American Masters

Eero and Eliel Saarinen Compete for St. Louis

Clip: 12/27/2016 | 1m 44s | Video has closed captioning.

The famous Gateway Arch in St. Louis came out of an architectural competition, where both Eliel and his son, Eero, entered designs. Confusion over a telegraph addressed to "E. Saarinen" led to a celebration for Eliel, when it was actually Eero who had won the competition. The design won Eero critical recognition and helped launch his career as an architect of renown.

Aired: 12/27/16

Rating: NR

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