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Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Newest Army Museum designs released

It’s the rare American who has not had a relative among the 30 million men and women who have served in the U.S. Army since 1775.

In 2015, the Army Historical Foundation will open the National Museum of the U.S. Army at Fort Belvoir, a massive tribute to those soldiers. The foundation released the newest plans from architects Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, and designers Christopher Chadbourne and Associates and Design and Productions Inc. of Virginia.
Design of a theater at the U.S Army Museum, due to open in 2015. (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill)

The design of the theater appears to put the visitor right in the middle of the action.

The material in the 175,000-square-foot space will cover 10 wars and 200 campaigns organized around the themes of “service and sacrifice.”

Almost every memorial museum now has a wall of tributes and names. The Army Museum will not be an exception.

A design for the "Army Wall" at the National Museum of the U.S. Army. (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill)

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Tags:  Army Historical Foundation, National Museum of the U.S. ARMY, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Christopher Chadbourne & Associates, Design and Productions Inc.

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