National World War II Memorial

National World War II Memorial

Grunley and our joint venture partner served as the prime contractor for the National World War II Memorial, a complex, award-winning construction project that gained national notoriety, recognition and prestige. The architectural stone and granite monument was built under the auspices of GSA’s Construction Excellence program. The Memorial’s landscape consists of 56, 17-foot tall granite pillars. Each pillar is adorned with bronze wreaths and is connected with a bronze rope motif. The memorial includes a wall of 4,000 gold stars representing the 400,000+ Americans who died in battle during World War II and arched pavilions on the north and south ends of the plaza. Additionally, there are 24 bronze low reliefs, and a Rainbow Pool with fountains centered between the two theater pavilions. Our team won the GSA award for construction excellence in 2004 for this project.

Project Details

Client:U.S. General Services Administration

Location:Washington, D.C.


Contract TypeNew Construction

Completion DateApril 1, 2004

Amount$75 million

Contract MethodsConstruction Management at Risk

Architect Leo A. Daly & Associates

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