Air Force Memorial topped off

Air Force Memorial

Yesterday, the Air Force Memorial in Arlington was topped off. Construction should be winding down (or frantically accelerating) with an Oct. 14-15 dedication planned. The public opening is Monday, Oct. 16. The three spires represent the Thunderbirds “bomb burst” maneuver.

As landmarks go, it is certainly becoming an interesting one. Observing it from S. Joyce Street between Columbia Pike and the real Mixing Bowl it seems a bit out of place and not just because it is next to the Navy Annex. However, from further away, such S. Joyce St. near Pentagon Row, it is a much more interesting view with high-rises framing it. The view from 33rd Street in Georgetown is also pretty good.

What are some other good spots to see the memorial?

3 Comments so far

  1. Be_stress-free (unregistered) on September 28th, 2006 @ 10:18 am

    When I see those sticking out into the sky as I go down I-395, I think kabobs.

  2. Kevin M. Keith (unregistered) on September 29th, 2006 @ 5:48 pm

    And I think eyesore.

  3. Mik (unregistered) on October 12th, 2006 @ 9:01 am

    To be honest, I’ve never noticed it from Georgetown, I’ll take a look when I leave the office though.

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