American Memorial Buildings: Remembrance Architecture

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Commemorative Designs in the USA, alphabetical:

Atlanta Arch, Georgia
Atlanta Arch
photo from S&R
Atlanta Arch
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
Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial
image from Frank O. Gehry architects

Link: Eisenhower Memorial Washington DC

Statue of Liberty Liberty Island, New York
1886
Frederic Bartholdi
Statue of Liberty New York
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
Weight-of-Sacrifice-WWI-Memorial
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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US Memorials

Key American Memorial Buildings, no images:

John F Kennedy Memorial, Market Street/Commerce Street, Dallas, Texas
1970
Philip Johnson Architect

War Memorial, Lake Michigan, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Eero Saarinen

Memorial Designs
London Bombings Memorial
photo © Nick Weall

Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington DC
1982
Maya Lin

American Architecture – Selection

Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
Gehry Partners
Los Angeles Concert Hall Building
photo © Andrew McRae

Los Angeles Concert Hall

Farnsworth House, Plano
Mies van der Rohe
Farnsworth House
photo © gm+ad architects

Farnsworth House

University of Iowa building, Iowa City
Steven Holl Architects
American University building
picture © Andy Ryans

American University

American Architect Studios

Buildings / photos for the American Memorial Architecture page welcome

American Memorial Buildings

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