Allergies got me bad last week, so I stayed inside Saturday while neighbors gathered with dignitaries such as Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and Mayor Tom Leppert for donuts and coffee to watch the capping off of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge’s centerpiece. But my neighbor Barry Kooda, bless him, was there to get some photos for us.

Now we can see this whitewashed version of the Gateway Arch peeking out of the Dallas skyline. I think it looks pretty cool.

Here's how the arch looked last week. PHOTO COURTESY OF BARRY KOODA

The Jacob's ladder at sunset. PHOTO COURTESY OF BARRY KOODA

Here comes the cap. PHOTO COURTESY OF BARRY KOODA

Getting closer. PHOTO COURTESY OF BARRY KOODA

Closer. PHOTO COURTESY OF BARRY KOODA

Et voila! PHOTO COURTESY OF BARRY KOODA

How does it look? PHOTO COURTESY OF BARRY KOODA