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Some people like the boxy-ness of the Pacific War Memorial - I don't.  It confines the vision of the visitor within the claustrophobic walls and allows the Eternal Flame, which isn't a flame at all,  to dominate, and thus stifle the vision. Only the vision of the architect has been allowed. The island, itself one of the greatest memorials, is virtually excluded from the landscape, and is not invited into the consciousness or senses at any point. This is the single most important point on the Island where the jungle should have been invited in, and allowed to bring a sense of life and regrowth. The altar, which does allow some vision to escape to the sky, does bring  inspiration.

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