Did you know? Today, the population of St. Louis City is 353,837. The metropolitan area has 2.8 million residents.The Gateway Arch is a memorial to Thomas Jefferson and the historic role St. Louis played as the Gateway to the West. Designed by Finnish-American architect, Eero Saarinen, construction of the stainless steel Arch was completed in 1965, at 60 ft. it is one of the tallest monuments in the US. St. Louis boasts more free major visitor attractions than anywhere in the U.S. outside of the nation’s capital. The Saint Louis Art Museum, Science Center, and Zoo, History Museum, Museum of Westward Expansion, Anheuser-Busch Brewery, Laumeier Sculpture Park, Citygarden and many other sites are open free of charge. Shuttlefare provides premier St. Louis Lambert Airport shuttle services.