Maya Lin

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Maya Ying Lin (林瓔, pinyin: Ln Yīng) (born October 10, 1959) is a Chinese American artist and architect. Her best known work is the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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. The wall was granite and V-shaped, with one side pointing to the Lincoln Memorial and the other to the Washington Monument.

Ln 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.

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