On this last episode, we look back on 23 years of joyous, difficult and always informative conversation.
From the celebratory spirit of the World War II Memorial to the stark sobriety of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington’s commemorative spaces use a diverse range of techniques, styles, and design philosophies to create spaces of honor. As architects and federal officials begin to look at how to convert Pershing Park into a national memorial commemorating the First World War, they must consider how to design a space that encourages remembrance of the lives lost while still serving as a functional urban park.
- Roger Lewis Architect; Columnist, "Shaping the City," Washington Post; and Professor Emeritus of Architecture, University of Maryland College Park
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