Former U.S. Sen. John Danforth wants to take park land around the Gateway Arch in St. Louis and give it to commercial developers.
I was there, recently, and there are plenty of places for development in the downtown area. There is no need to destroy the park.
The Gateway Arch is an attraction that brings money to the city. The park around it makes the experience a much more pleasing experience. Commercial development would make it more of a carnival-type experience.
The view of the river should not be impeded any more than it is already. The green area by the river is a special place that should be kept as a park.