WWI MEMORIAL DESIGN FINALISTS ON EXHIBIT AT THE JOHN A. WILSON BUILDING,
FROM 14-22 DECEMBER 2015
WASHINGTON, DC: The U.S. World War I Centennial Commission will publicly
exhibit the five finalist design concepts, for the national World War I
Memorial in Washington D.C.
This exhibit will consist of newly-submitted artwork showing each
Finalist design concept, in full detail.
These works will be shown in the atrium of the John A. Wilson Building,
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, on weekdays, from 9:00am to
5:30pm, from December 14-22, 2015
The design competition for the memorial commenced May 21st, 2015. Stage
One of the open international competition drew more than 360 submissions
from around the world. The finalists from Stage One were selected by a
special competition jury, and announced on August 4th.
Since that time, the Commission has been working with the National Parks
Service, the National Capital Planning Commission, the U.S. Commission
of Fine Arts, and other stakeholders, to further develop the design
concepts. The winner of the design competition will be announced on
January 25th, 2016.
The World War I memorial will be created in downtown Washington DC, at
Pershing Park, at the corner of 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. The
site was authorized by Congress in 2014.
The historic John A. Wilson Building houses the Executive Office of the
Mayor and the Council of the District of Columbia. As DC's City Hall,
the building is open to the public, and plays host to the city
The U.S. World War I Centennial Commission was established by Congress
in 2013 to develop and promote educational and commemorative programs to
honor the role of the United States in World War I.
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