CFA 16/APR/20-1


West Potomac Park, French Drive and Independence Avenue, SW (southeast of the Lincoln Memorial)
Washington, DC
United States

National Park Service
Korean War Veterans Memorial
Modifications to the memorial for a Wall of Remembrance
Review Type
Previous Review


Dear Ms. Mendelson-Ielmini:

In its public meeting of 16 April conducted by videoconference, the Commission of Fine Arts approved, based on its prior review of the submission materials, the proposed final design for the addition of a Wall of Remembrance at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in West Potomac Park. In the Commission’s overall support for the design, this approval action excludes the treatment of the termination of the new wall behind the existing mural wall, a detail that continues to require refinement; the Commission requested further study of the resolution of this detail, delegating its approval to the staff.

The Commission appreciates the careful design of the proposed addition to this national memorial. For the completion of the final review process, please coordinate with the staff, which is available to assist you as always.


/s/Thomas E. Luebke, FAIA

Lisa Mendelson-Ielmini, Acting Director
Region 1–National Capital Area
National Park Service
1100 Ohio Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20242

cc: Mary Kay Lanzillotta, Hartman-Cox Architects