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United States Air Force Memorial

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United States Air Force Memorial


Structure in General

existing [completed]


  • The memorial was completed in September of 2006, and officially dedicated on October 14 and 15, 2006.
  • The three spires of the memorial measure 270, 231, and 201 feet in height, respectively.
  • The spires and their location within the memorial are meant to represent a jet fighter manuever.
  • Ground was broken for this memorial on September 15, 2004, and construction started on Janurary 15, of 2005.
  • The three stainless steel-plated spire structures are reinforced concrete of up to 60% of their height, and become hollow for the remainer of their height.
  • Designed by James Ingo Freed of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, who died in 2005 just after the start of construction.
  • Constructed from 3/4-inch welded steel plates, the triangular spires cantilever horizontally to a maximum of 65 feet; the tallest is 13.75 feet wide at the base. They are in part filled with concrete.
  • The height was limited by the proximity to Reagan National Airport.

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1 Air Force Memorial Drive
One Air Force Memorial Drive

Technical Data

270.00 ft
270.00 ft

Involved Companies

Zenos Frudakis

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Features & Amenities

  • Floodlighting at night
  • Tuned mass damper is installed
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