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  1. Lincoln Memorial • Shehab, Corey, Ramon, Emilia

  2. Overview • History • Volume and area • Bibliography

  3. History • The Lincoln Memorial is a tribute to President Abraham Lincoln and the nation he fought to preserve during the Civil War (1861-1865). • The Lincoln Memorial was built to resemble a Greek temple. It has 36 Doric columns, one for each state at the time of Lincoln’s death. A sculpture by Daniel Chester French of a seated Lincoln is in the center of the memorial chamber. • Inscribed on the south wall of the monument is the Gettysburg Address. Above it is a mural painted by Jules Guerin depicting the angel of truth freeing a slave. Guerin also painted the unity of North and South mural on the north wall. Etched into the north wall below the mural is Lincoln’s second inaugural speech. • Ground breaking: February 12,1914. • Architect: Henry Bacon. • Cornerstone laid: February 12, 1915. • Sculptor of Statue: Daniel Chester French. • Carvers of Statue and Tripods: Piccirilli Brothers of New York. • Mural Artist: Jules Guerin.

  4. History continued • Total Cost: $2,957,000. • Size of Memorial Grounds: 6.3 Acres. • Estimated Weight: 38,000 tons.

  5. Web Quest Project: Lincoln Memorial by Shehab • Our web quest project is about the Lincoln Memorial. In this essay, I will • be talking about the history. Also, the geometric analysis of the building. Plus, the bibliography. So, that’s what this essay is about. • The Lincoln Memorial is a tribute to President Abraham Lincoln and the nation he fought to preserve during the Civil War (1861-1865). The Lincoln Memorial was built to resemble a Greek temple. It has 36 Doric columns, one for each state at the time of Lincoln’s death. A sculpture by Daniel Chester French of a seated Lincoln is in the center of the memorial chamber. • Inscribed on the south wall of the monument is the Gettysburg Address. Above it is a mural painted by Jules Guerin depicting the angel of truth freeing a slave. Guerin also painted the unity of North and South mural on the north wall. Etched into the north wall below the mural is Lincoln’s second inaugural speech. • The ground breaking is February 12, 1914 and the architect was Henry Bacon. The Cornerstone was laid on February 12, 1915. The sculptor of the statue Daniel Chester French. The Carvers of Statue and Tripods were Piccirilli Brothers of New York. The Mural Artist was Jules Guerin. The total cost was $2,957,000. The Estimated Weight is 38,000 tons. • Here are the exterior dimensions of the Lincoln Memorial: • Height of columns in colonnade: 44 ft. (13.41 meters). • Diameter of columns: 7 ft. 5 in. (2.26 meters) at base. • Length of colonnade: 188 ft. (57.30 meters). • Width of colonnade: 118 ft. (35.97 meters). • Height of building: 99 ft. (30.18 meters) above grade, 80 ft. (24.38 meters) above foundation. • Here are the interior dimensions of the Lincoln Memorial: • Central chamber: 60 by 74 ft. (18.29 by 22.56 meters). • Side chambers: 63 by 38 ft. (19.20 by 11.58 meters). • Height of interior columns: 50 ft. (15.24 meters). • Diameter of interior columns: 5 ft. 6 in. (1.68 meters 168 centimeters).

  6. Here are the materials of the exterior: • Walls and exterior columns: Colorado Yule marble. • Tripods: Pink Tennessee marble. • Here are the materials of the interior: • Walls and columns: Indiana limestone. • Ceiling: Alabama marble saturated with paraffin for translucency. • Floor and wall base: Pink Tennessee marble. • Pedestal and platform for statue: Tennessee marble. • Statue: White Georgia marble. • Here are the dimensions of the statue: • Material: 28 Pieces of White Georgia marble. • Height: 19 feet. • Width: 19 feet (at widest point). • Pedestal Height: 10 feet. • Estimated Weight: 120 tons. • Here are the dimensions of the reflecting pool: • Width: 167 feet. • Length: 2029 feet. • Approximate depth: 18 inches on sides; 30 inches in the center. • Volume of Water: 6,750,000 gallons (estimated).

  7. Geometric Analysis • Height of columns in colonnade: 44 ft. (13.41 meters). • Diameter of columns: 7 ft. 5 in. (2.26 meters) at base. • Length of colonnade: 188 ft. (57.30 meters). • Width of colonnade: 118 ft. (35.97 meters). • Height of building: 99 ft. (30.18 meters) above grade, 80 ft. (24.38 meters) above foundation. • Volume: 2,196,216 ft. cubed • Area: 13,464 ft. squared

  8. Bibliography • http://www.nps.gov/nama/mortar/mortar.htm#linc • http://www.nps.gov/linc/

  9. TEAM PAGETeam Number: __ Web Quest Introduction Task Process Resources Evaluation Conclusion Contact Info

  10. Mathematical Report Rubric Web Quest Introduction Task Process Resources Evaluation Conclusion Contact Info

  11. Oral Presentation Rubric Web Quest Introduction Task Process Resources Evaluation Conclusion Contact Info

  12. Project Scoring System Web Quest Introduction Task Process Resources Evaluation Conclusion Contact Info