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She was born in Athens, Ohio and studied at Yale. At age 21, while still an undergraduate, she won a public design competition for the Vietnam memorial. The cut stone masonry "Wall" officially opened to the public on November 11, 1982.
Lín went on to design other structures, including the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama (1989). She was also on the committee that selected the 9/11 memorial to be constructed at Ground Zero in New York.
- Biography and works
- Maya Lin profile from PBS
- Online video, full biography and photo gallery of Maya Lin at Achievement.org
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