An $85 million underground education center is planned for a location near the site of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington DC.
The fund for the center recently got a boost from the Heisley Family Foundation of Chicago. The Foundation has pledged to contribute $2.5 million towards the construction of the center. Almost $25 million has already been raised for the project.
According to its website, the Education Center at the Wall will included features such as:
- Displays related to the history of the Memorial
- A timeline of the Vietnam War
- A Wall of Faces showing pictures of the service members who died in the war
The design concept for the Center includes a two-story underground facility that will maintain the open appearance of the National Mall and complement the other memorials in the area.