Wednesday, November 15, 2006
MLK Memorial Design
By living in Washington DC I have had opportunity to visit many of the memorials that line the Mall. These monuments have sought to capture and communicate the legacy of the past for generations of new audiences. Some memorials succeed at transfering the magnitude of the person or a historical event and others simply don't. The Vietman and the World War II memorials are fitting examples of meeting the challenge and missing it, respectively.
The first memorial honoring Peace broke ground on the Mall, it is my hope that the design will rise to the challenge of communicating the struggle and non-voilent stand of the civil rights movement led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by creating a multi-sensory experience worthy of the lives sacfriced that pushed America closer to its idea.
Build the Dream Organization
Virtual Tour of MLK Memorial