The new 62,640 square-foot facility completed 3 May 2013, provides 20,296 niche spaces to inurn military, former military personnel and other individuals who qualify for burial at the cemetery. A full list of requirements for eligibility is available at the Arlington National Cemetery website.
The interior consists of 797 precast niche modules ranging in size from 1 foot by 2 feet to 6 feet by 6 feet. The heaviest module weighs 7,000 lbs. Together the modules contain 20,296 precast niches with marble covers capable of holding three to four urns each.
- 6,700 cubic yards of poured-in-place concrete
- 7,226 pieces of Indiana limestone used on all walls
- 2,235 pieces of granite used for columbarium's base
- 37,800 square feet of Pennsylvania bluestone paving for walking surfaces
The columbarium includes a fountain, multiple seating areas and landscaping similar to the existing columbariums at the cemetery.