Sorry, folks, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis is closed. That was the message on signs posted around the landmark that accommodates more than 4 million visitors every year. Officials estimated it would take at least a month, and possibly two, to repair damage from a fire. A small blaze broke out Monday night while workers were installing an electrical panel in a room under the north leg of the Arch. The fire knocked out the main electrical distribution system that powers the entire Arch, the 630-foot monument that overlooks the Mississippi River downtown.
Fire Temporarily Closes Gateway Arch
From Times Wire Reports