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ST. LOUIS - Iconic rainbow lighting will return to The Civil Courts building downtown for the third year in a row for St. Louis PrideFest 2015, organizers of the annual event shared on Facebook today.

 

Pride St. Louis, Inc. has announced that The Gateway Foundation, with support from Ironman Sound and Verizon, has come on board with a $7,500 matching grant to light the iconic landmark which sits at the edge of festival grounds and at the heart of the St. Louis skyline.

 

It costs $15,000 to light the Civil Courts Building. Ironman Sound and Verizon donated $5,000 and $2,500 in donations, respectively.

 

Gateway has previously paid to light the Gateway Arch and provided funding for the creation of City Garden and all of its artwork.  

 

Completed in 1930, The Civil Courts Building (located at 10. N. Tucker), with its pyramid shaped roof is a centrepiece of the city skyline and framed by the Gateway Arch from the Mississippi. The building was first lit up in pride colors in 2013 when a St. Louis-based company plugged in 60 LED light fixtures onto the landmark turning the upper portion into a prismatic rainbow in late June.  

 

As in years past, organizers had to receive permission from the City and Civil Courts to do the lighting.

 

St. Louis joins a growing list of cities lighting up landmarks to commemorate LGBT Pride. St. Louis PrideFest will be held June 26-28, 2015 at Soldier’s Memorial downtown.

 

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