From the website:
The Martin Luther King Jr., National Memorial is conceived as an engaging landscape experience tied to other landscapes and monuments, not as a single object or memorial dominating the site.I love Washington, D.C.
Location: National Mall in Washington, D.C.: Landscape: Natural elements – water, stone, trees – are used to underscore the themes of justice, democracy and hope, and love.
Composition and Space: This memorial is not designed to be experienced in a single way with one single message, but rather it is to have a broad accessibility, appealing to all of the senses with diverse, repetitive and overlapping themes.
Why build a Memorial to Dr. King? More than a monument to a great humanitarian, the National Memorial honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be a place for visitors from all over the world to be energized by its extraordinary power; the power that illuminated the faith of our founders and now impels us toward our destiny as a nation; the power flowing from the uniquely American spirit of brotherly love, freedom, justice, and the priceless blessing they endure...peace.
This looks like a wonderful project. See the the homepage, Build the Dream.
RELATED: Check the Wikipedia entry for the background to the project, which is almost 100 percent privately-funded. Also, "King Center: MLK's Children Not Making Money on Memorial."