Kansas City, MO
Client: Kansas City Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners
Project Type: Historic Structure, Landscape, and Preservation Planning Report
Constructed of steel, concrete and limestone, the shaft of Liberty Memorial stands 217 feet tall and measures 36 feet in diameter at its base. Carved stone figures surround the top of the Memorial, representing the four Guardian Spirits: Courage, Honor, Patriotism and Sacrifice. The surrounding landscape, reminiscent of the Mall in Washington, DC, was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted.
In 1998, the citizens of Kansas City voted to raise their sales tax to restore and maintain Liberty Memorial. John G. Waite Associates, Architects performed a peer review of the restoration and design documents that had been prepared for the Memorial and Museum. Subsequently, the firm completed a historic structure, landscape, and preservation planning report for the Memorial.