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The National Museum of the Marine Corps Is a Green-Roofed Monument to US Servicemen

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by Will Giron last modified Jun 30, 2011

Rising towards a single point high in the sky, The National Museum of the Marine Corps is a spectacular green monument paying tribute to the history and values of the United States Marine Corps. Designed by Fentress Architects, the museum is the primary building of Quantico, Virginia’s Marine Corps Heritage Center, hosting 120,000 square feet of museum gallery space, an orientation theater, [...]




 

 

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Rising towards a single point high in the sky, The National Museum of the Marine Corps is a spectacular green monument paying tribute to the history and values of the United States Marine Corps. Designed by Fentress Architects, the museum is the primary building of Quantico, Virginia’s Marine Corps Heritage Center, hosting 120,000 square feet of museum gallery space, an orientation theater, office space, gift shop, two restaurants and a stunning green roof. The museum draws over 500,000 visitors a year from all over the world, including foreign dignitaries, tourists, and other military officials. The museum opened on November 10, 2006, in celebration of the Corps 231st anniversary.

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