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Design competition open for World War I MemorialJune 17, 2015
A design competition is underway for the national World War I Memorial in Washington, D.C.
The U.S. World War I Centennial Commission is the sponsor of the contest. The memorial will be in Pershing Park in the nation’s capital.
The first stage entries are due by July 21. The final design will be announced in January 2016.
Steel’s applications aren’t limited to skyscrapers or infrastructure. Steel is a part of some important historical landmarks across the country.
For example, the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington features 19 stainless steel statues. Each statue is about 7 feet tall and represents an ethnic cross section of America.
The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, is 630 feet tall and part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. The memorial’s website says the outside surface of the arch was fabricated from 900 tons of polished stainless steel. The inner skin is carbon steel of varying thickness.
The Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, features three stainless steel spires. The memorial’s website says the spires are 201 feet, 231 feet, and 270 feet tall.
Perhaps steel will be used in the national World War I Memorial - it certainly wouldn’t be out of place.