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The Gateway Arch : a reflection of America

Author: Scott HuegerichBob MianoHarper BarnesKevin KlineEero SaarinenAll authors
Publisher: [Harrington Park, N.J.] : Janson Media [distributor], [2007]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A documentary that chronicles the history of westward expansion and the construction of the largest stainless steel structure ever built, the Gateway Arch. Featured are newly discovered construction footage, rare photographs of westward expansion and early conceptual drawings by architect Eero Saarinen. Dozens of interviews include World Trade Center Master Plan architect Daniel Libeskind and architecture critic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Huegerich; Bob Miano; Harper Barnes; Kevin Kline; Eero Saarinen; Daniel Libeskind; Jayne Merkel; Civil Pictures, Inc.; Janson Media.
ISBN: 1568392931 9781568392936
OCLC Number: 227003217
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Originally produced in 2006.
Special features: The city of mighty rivers ; The fur traders ; The struggles of going West ; Life in a sod house ; Eero Saarinen ; The doubters ; Safety net ; Construction stories ; William Gass excerpts ; Daniel Libeskind excerpts ; Additional information.
Credits: Director of photography, Doug Hastings ; editor, Scott Huegerich; music, Tim Janis ; visual consultant, Duane Sneddeker.
Performer(s): Narrated by Kevin Kline.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, widescreen; Dolby Digital.
Other Titles: Reflection of America
Responsibility: Civil Pictures presents a film by Scott Huegerich & Bob Miano ; a production of Civil Pictures, Inc. ; produced and directed by Scott Huegerich & Bob Miano ; writers, Harper Barnes [and others].

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A documentary that chronicles the history of westward expansion and the construction of the largest stainless steel structure ever built, the Gateway Arch. Featured are newly discovered construction footage, rare photographs of westward expansion and early conceptual drawings by architect Eero Saarinen. Dozens of interviews include World Trade Center Master Plan architect Daniel Libeskind and architecture critic Jayne Merkel, along with the workers who built the monument that some said was impossible to build.

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The Gateway Arch: A Reflection of America

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The St. Louis Gateway Arch is a national historic landmark, which stands at the head of the Lewis and Clark Trail. Using construction footage from the early 1960s, dozens of interviews, archival illustrations and blueprints, this hour long historical documentary about the building of the St. Louis Gateway...
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