555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Capitol View District of Columbia District Of Columbia USA Postal Code: 20001 Phone: (202) 292-6100 http://www.newseum.org
Cemetery notes and/or description: A new museum based on News & Journalism has recently opened up in Washington D.C. to the general public as of April 11, 2008. Located at 555 Pennsylvania Avenue it's first location was in Rosslyn Virginia April 18, 1997. The museum was designed by architect James Stewart Polshek who designed the Rose Center for Earth and Space with Todd Schliemann at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. The structure symbolizes a celebration of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution particularly freedom of the press and free speech however what makes this museum unique is that it holds the remains of photographers Larry Burrows/Life magazine, Henri Huet/Associated Press, Kent Potter/United Press International, and Keisaburo Shimamoto/Newsweek, who were killed when their South Vietnamese helicopter was shot down over the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos on February 20, 1971.