FDR Memorial

 
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Creative memorial captures an era
Masterfully designed as a kind of granite and water maze, the FDR memorial utilizes California-style architecture and design to effectively convey the complexity not only of FDR's role in American history, but also the issues the nation itself faced on a daily basis during the Great Depression and World War II.

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    • mdembski
      mdembski Over a year ago
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      Hidden gem
      Try and do this at night. It takes on a whole different feel with the lights(not tp forget that its less crowded).

    • YourPalPete
      YourPalPete Over a year ago
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      Beautiful Memorial with Stunning Symbolism
      This is a VERY impressive memorial, composed of four outdoor "rooms" depicting Roosevelt's four terms in office. Water is used very effectively and imaginatively as a metaphor for the complexity of the issues that FDR faced during his presidency... from the crash of the Great Depression to the chaos of World War II. The FDR Memorial ranks right up at the top of D.C. memorials for imagination of design, and I highly recommend a visit.

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