Claim: The Gateway Arch in St. Louis is slated for demolition in early 2015.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, June 2014]
Origins: The Gateway Arch (commonly known as the
In June 2014 an online rumor began circulating to the effect that the venerable arch was slated to be demolished in early 2015. There was no truth to the rumor: although redevelopment plans for the arch and its surrounding grounds are in the works (primarily a renovation and expansion of the museum at the monument's base), the demolition of the arch itself is not an option being considered by anyone. The rumor was just a prank started on one of the plethora of web sites that allow users to create fake news stories and propagate them via social media.
Last updated: 18 June 2014