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Liberty Memorial Complex

100 West 26th Street
Kansas City MO United States

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1923
  Finished1926
Floor Count2
Building Uses
 - monument
 - museum
 - observation
Structural Types
 - highrise
Architectural Style
 - art deco
 - streamline moderne
Materials
 - limestone

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof265 ft
Memorial tower218 ft
Above memorial court
Observation deck208 ft
Above memorial court
Museums30 ftSanborn Fire Insurance Maps
Above ground level (overall height)
Foundation-35 ft

Description
**Landmark**

-Liberty Memorial includes a 217' "Memorial Tower"
-The diameter of the tower at the base is 36 feet
-It is the only World War I memorial in America, and is the largest in the world.
-Dedicated by President Calvin Coolidge on Armistice Day, 1926.
-The museum is being expanded and will feature a few more levels of dioramas, scenes, artifacts etc...
-Two Sphinxes guard the south side, Truth, and Memory
-An inscription sits at the base of the tower it says "In honor of all those who served in the world war in defense of liberty and our country"
-The total length of the memorial is 600ft
-The length of the court between memorial buildings is 274ft
-Demensions of memorial buildings: L-93ft W-46ft
-The memorial court stands 143ft above Union Station Plaza (a total height of 360ft above Union Station)
-Diameter of tower at memorial court: 36ft
-Diameter of tower at top: 28ft
-Height of "Guardian Spirits" statues at top: 40ft
-Length of the "Sphinxes": 32ft
-The Great Freize is 148ft long and 18ft high
-Width of memorial court: 154ft

Architect: Harold Van Buren Magonigle
Construction Company: Westlake Construction Company

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