Lin opted for a deviation from glass to granite and adopted a V-shaped design. At the opening of the memorial, the public had different issues with the art. There were concerns that the memorial appeared to have been designed in the exact opposite of the conventional art designs then. Some critics sought to compare Lin’s design with the towering Washington Memorial and rebuked it based on dissimilarity. There was also a general public opinion that the tender was awarded to an Asian American during a time when there were emotive issues about the Southeast Asian war (ODoherty 22).
Besides, there were also some other people who took issued with the specific designs of the artistic design. One such person was one veteran, Tom Carhart, who maintained an opinion that he preferred color was not in tandem with how the war heroes should be commemorated. He was very particular in his submissions after taking the matter to the courts that the black color was not appropriate. He had submitted that color was a mark of shame and sorrow and that the best way to remember the veterans should not be in such a style. Even, there were his fellow veterans who saw no problem with the designs color. The courts maintained the color was okay. A visit to the memorial usually evokes various emotions.
On the other hand, The Running Fence Project by Christo and Jeanne Claude had its unique issues in the public domain. The artwork was constructed ran quiet a long distance, cutting through private ranches all the way to the Pacific Ocean. The artwork presented a challenge on how to deal with the issue of permission from the 59 ranchers on whole land the art traversed. This was particularly a challenging bit since the artists were not famous then. The ranchers had granted their permission for the art to run through their rural San Francisco property.
Apart from the ranchers, the artists had a tough time with the local authorities and