War Memorial Center (page 1 of three pages)

Eero Saarinen
1957




This elevated structure made of reinforced concrete and supported by massive pylons, is cantilevered on all four sides. Originally, the Milwaukee Art Museum occupied the lower floors of this building. Recently, the new addition by Calatrava was built to house the art collection. The dramatic outline of Saarinen's building can be seen from all directions.

Left: view from southwest; center: view from southeast; right; view from northwest

 

Center: distant view of the west facade

After its opening in 1957, Wisconsin artist, Edwin Lewandowski designed a mosaic for the west facade of the War Memorial.
 

West facade

Roman numerals depict the years of World War II and the Korean War.

Center: the entrance

 

Views of the east side--the lake front side with downtown Milwaukee in the background



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