World War II




Competition Winning Design, 1997-2004.


Located on the centerline of the National Mall between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument, the WWII Memorial honors a generation of Americans who changed forever the face of American life and the direction of world history.


It adds an entirely new type to Washington’s unique memorial landscape. The peaceful gathering place around the basin of the rebuilt Rainbow Pool with its foundations attracts substantial crowds on any given day. It celebrates the triumph of democracy in mid 20th century, while enriching the lives of those who visit.


Photography by Duane Lemke and Sandor Bodo

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