Designed by architect Alfred Preis, the USS Arizona Memorial floats in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The World War II memorial was dedicated in 1962.
The USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor
Floating on the waters of Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial pays tribute to 1,177 crewmen who were killed when their ship, the USS Arizona, was sunk by Japanese bombers on December 7, 1941. The memorial structure straddles the hull of the sunken ship.
In the Words of Alfred Preis, Architect:
"Wherein the structure sags in the center but stands strong and vigorous at the ends, expresses initial defeat and ultimate victory....The overall effect is one of serenity. Overtones of sadness have been omitted to permit the individual to contemplate his own personal responses...his innermost feelings."
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