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Winners of the Baltic Way Memorial architecture competition have been announced. The competition sought out ideas for a memorial of the 1989 movement that united two million people in a 600km human chain. It was a pivotal point in European history that showed the power of nonviolent protest. The three winning teams from the US, Netherlands and Switzerland each captured both the seriousness of the event and the positive message for the future.

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Sunlight shines through laser-cut phrases at the Moving Memories Memorial in Phoenix. The phrases are meant to reflect a range of thoughts from Arizonans affected by 9/11, and were picked after months of research.

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Murou Art Forest - Designed by Dani Karavan, an Israeli sculptor best known for site specific memorials and monuments which merge into the environment. Murou, Uda, Nara Prefecture, Japan

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MIT Sean Collier Memorial | Architect Magazine | Höweler + Yoon Architecture, Cambridge, MA, USA, Community, New Construction, Other

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Gallery of Update: Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture - 4

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture :: " symbolized by the memorial space – the “oculus” – that brings light diffused by a cascade of water into the contemplative space from the Monument grounds." "An oculus, circular window, or "rain-hole" (Latin: compluvium) is a feature of Classical architecture since the 16th century."

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