The Milwaukee County War Memorial Center looking east across Lake Michigan.  Designed by Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen, construction on the center began in 1955.  Heavily influenced by the abstract geometry of French architect Le Corbusier,  Saarinen incorporated many of Le Corbusier’s ideas:  lifting the majority of the building off the ground on columns, eliminating load-bearing walls to create open floor plans, and using plazas, courtyards, and rooftop terraces for interaction between internal and external spaces.  The center was dedicated in 1957 as a memorial to all those who have served in the U.S. Armed Services with the mission “To Honor the Dead by Serving the Living.”

Learn more about the War Memorial Center here:  http://warmemorialcenter.org/

Day 242 of my 365 photo a day project.

Milwaukee County War Memorial Center

Milwaukee County War Memorial Center

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