This unusual pyramid-shaped World War I memorial sits along the Hudson River, with the Manhattan skyline as its backdrop. It is a concrete structure, painted white, sitting on a two-stepped base.
On the front center face are three square, bronze bas-relief panels, placed in a vertical line. The top panel features the bust of a WWI soldier; the middle the bust of a WWI sailor; the bottom panel the bust of a WWI female nurse.
A plaque on the side of the memorial says it was built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1935-36. On the front, horizontally beneath the above panels, are plaques listing the names of the workers.
Narrative adapted from Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) inventory #NJ000587.
Photo courtesy of: World War I Centennial Commission website