Geocaching.com


Sign Up Log In

Sign in with Facebook


or

Sign in with Geocaching

Forgot Username/Password

Virtual Cache

St. Louis Arch Virtual Cache

Hidden : 4/26/2001
In Missouri, United States
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: virtual (virtual)

Join now to view geocache location details. It's free!

Watch

How Geocaching Works

Please note Use of geocaching.com services is subject to the terms and conditions in our disclaimer.

Geocache Description:

"Neither an obelisk nor a rectangular box nor a dome seemed right on this site or for this purpose. But here, at the edge of the Mississippi River, a great arch seemed right." --Eero Saarinen, St. Louis Arch architect

The Saint Louis Arch Virtual Cache employs St. Louis's favorite catenary structure and St. Louis's first virtual cache all in one big arc of geocaching goodness.


How does it work?
This is a virtual cache, meaning you will be seeking out a physical location without the traditional box of goodies.



*************************** Arch grounds under construction *************************

Well, the National Park Service has made it difficult to get to the Arch, well, in fact, they've make it impossible to get on to the Arch Grounds. Since Virtual caches are a rare item at this point, and I've been asked by many people to keep this one alive (I'd have kept it alive without being asked), I came up with a much simpler way to claim this virtual. It's not a elegant as the original way, but it's at least doable under the conditions that exist until the grounds reopen in 2017.

To claim this virtual, you must be at the intersection of Market St. and Broadway in downtown St. Louis. Face toward the Arch from that intersection. The view of the legs of the Arch are blocked by to imposing structures, one on the left side of the street, and one on the right side of the street and closer to the river. The "Old Court House" is the building on the left, but on the right is a much more modern building. Toward the top of that building is a imposing logo and the name of the company. To claim the St. Louis Arch Virtual Cache, you must send me a description of the logo and the name of the company below it.

It's that simple. This will prove to me that you were at least able to view the Arch during this period of construction.

Additional Hints (No hints available.)

 

Find...

2,956 Logged Visits

Found it 2,854     Didn't find it 24     Write note 76     Needs Maintenance 1     Owner Maintenance 1     

View Logbook | View the Image Gallery of 1,001 images

**Warning! Spoilers may be included in the descriptions or links.

Current Time:
Last Updated: on 7/28/2015 12:31:54 PM Pacific Daylight Time (7:31 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum