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President Bush has the unique ability to balance his presidential stature with personal approachability. In the end, the monument is a reflection of this combination of historic accomplishments and personal kindness.

Classic architectural elements, such as the use of stone, symmetry and the oval shape of the design all convey the grandeur of the Office of the President. However, the monument’s human scale is not over-powering, and the low curving wall with formed benches invites the visitor to sit and “visit” with the President.

We are also very pleased with the way the George Bush Monument is integrated into the park’s hilltop. The low walls are oriented toward the city like “open arms” and wrap around the statue, which seems to be turning toward the skyline. Because of the high vantage of the site, Houston’s dramatic skyline itself becomes part of the monument’s experience. The visitor literally sees the monument within the context of the city.

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