community, a key part of the revitalization of the East St. Louis riverfront.
REAL ESTATE
January 10, 1993 | From Times Wire Services
Kevin Roche, the Irish-born designer of such landmarks as California's Oakland Museum and the Ford Foundation headquarters in New York, has been named the winner of the 1993 American Institute of Architects' Gold Medal. Roche, 70, joins such other famous architects as Walter Gropius, Le Corbusier, Tange Kenzo and Buckminster Fuller in receiving the medal, one of architecture's highest honors.
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January 19, 1986 | United Press International
Cutting corners to get the job done faster or cheaper is not a modern phenomenon. The Romans, for one, had the same problem. The Isthmia Arch, a monumental structure probably built to honor Emperor Nero when he went to the games in Greece in AD 67, has been found to have some fudging in its workmanship. An archeological team studying the arch discovered that the carving of the stones was less elaborate, with less skill and time required, on the side that would not have been seen by the emperor.
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May 24, 1998
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BUSINESS
June 2, 1998 | From Bloomberg News
Atlantic Richfield Co. is talking to potential buyers of all or part of its 82.3% stake in Arco Chemical Co. and will decide what to do with the business by the end of the year, Chairman Michael Bowlin said. A sale of the chemical business, which analysts say could fetch $6 billion, fits the Los Angeles oil company's goals of focusing on oil production while reducing debt after it completes the buyout of Union Texas Petroleum Holdings for $3.3 billion later this year.
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September 12, 1998
Sandra Corbet, 51, advertising executive who produced television and print commercials. Raised in Brooklyn, Corbet graduated from City College of New York and had homes in Manhattan and Los Angeles. She produced commercials for such agencies as D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles, Young & Rubicam and Kirschenbaum & Bond. She also produced ads for Creative Artists Agency and Coca-Cola.
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