Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln Memorial
By Erich Robert Joli Weber (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
 

2 Lincoln Memorial Circle, NW
at the west end of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool
Washington DC 20002 USA
(202) 426-6841

[Lincoln Memorial website]

geo: 38.889321,-77.050166
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Year Built:  1922
Architect:  Henry Bacon
Sculptor:  Daniel Chester French
Painter of interior murals:  Jules Guerin

from the Lincoln Memorial website:

''Architect Henry Bacon modeled the Lincoln Memorial after the Parthenon in Athens, Greece. Bacon felt that a memorial to a man who defended democracy should echo the birthplace of democracy. The towering memorial is 190 foot long, 120 foot wide, 99 foot tall and constructed with a Colorado-Yule marble. ... The memorial is surrounded by 38 fluted Doric columns, one for each of the 36 states in the Union at the time of Lincoln's death. ... The columns, like the exterior walls and facades, are inclined slightly inward. This is to compensate for perspective distortions which would otherwise make the memorial appear asymmetrical.''  

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