John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial
November 22, 2013 The 50th Anniversary of JFK'S assassination.
"John F. Kennedy Memorial
Designed by Philip Johnson 1970
This simple, concrete memorial to President Kennedy dominates a square in downtown Dallas 200 yards from where the President was assassinated. It is a space for contemplation, neither open nor closed, the 50 foot square enclosure with 30 foot high concrete walls would be oppressive, if not open in the center of two opposite walls, and along almost all of the base.
In the center is a black granite slab, deliberately too square to be a tomb, inscribed simply with the President's name.
It is intended to be "not a memorial to the pain and sorrow of death," but "a permanent tribute to the joy and excitement of one man's life." http://www.galinsky.com/buildings/kennedymemorial/index.htm
I had to over process the shot of the memorial plaque in the ground at the sight to be able to read it easily. Between weather and foot traffic it is fairly faded and worn.
The lady you see in the picture is my sister, (visiting from Wyoming). I caught her walking by and thought it made for a nice scale of just how big this odd open enclosure is.
Thank you all for your comments on yesterday post. I must agree with several of you that it seems odd that "alleged" was even included on the Texas State Historical Marker. Maybe a legal thing? Also the emphasis you see on the word "alleged" was done by what looks like scraping repeatedly with a sharp object to remove the black coating of the marker. Someone had a point to prove.
Have a grateful day
" My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."
John F. Kennedy