Pentagon Victims Monument to be built

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posted on Nov, 2 2003 @ 10:58 PM
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I wonder what the blueprints look like it might be something like the OKC memorial maybe ?


The National Capital Planning Commission yesterday advanced plans for landscaping the closed space on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House, constructing a guard rail around the Washington Monument and building memorial benches for the 184 victims of the attack on the Pentagon.

The proposed 30-inch barrier wall with adjoining sidewalk in a circle 400 feet from the monument would interfere with visitors to the Mall and, along with other landscaping plans, violates the Commemorative Works Act signed in 1986 by President Reagan, said Judy Scott Feldman, chairman of the National Coalition to Save Our Mall.


Mr. Hershey described the Washington Monument as "the safest place in town," explaining that its walls are 15 feet thick, compared with the 2-foot walls of the Pentagon, where 184 persons, ages 3 to 71, died when it was hit by a hijacked airliner September 11.

The barrier wall ostensibly would block bomb-carrying vehicles from driving into the monument.


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