Planned WWI Memorial would harm historic park, TCLF argues
It shouldn’t be any surprise that The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) is pushing against the National Park Service’s planned WWI Memorial in Washington, D.C.
The organization has pushed against the approximately $35 million memorial, called “The Weight of Sacrifice,” since day one when Pershing Park was revealed as the site of the project. The TCLF is not alone on their views. In March 2017, the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts also asked the WWI Commission for a “smaller intervention,” more specifically a design that wouldn’t “overwhelm the existing park design.”