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Joe Weishaar briefs World War One Centennial Commission Advisors on Memorial Status

By Chris Isleib
Director of Public Affairs, U.S. World War One Centennial Commission

Weischaae briefing Oct 26Joe Weishaar, the designer and architect-in-training who created the landscape design-concept for the National World War One Memorial at Pershing Park, gave an update brief to several of the Special Advisors and Diplomatic Advisors to the World War One Centennial Commission on Monday, September 26.

Notable attendees at the event were Senator John W. Warner, Special Advisor to the Commission; Senator Carol Moseley Braun, member of the Diplomatic Advisory Board ; and Ambassador Louise V. Oliver, member of the Diplomatic Advisory Board. Several other senior stakeholders and members of the Commission staff also attended the briefing.

During the brief, the advisors and Centennial Commission members and staff discussed the process of the Memorial design development, status of the design concept including recent images and sketches, and an update regarding the review and approvals by regulatory agencies, specifically with the Commission of Fine Arts and the National Capital Planning Commission.

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