Thursday, September 11, 2008

MLK Memorial Design is Approved

An article in the Washington Business Journal states that the National Capital Planning Commission approved the final designs for the MLK Memorial on September 4th. From the article: "The features approved by the National Capital Planning Commission include a semicircle-shaped wall inscribed with King’s words, a stone “mountain of despair” referencing a phrase from his speeches, a carved statue of King, a visitors building and red maple trees nearby...The King memorial, to be built across the tidal basin from the Jefferson Memorial, will be the first to be built since the World War II Memorial was completed in 2004. The project is scheduled to be completed by 2010 is expected to cost $120 million." Here's a link to my post in June about the project. The rendering is from the Washington, D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial.

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