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Lincon Memorial, Washington

Lincon Memorial Overview

The Lincoln Memorial was built to pay tribute to Abraham Lincoln, the adulated and celebrated 16th President of U.S. The memorial is situated at Washington, D.C. Henry Bacon was the lead architect of the memorial. The memorial resembles the Greek Doric temple. Apart from the sculpture of Abraham Lincoln, the building also exhibits two of the inspiring speeches of the President, The Gettysburg Address and Second Inaugural Address.

The building has been cleaved into 3 big chambers and there are also rows of classically ordered columns. The chambers also have President’s famous speeches engraved on the northern and southern areas of these beautiful chambers. The peripheries of the engraved speeches are decorated by a rectangular column containing the wreaths, fasces, etc.

The building is brimming with various symbolisms. There are 36 columns that display the states that were present in the union when the President departed the world leaving its beloved citizens in a state of sorrow. The murals representing Law, Freedom, Immortality, Fraternity, Liberty, Unity, and Charity are depicted on the north and south walls.

The ceilings are embellished with the leaves of oak and laurel tree. An intuitive light system has also been incorporated into the building that keeps the memorial replete with enough light. The lights are controlled from a separate room where the custodians increase and decrease the amount of the light according to the amount of natural light that is sprinkling from the outside.
 

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