National World War I Memorial

National World War I Memorial

The $22.9 million first phase involved preservation and demolition of certain existing site features in the former Pershing Park, including incorporating the General John J. Pershing commemorative memorial that previously existed at the site into the new Memorial designed by architect Joseph Weishaar. The revitalized park site features new landscaping, lighting, and streetscape, as well as installation of a new reflecting pool and the pedestal wall that will eventually hold the heroic bronze “A Soldier’s Journey” sculpted by Sabin Howard that depicts American troops leaving their families, fighting, and caring for the wounded. The sculpture will be placed at the site during the second phase of construction, and it will be the largest freestanding high relief bronze sculpture in the Western Hemisphere.

Project Details

Client:U.S. Foundation for the Commemoration of the World Wars

Location:Washington, D.C.


Contract TypeNew Construction

Completion DateApril 15, 2021

Amount$22.9 million

Contract MethodsConstruction Management at Risk

Architects GWWO, Inc.

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