Views of Memorial Under Construction

Below are photos of the National World War II Memorial under construction during the September 2001 to April 2004 timeframe. Click on any picture to view a full-size image. Photo credit: Rick Latoff / American Battle Monuments Commission. These photos are downloadable in low resolution; if you need higher resolution, send an e-mail to with:
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Field of Stars

Atlantic Pillars

Pacific Arch Walk

Ceremonial Entrance

Outside Perimeter

View from Washington Monument

Aerial View of Site

Carved Inscription

Plaza Construction

Eagle Sculpture

East View

Freedom Wal

Carving Inscriptions


Sculpture Installation

View from Washington Monument


West View

Aerial View

Atop the South Arch


Bronze Bas-Relief

Fountain Vault Piping

Looking East

Looking North

North Arch

Plaza Concrete Pour

Sandblasting Inscriptions

South Arch

View from Lincoln

Aerial View

Plaza view

Key stone

Aerial w/Lincoln

South arch


Stone installation

Concrete formwork

View from 17th Street

Time lapse

Fountain piping

Fountain jet channel

Bench installation

Aerial View – Macro

Aerial View

Storm Vault Concrete

South Arch and Pillars

Rampart Wall Stone

North Arch

Aerial View


North Arch

Construction Site

Concrete Pour

Aerial of Arch and Pillars

Rampart Wall

Concrete Foundation Slab

Balcony Stone in Place

Balcony Stone Installed

Time Lapse

South Tunnel

Slab Rebar

Rampart Wall

Lower Fountain

Fountain Vault

Aerial View

Laying Rebar for Foundation Slab

Excavation and Pile Cap Installation

Site Overview

Walls Forming Near Storm Vault

Driving Sheet Piles

Aerial View

Tunnel Excavation

Ground View

Installing Rebar

Tower Crane & Flag

Pile Driving Operation

Fountain Vault Excavation

Slurry Wall

Tower To NE

Pile Driving

Aerial View - Pile Driving

Water Main

Pouring Slurry Wall

Rebar Cage

Slurry Wall Trenching

Guide Wall

Time Lapse


Aerial View

Stone Cutting

Utility Work

Pile Driving

Aerial View - Excavation


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