Becoming part of a dynamic downtown
One goal of the project was to make this beautiful but oft-forgotten monument more noticeable to visitors downtown. To do so, Chestnut Street was narrowed to a single vehicle lane with a bike lane. In the same area where President Franklin D. Roosevelt made his dedication speech of the memorial in 1936, a reflecting pool and fountain were put in that represent the five branches of the armed forces. A grassy area between the street and fountain can be used for programming or as a reflective space.