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A History Lover’s Travel Guide To Chicago

The Chicago Water Tower, Grant Park and Wrigley Field are among the must see attractions in Chicago for history lovers.

07/03/2015

London Plane Trees being housed at Hoette Farms in New Florence, Mo. The trees will eventually replace the Ash trees on the processional walks on the Arch grounds. (Photo courtesy of CityArchRiver 2015 Foundation)

1,200 Trees to be Removed from Arch Grounds

The removal of more than 1,000 trees on the grounds of the Gateway Arch is about to begin.

10/28/2014

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Report: Arch Corrosion/Staining is Just a Cosmetic Annoyance

A Chicago engineering firm has just completed a study of the monument. They says the corrosion is simply discoloring, probably from the welds that hold the arch’s sections together.

09/24/2012

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