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Monuments by Maya Lin

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November 13, 1982 - Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Constitution Gardens, National Mall, Washington, DC (USA). Originally named 58,159 members of the U.S. armed forces who fought in the Vietnam War and who died in service or are still unaccounted for. In 2007, ranked tenth on the "List of America's Favorite Architecture" by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Aligned with Lincoln Memorial & Washington Monument.

1989 - Eliza Evans Baker Peace Chapel, Baker-Henry Nature Preserve near Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania (USA). Designed by Maya Lin. Image shows setting sun. Eliza Evans Baker was a peace educator. Juniata College has the Baker Institute of Peace & Conflict Studies (PACS). Entry #869 in the "Peace Movement Directory" by James Richard Bennett (2001).

1989 - Civil Rights Memorial (fountain), Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), Montgomery, Alabama (USA). By Maya Lin. A memorial to 40 people who died between 1954 (year of Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education) and 1968 (year of Martin Luther King's assassination.) Civil Rights Memorial Center (CRMC) added in 2005.

1993 - "The Women's Table," in front of Sterling Library, Yale University, New Haven, Conneticut (USA). "A spiral, engraved timeline that records the number of women in Yale programs from the founding of the University in the early 18th century through 1993."


1999 - Langston Hughes Library, CDF Haley Farm, Children's Defense Fund (CDF), 1000 Alex Haley Lane, Clinton, Tennessee (USA). Conversion of old cantilevered barn into a modern library with memorial water table under the barn's overhang (of which no photo is available). Lin also designed the nearby Riggio-Lynch Interfaith Chapel [far right].
July 18, 2004.

2000 - "Timetable," Pacard Electrical Engineering Building, Stanford University, Stanford, California (USA). "An impressive sculpture located near the David Packard Electrical Engineering Building. It's the perfect piece of art for engineering students - a huge slab of perfectly sculpted granite that is also a computer-controlled clock. It's called Timetable. Water continually flows over it without a ripple, a peaceful respite for harried students."


September 6, 2001 - Ecliptic Park, Rosa Parks Circle, Grand Rapids, Michigan (USA). Designed by Maya Lin. Intended to depict water as solid, liquid & vapor. "The heart of [the park] is a skating rink that converts into an amphitheater in the warmer months & is lit by tiny fiber-optic lights, which are embedded in its surface & laid out in a pattern representing a constellation of stars as of January 1, 2000." "Lin's first project incorporating art & architecture in one site. The rings create an optical illusion in which their slight slope also makes the surface of the rink appear to tilt with the earth's curvature." The park also contains a steaming "Water Table Fountain" [lower image], two small service buildings in steel & concrete, a pair of fountains & short, wandering paths through landscaped mounds of grass that rise and fall in waves about three feet high. /// Grand Rapid's famour LibDub video was made in & around the park in May 2011.

October 25, 2005 - Water Table Fountain, Arts Plaza, University of California Irvine (UCI), Irvine, California (USA).