First Trip to the Arch Posted on June 25, 2012 by karl Today we went to the arch for the first time with Kyle and Ian. In line on our way to the elevators Kyle pulls the handle for the boat horn with some help from Mark Twain Who weighs more? Outside the elevators Inside the tiny, egg-shaped elevator car. Ian fits in here a lot better than I do 630 feet down A panorama of the east side of the Mississippi Downtown St. Louis Heading back down. At this point Ian told me he wanted to take the stairs all the way to the bottom (we took the elevator).