American Memorial Buildings, Architecture, Architects, United States of America
American Memorial Designs
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Commemorative Designs in the USA, alphabetical:
Atlanta Arch, Georgia
photo from S&R
The biggest civic monument to be built in the USA since 1936 was officially opened in Atlanta on 4th July 2008. Dedicated to 2000 years of peaceful accomplishment, the inauguration ceremony was conducted by a line-up of local and national figures from public life including the Bishop of Atlanta and Congressman John Lewis. Mr Lewis, a friend and colleague of Martin Luther King (who was himself a citizen of Atlanta), declared the site “a place of peace.” The National Monuments Foundation turned to British architect Hugh Petter to create a unifying design for the 70 ft high classical monument which is taller than London’s Wellington Arch.
Eisenhower Memorial Design, Washington, D.C.
Design: Frank Gehry, Architect
image from Frank O. Gehry architects
Link: Eisenhower Memorial Washington DC
Statue of Liberty Liberty Island, New York
Date built: 1886
Design: Frederic Bartholdi, Architect
photo : Hausman LLC
Statue of Liberty
The Statue closed in October 2011 to undergo upgrades to visitor safety and accessibility. It reopened on October 28, 2012, the 126th anniversary of its original dedication, and then closed again the next day due to the Superstorm. The storm was not the first major challenge faced by the contractor on this project. In 2004, the contractor performed the initial life safety upgrades necessary to re-open the Monument after the events of 9/11.
The Weight of Sacrifice Memorial, Pershing Park, Washington, D.C.
Design: Joseph Weishaar with sculptor Sabin Howard
image of design proposal
The Weight of Sacrifice Memorial Washington, D.C. – 1 Feb 2016
The site for the memorial is Pershing Park, a triangle on Pennsylvania Avenue just two blocks from the White House.
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Key American Memorial Buildings, no images:
John F Kennedy Memorial, Market Street/Commerce Street, Dallas, Texas
Date built: 1970
Philip Johnson Architect
War Memorial, Lake Michigan, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Eero Saarinen, Architect
photo © Nick Weall
Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington DC
Date built: 1982
American Architecture – Selection
Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
photo © Andrew McRae
Los Angeles Concert Hall
Farnsworth House, Plano
Mies van der Rohe
photo © gm+ad architects
University of Iowa building, Iowa City
Steven Holl Architects
picture © Andy Ryans
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