THE PEACE MEMORIAL COMPETITION - MODEL 1989. The First and Third World Land Masses, looking back toward the entrance. All vertical structures are of limestone, including the 75 fountain columns. The proportions of the design are based upon the earth's percentage of land mass to water. The site is a peninsula between the Potomac River and the Washington Channel. The water flows from the columns, through the reflecting pools and over the edges, returning into the source. The concept is that the combination of droplets create a flow greater than the individual effort, and like the river, flows into seas that touch the ends of the earth or our souls. This is a metaphor for the genesis of peace. A tear can become a raging torrent.