World War II memorial largest artwork in Alaska

Posted: Friday, September 05, 2008

I was a project manager for the World War II Lend-Lease Memorial that was erected in Fairbanks in August 2006. The Memorial is 24 feet high or, as of today, the largest artwork in the state of Alaska. The entire complex consists of three major 10.5-foot-high bronze sculptures; four large bronze plaques 2 feet by 3 feet, and 4 feet by 6 feet; a 13-foot by 10-foot elaborate granite construction; and a 100-foot long in diameter plaza with benches, flag poles, light poles, lighting, landscape, concrete surface and boundaries, etc.

The funds for this Memorial came from the U.S. Congress and the state of Alaska. The total cost of the Memorial and the plaza was $650,000. For more information, visit www.aksrc.org or read about the project in the book titled "Allies in Wartime: The Alaska-Siberia Airway During WWII."

Alexander Dolitsky

Project manager, World War II Lend-Lease Memorial in Fairbanks

Juneau



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