April 29, 2004

World War II Memorial Opens Today

The National World War II Memorial will assume its central place among Washington's defining landmarks today, opening to the public after nearly two decades of debate and anticipation.

The chain-link fences surrounding the $172 million project are to come down early this morning, and visitors will be allowed to enter the 7.4-acre site at 9:30 a.m. -- a month before the memorial is to be officially dedicated Memorial Day weekend.

You can read the rest here, and there are several hi-res renderings of the monument here. The memorial home page can be found here.

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