Gulf War Desert Storm Memorial Design, Washington D.C. Monument, Kuwait
National Desert Storm Veterans War Memorial
Area I Veterans Commemoration in Washington, D.C. ? design by CSO Architects
Apr 19, 2017
Desert Storm Memorial Design
Design: CSO Architects with Context Design landscape architecture
National Desert Storm Veterans War Memorial Design
According to a joint resolution, the memorial will be constructed in Area I, which surrounds the National Mall in Washington, D.C. , reports Architect magazine.
On March 31, President Donald Trump signed into law a joint resolution sponsored by Sen. John Boozman (R-Ark.) approving the location of a public memorial commemorating the Gulf War?s Operation Desert Storm and Operation Desert Shield in Area I, an area that surrounds the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Though no specific site had been selected, renderings of the National Desert Storm Veterans War Memorial were published in 2013 without a design competition or invitation process (which is not required by law).
image courtesy of CSO Architects
Operations Desert Storm and Shield took place between August 1990 and February 1991 in response to Iraqi president Saddam Hussein?s invasion and annexation of Kuwait. President George H.W. Bush assembled a coalition of 34 nations, including the United States, who sent troops to neighboring Saudi Arabia. Ultimately, more than 900,000 troops were deployed to the region, and after a 100-hour ground attack on Feb. 24, the United States declared Kuwait liberated.
The National Desert Storm Veterans War Memorial is the result of a collaboration between the board of directors of the nonprofit National Desert Storm War Memorial Association (NDSWMA), which is spearheaded by CEO and president Scott Stump, ?numerous veterans of war? according to the memorial’s website, and Indianapolis?based firms CSO Architects and Context Design landscape architecture.
The memorial will comprise a coiled wall that will be constructed fr...