Korean War Memorial, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Korean War Memorial, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

This memorial intends to symbolize and express the life spirit of those who served, directly and indirectly, in the Korean War. It is a marker for the array of human qualities nurtured by the freedom we protect and is positioned and shaped to capture sunlight. As the sun travels the horizon, columns of light articulate, sequentially, aspects of the human spirit, experience and feeling. Through solid and void, light and shadow, the sun traces a spectrum of individual and shared experience. It is hoped this memorial will become a welcome place; that it can evoke memory, emotion and vision through the eyes of each visitor.

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Date of Installation:

July 27, 1999

Organization Responsible for Installation:

Korean War Veterans Association of W. Pennsylvania

Memorial War Era(s):



100 North Shore Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 The Korean War Memorial is located on North Shore Drive in the city of Pittsburgh, PA, between Heinz Field and PNC Park, on the north shore of the Allegheny River.


Published on May 28, 2020