What is the name of the person who designed the wall?
The memorial is maintained by the National Park Service, and receives around 3 million visitors each year. The Memorial Wall was designed by American architect Maya Lin.
|Vietnam Veterans Memorial|
|Coordinates||38°53′28″N 77°2′52″WCoordinates: 38°53′28″N 77°2′52″W|
|Area||2 acres (0.81 ha)|
|Established||November 13, 1982|
Who was Maya Lin inspired by?
Maya Lin, a graduate of Yale University, is best known for the Viet Nam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC. Her interest in building structures that fit into and are informed by their surroundings certainly must be influenced by the pioneering architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.
How many Vietnam walls are there?
A: There are two replica versions of The Vietnam Veterans Memorial that tour the United States regularly. The first of them which is called The Moving Wall, has been traveling the country for almost twenty years. You can find their schedule HERE.
What were the main problems with the original design of the Vietnam Wall?
They complained about the walls being black. They did not like the idea that it was below ground level. They did not like its minimalist design. They felt it was a slap in the face to those who had served because it did not contain traditional symbols honoring service, courage, and sacrifice.