Tam and I visited the Indiana World War Memorial today. This amazing structure, built as a memorial to WW I troops, includes a remarkable museum and a re-creation of the radio room of the ill-fated Indianapolis. How much an architectural gem is this building? Start with the lobby drinking fountain. Yes, lean in there between the two American eagles, sonny. They won't bite -- if you're a patriot!
Even the ceiling of the auditorium. (Not enough flash to capture the auditorium proper, which is in matching style) Here's a typical hallway detail, exiting the museum: The shrine room, entered via a long, gently inclined stairway with a sharp turn at the top, is nearly impossible to photograph. I have snapshots of pieces, sections: Still, nothing quite captures the sense of the space, 60 feet square and 110 feet tall.A fascinating place. We'll be back. (And I have the USS Indianapolis Radio Room on Retrotechnologist.)
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