Construction on the Lincoln Memorial finished in 1922, according to the National Park Service. Congress had approved the memorial in 1910, and construction began in 1914. The first proposal for the monument was submitted in 1867.Continue Reading
The initial plan for the memorial to Lincoln was very different than the one ultimately designed by Henry Bacon and executed by the Piccirilli brothers under the supervision of sculptor Daniel Chester French. The original plan called for six equestrian and 31 pedestrian statues of colossal size, with a statue of President Lincoln in the middle.
The Lincoln Memorial became a focal point for the civil rights struggle. On May 30, 1922, the day of the Lincoln Memorial's dedication, Dr. Robert Russo Moton, president of Tuskegee Institute, a historically black college, gave the keynote address. Marian Anderson, an African-American singer, gave a famous concert there in 1939, and Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech there in 1963.Learn more about Architecture
Construction of the Sydney Opera House took 16 years, with construction beginning in 1957 and finishing in 1973. The design and complications in various areas made the project a large source of debate regarding the time and money spent on the project.Full Answer >
Construction of the Eiffel Tower began on Jan. 28, 1887 and was completed in March of 1889. It served as the entrance arch to the 1889 World's Fair on the Champs de Mars in Paris.Full Answer >
Construction on the Mall of America started in 1989 and was concluded in 1992. It is located in Bloomington, Minn. and was designed by the Triple Five Group.Full Answer >
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall was designed by Maya Ying Lin. Lin was the winner of a national design competition held by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, which ended on March 31, 1981.Full Answer >