World War II Memorial
1750 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20006
Contract Value: $70,000,000
Owner: American Battle Monuments Commission
Architect: Friedrich St. Florian (designer); Leo A. Daley & Associates
Project Type: New Construction at Historic Site
Contract Type: Fixed Price
The seven acre stone plaza consists of stone columns and arches surrounding the central Rainbow Pool with fountains. The memorial contains extensive ornamental artwork and sculptures. The memorial also required extensive utility/slurry wall/foundation work to build the tunnels for massive equipment and more than 2 miles of piping systems. In addition, the adjacent site covered over 50 acres including visitor and information centers, roads & walks, and landscaping.
The World War II Memorial honors the 16 million who served in the armed forces of the U.S., the more than 400,000 who died, and all who supported the war effort from home. Symbolic of the defining event of the 20th Century, the memorial is a monument to the spirit, sacrifice, and commitment of the American people. The Second World War is the only 20th Century event commemorated on the National Mall’s central axis.