Constructed of stainless-steel spires and glass, the monument describes the war in a series of venues.

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Engineer: Carlins Consulting

Lighting Designer: Hilbish McGee Lighting Design

Electrical Contractor: Scalise Industries

Manufacturers: Philips Lighting Controls

24 granite panels feature essays, diary entries & quotations. The plaques tell the narrative story of the war. The interior is devoted to the local history while the exterior describes the story of the war around the world.

The Philips Controls DynaDimmers are located in a cabinet several hundred feet away from the memorial and incorporate a 24-hour time clock and photocell. The LED luminaires come on to a preset illumination level at dusk and levels are significantly reduced after midnight to reduce energy consumption while maintaining a low level of illumination for safety and security.