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2 reviews of Indiana World War Memorial Plaza

An emotional experience

Towering over the monumental center of Indianapolis is the complex of monuments dedicated to honor the memory of the people of Indiana who died in various wars of the twentieth century. Here you'll find several monuments, surrounded by public buildings. On one side is the Scottish Rite Cathedral, which seems large, even over-sized, for a city like Indianapolis. Originally, it was designed in memory of the fallen of the First World War and was built as large square building. There's also a huge obelisk and cenotaph, a mausoleum and a military museum. I didn't visit them, as they were closed when we arrived - at 7 in the evening there was not a soul to be found in the street.

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Its heroic monuments and statues are its greatest attraction

The buildings which can be found in the square, which is marked by the construction of the War Memorial of Indiana provide formal, classic designs that reflect the concepts of the Beautiful City Movement. The War Memorial takes inspiration from a neoclassical design. It is similar to the fifth-century Greek architecture Temple. It is a square structure with a pyramidal dome, and it has ionic columns. Its open spaces, which were formally designed, and its heroic monuments and statues are its greatest attraction.

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