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DoD to Announce Finalists in Pentagon Memorial Competition

National Guard Bureau

BALTIMORE, Oct. 11, 2002 – Defense officials plan to announce six finalists in the Pentagon Memorial competition at a Pentagon press conference Oct. 17, Army Corps of Engineers officials said, recently.

The competition jury reviewed 1,126 entries that met competition rules. The jury narrowed the search to six concepts that will be further developed by their originators.

The six competitors will receive a stipend of $20,000 to help defray the costs of further development of their ideas. Their next deadline is December. Jurors will meet then to select the winning concept.

Jury members are former Defense Secretary Harold Brown; Wendy Chamberlain, family member; Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, a public artist; Landscape architect Walter Hood; former Defense Secretary Melvin R. Laird; landscape architect Roger Martin; artist Mary Miss; architect Gregg Pasquarelli; Terry Riley; Carolyn Shelton, wife of former JCS chairman Gen. Henry Shelton; and Karen Van Lengen, dean, School of Architecture, University of Virginia. Alternate juror Jim Laychak, a family member, also participated.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, is managing the memorial project on behalf of the Department of Defense. The site for the memorial is on the grounds of the Pentagon near the point of impact.

For Pentagon Memorial project information, see http://pentagonmemorial.nab.usace.army.mil/. For competition information, visit http://memorialcompetition.pentagon.mil.

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