Eero and Eliel Saarinen Compete for St. Louis
Clip: Season 30 Episode 9 | 1m 44s
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: 12/27/16Video has closed captioning.