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New Yorker Uses Saarinen's Arch as a Symbol of St. Louis Divide

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Illustrator Bob Staake, who lived in St. Louis for 17 years, told the magazine he wanted the architectural cover, which features the St. Louis' iconic Gateway Arch, "to comment on the tragic rift that we're witnessing" in Ferguson, Missouri. "At first glance, one might see a representation of the Gateway Arch as split and divided, but my hope is that the events in Ferguson will provide a bridge and an opportunity for the city, and also for the country, to learn and come together."

· Cover Story: A "Broken Arch" for Ferguson [New Yorker]