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() - June 2, 2012 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - What is this memorial in Washington, DC?

This memorial was built to honor the 16th president of the United States of America. It is located at the National Mall in Washington, DC, across the Washington Monument. The architect was Henry Bacon, the sculptor of the primary statue was Daniel Chester French, and the painter of the interior murals was Jules Guerin.

The building is in the form of a Greek Doric temple and contains a large seated sculpture of the president and inscriptions of two well-known speeches he made, The Gettysburg Address and his Second Inaugural Address. RThe memorial has been the sight of many famous speeches, including Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream,” delivered on Aug. 28, 1963, during the rally at the end of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

Like other monuments on the National Mall — including the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, and National World War II Memorial — this memorial is administered by the National Park Service.

A commission to plan a monument was first proposed in 1867, shortly after the president’s death. The design for that plan called for six equestrian and 31 pedestrian statues of colossal size, with a 12-foot statue of him in the center. That project was never started for lack of funds. Congress approved the bill to construct this memorial in 1910. Construction began in 1914, and the memorial was opened to the public in 1922.

In 2007, it was ranked seventh on the List of America’s Favorite Architecture by the American Institute of Architects.

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