Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial


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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial:

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

Address:c/o National Capital Parks Central
900 Ohio Dr SW
Washington, DC 20024

Phone:202-426-6841
Web: www.nps.gov/frde/
Size: 7.5 acres.
Established: Authorized as a park on September 5, 1959; dedicated on May 2, 1997.
Location:In West Potomac Park, between the Tidal Basin and the Potomac River, near the National Mall in Washington, DC.
Facilities:Information area, bookstore.
Special Features:Twelve years of American history are traced through a sequence of four outdoor rooms, each devoted to one of FDR's four terms in office. Sculpture inspired by photographs depict the 32nd President: A 10-foot statue shows him in a wheeled chair; a bas-relief depicts him riding in a car during his first inaugural.

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THE BEDRAGGLED MEN IN A SHUFFLING BREADLINE are frozen forever in bronze at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington.
Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial will trace a moral journey from the persecution of millions to the power of an individual to change the future for the better.
In Washington, D.C., stand the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, Frederick Douglass Historic Site, and more than a dozen others.
In his commemorative account, The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Halprin assures us that despite its vast expanse and ambitious engineering, the memorial "feels as if it's part of the earth."
Look for some unusual specimens while you're visiting the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, at Independence Avenue and Ohio Drive SW in West Potomac Park.
The act instructs the secretary of the Interior to "plan for the design and construction of an addition of a permanent statue, bas-relief, or other similar structure to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, D.C., to provide recognition of the fact that President Roosevelt's leadership in the struggle by the United States for peace, well-being, and human dignity was provided while the president used a wheelchair."

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