This is my favorite memorial. I'm pretty sure I am the only one. It's not simply because I quite admire FDR, but because I feel the memorial really is an FDR memorial. It's outside in nature, which he enjoyed. It's flat to allow for handicapped guests. It utlizes water elements in each section, an element FDR was also fond of. And it's simplistic. Four rooms, all representing four periods. The rock walls have quotes but little else. Some of the sections have statues of the president (and his dog!). Water is part of all, which is particularly interesting. During the Second World War section, for example, the water is very tumultuous, while in the final section - you can guess what that means - the water lays perfectly still.
It's just an incredibly unique memorial. It doesn't have any grandiose building or architecture yet probably does a better job of actually representing the president than any other memorial or monument in Washington.
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