Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Monday, April 09, 2012

Trust for the National Mall to exhibit final National Mall designs: APRIL 9 - 15

Image of the National Mall from McClatchy Newspapers article, "National Mall needs multimillion-dollar face-lift."

From the Trust for the National Mall:

The Trust for the National Mall, the official non-profit partner of the National Park Service dedicated to restoring and improving the National Mall, will exhibit the final design concepts of the National Mall Design Competition from Monday, April 9 through Sunday, April 15. The concepts will be displayed for public viewing and comment at the Smithsonian Castle Great Hall and the National Museum of American History.

The concepts, created by the country’s top designers, re-envision three prominent National Mall locations: Constitution Gardens, Sylvan Theater on the Washington Monument Grounds and Union Square. The winning designs, to be selected by a Jury of design experts, will be announced in May.

The Trust for the National Mall is .

National Mall Design Competition Public Exhibition
Monday, April 9 - Sunday, April 15, 2012

Union Square Design Concepts
Smithsonian Castle Great Hall
1000 Jefferson Drive SW, Washington, DC
Open 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Constitution Gardens and Sylvan Theater on the Washington Monument Grounds Design Concepts
National Museum of American History, Lemelson Hall, First Floor West
1400 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC
Open 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

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