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POTENTIAL DESIGN

We envision the monument as having significant artistic merit that will both honor and inspire the ideals of peace. The monument will be a major piece of art that will attract visitors for its architecture and beauty as well as for its message.  The quality of the structure will bring national and international attention to the peace efforts of US citizens and organizations.

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An aerial view will show a peace symbol in white surrounded by a blue circle. Side views will reveal the twelve facets of the symbol. As one's eyes move skyward, the monument's dimensions will gradually reduce in size to form a sharp peak.

The drawings below show the monument as it might look from all angles as one walks around the structure. Officials in government aircraft allowed to fly over the area will be the only ones to see the peace symbol aerial view on the right. These views are for illustration purposes only, the US Peace Memorial will not rotate.

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Potential
Design

The 12 walls or facets of the monument will contain engravings of peace quotes by famous Americans including, among many others, Martin Luther King Jr., Jeanette Rankin, Margaret Mead, Albert Einstein, Helen Keller, Jane Addams, Ernest Hemingway and Presidents Madison, FDR, Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Carter. Peace-related artwork, poetry, and symbols of peace such as the peace sign, doves, olive branches might also be included. The area may include a Peace Rose garden, reflecting pool/fountain, and the music of peace. The US Peace Registry will be available on site as searchable video displays for review by visitors.

As drawn, the height at the peak will be 200 feet. By comparison, the Washington Monument is 555.5 feet tall. Like the Washington Monument, the Peace Memorial will have a white marble exterior and an aluminum cap. The proposed circle has an outside diameter of 150 feet and an inside diameter of 110 feet. The circular walkway will be finished in deep blue ceramic tile.

For the origin of the peace symbol see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peace_symbol

 

Founding Members are invited to submit ideas and will be involved in choosing the final architectural design. Alice Yeager, Founding Member and artist, completed the first artist's conception of the US Peace Memorial.  TO SEE HER DRAWING please click here.  Founding Member and artist Beth Brookfield submitted the second drawing.  TO SEE IT please click here.

 

US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc. is organized as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  Donations are tax deductible.

 

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