This article was originally published by Autodesk's Redshift publication as "Design and History Join Forces at the National Veterans Memorial and Museum." In the years before his death, the late Marine, astronaut, and US Senator John Glenn had a vision to create a place of gathering and remembrance for veterans of all conflicts. It would not be a traditional war memorial or military museum, but a place that would honor veterans and promote civic discourse, sharing stories of service through interactive exhibits, oral histories, images, and personal artifacts. Now, that vision has taken form in the National Veterans Memorial and Museum, the centerpiece of a 56-acre, multimillion-dollar master plan in a revitalized district of Columbus, Ohio, spearheaded by the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC).
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