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    Jefferson Memorial and the Pantheon The Jefferson Memorial is a testimonial to the past, present, and future of the United States. Its architecture, like most neo-Classical buildings, gives a sense of permanence. This permanence has a history far older than many would suspect. Centuries ago and thousands of miles away a building was erected that would later become the model for which many other buildings, including the Jefferson Memorial, are based upon. This building is the Roman Pantheon.

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    would have to say, the most interesting memorial before dinner had to be the Jefferson memorial, its size and grace were quite amazing. After the mesmerizing trip to the memorial, we return to the road again to go to dinner at the mall. My partner and I end up going to a cinnabun for some very rich cinnamon rolls. After our short but enjoyable dinner, we return to our tour and start our small night tour. We first stop at the beautiful and grand Iwo Jima memorial, I took one of the grandest of pictures

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    Passing the Jefferson Memorial he headed over the Potomac River and on to the Pentagon. The front gate of the parking lot offered the usual credential check and let him on through. Closing in on five is this place was starting to buzz with activity. This was normal shift time for the military in a facility that never closed. Again he found his reserved parking space near the front it even had his name on a sign Reserved Gen. Hunter. He wondered whose name would be on it tomorrow, people and officers

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    influenced Thomas Jefferson to make a similar structure, and because of the common dome both the structures symbolized unity, and power. The difference is that the columns of the Pantheon were Corinthian style columns in contrast to the Ionic style columns of the Jefferson Memorial. The cella of the Jefferson memorial is open with columns as walls all around the rotunda. They were also used for different purposes, the Pantheon is a temple and the Jefferson Memorial is a memorial. However, just like

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    column are fluted but these columns have smooth surfaces. During my research, I found that many architectures identified as the Ionic order style, actually have smooth surface columns as well (ex. the Longworth House Office Building, Thomas Jefferson Memorial). Various architectural designs that the Western society has adopted demonstrates how heavily they are influenced by the Ancient Greek culture and the Roman culture. During those eras, the buildings were intended to communicate its function

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    why there is so many memorials or monuments around the world for specific things. For every memorial there is a meaning behind it and there is value in the monument to people. Something had happened to change the life of someone or something big enough would change something around the world. In this essay I will explain to you why memorials and monuments are meaningful to people and to everyone in the world. The monument I picked out was the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. The Gateway Arch

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    taller than any other structure, stands one of the most recognized monument in the United States, the St. Louis Arch. Built by an architect named Eero Saarinen, the St. Louis Arch is more of a commemoration. Not only was the Arch dedicated to Thomas Jefferson for the Louisiana purchase, but the Arch sends out a bold statement of national strength across the United States. Cherished as one of our greatest masterpiece that stands

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    I am going to tell you about memorials. Memorials are often used to memorialize something that is important. Sometimes memorials are used to remember an important event in history or even an important date. A good example of a memorial can be a tombstone. This is because it is used to remember the person who died. Another good example is a battlefield that is preserved such as Valley Forge or Gettysburg. They are used to remember the events that transpired there, such as General Washington and his

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    ourselves at that time period. For Americans the 9/11 memorial puts us in the gravity and it gives us the impact of what that disaster did but, it also shows a sense of beauty with how the water falls into the spot where once stood a tall and powerful building. Monuments, have the aura that has a sense of empathy and shows more emotion than words ever could, the Holocaust museum gives a solid reminder of what genocide really is. Monuments and memorials should be based on the size location and what it

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    be taken into consideration, and furthermore. A monument needs to have a strong meaning to spark one's memory or it must have historical value. The truth and an accurate account of history must also be taken into consideration before any kind of memorial is erected. If there is no historical background or an education of the monument then it is proven that the audience will not support or be interested in the specific monument.The significance of the monument and cost should be evaluated. H. Elroy

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