SKA salutes Veterans with design of Greensboro’s new Veterans Memorial
Dedication to be held November 10th
GREENSBORO, NC (November 6, 2014) – SKA is proud to be an integral part of the design and construction team for the new Veterans Memorial. The new site, located at the corner of Summit Avenue and Lindsay Street near the future, SKA-designed Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts, honors Greensboro Veterans who gave their lives for our freedoms.
In addition to the World War II plaque from the World War II Auditorium, new plaques from the Korean War, Vietnam Conflict, and Operation Iraqi Freedom will be added to the Memorial wall. Guarded by seven flags – one for each branch of the military and the American flag, the memory, sacrifice, and lives of brave Veterans will live on through all Americans and be celebrated publicly.
The Memorial dedication will be held on Monday, November 10, 2014, at NOON at the construction site (Summit Avenue/Lindsay Street). A gathering will be held, hosted by the City of Greensboro, immediately following in the lobby of the Greensboro Historical Museum.
The design of the new Veterans Memorial Wall includes repurposed brick from the former War Memorial Auditorium, emphasizing the legacies of those who served and our country’s proud history.
“Personally, I am excited about the opportunity to bring the World War II plaque over to the new Memorial Wall and honor those who sacrificed their lives for our freedoms,” said Aaron B. Bopp, P.E., principal engineer and project manager.” When I have the opportunity to make the community a better place through what I do, it gives me a sense of purpose and fulfillment.”
SKA’s impact on the built environment in North Carolina, the southeast, and across the country includes recently completed projects, such as: the Greensboro Aquatic Center, Sandpiper Run Condominiums in South Carolina, various projects at the University of Alabama, the new Buncombe County Courts building in Asheville, First Presbyterian Church renovations in Greensboro, WFU Baptist Medical Center Pediatric Emergency Department, renovations at the Biltmore Estate, multiple international projects for Tyco Electronics, and renovation and expansion projects for the City of Greensboro Coliseum, among others.