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President Trump approves the Arch's new name

Take a peek at the Gateway Arch visitor center and museum expansion project

Rhonda Schier, chief of museum services, talks about the 46,000-square-foot Gateway Arch visitor center expansion project set to open in July 2018.
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Rhonda Schier, chief of museum services, talks about the 46,000-square-foot Gateway Arch visitor center expansion project set to open in July 2018.

St. Louis' biggest landmark got a new name Thursday as President Donald Trump signed a bill that renamed what was officially known as the "Jefferson National Expansion Memorial."

Going forward, the iconic Arch and surrounding grounds will be known as the "Gateway Arch National Park."

U.S. Sens. Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill, a Republican and Democrat from Missouri, introduced the bill, S. 1438, in December.

The bill was passed Feb. 7 and presented to Trump on Feb. 12.

Dana Rieck: 618-239-2642, @ByDanaRieck

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