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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Gateway Ring

The shape of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis is a weighted catenary curve—the curve of a hanging chain—a curve determined by gravitational force. The Gateway Arch is thus, paradoxically, hanging up into this sky. This photograph captures the Gateway Arch and its reflection--a reminder of its elegant mathematical origin.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2017
Date Uploaded: 05.2017
Photo Location: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3400
Copyright: © Alexander Padovano