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catenary


Saint Louis’ Gateway Arch is an inverted catenary.
  the curve approximated by a hanging rope or cable from two fixed points

more technically:  the curve theoretically assumed by a perfectly flexible and inextensible cord of uniform density and cross section hanging freely from two fixed points
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