Walk in St Louis 2011/09/10 – 2011/09/11

Here we are St. Louis!

The Millennium Hotel St. Louis is located in the heart of downtown adjacent to the world-famous Gateway Arch and just two blocks from Busch Stadium. Those are the two places we would like to visit this time. 沒料到的是 ─ game night tonight!整個飯店充斥著「紅衫軍」,全是 Cardinals 球迷,鬧哄哄地像個菜市場,不論輸贏,看來今晚都別想睡了。http://www.millenniumhotels.com/millenniumstlouis/index.html

Gateway Arch is an iconic landmark of St. Louis. Built on the banks of the Mississippi River, this 630 feet high and the span of the legs at ground level is 630 feet across stainless steel landmark (the nation’s tallest monument) was erected in honor of the Western Pioneers. The structure was designed by Finnish architect Eero Saarinen and is built in the shape of arch section equilateral Triangle, a peculiar mathematical shape that is considered extremely stable. The Arch has foundations sunken 60 feet into the ground, and is built to withstand earthquakes and high wind. Construction of the Arch began February 12, 1963 and was completed on October 28, 1965, for a total cost of $13 million. A unique tram car system transports visitors to the top from the visitor’s center. The north tram was opened to the public on July 24, 1967. The south tram was completed in 1968.The trams are a one-of-a-kind invention, conceived in just two short weeks by amazing man (Dick Bowser) who never received a college degree. 很可惜到的時間太晚,ticket is sold out! http://www.gatewayarch.com/experience/the-gateway-arch

本來以為就只是一個觀光客造訪拍照的景點,沒想到站在它底下是如此令人屏息又嘆為觀止。是甚麼樣的 vision,Eero Saarinens 能在半個世紀前設計出如此現代的 monument?You got to see and believe it! The Gateway Arch “talk" to you every time you turn to it.

The Busch Stadium is home to St. Louis’s favorite baseball team, the St. Louis Cardinals and is the third stadium to carry the name of Busch Stadium. On April 10, 2006, the Cardinals opened their new 46,000 seat retro-style downtown ballpark with a 6-4 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. The Cardinals also became the first team in almost 100 years to win a World Series Championship in the inaugural season of a new ballpark. http://stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com

晚餐當然是在 Joe Buck’s Restaurant,於是再次陷入「紅衫軍」裡,因為餐廳就在球場旁!http://www.jbucks.com/downtown/index.html

The restaurant is housed in the gorgeous Cupples Station Building One, built in 1897 as a warehouse and fully restored to its red-brick glory. Its interior has the flat-screen TVs of a sports bar, the exposed brick, hardwood floors, and the mile-high ceilings of a downtown loft space, which really helps dissipate the crowd noise. The decor consists mainly of framed photos of Joe Buck (Fox Sports broadcaster) and his father, legendary sportscaster Jack Buck, in action behind the mic.

p.s. Jack Buck (1924–2002) maintained a sports broadcasting career that spanned five decades until his death. He covered eight World Series and 17 Super Bowls, and worked St. Louis Cardinals baseball games from 1954 to 2000. His list of memorable calls is long, and he is a member of the Baseball, Football, and Radio Halls of Fame.

Bye Bye St. Louis!

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