Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial
by L'Observatoire International

Halkin Manson Photography

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial celebrates the life and accomplishments of the 34th President of the United States.

Located at the centre of a 4-acre landscaped plaza, the Memorial features a commemorative large-scale stainless-steel tapestry, bronze sculptures, and inscription wall. Lighting is closely interwoven with the design by Gehry Partners. The stainless-steel woven tapestry, which lines one edge of the square, portrays an abstract depiction of the coast of Normandy on which American soldiers landed on D-Day. L’Observatoire International was commissioned for a full scope of lighting design: illuminating the plaza and its pathways, the memorial core, and surrounding streetlighting.

This project has been longlisted in the architectural lighting design category of Dezeen Awards 2021.

Designer: L'Observatoire International
Project: Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial

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