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Melrose Gateway Arch

Market Sector



Phoenix, AZ


City of Phoenix

Seventh Avenue Merchants Association




The Weitz Company

Construction Type

Long Span Steel Structure

The arch at Seventh Avenue, just north of Indian School Road, adds a distinctive artistic element to one of Phoenix’s main arterial streets. The Melrose Gateway Arch is comprised of two 24-foot-tall columns and an 80-foot beam spanning Seventh Avenue. The arch feature decorative lettering that was etched into the design using a plasma cutter. All together, the truss and panels weigh 43,000 pounds, with each column weighing 9,800 pounds.

The arch is lit at night, with the lettering mirroring Seventh Avenue’s distinctive curve in the Melrose District. This project was a collaboration between Phoenix City Councilman Tom Simplot and the Seventh Avenue Merchants Association.

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